302-478-7100 Wilmington & Hockessin, DE

Shirley Christy Culver

Shirley Christy Culver, age 86, passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2020.  She was born in 1933 and was the daughter of the late George and Naomi (Shivery) Christy.  Shirley is survived by her husband of 65 years, William E. Culver.


She was a 1951 graduate of P.S. duPont High School.  Shirley worked as a secretary for Hercules, Inc. and retired in 1988 from the Brandywine School District where she worked at both Brandywine and Concord High Schools.


In 1994, she and her husband moved to their home in Ocean City, NJ.  After 10 years, they moved to Del Webb Country Club in Summerfield, FL where she took up golf at age 74.  After living there 10 years, they moved to Maris Grove Retirement in Glen Mills, PA.  She was an active member of the Blanket Club.


Shirley loved to laugh and enjoyed the beach, spending time with family and traveling.


In addition to her husband, she is also survived by her daughter, Christy Culver DiGilio (Russell) of Mechanicsburg, PA; son, Craig William Culver (Donna) of Fort Collins, CO; granddaughters, Allie Wagner (Matthew), Cara DiGilio, Emma DiGilio and Carly Culver; grandson, Connor Culver and great-grandson, Charles William Wagner.  She is also survived by her sister, Georgina Render (Andy) of The Villages, FL.


In lieu of flowers send donations to Maris Grove Resident Fund, 100 Maris Grove Way, Glen Mills, PA 19342

Funeral Services

Family and friends are invited to visit from 2:00 to 2:30 pm on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at the Chandler Funeral Home, 2506 Concord Pike, Wilmington, where a Celebration of Life will begin at 2:30 pm.


    Barbara Neiger writes,
    Bill and Christy, Al and I were so sorry to see that Shirley had passed. We are truly sorry. I remember lots of fun times with her! We are away and won’t be able to go to her service! Barb and Al Neiger
    03/11/2020 07:32 pm
    Melanie Kent writes,
    I will always remember Shirley's style and quick smile. I aspire to be as hip and stylish for five minutes of my life as Shirley was every day. She's a bright light that will shine in your memories. Peace.
    03/15/2020 10:49 am
    Christy (Hammond) Farley writes,
    So sorry to hear of Cousin Shirley’s passing. She is always beautiful. Your in our hearts and prayers
    03/15/2020 07:13 pm
    Matthew Sweetman writes,
    Sending deepest sympathies and condolences to the Culver Family. My grandparents Dick and Liz Stuckey used to golf with Bill and Shirley and they both had homes in OCNJ and FL. Fond memories at the beach with Bill and Shirley in OCNJ. So sorry to her of her passing, you all are in our thoughts and prayers.
    03/21/2020 05:23 pm

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