Shirley May Orender

Shirley May Orender, 90, went to our Lord on March 4, 2021. She was born October 21, 1930 to Flora (Murry) and Ernie Farris. She attended Eugene Field elementary transferring to St. Mary’s graduating in 1948. She was a lifelong member of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish and a member of the Altar Society. She married Donald P Orender on September 24, 1955 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Shirley worked from an early age to support herself and then her family until becoming an at home Mom to her nine children. When her youngest began school, Shirley became a “lunch lady” and served St. Mary’s Colgan for many years. She will be remembered for her beautiful smile, delicious cinnamon rolls, and kind, accepting heart. Everyone felt welcomed and at home in her kitchen. Words could never capture her loving nature and what she meant to her children, grandchildren and those who loved her.

She is survived by her children: Bonnie (Henry) Ford, Charlotte (Scott) Russell, Susan (Mike) O’Laughlin, Flora (Jeff) Beasley, Donna Orender-Landrith, Donald (Jackie) Orender, and Patrick Orender, sister in law Betty Farris numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband Don, her parents, daughters Mary Ellen Orender and Kathy Hadley, her siblings Bonnie Wilson and Henry Farris and many other dear relatives.

Mass of Christian burial will be on Saturday March 6, 2021 at 10:30 am at Our Lady of Lourdes with Father Jerome Spexarth officiating. Mass will be livestreamed and can be viewed at www.bathnaylor.com. Burial will follow in Highland Park Cemetery. The parish rosary for close family will be recited Friday March 5, 2021 at Our Lady of Lourdes at 5 pm. Condolences may be left at www.bathnaylor.com. Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Fund. These may be left at or mailed to the funeral home or the parish office.

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