Shirley M. Whitenack
Shirley Alice Mason Whitenack, 85, of Clear Brook, Virginia, died Monday, September 8, 2014, at Spring Arbor in Winchester.
Mrs. Whitenack was born in 1928, in Plainfield, New Jersey, the daughter of the late Theodore Orville Mason and Alice Isabel Mongan. She was a graduate of Drakes Business College in North Plainfield, New Jersey. Mrs. Whitenack was a secretary with Robert M. Reed at the firm of Leib, Kraus and Grispen, later working as a secretary and retiring from Project Hope. She was also a member of the Winchester Business and Professional Women’s Association, the Apple Valley Garden Club, Union County New Jersey Secretary’s Association as well as the Winchester Artist Guild. Shirley also spent many enjoyable hours with her friends at Spring Arbor. She especially enjoyed painting and taking various art classes.
She married Richard Whitenack on April 21, 1962, in Bernard’s Township, New Jersey. He preceded her in death in 1982.
Surviving are two sisters, May Anderson of Martinsville, New Jersey, and Ann Earles of Baltimore and also her many nieces, nephews and friends.
One sister, Christel Ellis and brother, Richard Mason, preceded her in death.
A memorial service will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Saturday, September 27, at Spring Arbor of Winchester.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in memory of Shirley may be made to Clear Brook Volunteer Fire Co., P.O. Box 56, Clear Brook, Virginia, 22624 or Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 West Cork Street, Suite 405, Winchester, Virginia, 22601.