LA PLATA --Shirley M. Garner, age 90, died peacefully on December 13, 2020 at Sagepoint Senior Living Services, La Plata, MD.
She was a lifetime resident of Charles County and retired school bus driver for Charles County. Born on September 11, 1930 in St. Louis, MO. She is survived by her daughter, Dianne Goodrich (Chuck); son, Harold Brent Garner, Jr.; 4 grandchildren, Brent Garner, III (Nichole), Kellie Friedrich, Tara Albert (Michael) and Ashley Pilkerton (Steve); and 5 great-grandchildren, Jacob, Sydney, Gabby, Bailey, and Otto. Shirley is survived by three sisters, Jeanne Albrittain,I.H.M., Mary Lee Jones, and Joan Marie (Charles) Richardson, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was predeceased by her husband, Harold Brent Garner Sr., her parents, Henry B. and Leona (Steiner) Albrittain Sr.; brother, Henry Albrittain Jr.; sisters, Doris Ballagh and Julia Ann Jones; and great-grandson, Chandler Friedrich.
Shirley attended and graduated from Sacred Heart School. After graduation she worked in Washington D.C and then for a contractor at the Navy Powder Factory in Indian Head. She took time off to raise her two children. She then went back to work in the business office of Embassy Dairy in Waldorf where she was a whiz at the comptometer (a complex adding machine of which she had the highest proficiency). After that she drove a school bus for more than 20 years. She was also a member of Red Hats with her sisters, Mary Lee, Joan Marie and sister-in-law Lynne Albrittain. Shirley was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandma and aunt; who was dedicated to her family She had a sweet disposition that she extended to everyone she met. She will be greatly missed.
Visitation will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church 201 St. Mary’s Ave., LaPlata, MD on Monday, December 21, 2020 from 9AM to 10AM; a Funeral Mass will start at 10AM; Interment to follow in the Church Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made in Shirley’s memory to Archbishop Neal School 104 Port Tobacco Rd., LaPlata, MD 20646 or Mary’s Pantry, Sacred Heart Church, P.O. 1390, La Plata, MD 20646. Online condolences may be shared at arehartechols.com.
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