Shirley Anne (Barlow) McGinnis, 74, Rockport, IN, passed away Saturday, March 5, 2022, at Stonerise in Kingwood.
She was born February 8, 1948, in Morgantown, West Virginia to Hilma (Dixon) Barlow of Kingwood and the late James Dale Barlow.
Shirley was a member of the St. Bernard Catholic Parish in Rockport, IN. She married her high school sweetheart who she was married to for 47 years. She was a proud Air Force Wife as she traveled with her husband and family across the globe for nearly 30 years. She was a stay-at-home mom who was always actively involved in her child’s schools. She was involved with the Officer’s Wives Clubs throughout her husband’s career in the Air Force. She loved to read and travel to the Gulf Coast to visit her beloved grandson. She was an avid art collector of her grandson’s artwork. She was a member or St. Mary’s Warrick Auxiliary until she began to valiantly fight cancer.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by three sons; Stephen and Scott McGinnis of Rockport, IN and Ryan McGinnis stationed in Yorkshire, England; daughter, Kara Sparks and her husband Shawn of Ocean Springs Mississippi; brother David and wife Daphne Barlow of Reedsville, two sisters-in-law, Carol Barlow of Westover and Joan Toler of Ripley, WV, her grandson, who was her very special pride and joy, Evan Sparks of Ocean Springs, Mississippi; several nieces and nephews. In addition to her father,
Shirley was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Dr. Lloyd Patrick McGinnis; two brothers, Tim Barlow, and Mark Barlow; a brother-in-law, Sherman Toler.
Friends will be received at the Rotruck-Lobb Kingwood Chapel, 295 South Price Street, on Tuesday, March 8, 2022, from 6:00 pm to 8:00pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, March 9, 2022, at St. Sebastian Catholic Church, 322 E. Main Street, Kingwood at 11:00 am with Rev. Father Charles McGinnis as celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made in Shirley’s memory to the United States Air Force Aid Society online at https://afas.org/
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United States Air Force Aid Society
United States Air Force Aid Society online at https://afas.org/