Shirley DeHart Gullett, has gone to her Heavenly home to be with her Lord and Savior at the age of 82 on Sunday, August 16, 2020. She was the devoted wife of 62 years to Winston Gullett and beloved mother to Anthony Paul Gullett and his wife, Shannon (Leigh), whom she loved dearly
. Shirley was born on January 21, 1938 to Walter and Ethel DeHart in Sandy Hook, KY. She married her best friend and the love of her life, Winston, in 1958. The two could be found cruising the backroads in the truck laughing and talking about a life full of wonderful memories on their farm in West Liberty where they raised an amazing son. They longed to be closer to their grandchildren and they enjoyed a new home in Georgetown when they moved in 2009.
She was one of eleven children and is survived by sisters Eula Faye Hutchinson (Jack) of West Liberty, Patty Cox of West Liberty and brother Darrell DeHart of Sandy Hook. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Vernon DeHart, Wavell DeHart, Joe DeHart, Wendell DeHart and sisters Ruby Sloas, Dixie Lewis and Charlene DeHart.
Shirley’s pride and joy were her three grandchildren. She was the precious Mamaw to Pallie Reed, Piper Ann, and Parks Leighton Gullett. Her biggest smiles came when her grandbabies were near climbing up in her lap as young children and as they grew you could find her patting on them and doing absolutely whatever they asked of her. She loved porch sitting and watching their every move. She never missed a chance to love on her two “pretty girls and her little boy.”
She lived out 1 Corinthians 16:14 – “Let all that you do be done in love.” Her life was a living example of selflessness, kindness, amazing grace and unconditional love. Shirley took time to notice details. She always had a specific compliment for every person she met. It was her mission in life to make sure everyone else was alright. She enjoyed red roses and a beautiful day full of sunshine. She has always been our calm and she taught all of us that a gentle, sweet spirit is all you need in this life.
Shirley was a divine cook. She served the children and staff of Cannel City Elementary School for 26 years. She always made sure everyone had more than enough to eat. Fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, tomatoes and corn from their beautiful garden, biscuits and gravy were some of her favorites to make for us. Everyone absolutely loved her famous dumplings and if you ever had a piece of her homemade peanut butter roll you have had the best!
The family would like to send their deepest gratitude to Dr. Todd Reinhart, Georgetown, KY for being a wonderful friend and physician. We also thank the dedicated staff of Dover Manor Nursing Care in Georgetown, KY for your devoted care for her.
She will be dearly missed and live forever in our hearts. We promise to take time to notice the beauty of this earth through your eyes Mamaw. All who knew her have been blessed. Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m. and Funeral services will be 1:00 pm, Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at Herald & Stewart & Halsey Funeral Home in West Liberty, KY with Rev. Rick Pelfrey, West Liberty and Rev. William Reilly, Faith Baptist Church, Georgetown, KY officiating. Pallbearers will be J.C. Haney, Terry Stacy, Burton Stacy, Rusty Collinsworth, Carl Cassidy and Jeff Alcorn. COVID-19 regulations will be followed as set forth by Governor Beshear and the CDC. The family request that visitors respect their desire to keep everyone safe by practicing social distancing.
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