Gardening 09

Shirley A. Hatheway

October 9, 1935 ~ September 26, 2021 (age 85)


Shirley Ann (Ehret) Hatheway was born in Canton, OH on October 9, 1935, to Joseph and Dorothy (Slutz) Ehret. She finished elementary school at St. Mary in Canton and high school at Canton Central Catholic with the class of 1953. She obtained a BS degree in Nursing from St. John’s College in Cleveland four years later. She was employed for several years in Cleveland as a public health nurse. Later she worked for the Canton Visiting Nurse Society until her marriage in 1961 to Tom Hatheway, a former classmate from Central Catholic HS, and moved to Huntington WV where Tom was employed. In Huntington she taught in the nursing school at St Mary’s hospital.

Shirley made two more major moves over the years, first to Chicago then to Columbia, MD. Her daughters settled in comfortably, being educated in local schools and all three are alumnae of the University of Maryland, College Park. In the meantime, Shirley devoted her efforts to raising her daughters and later returned to work with the Columbia Medical Plan. In 1990 she joined Tom in retirement.

She is survived by her husband of sixty years, Thomas W. Hatheway, daughters Lynn Flynn (Ed Glabus), Paula (Bob) Menton and Jane (Christopher) Maus, seven grandchildren, and former son-in-law James Flynn: sisters Mary Lou Szink and Charlene Salapack, brothers Paul and Dr. Donald Ehret.  She was predeceased by brother Bob (Linda) Ehret of Lake Helen, FL.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Ronald McDonald House Charities or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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October 3, 2021

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Donaldson Funeral Home of Clarksville, P. A.
12540 Clarksville Pike, Rt 108
Clarksville, Maryland 21029

Funeral Mass
October 4, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Louis Catholic Church
12500 Clarksville Pike
Clarksville, MD 21029

Private Interment

St. Louis Cemetery
5950 Ten Oaks Road
Clarksville, MD 21029


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

Ronald McDonald House Charities | RMHC
26345 Network Place, Chicago IL 60673-1263
Tel: 1-630-306-4697

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