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Shirley W. Hartwell

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Date published: 10/8/2013

Shirley W. Hartwell

Shirley W. Hartwell, 91, of Spotsylvania County passed away Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013.

Shirley was born April 4, 1922. She was raised in Falls Church and was a longtime resident of Fairfax. She retired from the Fairfax city government in 1985 and moved to Fluvanna. She recently moved to Spotsylvania to be closer to her family. Throughout her lifetime, family always came first. She leaves a lasting legacy of love, strength and generosity.

Shirley is survived by her husband of 68 years, Dewitt T. "Dee" Hartwell Sr.; her son, Skip Hartwell (wife Phyllis); her daughter, Pamela Hartwell Hudgins (husband Tom); five grandchildren, Julie Hartwell Grable, Jenny Hartwell Esparza, Emily Hudgins Hall, Kerry Hudgins and Jay Hudgins; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Sherman and Ruth Wells; and four brothers, Claude, Stanley, Harry and Glenn Wells.

A memorial service and reception will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Palmyra United Methodist Church, 258 Palmyra Way, Palmyra, VA 22963.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at National Memorial Gardens in Falls Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Palmyra United Methodist Church.