Shirley Philbeck

Shirley Inez Philbeck (Butler)

July 9, 1938 - July 8, 2020
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Shirley Inez Philbeck, 81, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at Hospice of Shelby.

Born in Rutherford County on July 9, 1938, she was the daughter of the late John and Laura Bulter. She was a member of Polkville United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the United Methodist Women's Group. She loved to cook, work in her flowers and was always wanting to help people. Shirley loved everyone, but especially her loving husband of 57 years and her daughter, granddaughter and great granddaughter.

Shirley is preceded in death by her parents, five loving sisters and seven wonderful brother-in-laws.

Shirley is survived by her husband, John W. Philbeck of Polkville; daughter, Beth Hamrick and husband, Rocky of Shelby; granddaughter, Cierra Smith, Isaac and her great granddaughter, Rachel of Shelby; sister, Fannie Hoyle of Casar; sister-in-law, Brenda Beam of Cherryville; sister-in-law, Mary Whistant of Polkville; sister-in-law, Sybil Edwards and husband Steve of Polkville: brother-in-law, Donald McNeilly of Casar and many loving nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be 10:00 AM, Saturday, July 11, 2020 at Polkville United Methodist Church with Rev. Bill Lovelace and Rev. Danny McNeilly officiating.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, mask and social distancing will be required.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby NC 28150.

A guest register is available at

Arrangements entrusted to Stamey-Tysinger Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Fallston.
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Service Details

  • Interment

    July 11, 2020 | 10:00am
    July 11, 2020 10:00am
    Polkville United Methodist Church
    219 Church Dr
    Shelby, North Carolina 28150
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Graveside Service

    July 11, 2020 | 10:00am
    July 11, 2020 10:00am
    Polkville United Methodist Church
    219 Church Dr
    Shelby, NC 281550
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Bill Lovelace


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Jo Crews

Posted at 06:48pm
John and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. My mother, Lucille Hartman, worked with Shirley for many years at PPG. Mama considered Shirley as a very good friend and though very highly of her. My prayers with be with you and Beth and all the family in this sad time. May God give all of you peace and comfort in the days ahead. Love to all.

Jim Deveney

Posted at 10:33pm
THE Philbeck family is in our prayers at this sad time. I enjoyed working with Shirley and John at PPG for many years.

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