Shirley Ann Rowe Whisman


Mrs. Shirley Ann Rowe Whisman, of Olive Hill, Kentucky, went to her heavenly home, Thursday, November 17, 2022 surrounded by her family at King’s Daughter Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky.

She was born July 21, 1938 in Elliott County, Kentucky to the late Sam and Lena Myrtle Flannery Rowe.

In addition to her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by loving husband of 59 years, William Robert Whisman; two brothers, Bobby Rowe, Brooks Rowe; four sisters, Justine Johnson, Betty Weddington, Billie Joyce Pennington and Doris Rowe.

Shirley is survived by two sons, Bobby Allen (Beverly) Whisman of Elliott County, Kentucky, Samuel (Karen) Whisman of Scurry, Texas; five daughters, Pamela (Russ) Mings of Scurry, Texas, Debi (Tom) Townsend of Rogersville, Tennessee, Vanessa (Dallas) Fannin of Elliott County, Shelly (Rick) Adkins of West Liberty, Kentucky, and Lanna (Shawn) Skaggs of Sandy Hook, Kentucky; twenty one grandchildren; fifty two great grandchildren, and six great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Carol Gay Grigson of Flemingsburg, Kentucky and Mary Lou Green of North Carolina; one special nephew, Michael Lewis; special neighbors, Marty and Julie Skaggs, along with many other nephews, nieces, family members and friends who will sadly miss her.

At Shirley’s request, a private memorial service will be held at a later date at Elliott County Memorial Gardens.

Grayson Funeral Home and Cremation Services are caring for all arrangements for Mrs. Shirley Ann Rowe Whisman.



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