Shirley Overfield

Obituary of Shirley Virginia Overfield

Shirley Virginia Overfield, 82, or Morgantown passed away at home with her family by her side. Shirley is survived by five children including Kimberly Autrey (Randy) and Gregory Overfield, of Pfafftown, NC, stepchildren Jay Merrill (Janet) and Eric Merrill of Morgantown WV, and special daughters-in-law Kathleen Kirchmar, Morgantown, WV and Chandra Overfield, Clemmons, NC. Shirley is also survived by thirteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren. In her finals days, Shirley was blessed to be surrounded by family and friends loving on her and caring for her. Shirley also leaves behind many dear friends who were her extended family. Shirley was born in Morgantown WV in 1938 to Helen Gamble Teets and attended University High School, and as an adult later graduated from Cornerstone Christian High School. Shirley started her career working at the Baltimore Venetian Blind Company as an Inspector, but that career was short-lived when she began her real life’s work as a wife, mother and grandmother. She was also a member of Sabraton Baptist Church. Those closest to Shirley knew her to be tough and determined, thoughtful and giving, loving, dependable, and fiercely loyal. Shirley was a wonderful mother and grandmother. She often sacrificed her own needs for the needs of others. Shirley loved taking care of and helping others and regularly expressed her love by cooking and baking for those she loved. There was nothing as wonderful as getting a loaf of her homemade bread and her delicious apple pie. Shirley also enjoyed gardening and took great joy in her many flower beds. She especially loved her pink roses. Shirley liked to travel and to have fun and was always looking for something to do and somewhere to go. She enjoyed country music shows, dancing with John, spending time at Big Bear Campland and weekend trips to the Amish market. She was always eager for new challenges and to learn new things. No task ever seemed too big. Shirley was blessed to experience love two times in her life. First, for 37 years with her husband James Overfield, who preceded her in death in 1994 and then 22 years with John Merrill who preceded her in death in November 2020. Shirley was also preceded in death by her mother Helen Gamble Teets and her brother Charles ‘Bill” Keller. Friends and family will be received for visitation at Hastings Funeral Home, 153 Spruce St., Morgantown, on Friday, February 12th from 3-7 PM. Due to COVID-19, private family funeral services will take place at Hastings Funeral Home. Friends are invited to watch the services via live streaming at on Saturday, February 13th at 11 AM. Interment will follow at Halleck Cemetery. To view the services at a later time or to make an online condolence, please visit
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3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, February 12, 2021
Hastings Funeral Home
153 Spruce Street
Morgantown, West Virginia, United States
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