Shirley Spitler - A Celebration of Life

Shirley Spitler - A Celebration of Life

It is time to celebrate a wonderful life. The life of our Mom, and Granny, Shirley Spitler. When you have had a great life and go to Heaven, as my Mom said, it is a blessing. Shirley Spitler was born May 16th, 1937 in Hollis, Oklahoma. And passed on to Heaven December 29th, 2019 in her home with loved ones around her in Fillmore, Ca. Shirley’s life will be celebrated at Faith Community Church at 355 D St. in Fillmore, Ca. on Saturday, January 18th, 2020 at 11 a.m.
Shirley was born on May 16th, 1937 to Cleo and Oma Lackey in Hollis, Ok. At the age of seven years old Shirley along with her parents, and along with her brother Leon, made the big move to Turlock, Ca. A few years later, sister Linda Kay was born. Shirley graduated from Turlock High School in June of 1955, and three days later married Marion Woods. After our Dad served in the Navy our Mom and Dad went on many adventures in life. One was to Taft, Ca. where their first daughter Denise Woods (Hobbs) was born, and two years later daughter Donneta Woods (Smallwood) was born. The next adventure took Shirley and the family to Fillmore in 1960, and here she was to stay. Son Joe Woods was born in 1961.
Marion and Shirley bought their home that Shirley lived in until her passing in 1965. Shirley’s husband Marion passed away in a car accident on Highway 126 March 11, 1966. After some time Shriley opened a women and children's clothing store in Fillmore called what else… Shirleys! She owned the store until she closed her doors nineteen years later. Shirley married Robert Spitler in 1968 until his passing in January 2008. After Shirley closed her store in Fillmore, she opened a new store in Newbury Park. After seven years she retired, then after the Northridge earthquake, Shirley felt she needed to help the city she loved. Shirley helped the City of Fillmore rebuild. Shirley worked for the City of Fillmore until 2005.
Shirley loved her family. Daughters Denise Hobbs, Donneta Smallwood, Son in law David Smallwood, Son Joe Woods, Daughter in law Judy Fairall-Woods. Grandchildren Shane Woods (Wife Alma), Jeremy Hobbs, Alyssa Aguilar (Partner Anthony), Robbie Aguilar (Partner Brianna), J.D. Smallwood, Joey Woods, Westley Fairall, Sarah Woods, Jake Woods (Fiance Emma), Mahalia Woods, Hannah Fairall. Great Grandchildren, Haley Woods, Landon Woods, Sarah Hobbs, Glen Hobbs, A.J. Mayfield. Kiki Aguilar, Janelle McCall, and Baby Girl Woods due in May. Her beloved Sister Linda Kay D’Agostano and a wonderful extended family.
Shirley follows to Heaven her Husband Marion Woods, Mother Oma Lackey, Father Cleo Lackey, Husband Robert Spitler, Brother Leon Lackey, and many more family members and loved ones.
Donneta and I would like to say thank you all for the cards and calls. We would like to thank Vitas Hospice. A huge thank you to Nurses Michael and Sarah. We would like to ask you in lew of Flowers, please donate to Vitas Hospice in the name of Shirley Spitler.
Our Granny will always live in our hearts. She was a strong woman who got the most out of life, no matter what life brought her. Shirley Spitler touched many people in her life. We thank God for the time we had with her. Right now she is dancing beautifully in Heaven, when she had no rhythm on earth. She is singing beautifully in Heaven, when she could not carry a tune on earth. She is now able to hear out of both ears in Heaven, when she could not on earth. Our Granny is in Heaven and that is a blessing, just like she was a blessing to us on earth.