Born January 6, 1935 in Weston, WV to Arphard and Mapel Dennison, Shirley May grew up as the middle child of five. She excelled in school in an effort to flee to the big city of Akron, OH and its job opportunities. She died at Covenant Hospice on December 31, 2018 in the presence of her son Steve, daughter-in-law Dori, and her husband.
She married young and had two sons, James J. and Stephen G. Likevich. The family moved to Dayton where she raised her children as a loving mother. She worked as a secretary at New York Life for 25 years and was well-loved by her co-workers and became the “go-to” person in the office. It was here that she met Steve and in 1976 they married. Their lives were filled with travel, boating, motorcycling and friends.
After 20 years in Dayton, they found their way to Gulf Breeze where she enjoyed her Gulf Coast Friends, bridge and golf. Shirley was a strong and independent woman, very loving, devoted friend, mother and wife. She is survived by her husband, two sons, her sister Star and many nieces and nephews.
A time of visitation will be held from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM, Monday, January 7, 2019 at Rose Lawn Funeral Home in Gulf Breeze. The funeral service will follow at 2:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution in Shirley’s memory to Covenant Hospice.
You may offer condolences and sign the guestbook at www.roselwan-fh.com
Steve and family,
Shirley and all of her family were our neighbors for many years in Weston. We are all so sorry to hear of her passing.
Charles ArbanasFairfax, VA
The best big sister anyone could ever have. She took such good care of me. Love you always.
Cherita Starr WeaverShinnston, WV
Deepest Sympathy. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Bill & Dolores KuehlGulf Breeze, FL
Steve, our sincere condolences on the loss of your dear wife Shirley. It was a joy for us to know her through our bridge group, and we will not forget her smile and wonderful sense of humor. God bless you and your family as you deal with your grief.
Ray and Linda PattersonGULF BREEZE, FL
I will always remember Shirley with her smile. Always upbeat and happy. So very sorry that I won’t see that anymore at gulf coast friends. She was a treasured member Definitely gone too soon.
Sharon combeeGulf breeze, FL
My condolences to your family. May the promise found at Revelation 21:3-4 give you some comfort for your great loss.
Jon GenierGray, FL