Elsie C. Shires, 92, of Burgaw, N.C., passed away on Jan. 2, 2013.
Elsie was born in Wilmington, N.C., on Sept. 18, 1921. She graduated from John T. Hoggard High School and continued on to receive a diploma in nursing from Barton College.
Elsie was married to Elton Shires on Aug. 6, 1943; they were married 51 years.
She worked as a registered nurse for Pender Memorial Hospital for 37 years. She enjoyed gardening, reading and walking at the local YMCA.
Elsie is survived by her four children, Ronald Shires, Barbara Ralston, Helen Cook and James Shires; grandchildren, Jake Shires, Jeremy Cole, Kelly Ralston, Shawn Ralston, Heather Shires, Andrew Shires, Allison White, Benjamin Cook; great- grandchildren, Jordan Cook, Caroline Cook; sisters, Susan Ralston, Mary White; and other family and friends.
Elsie is preceded in death by her husband Elton Shires.
A private funeral service will be held.
Submitted by family.