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Obituary for Shirley Craft Wilhelm

Shirley C. Wilhelm, 88, of Roanoke, VA, went to her Heavenly home on Sunday, November 5, 2023. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas F. Wilhelm; her parents, Marvin and Ora Craft and sister, Patricia Booze.

She is survived by her son, Alan Wilhelm; daughter, Carey Wilhelm; son, Donnie Wilhelm (Dawn) and brother, Marvin E. Craft, Jr. (Mary Sue). She is also survived by her grandchildren, Jerrica Moore (Tom), Kaylee Wilhelm, Alex Wilhelm, Wyatt Wilhelm and great grandchildren, Miranda Moore and Will Moore.

She was a longtime active member of Huntington Court UMC now Genesis Church and she treasured many dear friends there. She loved spending time with family at home, on Craig Creek and at the beach. She also enjoyed special trips to CA, FL, NJ and NY. Her caramel birthday cakes were a family favorite. 

As a young woman she joined a Garden Club and tended roses, camellias and flowers in her yard and later cultivated indoor orchids. She enjoyed birdwatching especially when cardinals and blue birds were at the feeder.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 8, 2023, at Oakey’s North Chapel. Funeral service will be 10 am Thursday, November 9, 2023 at Oakey’s North Chapel with Rev. Jeff Wilson and Rev. Warren Carswell officiating. Burial to follow in Sherwood Memorial Park.

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In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Genesis Church, 3539 Peters Creek Road, Roanoke, VA 24019

 We will be live-streaming the service for those who cannot attend. Click on the link below to view the service.