Shirley professed faith in Christ and was a member of Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church.
She enjoyed playing cards with the neighborhood kids and loved spending time with her grandchildren and family.
She was a retired employee of Fruit of the Loom in Campbellsville.
She united in marriage to James “Boody” Benningfield February 29, 1964.
Besides her husband, James “Boody” Benningfield, she is survived by one son and one daughter: Brian Benningfield (Tammy) and Sherry Raffety and husband, Larry of Finley; four grandchildren: Christy Higdon and husband, Nick, Jessie Newton and husband, J. D., Lizzie Benningfield and Lucas Benningfield; one great-grandson, Bradley Newton; one brother and two sisters: James McNear of Lebanon, Elizabeth Cambron and Betty Hayden of Campbellsville; her beloved dog, Henry; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sue Benningfield Shipp September 12, 2011 and two brothers and two sisters: Raymond McNear, Clarence McNear, Margaret Hayden and Bernice Mays
VISITATION: 5:00 - 8:00 P.M., Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home
FUNERAL SERVICE: 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville by Bro. Billy Compton
BURIAL: New Market Cemetery
EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY REQUESTED TO BE DONATIONS TO THE MULDRAUGH HILL BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY FUNDAND MAY BE MADE AT PARROTT & RAMSEY FUNERAL HOME