GEORGIA — Shirley B. Moss, 91, of Georgia Plains passed away Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015, at Franklin County Rehab Center with her dear friend, Lucy Parent, at her side.
Born in Newport on July 6, 1924, she was a daughter of the late Ernest Abbott and Elida Lillian (Bragg) Spooner.
Shirley attended school in Newport and graduated from Derby High School in 1944. She was married to Elmont Moss on July 24, 1948. Together they operated a farm on Pattee Hill Road in Georgia until his passing on Nov. 21, 1967, at which time she moved to Georgia Plains. For many years Shirley cared for children in her home and was affectionately known as “Aunt Shirley”.
Shirley enjoyed knitting and crocheting and is known for the many beautiful Afghans she has made. She was a lifetime member of Georgia United Methodist Church, serving on many committees. She was a member of U.M.W. and sang in the choir until her late 80’s. Shirley volunteered at Kerb’s Memorial Hospital (now NMC) for 29 years as a Grey Lady.
She leaves her sister, Rachel Magoon of Walldorf, Md.; a niece, Ann Bright of Texa; a nephew, James Spooner of Derby; a cousin, Margie Lang and her husband, Arnold, of St. Albans Bay. She also leaves her special friends and caregivers, Lucy and Roger Parent and their children; and her close friend, Lee Carson of the Georgia United Methodist Church.
In addition to her husband, Elmont, Shirley is predeceased by her father, Ernest on Mar. 17, 1961, her mother, Elida on Jan. 02, 1981 and her brother, Willard Anderson Spooner on May 14, 1999.
Funeral services will be held Monday, Dec. 21, 2015, at 3 p.m. in the Georgia United Methodist Church in Georgia with Rev. Hyung-Kyu Yi officiating, followed by a time of fellowship in the church hall. Spring interment will be in the Georgia Plain Cemetery.
Special thanks are extended to the staff of Franklin County Home Health, Holiday House and Franklin County Rehab Center for loving care given Shirley during her declining health.
Memorial contributions may be made in Shirley’s memory to the Georgia United Methodist Church, 18 Carpenter Hill Road, St. Albans, VT 05478.
Arrangements are by the Heald Funeral Home, St. Albans where messages of condolence may be sent to www.healdfuneralhome.com.