July 6, 1932 - January 19, 2020
Shirley Jane Shimp was born July 6, 1932 in Cleveland, Ohio to Henry and May Beck. She graduated in 1950 from John Hay High School and in 1956 from the Baptist Bible Institute of Cleveland with a Teaching Certificate. She worked as a bookkeeper for the US Board of Credits and Sealtest Ice Cream. She married David Shimp on September 1, 1956 in East Cleveland Ohio. She spent her married life doing what she loved, serving as a Pastor’s Wife at Stanleyville Community Church in Whipple Ohio, Fairfield Baptist Church in Thurston Ohio and Litchfield Baptist Church in Litchfield Ohio where she and her husband served for 53 years. She was a choir member, teacher in Sunday School and Vacation Bible School and served in the Willing Hands Ladies Missionary Group. She enjoyed reading, knitting and crafts. In 2016 she and her husband moved to Tracy California to be with family. She was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church of Tracy and served on the Missions TEAM. Shirley went home to be with the Lord January 19, 2020 after a prolonged illness. She is survived by her husband David, Daughter and Son-in-law Tim and Susan Heinrich and four granddaughters Janae, Samantha, Alyssa and Talitha. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Ruth and her brother Henry. The family requests that no flowers be sent, due to her granddaughter’s severe allergies. In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory may be sent to: Crossroads Baptist Church of Tracy Building Fund, Hospice of San Joaquin or Tracy Pregnancy Resource Center.
Shirley Jane Shimp was born July 6, 1932 in Cleveland, Ohio to Henry and May Beck. She graduated in 1950 from John Hay High School and in 1956 from the Baptist Bible Institute of Cleveland with a Teaching Certificate. She worked as a bookkeeper... View Obituary & Service Information
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