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Cynthia Shifflett

d. March 24, 2014

Cynthia B. Shifflett

MILFORD - Cynthia B. Shifflet passed away on Monday, March 24, 2014 at Bayhealth Milford Memorial Hospital. She was 80.

Cynthia was born in Harrisonburg, Virginia, on December 17, 1933, daughter of the late Gordon and Welby (Swartz) Byerly.

Mrs. Shifflett was employed as a secretary for the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon in Washington from 1950-53, and then accepted a secretarial position with DuPont in Wilmington which she held from 1953-56, and from 1956-59 was a secretary with a law firm in Wilmington. She was last employed as a medical clerk with Christiana Medical Center where she remained for 19 years, retiring in 1995.

She loved animals and enjoyed bowling and reading. She always looked forward to the trips with her husband out west and visiting many other destinations on the cruises they took together.

Cynthia was a member of the Church of the Brethren in Harrisonburg.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son Michael E. Shifflett, and a granddaughter, Ashley Costello.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Willis R. "Bill" Shifflett, a son and daughter in law, Scott and Laurie Shifflett of Rehoboth Beach; a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara E. and Jeff Cahill of Bear; two grandchildren, Danielle Shifflett and Jessica Shifflett, two great grandchildren, Michael Costello and Arianna Costello; and one more great grandchild on the way.

Services and interment will be held at a later date this summer in the Dayton Cemetery, Dayton, Virginia.

The family suggests donations in Cynthia's memory to your favorite animal shelter.


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