Shirley Faye Bails

SHIRLEY FAYE BAILS, 88, of Weirton, WV passed away at the Weirton Medical Center on Saturday, November 11, 2023. She was born in Waynesburg, PA. on March 17, 1935, the daughter of Charles S. and Faye Hartzell Lightner. Shirley graduated from West Virginia University achieving her Registered Nursing degree. She was well known locally for being the school nurse at Weir High School for over twenty years. She was very active in the Weirton community, as a member of Cove Presbyterian Church, the Weirton Woman’s Club, and Eastern Star. Shirley and her husband Richard traveled to many destinations, spending time in Arizona for a month at a time, taking many trips to Las Vegas, and up through the Northeast to Maine. In her spare time, Shirley enjoyed Tole Painting, knitting, and attending her grandchildren’s sporting events, supporting them faithfully, wherever they may have been playing. In addition to her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by her husband Richard who passed away on December 17, 2009, and brother Richard Lightner. Left to cherish her memory and all the hearts she had touched throughout her life are her son Larry Bails of Weirton, and her daughter Debi (Buck) Parker of Cross Lanes WV. grandchildren Zak Bails, Megan (Parker) Easter, Jeff Parker, great-grandchildren, Jeremiah Easter, and Jeff Parker, Jr. Friends were invited to visit with Shirley’s family on Saturday, November 18, 2023 until the time of her funeral service, at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, Weirton. Interment followed in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Elder Roger Criss officiated. Share online condolences at