Shirley Marie Wiseman
Shirley Marie Wiseman
  • August 30, 1935 - August 10, 2017
  • Staunton, Virginia

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Shirley Marie (Brinkley) Wiseman, 81, of Staunton passed away on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at Augusta Health. She was born in Bath County on August 30, 1935, a daughter of the late Cletis and Lettie Mae (Stinespring) Brinkley.

Shirley was a faithful and devoted member of Bethany Presbyterian Church. She had a talent for baking and heart for taking care of others. Shirley was devoted wife, mother and grandmother; she loved spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Bernard Wiseman and nine of her siblings.

Survivors include her sons, Tom Wiseman of Franklinton, NC and Barry Wiseman and his wife, Joy of Middletown, DE; grandchildren, Brenton, Mitchell and Allyson Wiseman all of Middletown, DE; a brother, Blair Brinkley of Puyallup, WA; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Shirley also leaves behind her beloved church family and friends.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at Bethany Presbyterian Church, 2501 5th St., Staunton, with Rev. John Craft officiating. Burial will be private.

The family will receive friends following the service at the church.

There will be no public viewing or visitation at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Shirley's memory to her church, Bethany Presbyterian Church.

The family would like to express a heartfelt thank you to Shirley's beloved church family for all the prayers and support and to her niece, Susan Schoenthaler for her loving care of Shirley.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Staunton Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes.

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