Shirley Ford, 81 of Paducah. Passed away 8:20 a.m. Saturday February 22, 2014 at Baptist Health.
A member of Southland Baptist Temple since 1971. Mrs. Ford was a 20 year retiree of Owen Cleaners. A sunday school teacher for 20 years, personal worker and door greeter for several years also. Mrs. Ford is survived by her son, Jimmy D. Ford, of Reidland. Two daughters, Jane Barger and husband Gene of Reidland, and Patti Rushing and husband Billy of Farley. One sister Elizabeth Tinsley of Franklin KY. Five grand children, Cheryl Durard and husband Chad of Ledbetter. Michael Culp and wife Christina of Ledbetter, Jason Rushing and wife Christel of Ballard County, Mandy Evitts and husband Michael Paul of Reidland, and Brandon Rushing and wife Heather of Paducah. Nine great grand children, Ashley Cagle of Ledbetter, Austin Walters of Metropolis, Tana Durard of Ledbetter, Tara Durard of Reidland, Wesley Culp of Ledbetter, Madison Evitts of Reidland, Macey Evitts of Reidland Carly Rushing of Paducah, Bre Rushing of Ballard County. Two great great grand children, Noah Lee of Jaxon Shane of Ledbetter. Mrs. Ford was proceeded in death by her husband of 49 years Julian. Her mother Essie Boren, one sister Mary Douglas Finn and a brother Harold Gray Boren. Mrs. Ford also leaves behind her special Hardees's friends Miss Jeannie Bradley and her beloved cat Izzie & Jr. Colson. And her Food Giant & Reidland Pharmacy Buddies of Reidland. And several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Tuesday 1 p.m. at Southland Baptist Temple. With the Rev. Jimmy Franks and Rev. Topper Council officiating. Burial to follow at the Fooks Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 - 8 Monday at Keeling Family Funeral Home. And from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Southland Baptist Temple. Keeling Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.