Shirley Fleming

Shirley Mae Fleming

March 7, 1937 - January 27, 2020
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Shirley Mae Fleming, died on January 27, 2020 at Genesis Waugh Chapel Center in Gambrills, MD due to complications from severe diabetes. She was 82 years old. Shirley had resided in Annapolis, MD for 61 years.

Born on March 7, 1937 in White Sulphur Springs, WV to the late Ola Susan Perry and William Clifford Perry, Shirley attended White Sulphur Springs Senior High School where she was a majorette, played trombone in the band and played basketball. Shirley also worked in the magazine shop at the famous Greenbrier Hotel.
Soon after she married John K. Fleming, they moved to Annapolis where Shirley raised two daughters and later worked for 20 years as a teacher assistant for Anne Arundel County Public Schools. The family attended First Presbyterian Church of Annapolis.

Shirley loved being with children, especially playing with her grandchildren. She enjoyed going to the beach, playing cards with friends, reading, shopping, being outdoors and visiting her family in West Virginia.

Her husband of 60 years, John K. Fleming lost his battle with pancreatic cancer in 2018.
Shirley is survived by her daughters, Laura Fleming (Steve) Austin of Annapolis and Margaret Mae (Dana) Schaffner of Pasadena; three sisters: Martha Sulser, Evelyn Dolin, and Darlene Graham all from White Sulphur Springs, WV; five granddaughters, Rachel Fleming Schwartz-Austin, Kasey Mae Schaffner, Sara Austin, Shelley Austin Mason, and Jamie Prophet; one grandson, Jacob Alan Schaffner and four great-grandchildren.

A visitation will be held on Friday, January 31 from 10 a.m. until Shirley’s funeral service begins at 11 a.m. at the Kalas Funeral Home & Crematory, 2973 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater, MD. Interment will follow at Lakemont Memorial Gardens.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, January 31st, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Friday, January 31st, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Kalas Funeral Home & Crematory-Edgewater
    2973 Solomons Island Road
    EDGEWATER, MD 21037
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday, January 31st, 2020 | 11:00am
    Friday, January 31st, 2020 11:00am
    Kalas Funeral Home & Crematory-Edgewater
    2973 Solomons Island Road
    EDGEWATER, MD 21037
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Dr. Lisa Rzepka
  • Interment

    Lakemont Memorial Gardens
    900 W. Central Avenue
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Becky Grigg

Posted at 08:05pm
Laura and Margaret, I send my deepest sympathy on the loss of your dear Mother. I remember her every Sunday morning taking care of the babies in the church nursery.
Becky Grigg

Laura Shanley

Posted at 07:23pm
I always remember Mrs. Fleming with a smile that lit up her face. I’m sorry for your loss.

Casey D

Posted at 03:40pm
You are in my thoughts. Sending all my love
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Posted at 01:22pm
We will always love you! Love, Sara, Kennedy, Shelley, Carter & Austin
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The Ecker's

Posted at 03:11pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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