Shirley E. Gale Farmer, age 96, of Newark, DE passed away surrounded by her family on November 30, 2019. Born in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Minnie M. (Wittie) and David Gray Elderkin. Shirley retired in 1985 after 23 years of service at JCPenney. In addition to her parents, Shirley was predeceased by her first husband, Elmer Lee Gale, her second husband, Paul Farmer, her son, Charles William Gale "Billy", and her brothers, C. Donald Elderkin and Charles W. Elderkin.
Shirley is survived by her daughter, Donna Marie Godek, (Gale), (Joseph).of Bear, DE, her daughter-in-law, Betty Gale, of Downey, California; her grandchildren; Corey Godek, (Angel), Jeffrey Godek, (Rebekah), Michelle Gale, Carey Gale, Jeremy Gale; her great grandchildren; Sarah, Joseph, Hannah, Elijah, Isaiah, Josiah Godek, Quin, Van, and Auvee Gale.
A special thanks to Christine Horne, for her exceptional care and love for Shirley over the past few years.
Funeral services will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Delaware Chapter, Wilmington, DE.