Shirley Mae Pelton was born on August 19, 1955 in Ardmore, Oklahoma. She passed from this life on April 14, 2013 in Ada, Oklahoma. A memorial service will be held on Saturday April 27th at 10:00 AM at Covenant Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 15791 State Highway 1W, Latta, Oklahoma. She was preceded in death by her parents Eron and Eschol Pelton. She is survived by her roommates, her caregivers with All About You, many friends and her guardian.
Shirley spent most of her life in the Southern Oklahoma Resource Center Pauls Valley, but in 2007 she moved into her own home in the community. She loved to go on outings with her staff whether grocery shopping, to the park, agency events or just to ride around on a warm sunny day. She enjoyed any activity that involved music whether that was watching “Anne,” listening to country music or singing her favorite songs.
Shirley touched everyone who had the opportunity to get to know her. She could be ornery and had clear likes and dislikes and, in her own way, made it clear that her opinions mattered. Her absence has left a sore spot in many hearts. We miss her smile and her laugh, clapping hands and singing. We miss hearing “go” and “cookie.” Most of all we just miss Shirley.
Memorials may be made to Oklahoma Special Olympics.