Cover photo for BARBARA MYERLY's Obituary


December 21, 1940 — January 16, 2008


Barbara Ellen Shorter Myerly, age 67, of Linkwood, MD, died Wednesday evening, January 16, 2008 at Dorchester General Hospital.

Born on December 21, 1940 in Cambridge, MD, she was the daughter of Murial Elizabeth Airey Shorter of Cambridge, MD, and the late Granville S. Shorter.

Barbara was a graduate of Cambridge High School, Class of 1956.

On September 11, 1967, she married Roy Franklin Myerly, Jr.

She was a member of Souls Harbor Church of God, Cambridge, MD.

Barbara had been a private duty nurse for many years. She enjoyed bingo, reading, spending time with her family and her cat Mow. She also like going to the Cambridge Diner with her husband for coffee and visiting her friends.

Surviving besides her mother Murial Shorter of Cambridge, MD and husband Roy Myerly of Linkwood, MD are two daughters Melody LaChappelle of Cambridge, MD, Faith Cannon and son-in-law Jerry Lee Cannon both of Marion, MD, a granddaughter who she raised as her daughter Angel Renee Osborne of Bridgeville, DE, two sisters Holly Ann Cook and her husband William of Salem, Yvonne Church and her husband Terry of Cambridge, MD, brother Jerry Shorter and his wife Nicole of Hurlock, MD, two granddaughters Shelly Tinsley of Crisfield, MD, Jerri Lynn Rayfield of Marion, MD, seven great-grandchildren Michael LaChappelle, Bobby Daniels, III, Paul Osborne, Jr., Dylan Tinsley, Dustin Tinsley, Patrick Osborne and Aireana Rayfield, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceding her in death besides her father Granville S. Shorter, were two brothers Jimmy Shorter, Sammy Shorter and a granddaughter Stephanie Daniels.

The family will receive friends at Souls Harbor Church of God, 718 Peachblossom Ave, Cambridge, from Noon to 1 pm on Monday, January 21, 2008 where the funeral service will be held at 1 pm. Officiating at the service will be The Rev. J. Edward King, Pastor of Souls Harbor Church of God. Assisting at the service will be The Rev. Phillip Morris, Pastor of Crisfield Church of God. Burial will follow at Dorchester Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be William Cook, Willie Cook, Teri Church, Wade Johnson, Chris Tinsley, Ahmet Kir and Jerry Shorter.

Honorary Pallbearer will be Paul Joseph Osborne, Jr.

Memorial offerings may be made in Barbara’s memory to Souls Harbor Church of God, 718 Peachblossom Ave., Cambridge, MD 21613.

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