302-478-7100 Wilmington & Hockessin, DE

Shirley M. Schlapfer

Shirley Mary (Pratt) Schlapfer, age 99 passed away peacefully on May 20, 2020 at ACTS Country House. She was predeceased by two sisters who passed in 1929. Her parents were Ward E. and Mary Marguerite (Tuttle) Pratt. She married the love of her life Louis Albert (Al) Schlapfer, Jr. in 1942. She and her husband did a great deal of traveling in the states and abroad. He passed away in 1994. She is survived by three sons, James Schlapfer (wife Georgia) of Newark, Robert Schlapfer (wife Brenda) of Bear and Gerald Schlapfer (wife Sandy) of Texas. She also is survived by 6 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

She attended Cornell Medical Center NYC School of Nursing. Graduated from Hollywood School of Modeling, NYC, Drakes College, Montclair, NJ, worked for City Finance Co., Montclair, NJ, General Electric Co., Bloomfield, NJ, Winterthur and Casey Temporary Services, Wilmington, DE. She did a lot of volunteering at hospitals, school library, Boy Scouts, Sunday School, Neighborhood House, AARP and N. Graylyn Crest Civic Assoc. She was a member of Aldersgate Methodist Church.

Shirley loved to paint and was a wonderful amateur artist. She was an avid golf and tennis player and Duplicate Bridge player.

It is her wish to have no services, she will be remembered at ACTS Country House by flowers and a memorial sign.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Vitas Healthcare, Christiana Corp Ctr. #302, 100 Commerce Drive, Newark, DE 19713

 

 

 

Funeral Services

It is her wish to have no services, she will be remembered at ACTS Country House by flowers and a memorial sign.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Vitas Healthcare, Christiana Corp Ctr. #302, 100 Commerce Drive, Newark, DE 19713

 

 

 

Condolences

    Irene writes,
    To Shirley's family, we are so blessed to have had the privilege of knowing your mother. It was a joy to be in her company. She was so interesting herself, and also interested in and welcoming to other people. My mother met her playing bridge at the DuPont Country Club, and recounts the story of Shirley's 90th birthday celebration and how everyone there loved her. My husband and I met her later when she moved to the Country House and happened to become one of Mom's neighbors. I will dearly miss our visits with her. May she rest in peace until her soul is ready for her next adventure. Irene, Rich and Tamara.
    05/23/2020 12:11 pm
    Manny and Kay Queen writes,
    Very sorry to see her passing we are sure she will be missed
    05/23/2020 04:23 pm
    Estelle & Bernie McKay writes,
    We were blessed to have lived directly across the street from Al & Shirley in NGC from 1970 to 1989. We have wonderful memories of how friendly and caring they were to our young family. RIP Shirley.
    05/23/2020 07:05 pm
    Robert York writes,
    Sorry to hear about your Mother. Sending prayers and sympathy to the family. Bob and Sharon York
    05/24/2020 12:02 pm
    Nancy Klabe lit a candle and writes,
    Being her granddaughter I had sooooooo many wonderful memories of my grandmom being little. I felt so safe In Her presence and she had taught me so much I regret losing touch after I got married in 1991. I had so much to share with her and wish I could have shared it with her. I loved her soo very much. RIP and will always think of all of the wonderful memories we had together.
    06/17/2020 09:27 pm
    Nancy Weldin writes,
    Unfortunately I never had the pleasure of knowing Shirley. But, she shared many of her delicious recipes in Aldersgate cookbook. And, about the time Shirley died, I was looking through the cookbook enjoying my coffee and I saw her name and then also in NJ. You all must have enjoyed many a wonderful meal and if you were like me with my mother, I took it for granted. We had a garden and didn't everyone have fresh vegetables and then in the winter enjoy the frozen vegetables. Still treasure the cookbook! Nancy Weldin PS: My mother was Anna Weldin, and Aldersgate came from a very small one room church off Bayard Blvd where I remember attending as a youngster.
    07/13/2020 02:32 pm
    Nancy Schlapfer
    08/12/2020 09:50 pm

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