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Shirley Earnest

Shirley E Earnest, 89, of Carlisle passed away the evening of December 9, 2020. She was the daughter of the late Albert J. and Elsie M. (Pechart) Derrick and a life-long resident of South Middleton Township. She was preceded in death by her daughter Dianne E. Barrick.

Shirley attended Boiling Springs High School and was a member of the band, playing the drums. After high school she attended and graduated from the Harrisburg School of Nursing. Mrs. Earnest was a licensed nurse for over sixty (60) years. In addition to her career in nursing, Shirley was also a life-long farmer and loved agriculture, her farming family and her animals. She was a member of the Mt. Zion Church, UMC.

Mrs. Earnest will be buried in a private service at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are being handled by the Hollinger Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., Mt. Holly Springs, PA 17065.

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I had the pleasure of working for Shirley as a home care aide.....I had many great times with Shirley n her daughter Dianne.....Shirley loved animals....She would heat up milk for all the cats...She was a beautiful lady....I will always cherish our times together....Rip my Angel

Cindy webster delp Sep 6 2021 12:00 AM

I was the Director of Social Services at Thornwald, and had the pleasure of working with Shirley for 4 years. Shirley was a wonderful, caring person with boundless energy. It was a delight to have her in the facility. I know our residents benefited from her care. My sympathies to the family at this time. Ann Moser

Ann Moser Dec 20 2020 12:00 AM

Remembering nurse Shirley working @ Thornwald Home in the early 1970s - sweet, quiet, dedicated Godly servant.  RIP

Carolyn Trayer Dec 19 2020 12:00 AM