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Shirley Katherine McIvor

September 20, 1927 - November 15, 2021

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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