Shirley Jean Simmons Niblett
CAMBRIDGE — Shirley Jean Simmons Niblett, 81, of Cambridge, MD, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, at UMSMC at Dorchester. She was born in Vienna on May 28, 1935, and was a daughter of the late Harold Franklin Simmons Sr. and Flossie Jones Hughes Simmons.
She attended schools in Vienna, Salisbury, and Cambridge. On Dec. 12, 1951, she married Levin Willis Niblett Sr. Mrs. Niblett worked at Rob Roy for 34 years, then CATO and Cambridge Canvas and Sail Loft. She started and owned her own craft business, Shirley’s Novelties, in 1991, with her husband. She enjoyed sewing, and her grand and great grandchildren. Mrs. Niblett was a member of the Garment Union, AARP, and Salvation Army.
She is survived by her husband of almost 65 years, Levin W. Niblett Sr.; three children: Levin Willis “Pete” Niblett Jr. and wife Sandy; L. Susan Phillips and husband Jim; and Brenda J. Jarrett and husband Glen; four grandchildren: Jamie Niblett and wife Stella; Shelly Niehaus and husband Billy; Ben Saulsbury; and Linda Dayton; six great grandchildren: Mason Niblett; Bethany Niehaus; Joey Niehaus; Cierra Thompson; Jacob Dayton; Amber Dayton; a sister, Joyce Newcomb and husband Joey; two sisters in law: June Elzey and Kitty Trav-
ers; and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Mrs. Niblett is preceded in death by a infant son, James Franklin Niblett; a grandson, Neal Patrick Niblett; a brother, Harold Franklin Simmons Jr.; an infant sister; and two infant brothers.
Pallbearers will be Edgar Wingate Jr., Glen Jarrett, Jim Phillips, Tommy Niblett, Jacob Dayton and Ricky Wingate.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, at the Salvation Army with Col. William Crabson officiating. Interment will follow at Dorchester Memorial Park. Family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Thomas Funeral Home, P.A. in Cambridge.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 91, Cambridge, MD 21613.
SHIRLEY JEAN SIMMONS NIBLETT