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Shirley J. (Blank) Atkinson

January 4, 1934 ~ January 18, 2020 (age 86)


Shirley J. Atkinson, 86, of Frostburg, passed away Saturday, January 18, 2020 at Goodwill Mennonite Home.

Born January 4, 1934 in Borden Mines to Ralph Lewis and Ida Mae (Williams) Blank.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ronald Lee Atkinson, and sisters, Donna Rosenberger and LeEsta Skidmore.

Shirley retired from Sacred Heart Hospital after 32 years of service in the Dietary Department.

Surviving are a son, Russell Atkinson and wife Lisa, Arizona; two daughters, Cathy Roque, Frostburg and Sandra Jones and husband Bill, Ohio; four grandchildren, Bridget Bomar-Roque, Jennifer Roque, Dr. R. Angel Roque, Nathan Atkinson; two great grandchildren, Cameron Privette and Landen Atkinson; sisters, Brenda Lepry and Marsha Blank; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will be received at Durst Funeral Home, 57 Frost Avenue, Frostburg on Thursday, January 23, 2020 from 4-7 pm.

Funeral Service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 11 am with Celebrant Peg Marshall officiating.      

Interment will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations, in Shirley’s name, be made to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10001.

Special thanks to Chandra Bomar, Bill Harper, the staff at Frostburg Village Assisted Living and the staff at Goodwill Memory Lane for their care and concern over the years.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Shirley J. (Blank) Atkinson, please visit our floral store.


January 23, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Durst Funeral Home
57 Frost Avenue
Frostburg, Maryland 21532

Funeral Service
January 24, 2020

11:00 AM
Durst Funeral Home
57 Frost Avenue
Frostburg, Maryland 21532


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