Shirley Anne Kearn Price (2018-12-27 14:11:50)

Shirley Kearns Price, age 83, of Montezuma, North Carolina passed away on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at home.

A daughter of the late Eugene and Chloe Allen Kearns, Shirley was born on May 27th, 1935 in Asheboro, NC. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Forrest C. Price and sister Norma K. Meadows.
Those left behind to cherish her memory include: brother Reid Kearns (Lois), sister Sue Rossman (Robert), sons Brent Price (Tammy), Kelly Price (Crystal), daughter Allison Price, and grandson Anthony Szary. Nephews Chuck Dunlop, Joe Dunlop, Rodney Kearns and niece Lynn Polanco will also remember her fondly.
Shirley graduated from Flora McDonald College in 1957 with a bachelor’s degree in music with an emphasis on piano. She taught piano at Barium Springs Home for Children and privately in following years. Once all her children had started school Shirley embarked on a career as an elementary school teacher. She also served many years as a choir director and was a former member of First ARP Church in Statesville North Carolina where she served as a deacon.
Shirley’s strength, determination and faith through a lifelong struggle with severe arthritis inspired all who knew her.
Visitation will be held at Bunch Johnson Funeral Home in Statesville NC on Thursday January 3rd from 6:30-8:00 pm. A memorial service will be conducted at Crossnore Presbyterian Church on Saturday January 19th at 2:00 pm. The Reverend Kathy Campbell will preside.
The family is grateful for the loving care provided by Hospice of the Blue Ridge. Special thanks to Dr. Joseph Barker and Sara Burleson R.N. for their role in Shirley’s care.
Shirley has requested that no flowers be sent and desires that memorials be made to Hospice of the Blue Ridge 236 Hospital Drive, Spruce Pine NC 28777.
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