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A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday Nov. 19, 2021, in Spring Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Janet Hawkins officiating.

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Shirley Katherine McIvor, of Lynchburg, died Nov. 15, 2021, at her home. She was born in Lynchburg, the daughter of the late Labron Eugene McIvor and Katherine Cox McIvor.

Shirley graduated from E.C. Glass High School. She received an A.B. degree from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, a M.Ed. from the University of Virginia, and an advanced diploma from the University of Virginia. Shirley’s long and rewarding career in education began with a stint as an elementary school teacher, followed by many years at E.C. Glass High School where she worked as a math teacher, guidance counselor, and dean of students before longtime service as associate principal.  She had a positive impact on the lives of countless students, parents, and teachers before her retirement in 1988.

Shirley was a member of many community and national organizations, among which were Lynchburg Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Delta Kappa Gamma, Kappa Delta Pi, honorary educational society of the University of Virginia, American Association of University Women, Woman’s Club of Lynchburg, and she was a Bronze Life Master of the American Contract Bridge League. She was also a member of Fort Hill United Methodist Church.

Shirley is survived by two nieces, Amy Brown and her husband, Haskell, and Charlotte Cassada and her husband, Bob, both of Richmond; and three great-nephews, Haskell Brown III, Carter Cassada and his wife, April, and Gray Cassada and his wife, Lizzy, all of Richmond. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Labron Eugene McIvor Jr., and her sister, Evelyn Mae McIvor.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday Nov. 19, 2021, in Spring Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Janet Hawkins officiating.

The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to Joan Rogers and Laura Patterson, Shirley’s angels, for their devotion and loving care, and for jointly fulfilling Shirley’s last wishes. They are grateful for the many kindnesses and prayers of numerous friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army 2215 Park Ave. Lynchburg, VA 24501, and the Lynchburg Public Library.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

 

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Pat Viar Heath

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November 19, 2021

Miss McIvor made a big positive impact upon my life. I had been accepted at Va. Baptist Hospital School of Nursing and planned to begin studies in 1966. Miss McIvor summoned me to her office and told me that my grades were so good that I should go to a BSN program instead. UVA and MCV were the only BSN programs in the state at that time. Thanks to her, I graduated from UVA in 1970. Pat Viar Heath

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Richard Allen

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November 18, 2021

Shirley was a constant part of my E.C. Glass experience and had a continuing influence on how I learned and how I developed outside the classroom. She was our Homeroom teacher and also our Algebra instructor and always maintained an active interest in us as students and as people. I thought of her often and fondly over the years and can't help but feel that your loss is also our loss. Rest in peace Shirley McIvor. You were a unique individual.

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Betty Blankenship

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November 17, 2021

My sister and I both have known Shirley for years. We loved her so much. She was a legend at E. C. Glass. I can't remember a time when she didn't welcome us into her office. So sorry for your loss.

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Betty Blankenship

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November 17, 2021

My sister and I both have known Shirley for years. We loved her so much. She was a legend at E. C. Glass. I can't remember a time when she didn't welcome us into her office. So sorry for your loss.

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Betty Blankenship

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November 17, 2021

My sister and I both have known Shirley for years. We loved her so much. She was a legend at E. C. Glass. I can't remember a time when she didn't welcome us into her office. So sorry for your loss.

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Betsy King

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November 17, 2021

Shirley was an amazing lady who left a lasting legacy in the Lynchburg area. I have fond memories of playing bridge with her. I am also a member of Lynchburg Chapter, NSDAR and, her loss will be felt by all. Prayers to the family.

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Betsy King

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November 17, 2021

Shirley was an amazing lady who left a lasting legacy in the Lynchburg area. I have fond memories of playing bridge with her. I am also a member of Lynchburg Chapter, NSDAR and, her loss will be felt by all. Prayers to the family.

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Melanie Campbell

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November 17, 2021

I missed seeing Shirley at our chapter DAR meeting for the last several years. She was a great person and I liked her a lot. My condolences to her family.

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Chonna

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November 17, 2021

Ms. McIvor was a hoot. When I was working in a local doctor's office we came in contact with one another. I was a former student @ E.C. Glass. Whenever she had an appointment we would laugh, she would remind me that she could do & say what she wanted because she had earned that right. She was one of kind, she had her own unique style. Cherish your memories. Blessings

 

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