Shirley Ann Hayes – King was called to her heavenly home on Saturday, July 18, 2020, at Genesis Hospital in Zanesville, Ohio at 9:30pm.
She was born March 1, 1944 in Camas, Washington, to the late Jim Collins and Juanita Collins.
In September of 1959, while living in Parker County, in the city of Weatherford, Texas, she met an Army Private, Pawnee ( Bob) Fisher King, at a Skating Drive-Inn, while accompanying her sister Wanda Faye who was working, and they fell in Love and married on December 24, 1959. They remained happily married until Pawnee was called home, February 7, 2015.
Shirley’s first love and commitment were to her family, her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Shirley was a faithful member of the Stop 9 Church of Christ in Byesville, Ohio. There she spent many years working in the Clothes Closet and Food Pantry. She loved her minister Woody Biggs and her church family. Each Sunday morning, she would come home with her outline filled out, uplifted and ready to meet another week.
Shirley loved to cook and taught all her children how to cook, not just the two girls, but all three of the boys as well. She was able to take her ingredients and make masterpieces without the need of measuring cups or spoons. Being raised in Texas, which she was very proud to tell you that she was from Texas, she loved Fried Okra.
She loved playing games, all kinds of games. When the kids were growing up, she’d take the time to watch over the kids and made sure that they were playing fair and that they were safe. On many of occasions, she was a cheerleader, coach and was the first one to tell you that “You’re ok, get a drink of water and get back out there”. On Saturday nights, it was known as game night at the house. She loved to play either dice or cards. Everyone would gather around the kitchen table around 6pm and she’d stop by 11pm so she wouldn’t be tired for church the next day.
She loved Christmas. While both she and dad came from poor families, she didn’t let that stop her from making sure that everyone had plenty of gifts and there was always lights everywhere. Living in Byesville, and having a den that had two windows, the tree always stood tall with as many strands of lights as possible. The larger bulbs went inside the tree and the small blinking lights were on the outside. I’m sure that NASA could see just how beautiful the house was adorned and you could catch yourself sure that you could hear the lights blink.
She is survived by three sons, Donny & Theresa King of Las Vegas, Lonny and Charles & Jess King all in Byesville. She had two daughters Debra & Thomas Penrosa of St. Cloud, FL and Sherri Lynn Haverlin who had already gone home to help prepare for mom’s arrival. She is survived by her only living family member, her brother Jimmy Dale & Brenda Collins of Byesville. She has six grandchildren, Desiree & David Frisbie, Derek & Dalma King and Brianna all from Las Vegas, Geanita Penrosa – Saley and Shannon & Brandon Creel, from Florida, and Trennedy King, of Byesville, which she just loved and adored. They would go to Dinner and Movies together and for hours, they’d watch Sci Fi Movies and play video games. She had three great grandchildren, Cody & Dylan Saley and Hunter Creel all of Florida.
Shirley was preceded in death by her loving parents, Jim Collins and Juanita Collins, a brother Bobby Collins, two sisters, Ruthie Apple and Wanda Faye Fountain, and her loving daughter, Sherri Lynn Haverlin.
Cremation will be observed with memorial services to be held at a later time. Anyone wishing to send flowers at this time may direct them to Charles King, 274 S. 2nd St. Byesville, OH 43723.
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