Shirley graduated from Plevna High School. She was a factory worker for various companies. Shirley loved watching and playing all sports, especially softball and basketball, and spending time with her dogs.
Shirley is survived by: children, Teresa Zimmerman of Plevna, Tracy Wilt (Dianne) of Abbyville, Tony Wilt (Colette) of Westville, Indiana; sister, Donna L. Covey (Gary) of Ulysses; grandchildren, Chad, Christopher, Charise, and Adam Zimmerman, Sarah Wilt (fiancé Bill Robbins), Katelynn, Alexander and Carly Wilt; and great-grandchildren, Allyson, Logan, Julia, and Ava Zimmerman, and another one to arrive late summer.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; brother, Ronald C. Geist; and son-in-law, Brad Zimmerman.
Cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Friday, April 12, 2019, at Elliott Chapel, with Pastor Steve Gill officiating. Private family inurnment will take place at a later date in Memorial Park Cemetery, Hutchinson. Friends may sign the book from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. until service time Friday at Elliott Mortuary. Memorials may be made to the Hutchinson Animal Shelter, in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501.