Shirley May Glines
September 4, 1947 – December 5, 2017
Shirley May Glines, age 70, of Newark, DE, passed away on Tuesday, December 5, 2017.
Born in Reading, PA on September 4, 1947, she was the daughter of Harry and the late Gloria (Ritz) Gerhart. Shirley was a graduate of Christiana High School and the University of Delaware. She was a teacher and the director of the Newark Cooperative Preschool and the lead teacher at Hockessin Athletic Club Preschool. For 28 years, Shirley was paid to play with four year olds and loved every minute of it. Throughout her career, she enjoyed watching many of her former students grow up.
Shirley is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Richard Glines; daughter, Christine Wallace (Jeff); son, Keith Glines; brothers, Jerry (Patti) and Rod (Stacie) Gerhart; grandson, Jarrett Wallace; several nieces and nephews; and many dear friends.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Saturday morning, December 9, 2017 at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 701 S. College Avenue, Newark, DE, where a funeral service will be held at 11 am. Interment in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the ELCA Backpack Program, P.O. Box 1809, Merrifield, VA 22116 or by visiting www.elca.org/givenow.