Shirley Mae Fleury
Departed in Melbourne, Florida, on April 7, 2019
Shirley Fleury, 91 of Melbourne, Florida and Seneca Falls, New York
passed away suddenly at home, Saturday, April 7, 2019. A celebration
of life service will be held at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Melbourne
on May 4, 2019 at 11:00 AM. Interment will take place at Restvale Cemetery
in Seneca Falls, New York, next to her beloved husband Verlan, at a future date.
Shirley was born July 22, 1927 to George and Alyce Coombs of Seneca
Falls, New York. She was a member of the Mynderse Academy Class of
1945. After graduation, she worked at Evans Chemicals in Waterloo, New
York. On November 20, 1948, she married the love of her life, Verlan
(Babe) D. Fleury in Seneca Falls. They attended Trinity Episcopal Church
where Shirley sang in the choir and participated in Clarke Chapter women’s
group. She held part-time jobs at the Spinning Wheel Knitting Shop and
also in the cafeteria at Elizabeth Cady Stanton Elementary School. She
was active in several women’s civic groups and a bowling league. She and
Verlan were members of the Elks Club and enjoyed attending dinners and
dances at the club. They spent summers camping around Lake Ontario and
the Adirondack’s and kept a small vegetable garden. She enjoyed reading,
going to movies and the theater, music, dancing, playing cards, crocheting,
traveling, playing bingo and spending time with her friends and family.
Shirley is remembered fondly for her zest for life, her carefree attitude and
love of people.
She is survived by her two daughters, Patricia Flagg of Gibsonia,
Pennsylvania and Karen Flynn of Melbourne, Florida, one grandchild,
Tammy Lyons (Aaron Lyons) of Rogersville, Tennessee and three great
grandchildren, Gabriel, Nathan and Phoebe, along with nieces and
nephews and several cousins.