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Mary Ellen Shirah

On October 31, 2017, Mary Ellen Shirah entered into eternal rest. She was preceded in death by her parents, Levi and Elsie (Wallace) Yates; her brother, Thomas Edward Yates; sister, Evalou Allison; and husband, Charles Jean Shirah. Mary is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Martha and Jon Mason; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Kaye Shirah; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held at the Skyway Memorial Funeral Home in Palmetto, Florida on November 3, 2017 between the hours of 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A graveside service will be held on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Oaknoll Memorial Gardens in Rome, Georgia where Mary had resided for over 50 years, prior to moving to Florida, and was a life-time member of the Rome Chapter of the Order of The Eastern Star.

Miller and Richards Oaknoll Chapel Funeral Home and Cremation Services is honored to serve Mrs. Shirah’s family. Please visit to share your memories or leave a condolence message.