Shirley Jean Hufford of Ocean View, DE, formerly of Smyrna, DE, passed away at the age of 72 years on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012.

Mrs. Hufford was born June 1, 1940 in Munster Township, PA, one of 12 children of the late Edgar and Arvilla McCloskey.

She moved to Smyrna with her husband and children from Pennsylvania where she raised her family. She then settled in the Ocean View area where she was a self-employed business owner of Sunshine Cleaning Company for many years until her retirement.

Shirley loved playing scrabble, doing crossword puzzles, and reading the Bible. Other hobbies included interior decorating and wall papering.

She also looked forward to going home for family reunions, get togethers with family and friends, and Mass at St. Anne's Church in Ocean View.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, C. Rodney Hufford; and her sister, Anne Burke.

She is survived by three sons, C. Rodney and his wife Laura of Ocean View, David M. and his wife Celeste of Smyrna, and Bruce A. and his wife Margie of Dover, DE; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four sisters, Kathleen, Arvilla, Mary, and Joanne; and six brothers, Edgar, George, Clarence, Joseph, Patrick, and William.

A viewing will be held on Saturday, Dec. 22 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in the Faries Funeral Chapel, located at 29 S. Main St. in Smyrna, where funeral services will begin at 12 noon.

Burial will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery in Dover.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Food Bank of Delaware, 14 Garfield Way Newark, DE 19713.

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