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Calling Hours:
Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 6:00-8:00pm
Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 12:00-1:00pm
Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville, PA

Funeral Service:
Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 1:00pm
Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville, PA
Rev. Laura Jane Stone, officiating
Pastor of First United Methodist Church

Shirley A. McInturf, age 83, of Greenville, passed away Saturday evening June 8, 2019 at the Villas of St. Paul's Continuing Care Community after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.

She was born in Athen's, OH on August 24, 1935 a daughter of Earl L. and Margaret Mae (Aldridge) White. She was educated in the Athen's, Ohio Schools graduating from Athen's High School in 1953. She then attended the Holzer Hospital School of Nursing graduating in 1956 with an RN degree. She later attended the Ohio University. 

Shirley started her nursing career at Athen's State Hospital as a staff nurse in 1956 working herself up to the position of Nursing Supervisor. When the family moved to Greenville, she began working at the former Greenville Memorial Hospital as a weekend relief nurse working up to the position of weekend night nurse supervisor. Later she became a general full time staff nurse, until through additional education, she worked in the intensive care unit and completed her nursing career working as a surgical recovery nurse for more than 20 years retiring in 1994. She was a life member of the American Nurses Association and participated in numerous nursing and health related studies.

She enjoyed sports especially those involving her children and grandchildren and rarely missed an event that they participated in. In high school she was quite active in the Future Homemakers of America Club. She became quite adept at cooking, sewing, and quilting. She won many honors there including the Ohio State FHA state homemakers degree. After moving to Greenville, she won best of show for her quilt in the Greenville Hospital employees art and craft show. She loved dancing, especially square dancing, and in her high school years traveled over a lot of southern Ohio to go square dancing.

Shirley, along with her husband, loved to travel and later in life traveled through all fifty states and spent their winters in Arcadia, Florida. For many years she and her husband were members of the First United Methodist Church, Greenville. On December 16, 1956 Shirley married her high school sweetheart, D. William McInturf in Athens, Ohio. Together they raised four wonderful children, James B. (Katie) of Orlando, FL, Thomas Jay, Nancy A. of Cincinnati, OH, and David S. (Lisa) of Greenville. Shirley is survived by her husband of 62 years, three children, Jim, Nancy, and David, and three wonderful grandchildren, Ashley, Jessika, and Kody plus a special great grandchild, Kale Thomas McInturf.

Other surviving relatives include two brothers, Ward (Margie) of Cleveland, OH and Wayne (Patti) of Lancaster, OH, a sister, Mary (Hal) of Shelby, OH. She was preceded in death by her parents, son, Thomas Jay, five siblings, Wilbur, Nina, Boots, Keith, and Ivan. Shirley was loved and respected by all who knew her and she was the rock of her family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 1600 Peninsula Dr., STE 15, Erie, PA 16505.

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7 Comments

  1. Chuck& Liz Bolster Chuck& Liz Bolster
    June 10, 2019    

    Bill, Our deepest sympathy goes out to you at this sad time. May she rest in peace.

  2. Jerry W Tolson Jerry W Tolson
    June 11, 2019    

    Bill and Family, I was saddened to learn of the passing of Shirley. I fondly remember her as a caring person always with a smile. God Speed

  3. Peggy Jan Peggy Jan
    June 11, 2019    

    Bill and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and the family.

  4. Betty K Junk Betty K Junk
    June 12, 2019    

    Bill and family. We are so sorry for the loss of your beautiful wife and mother. Share and cherish all your memories of time past, and keep then close to your heart. Sending our deepest sympathy and prayers to get you through this hard time. Fred and Betty K Junk

  5. Katie Heald aka Kate Gifford Katie Heald aka Kate Gifford
    June 14, 2019    

    Dear Nancy, Jim, Dave, and (will always be) Mr McInturf, I am so sorry for your loss. I dearly remember Mrs McInturf as a feisty and loving mother figure, full of fun and the business of being a mom. She loved the Steelers with a fiery passion! It was lovely to read about her nursing career. What a hot ticket! Skids, you and your family at 53 Chambers were a huge part of my childhood. Sending you all love, prayers and comfort.

  6. Belinda Miller Belinda Miller
    June 14, 2019    

    Dave and family, We are so sorry for the loss of your mother, I worked at the hospital with your mother she always had a smile on her face. May she rest in peace. Steve and Belinda

  7. Diana Miller and family Diana Miller and family
    June 15, 2019    

    Dave and family, Sending our deepest sympathy to all.

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