Shirley Mae Workman, 85, a long-time Frankfort resident, passed away on Feb. 20, 2010, in Manassas, Va.
She was born on Jan. 1, 1925 in Gibson County and grew up in Worthington.
he daughter of William and Alice Herman, she graduated from Worthington-Jefferson High School in 1942. Following graduation, she moved to Indianapolis where she studied violin with noted Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra violinist and assistant conductor Renato Pacini and worked as a secretary at RCA supporting the war effort.
She married Robert C. Workman of Bloomfield on Oct. 11, 1946, and they moved to Frankfort in 1948. After her husband passed away on March 7, 1991, she remained in Frankfort until August 2004 when she moved to Annandale, Va., to live with her son and his family.
She is survived by her son, Randall "Boe" (wife Carol) Workman and two grandchildren, Stephen R. and Margaret S. "Maggie" Workman all of Annandale, Va.
She is preceded in death by her son, Gregory Robert Workman in 1974; her husband; one sister, Leah Jane Chambers; and two brothers, Joseph Zachary and Kenneth Zachary.
Service will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25 at Goodwin Funeral Home in Frankfort.
Visitation will begin at Noon prior to the service. Burial will follow at Bunnell Cemetery, Frankfort.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made in Shirley's name to the Alzheimer's Association (www.alz.org) or the AARP Foundation (www.aarp.org).
Online condolences may be made at goodwinfuneralhome.com .