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Shirley Sorby

In Loving Memory

Sorby, Shirley Mae (nee Schlottach)

May 29, 1932 - December 5, 2023

Passed away peacefully and was Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Tuesday December 5, 2023.

Beloved wife of the late William Robert Sorby for 52 years and the late Joseph Hoffmeyer for 7 years; loving mother of Susan Marie Bates, Sally Mary Caraker, Mary Beth (Steve Johnson) Sorby and the late Joseph Paul Sorby, William Joseph Sorby and John A. Hoffmeyer; dear daughter of the late Alfred Paul and Ethel May (nee Howell) Schlottach; dear sister of the late Donna (Steven) Stein; dear grandma, great grandma and great-great grandma; dear aunt to 3 nephews, 1 niece and their spouses, and their children.

Shirley was strong in her faith and very involved in her church. She loved to cook and entertain. Her children could look to her for encouragement, support, guidance, creativity, laughter and recipes, and she was always up for a game of cards.

Services: Visitation at Kutis Affton Chapel 10151 Gravois, Monday December 11 9:30 AM-10:30 AM; then to St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church for 11:00 AM mass.  In lieu of flowers, donations to Mercy Hospice (mercyhealthfoundation.net Click on STL hospice Fund). Private interment at JB National Cemetery.


1 thought on “Sorby, Shirley Mae (nee Schlottach)”

  1. I am so sorry about Shirley;s passing but it was a blessing. Shirley was a great friend. We went on retreats at the White House for many years together. She had great faith and I am sure she is in heaven now looking down on us and praying for us. I loved Shirley. I am sorry I missed her service but I have been not feeling well. Madelyn


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