Shirley E. McGuire, book­keeper

Baltimore Sun - - OBITUARIES - — Fred­er­ick N. Ras­mussen

Shirley E. McGuire, a for­mer book­keeper who en­joyed bak­ing, died July 3 from com­pli­ca­tions of a stroke at North Arun­del Health and Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Cen­ter in Glen Burnie. She was 94.

Shirley Elaine Mills was born in Bal­ti­more, the daugh­ter of Clarence W. Mills, founder of C. Mills Inc. Horse Trans­porta­tion, and Naomi Glenn Mills McGuire, a home­maker.

She spent her early years in Rock Hall, then re­turned to Bal­ti­more, where she grad­u­ated in 1941 from Eastern High School.

In 1942, she mar­ried Ed­ward L. Dashiell and re­turned to Rock Hall, and worked at Bon­nett’s De­part­ment Store in Chestertown. The mar­riage ended in di­vorce.

She later mar­ried Robert W. McGuire Sr., an Over­head Door Co. es­ti­ma­tor and in­staller, and they moved in 1964 to Ready Av­enue in Go­vans. She worked for Over­head Door Co., and later as a book­keeper for her fa­ther’s horse trans­porta­tion busi­ness in Lau­rel. They later moved to Glen Burnie.

Mrs. McGuire en­joyed sewing and was also known for her cook­ies. She was a mem­ber of Wes­ley Chapel United Methodist Church in Rock Hall. Ser­vices are pri­vate. In ad­di­tion to her hus­band of 42 years, she is sur­vived by a daugh­ter, Carolyn M. Jones of Rock Hall; two step­sons, Robert W. McGuire Jr. of West­min­ster and Thomas W. McGuire of Hamp­stead; a step­daugh­ter, Nancy Lance of Pikesville; a brother, Glenn Mills of Reedville, Va.; 13 grand­chil­dren; and six great-grand­chil­dren. A son, Ed­ward L. Dashiell Jr., died in 2015.

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