Shirley May Ifft
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Shirley May Ifft
  • April 27, 1942 - July 3, 2017
  • Fairfax, Virginia

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Shirley May Ifft, 75, of Fairfax, VA passed away after a brief illness on Monday July 3rd 2017 at home surrounded by her family.



Shirley was born on April 27, 1942 in Alleghany County Pennsylvania to Merle “Pete” and Nellie (nee Java) Hemphill. During her time at Moon High School (1960) in Moon Township, PA, Shirley was involved in multiple extra-curricular activities, to include yearbook and catering. Upon graduation, Shirley opened and successfully operated a hair salon out of her home. After moving to the Northern Virginia area, Shirley worked as an employee for Fairfax County Public Schools where she continued to dedicate herself to the job and coworkers she loved for 30-plus years. She enjoyed many activities during her life; hairdressing, cake making/decorating, quilting, running, biking, aerobics, and vacationing with her family as she loved spending time with them. The memory of her infectious laughter will be cherished in the hearts of everyone who knew and loved her, as Shirley will always be remembered for the smile she wore everywhere she went.



Shirley is survived by her four children: Cynthia Mihelich (Paul), Charles Ifft (Lorie), Craig Ifft (Kathy), and Catherine Andrews (Doug). Seven grandsons: Brandon, Justin, Jacob, Tyler, Ryan, Conner, Ty and one granddaughter, Corbey along with one great-granddaughter, Kimmy.



A Celebration of Life will be held between 11 and 1 pm on Friday, July 14, 2017 at Demaine Funeral Home in Fairfax, VA.