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Shirley A. (Grady) Sheldon

July 20, 1941 ~ January 25, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Shirley Sheldon Obituary

Shirley Anne Sheldon, age 81, of Ovid passed away at Rochester General on Wednesday, January 25, 2023.

The family will be present to receive friends from 4:00 to 7:00pm on Thursday, February 2, 2023 at Covert Funeral Home, 7199 Main Street, Ovid. Prayers of committal will be held privately at Holy Cross Cemetery. A Celebration of her life will be held 11:00am on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at Wellspring Church, 22 Teft Avenue in Clifton Springs. ­The family asks those that would like to make a contribution in Shirley’s memory to kindly consider the Wellspring Church Food Distribution Center, PO Box 602, Clifton Springs, NY 14432.

Shirley was born in Clifton Springs on July 20, 1941, a daughter of the late Michael and Dorothea (Dedrick) Grady. She graduated from Newark High School in 1959 and graduated  from Willard State Hospital School of Nursing in 1962 with her degree in nursing. For over 35 years, Shirley served as a registered nurse at Willard Psychiatric Hospital as a surgical OR nurse, ward charge nurse, and in the Alzheimer’s unit. Along with working full time as a Registered Nurse she sold Avon for many years. Shirley raised her three children, Michael, Chris, and Kim. Following her retirement, she continued to dedicate her life serving as a volunteer in the community at the Smith Opera House in Geneva, CMAC Performing Arts Center in Canandaigua, and at the Wellspring Church Food Distribution Center in Clifton Springs.

Shirley is survived by two sons, Michael Sheldon and Chris (Michele) Sheldon; a daughter Kimberly (Les) Moore; ten grandchildren, Lacie Sheldon, Kassie (Wayne) Scobee, Tyler Sheldon, Molly Moore, Michaela Moore, Hunter Sheldon, Madison Moore, Chance Sheldon, Danielle (Chris) Bailey, and Tori (Billy) Ross; five great grandchildren, Kira, Riley, Bryce, Sawyer, and Jaxon; a sister, Katherine (Alan) Grady; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Burns and her longtime companion, Karl Hermann.

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February 2, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Covert Funeral Home
7199 Main Street
Ovid, NY 14521

Celebration of Life
February 4, 2023

11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Wellspring Church (Teft Avenue, Clifton Springs)

Private Interment


Wellspring Church Food Distribution
PO Box 602, Clifton Springs NY 14432
Tel: 1-315-548-6292


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