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Shirley Shelburne Martin

January 4, 1930 ~ December 2, 2017 (age 87)

Shirley Shelburne Martin, 87, of Bloomfield died Saturday, December 2, 2017 at her home.  She was born January 4, 1930 in Taylorsville, KY to the late Fred Bodine and Lucille Stone Shelburne.  At the age of 6 her family moved to Nelson County and she attended Fairfield Grade School through the 5th. grade.  The Fairfield School closed and then she attended Cox's Creek Elementary School in the 6th. grade and Bardstown Elementary and High School through the 11th. grade.  At that time Old Kentucky Home School became a 4-year High School and she transferred there and graduated as one of the first graduating seniors from OKHS in 1948.  She entered and graduated from the KY Baptist Hospital School of Nursing in 1951.


During her nursing career she was employed at Kings Daughter Hospital in Shelbyville, KY., Dr. Charles Spalding, Flaget Memorial Hospital and the Nelson County Health Department as RN and Clinical Director for 30 years.


Ms. Martin was a member of the Bloomfield Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).


She was preceded in death by her husbands Lewis Penn Pulliam and Alex Martin, brothers, Jack Shelburne, Joseph Lee Shelburne and sister, Betty Hahn.


She is survived by her children Jenny Pulliam (Gary Auxier), Beth Pulliam Meador (Bill), Lex Martin (Martha), Gregg Martin (Carolyn), Jackie Drake (Roy), Brad Martin and her grandchildren, Lauren Elizabeth Drake, Alex Martin III, Daniel Scott Drake, Marybeth Shelburne Meador, Michael Christopher Martin, Taylor Christine Martin, Matthew Garrett Martin and one great-grandchild, Abigail June Martin.  She is also survived by her brothers, Tommy Shelburne (Carole), Tony Shelburne (Shannon), Alan Shelburne and sisters, Grace Barnes, Laura Hurst (Harry), Eleanor Wahle (Tommy) and Winnie Berthold.


The funeral will be at 2:00 pm on Monday, December 4, 2017 at the Barlow Funeral Home, 2675 East John Rowan Boulevard with Rev. Leland Parks officiating.  Interment will be at the Highview Cemetery.


Visitation will be at the funeral home from 12:00 pm on Monday until the time of the funeral.


The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the Michael J. Fox Foundation  P.O. Box 5014 Hagerstown, MD.   21741-5014.


Barlow Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

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