Shirley Jane Stirling

Dec 6 1934
Apr 24 2023
88 Years
Honey Brook

Shirley Jane Stirling, 88, of Honey Brook, PA, passed away on Monday, April 24, 2023, in West Chester, PA.  She was the wife of the late James M. Stirling who passed away in 2019.  Born in Oxford, PA, she was the daughter of the late Clarence Jacob and Catherine Schofield Simpson.

Shirley was a retired school bus driver for Krapft Busses, and she was a member of Towerville Christian Church in Coatesville, PA.

She is survived by her children, James M. (Cathy) Stirling III of East Fallowfield, PA, Gary W. Stirling of Honey Brook, PA, John E. (Wendy) Stirling of Wyndmoor, PA, Joseph E. (Anna) Stirling of Atglen, PA, Jeff G. (Lisa) Stirling of Coatesville, and Sandy L (Jim) Wilson of Narvon, PA, 17 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and siblings, Gerald W. Simpson of Ocean Pines, MD, Joan Halter of Parkesburg, PA, Frances Newswanger of Bethlehem, PA, Ronald Simpson of Oxford, and Ray Simpson of Ruskin, FL.  She was preceded in death by one daughter Barbara Ann Burt and three siblings, Jack Simpson, Barbara Soulliard, and Donna Sharpless.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2023, at 12 noon from the Towerville Christian Church, 10 Hannum Drive, Coatesville, PA, with visitation starting at 11:00 a.m. Interment at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery to be held at a later date.   

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Wilde Funeral Home of Parkesburg, PA. Online condolences can be posted at

Service Date: 
May 13 2023 - 12:00pm
Service Location: 
Towerville Christian Church, 10 Hannum Drive, Coatesville, PA, 19320


Dear Joe and Anne we are so sorry for your loss. We hope you will find some comfort in the love and memories your heart will always hold on to.

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💜🙏My condolences to Miss Shirley's entire family ...
I had the joy of getting to know Miss Shirley from her being one of sweetest dear ladies that lived in the same apartments that my grandmother Jenny Peterson lives ...
She became a great friend and I used to visit her along with my service dog Miss Ellie May which she really enjoyed and loved the relaxing visits we had and all the great activities that she went to that are provided to all the residents that lived there ...
I know in my heart that she is at perfect peace now with her maker and her family that gone on before her ...
With no more tears, sorrow, sadness,pain, sickness, disease but with a new glorified body in Christ Jesus !!



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Such wonderful memories over the years of  Mrs Stirling. My great joys now is the knowledge she is in the presence of the Lord she loved so much and that we will see her again.  I extend my deepest condolences to all of her family and friends. 
- Steve Dougherty 

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Our Condolences to the entire family and a special prayer for my friends Jim and Cathy. I felt the heartache upon the passing of Barbra Ann years ago and I can feel your Pain now!   Our Love to you!


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Dear John and Wendy please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your mother. May your memories of her give you comfort during this sad time.
With love, Russ and Cathy Mead

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Dear Stirling family, sending our love and prayers to all of you from across the years, on Shirley’s passing. We remember fondly the years we were neighbors in Caln township, and the wonderful times together with our respective families when we were young, sharing in laughter and song, along with our parents. Happy times. May Shirley’s passing into the arms of our Lord Jesus be a strong comfort to your hearts with the firm assurance that we will one day be reunited with her and Jim in God’s heavenly kingdom. Love, Robert & Kimberly Garrett & family 



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