She was a 1944 graduate of Hammond Tech. Vocational School in Hammond, Indiana. Shirley lived in Munster, Indiana most of her adult life and worked as a seamstress.
She was a member of Eastern Star and Westminster Presbyterian Church of Munster, Indiana. Her interests were sewing, knitting and desserts of all kinds.
Shirley is survived by her daughters, Nyla (Gary) Knight of Salt Lake City, Utah, Dawn (Scott) McCready of Grafton; grandchildren, Kelly McCready of Manhattan Beach, California, Alison (Andrew) Irish of Elyria; great granddaughter, Mackenzie Irish; sisters, Wanda Templeton of Canon City, Colorado and Arlene Crowell of Defuniak Springs, Florida.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 30 years, Robert Nyle Guess; and her parents, Milo and Corinne (nee Bresee).
A Memorial and burial will be at a later date in Indiana.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria, (440) 322-4626.