Shirley Ann (Morrow) Lewis, 82, of Portsmouth, passed away Sunday, January 3, 2021, at Hill View. She was born June 22, 1938, in Portsmouth, a daughter of the late Oliver Henry Morrow and Virgie Duncan Stidham.
Shirley retired in 2000 after 30 years with the N&S Railway Company where she worked chiefly as a clerk. She made many lifelong friends through her work with the railroad. Shirley was a member of the Rosemount Church of the Nazarene for many years and a 1956 Portsmouth High School graduate. Driven by the love for her family, she enjoyed cooking for and serving her family. She was a natural caregiver and Shirley liked spending her free time doing crossword puzzles and watching her grandchildren play sports. Sanibel Island was a very special place she and her husband enjoyed.
Shirley is survived by her husband, Carlton T. “Butch” Lewis, whom she married on December 29, 1956. Also surviving are two sons, Carlton T. “Ted” (Diane) Lewis, Jr. of Gahanna and Timothy S. (Molly) Lewis of Portsmouth; her daughter, Gwyn (Mark J.) Lewis Clifford of Portsmouth; three sisters, Janet (Gary) Knauff of Pickerington, Dianne McHenry of Portsmouth and Lynne Knight of Wheelersburg; eight grandchildren, Emily (Steve) Karth, Makenzie (Shane) Page, Abby (Brad) Fletcher, Carlton T. “Trey” Lewis III, Jarrod Lewis, Ryan Lewis, Kevin Lewis and Brett Lewis; five great-grandchildren, Holly, Parker, Finnlee, Josephine, and Beckham, with another boy due in June; and a sister-in-law, Phyllis Morrow of Portsmouth; and several nieces, nephews and their families.
In addition to her parents, Shirley was also preceded in death by her brother, Oliver H. “Butch” Morrow II; and two brothers-in-law, Mike McHenry and Willard Knight.
Private funeral services with a Facebook Live Stream will be held Thursday at noon with Elder Ralph Clay officiating. To join the Live Stream, please visit the Ralph F. Scott Funeral Home Facebook page.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Rosemount Church of the Nazarene, 1422 Rosemount Rd., Portsmouth, OH 45662.