Hermeina Julee Shirley, 76, formerly of Payson, died Sept. 9, 2000, at the Cortland Care Center in Cortland, N.Y., where she had resided since 1999. She was born July 3, 1924, in Philadelphia, Pa., the daughter of the late Arthur R. and Hermeina J. Handschumacher Shirley. She had been a resident of Cortland, N.Y. since 1990.
Survivors include, one daughter, Sharron L. Lunas and her husband, John, of Cortland; one son, Stefan D. Handschumacher of Washington; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorial services were held Sept. 13 in the Homer Congregational Church, Homer, N.Y. with Rev. Richard W. Cowles, Jr. officiating. Interment followed in Glenwood Cemetery in Homer.
Memorial contributions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Upstate N.Y. Chapter, 404 Oak St., Syracuse, N.Y. 13203 or to the SPCA, 879 McLean Road, Cortland, N.Y. 13045.
Arrangements were handled by Donald L. Barber Funeral Home, Inc., Homer, N.Y.