Shirley W. Nolan - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Shirley W. Nolan

May 14, 1935 - October 28, 2022

Shirley W. Nolan, age 87, of Middletown, DE, passed away on Friday, October 28, 2022.

Born in Laurel, DE on May 14, 1935, she was a daughter of the late Monroe Whaley and Evelyn (Vickers) Clymer. Shirley made her career as a sales representative for Briggs Rubber Company for many dedicated years.

Shirley was an avid reader and she enjoyed her time spent volunteering at Post 28 Millsboro Legion. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by her beloved husband, William Nolan; and brothers, Thomas Whaley, David Whaley, and Jack Clymer. She is survived by her loving children, Timothy Nolan (Debby) of Middletown, Deborah Kruzienski (Ed) of Newark, James Nolan (Beth) of Newark, and Michael Nolan (Marie) of Rehoboth; siblings, Ina Morton (Gerry) of Oceanview, Jill McCorkle (Robin) of Wilmington, and Aleen Krewatch of Millsboro; 6 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren.           

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Saturday, November 12, 2022, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 11 am. Interment will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers. Donations may be made in Shirley’s memory to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 2004 Sproul Road, Suite 208, Broomall, PA 19008 or by clicking here.  


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6 Condolences for Shirley W. Nolan

  • My friend will be missed. Shirley was a lovely lady. My prayers go out to her family. Pauline Law, Auxiliary POST 28

  • Gene and I are so sorry for your loss Ina. Our condolences to your family also. Marie

  • You will be missed. You were my second mom
    I love you and you hold a place in my ❤️

  • I am so heart broken to hear this. She will surely be missed. She took over for my Mom after she passed and always keeping me on the right track. A very good hearted person inside and out. Now she is back with Bill and the rest of the family having fun like they always did. R.I.P.

  • Deb, Tim, Jamie, Michael and family. My sadness at your mom’s passing goes beyond words. A life well lived and a person so loved by so many.

  • So very sorry to read of Shirley’s passing. Our Laurel High Class of 1953 was so very happy she joined us at our 50th year celebration. She will always be a member of our class even though she moved North before graduation. Many wonderful memories of Shirley that will always remain with us forever. The family is in my prayers.