Shirley Mae Martin, of Dover, passed away peacefully, Monday, Janaury 27, 2020, in Christiana Hospital. She was 71.
Shirley was born January 22, 1949, in Gastown, Pennsylvania to Mary Lou(Miller) Aikins, and the late, Leland Clair Aikins. She had worked for Del Tech for several years before retiring. She was a member of Calvary Church in Dover, and in her free time enjoyed singing with her late husband, Wilfred.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her late husbands, Larry C. Graff(2006) and Wilfred Martin(2018), and her infant brother, Donald Aikins.
Shirley is survived by her 3 Sons, Steven L. Graff & partner, Brian Griffin, of Smyrna; Timothy Graff & wife, Tini (Scherer) Graff, of Middletown; and Thomas Graff & fiance’ Rena Downs, of Felton; 2 step-children, Josephine Johnson, of Dover and Raymond Martin, of Denver, Colorado; her mother, Mary Lou(Miller) Aikins, of Indiana, Pennsylvania; her siblings, Dee & John Craig, of Elderton, PA.; Pat & Roger Hooks, of Whitehouse, Ohio; Karen & Skip Coulter, of Gallavantz Ferry, S.C.; Maryann & Robby Ruff, of Blairsville, PA.; and Ronald & Sharon Aikins, of Shelocta, PA.; grandchildren, Braden, Jackson & Miles Graff; 8 step-grandchildren, 7 step-great-grandchildren, 10 nieces & nephews, and numerous great-nephews & nieces.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 4:00, Sunday, February 9, 2020 in Calvary Church, 1141 East Lebanon Road, Dover, DE; where family and friends may gather 1 hour before. There will also be a gathering of family and friends on Saturday, February 15, 2020 from 1-6 pm, in the Elderton Fire Hall, 305 William St., Elderton, Pa. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Calvary Church, 1141 E. Lebanon Road, Dover, DE 19901. Condolences may be sent via: www.pippinfuneralhome.com.
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