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Shirley J. Eggleston

October 8, 1941 — May 10, 2023

Inverness

Shirley Jean Eggleston, 81, of Inverness FL, passed away on May 10, 2023. She was born in Albany, NY on
October 8, 1941, the daughter of the late Mary and Edward Weingarden, Sr., she was a true inspiration
who touched the lives of those blessed to know her. She had a vivacious love of life, family, and music.
She was a cherished wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend.


Shirley devoted her life to serving others. Ever committed to children, she worked as a school bus driver
and retired after dedicating 35 years to shepherding little ones to and from school. She also served
other members of her community in various ways, including by teaching Catholic catechism, and by
participating in a variety of other community outreach programs.


Shirley was a devout member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church where she served as a Eucharistic
Minister and worked tirelessly at Helping Hands, the parish food pantry and thrift store. She was also a
longtime, respected member of the parish womens club.


Shirley was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 64 years, Richard J. Eggleston, Sr. and by
siblings, Edward Weingarden, Jr. and Elizabeth Della Rocco. Her survivors include her 6 children: Brian
Eggleston and wife, Stephanie; Mary Ellen Richardson; Richard J. Eggleston, Jr. and wife, Julie; Tracey
Eggleston; Colleen Vierschilling and husband, Dave; and Kevin Eggleston. Additional survivors include
her sister, Noreen Wood, 16 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, and
their children and grandchildren.


A funeral Mass will be held Friday, May 26, 2023, at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church at 11:00 am.
Private interment with her husband will follow at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.
Heinz Funeral Home, Inverness, FL; www.heinzfh.com.

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