Shirley A. Dishman, loved gardening

March 17, 2020

Shirley A. Dishman, 69, of Milton passed away at home Thursday, March 12, 2020. Shirley was born in Milford, daughter of the late Clarence and Dorothy (Goldy) Donovan.

Shirley had been instrumental working alongside her husband Robert in their business, Dishman Electric.  She also worked at Milford Memorial Hospital in the Radiology Department as an X-ray technician for 20 years, retiring in 2013.

Shirley loved her grandkids, being outdoors, camping, and she especially enjoyed flower gardening. 

In addition to her parents, Shirley is preceded in death by her husband Robert Dishman. She is survived by two daughters, Paula Emory and husband John of Milton, and Terry Snyder and husband Jay of Greenwood; three grandchildren, Robert (Jordan) Emory, James (Shelby) Emory, and Crystal (Greg) Messick; four great-grandchildren, Owen Emory, Callie, Danny, and Conner Messick; and three siblings, Jack Donovan of Lincoln, Martha (Elwyn) Mcleod of Madison, Fla., and Richard (Susan) Donovan of Milton.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Shirley’s caretakers for their loving and attentive care: Jamie Rogers and Sandy Wells who were with her at the end, and Suzanne Daisey.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 22, in the chapel of Short Funeral Services, 416 Federal St., Milton, with a time of visitation after noon. 

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963, or to the animal rescue/shelter of your choice.