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Shirley Olson

November 5, 1937 — June 10, 2021

Shirley Joyce Olson, 83, of Boonsboro, Maryland, passed from this life on June 10, 2021 at Meritus Medical Center.

Born on November 5, 1937 in Bland County, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Kelly and Maude (Switzer) Rogers. She worked as an optician for 36 years before retiring. Shirley was a missionary coordinator for four years while attending Sharpsburg Bible Church and a Girl Scout Leader for three years with Troop 2470 and Den Mother for the Cub Scouts. Shirley will be greatly missed by her family and friends and will always be fondly remembered for her love of doing paintings and crafts with her grandchildren and especially her love of sharing the holidays with her family.

Shirley will be lovingly remembered by her five children, Karen and husband Jimmy, Sharon and husband Peter, Randy and wife Kye Sook, Carl and wife Thuy and Gregory and wife Shirlene. She will also be missed dearly by her nine grandchildren, Angela, Shawn, Lisa, Diamond, Anthony, Shawn, David, Kevin, Ryan; her beloved great-grandchildren and by her sisters and brother, Charlene, Bobby and wife Elaine and Cindy and husband Glen.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Francis Earnest Olson of 50 years; her grandson Christopher and her siblings, Don, Eddie, Larry, Jean and Wayne.

Services will be held in a private ceremony.

Donations may be made to the Sharpsburg Bible Church, 5134 General Stuart Ct., Sharpsburg, MD 21782.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at

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