Shirley Shebee Bennett (Marshall), 58. of McGraw NY, passed away June 6, 2012 at University Hospital, Syracuse NY. She was born April 25, 1954 in Cortland NY.
Shebee was raised and educated locally graduating from Homer High School. She then went onto join the U.S. Army where she met her husband David, and together they spent the next 33 yrs. together. After returning to the Cortland area, she was employed at the Cortland Memorial Hospital, operated Sunrise/ Sunset Day Care, and most recently worked for Cortland County. In her spare time she enjoyed camping, fishing, traveling, but enjoyed family and pets more than anuthing. Shebee will be remembered for her strong faith, faith in people, and the ability to do the right thing.
She is survived by her husband of 30 yrs. David Bennett of McGraw, her father Alfred O. Marshall Sr. of Lake Como, siblings Alfred O. (Mary) Marshall Jr. of Lake Como, Christopher Marshall of McGraw, Casey Marshall of Cortland, Rosemary Korotky of Cortland, Florence Flo (Steve) Elliot of Cortland, Wendy (Chris) Whible of McGraw, Cathy (Larry) Stage of Homer, many nieces, nephews, and many godchildren.
She was predeceased by her mother Elsie Marshall.
A celebration of Shirleys life will be held Saturday June 16, 2012 at the family home 2947 US Rt. 11, McGraw NY, 13101which will be held all day and night. Friends and family are asked to bring a special memory written, which will be buried with her at a later time in the Atwater Cemetery, on the family plot.
Contributions may be made to the Cortland County SPCA, 879 McLean Rd., Cortland NY 13045.
The Wright-Beard Funeral Home of Cortland is serving the family.
To offer online condolences please visit www.wright-beard.com
David, we were so sorry to hear of Shirley's death. We will definitely be keeping you and the family in our prayers. Your dad, brother & family.
The world is a lot smaller now because Shebee filled a very large part of it. She was there when anybody needed anything. Fortunately she will always be in our hearts and bring a smile when we think of her because she always smiled, laughed and loved being who she was. I will always remember her that way and when I think of her it will fill me with warmth and I'll share the smile for all to see. Tom Gibeson
to a very special sister,sister in law and aunt that we are so proud of-has always been there for us-loving-caring,for family and friends and people she didn,t even know-we will miss you so much-but we know we will meet you in heaven-you have touched our lives in so many ways-we want to thank you-you will always be in our hearts-love forever--flo/steve/steve
im sorry for your loss i worked with her and we had a lot of fun my husband died you were there we yous to have some good times wish i could be there i mii her smile i loved her miss you debrauhler
Rosy, Flo, Kelly, and Fam, I am just in Awe over this! I was just thinking about how much fun we all use to have in Atlantic City and the dairy parade. I am so VERY sorry to hear of her passing, she was an awesome woman! Please know that my thoughts and Prayers are with you guys! XOXO ~Kellen
so sorry for your loss, i worked with shirley at cortland memorial hospital, she had a great sense of hurmor and loved her patients. there were many times we would talk, when we found time. dianne
I had prayed to god give her this month, A little more time thats all ill ask. The month was almost gone, no not yet i prayed, just a few more days, please just let her stay. The days went quick, no not yet i prayed just a few more hours, please let her stay. As hours turned to minutes there you still lay, and i thought to myself today is the day. God knew it was time to bring another angel home, but still i prayed please dont take her just give her this day. My prayers remained unanswered & he didnt let you stay instead he gave you wings so you could fly away. Its at that time i realized, that just because god doesnt answer you doesnt mean he dont care, some of gods greatest gifts are unanswered prayers.* Even though you were not my birth mother you were always like a second mom to me. You were there whenever i needed you day or night . We shared lots of memories some good & some bad but i wouldnt trade them for anything. You taught me to love myself no matter what & when my self esteem was at an all time low you picked me up & put the pieces back together & for that i am eternally greatful. I couldnt ask for a more caring loving & generous godmother/aunt you truley are one of a kind & i feel blessed to have had you in my life. you may be gone but you will never be forgotten i will carry you in my heart forever & a day! Please take care of my baby girl & give her lotts of kisses for me i love you shebee to the moon & back XOXOXO *Tiffany (toodlebug)
sheeba sheeba sheeba were do i begin... Words can NOT express how much i miss you Your not only my sister but my best friend! you were an amazing sister/aunt/godmother to all of my children and grandchildren you are one of the most amazing,caring,generous,loving people i have ever met. You helped me to become the person i am today. You were always there for my family without hesitation you would do for others wether you knew them or not. You always put everyone before your self even if it ment you went without. SISTER you are the deffinition of a hero! We used to be 2 peas in a pod you & I we did everything together we were inseperable we stuck together through thick & thin which made Letting you go one of the hardest things i have ever had to do but i couldnt be selfish any longer. I will cherish the many memories we shared together and know that some day we will meet again in heaven were we can finally grow old together :)give mom & presley kisses for me* love forever & always Wendy & the ALL the kiddos/grandchildren XOXOXO
To all of Shirley's friends and family. I went to school with Shirl and she was cool then and I am sure most of you will agree to that. I am sorry that she was so sick. I work for a Hospice Company in Tennessee now and it is sad but a good thing to have. My prayers and thoughts go with her families. May god bless each and every one of you. Betsy (Murphy) Root
\Oh Shirl, I am so sorry we didn't keep in touch,,,how could the years pass so quickly, I remember the last time we ran into each other was in the early '80's when I went into the Cortland Hospital for appendicitis. I was so surprised to see you there & happy that someone I knew was going to be there when I was in such a bad way. Mom & John brought me into the hospital-each of them carrying me under their shoulders because I couldn't walk. I was taken in quickly because they were afraid my appendix would burst. They put me into my room and then you showed up. I was so surprised and relieved to see you. You made me me laugh all the way to the operating room! I didn't realize where I was going because you kept me laughing all the way into the room. I won't ever forget what a good friend you were and what a fantastic nurse you were. I am not surprised everyone says you were a good nurse.. I agree with them. You were always there to help anyone you could even in high school you were the one to take everyone under your wing. You will be sorely missed but you are in a better place -- keep watch over your family and friends from your new home in heaven. God Bless and Remember the Good Times.
Sharon Maxson Kister
David, we are so sorry to hear about your loss. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers through this hard time. Christine, Chelsea, & Justin Carter
Shirley- Sing with the Angels and watch over us with JESUS by your side. we are all missing you !we love you! RIP
bonnie maxson young