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“Friends and family of Shirley might enjoy the mention I made of her in a newspaper column way back in 1987. http://barbarafalconernewhall.... ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: Barbara Falconer Newhall

“Shirley and I were in first or second or third grade together at Ann Arbor Trail School in Detroit. I am so happy to see by her photograph here that...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Barbara Falconer Newhall

“This wonderful lady has been on my mind for some time. I'm so sorry to hear that she is gone from our world. I thoroughly enjoyed my yoga classes at...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Jeri Lowe-Howell - Baton Rouge, LA

“Dear Duane and Colleen, I was so shocked and saddened to hear of Shirley's death. She was always a great and gracious lady who was such a...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Pastor Sam Zumwalt

“Duane, June and I have you in our thoughts and prayers and hope this gives you and your family the strength to see the light of future days.Shirley...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Tom Lupfer

“Duane and Coleen, Kathy and I are so saddened by the passing of Shirly. She brightened the life of every person that was fortunate enough to know...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Gerard Schank

“Her spirit lit up hearts all around her. She could hug you with her smile! Her compassion and caring ways touched more hearts than we will ever know....Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Kimberly Smith


Shirley Early September 26, 2013 Shirley Early of Waco passed away Thursday, September 26, 2013. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Sunday, September 29, at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Garden Room. A memorial service will be held at a future date. Shirley was born in Detroit, Michigan to John and Salma Wagnitz. She resided in Waco for the last 34 years. She was an instructor in yoga both in private practice and at Baylor University for 25 years, and she also was an accomplished therapeutic masseuse for many years. Shirley was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her loving husband, Duane Early, and children Colleen Early and Scott Early. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Providence Hospice or your preferred charity. The family invites you to leave a message or memory in our "Memorial Guestbook" at www.WilkirsonHatchBailey.com. Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey