Shirley Fletcher

BedfordShirley Ann (Burkhart) Fletcher, 90, entered eternal life on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, at Bedford Colonial Courtyard.

She was born on April 1, 1930, in Jefferson City, Mo., a daughter of the late Keith and LaVaughn (Hicks) Burkhart of Kirksville, Mo.

In 1948, she married Gene R. Fletcher, who preceded her in death on March 8, 2016; they were married for 66 years.

She is survived by a daughter, Valerie J. Taylor and husband Michael R. of Bedford; a grandson, Kyle Taylor and wife Deasy of Seattle, Wash.; and a great-granddaughter, Shadriel Taylor, also of Seattle.

She was preceded in death by a son, Michael B. Fletcher; and a grandson, Corey Taylor.

Shirley graduated from Kirksville High School in Kirksville, Mo. She grew up in hard times during the depression. Her interests were golfing, traveling and dancing. She was also a wonderful seamstress, and would make costumes for Mardi Gras when she lived in New Orleans. She was a very outgoing person who loved people and will be remembered for her strong faith in God, and as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. The family would like to thank Bedford Colonial Courtyard and their wonderful staff, Luther Ridge Retirement Community friends and staff in Chambersburg; Lower Marsh Creek Presbyterian Church in Gettysburg; and Mt. Pleasant United Brethren Church in Chambersburg.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Arrangements by the Timothy A. Berkebile Funeral Home, Bedford. Our online guest book is available at

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