In Memory of




Obituary for Shirley Craghead (Schillen)

Shirley Schillen Craghead, 86, of Roanoke Virginia passed to eternal life November 17, 2023. She was a long time member of Adney Gap Church of the Brethren and attended Haran Baptist Church. She was also a retired school teacher.

Shirley was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years Bobby Lee Craghead, parents Cassell Estell and Flora Schillen, brothers James Schillen, Glenwood Schillen, and sister Bertha Wray.

Surviving are her siblings, Margie Conner, Kathryn Agee (Jack), Adeline Metzler (John), Wayne Henry Schillen (Jean), Barbara Courtney (Tim), Mary Pritchett (Allen). Also surviving are a host of nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the staff of Richfield Health Center Blueridge Cottage for the excellent care provided to Shirley during her time there. Special thanks to Don Walker and Barbara Stone for being there for Shirley.

Services for Shirley will be held at Oakey’s South Chapel on November 29, 2023 at 12:00 pm with a visitation starting an hour prior to the service. Pastor Don Summerville of Haran Baptist Church will be officiating. Interment will follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations may be made to The Gideons International Foundation ( or Angels of Assisi.