Shirley L. (Girton) Hampton, age 80, 101 Fleming Ave., Danville, died at 8:57 a. m. Sunday, October 23, 2016 at Signature Health Care of Bloomsburg in Scott Township, where she resided for the past year. Her death followed a lengthy illness.
Born in Mahoning Township, Montour County on December 12, 1935, she was a daughter of the late Rufus and Winifred (Dimmick) Girton. She was a 1953 graduate of Danville High School.
Shirley was last employed by Bloomsburg Carpet Industries, Inc. where she worked for 15 years before retiring in 1990. Prior to that she was employed by the former Roselon Yarns, Inc., Danville.
She was an avid reader and gardener, especially growing flowers. At her apartment building she enjoyed visiting with other residents in the early evening as they gathered in the great room.
She was preceded in death by a son, Michael Hampton and by a brother, Leroy Girton.
Surviving are five siblings: Myron Robert Girton, and his wife Barbara, Texas; Katherine, wife of John Thomas, Michigan; Carol, wife of Ron Wenrich, Florida; Vance Girton, and his wife Mary, Danville; Nancy, wife of Larry Shultz, Danville; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Her daughters, Ida, wife of Daniel E. Campbell and Sandra McCloy are arranging for a memorial service to be held at a later date.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Dean W. Kriner, Inc., Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market St., Bloomsburg.