SHIRLEY M. CLARY | 1938 - 2012 | Obituary

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Born: December 08, 1938
Died: April 03, 2012

Shirley Marie Dunn Clary, 73 of Lesage, WV, made her peaceful  entrance into heaven surrounded by family on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington, WV. She was born December 8, 1938 in Pliney, WV the youngest of five children and the daughter of the late, Lloyd and Murley (Meadows) Dunn.  Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Friday, April 6, 2012 at Henson Mortuary, Barboursville, WV with Rev. Gordon Rutherford officiating.  Burial will follow in Mount Union Cemetery at the Mt. Union Church, Mason County, WV.   She leaves behind to cherish her memory one daughter and son-in-law, Robin Tackett (Joe) and one granddaughter, Jessica Tackett all of Ona, WV; two sisters, Eva Nowlin of Columbus, OH. and Zelma McCauley of Lake City, MI.  She was also preceded in death by one son, Rickey Dunn Elam; one brother, Dennis Dunn, one sister, Lena Stutler and her former spouse, Keith “Buck” Clary. She immensely enjoyed the fellowship of her church family at Olive Missionary Baptist Church especially the Golden Girls Group. Shirley was a lady of many talents and enjoyed working with flowers, sewing and designing costumes, crafts and painting. She had a quick wit and contagious sense of humor. Special thanks to Norma Howell, Janice Mead and Pat Reed for their love and friendship through the years. The family would also like to thank the staff of Hospice for their care and comfort provided to not only Shirley but to her family and friends. Shirley always said “give me my flowers while I’m living”.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Huntington. Visitation will be from 6-9 PM on Thursday, April 5, 2012 at Henson Mortuary, Barboursville, WV. Online condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting

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