Age 94, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at Brandywine Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.
Born in Philadelphia, PA on January 15, 1924, Shirley was the daughter of the late William B. and Edna (Kelley) Denston. She grew up in Snow Hill, MD. She worked as a registered nurse at the Wilmington General Hospital and later for the Volusia County Health Department in DeLand, FL. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert J. Barbas, and her brother, Thomas Denston, of Lake Helen, FL.
Shirley will be deeply missed by her daughters, Kathleen L. Justison of Elkton, MD; Ellen B. Hetzler and her husband, Matt, of Newark, DE; and her son, Robert J. Barbas, Jr. and his wife, Patricia, of Newark, DE; seven grandsons, Robert (Heather) and Michael (Tina) Justison, Matthew and Andrew (Mary Beth) Hetzler, Adam (Dawn), Jason (Jennifer), and Brian Barbas; fourteen great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Also surviving is her sister, Lydia Brenner of Deltona, FL and her brother, Rev. William B. Denston of Lake Helen, FL.
The family would like to thank the special people of Compassionate Care Hospice who provided extraordinary comfort to Shirley and her family.
Friends and family are invited to visitation on Tuesday, April 10th after 10 AM at Mealey Funeral Home, 2509 Limestone Road, Wilmington, DE, where services will begin at 11 AM. Burial will be private. Condolences may be made at MealeyFuneralHomes.com.