Shirlene Viola Hart Shirey Anthony Chott, 1937-2021
Last updated 9/15/2021 at 12:39pm
Shirlene Viola Hart Shirey Anthony Chott 84, of Sebring, FL, passed away September 8, 2021, in Sebring FL. She was born August 3, 1937 at home near Zolfo Springs, FL, to the late TC and Mabel Hart. She is the oldest of five children and the bossiest. Her brother Butch Hart preceded her in death. She leaves behind her sisters Judith Jump (Bob) Sebring, FL, Jeraldine Perry Sebring, FL, Nadine Elver (Dirk) Young Harris, GA.
She attended Oak Grove Elementary (grades 1-6) Wauchula Elementary (grades 7-8) Hardee High (grades 9, 11, 12) and Frostproof High (grade 10). Growing up her favorite thing to do was to spend time with her dad. She graduated from Stetson University where she was a member of Alpha Zi Delta sorority where she became good friends with several of her sorority sisters. She has remained close to these girls. They have done many trips together that always included a stop at Walmart. They are sisters from another mother. Loving and caring for each other and their families. Shirlene taught school from kindergarten to middle school for several years. She was very successful at selling real estate and Holiday Magic.
She lived in Florida all her life: Wauchula, Frostproof, Deland, Orlando, Ft. Myers, Sebring, Treasure Island and Lake Wales, where she made lifelong friends as she went. She was married to Walter Shirey, Sr. for 31 years. He died in 1988. They had four children Stephanie Hunt (Greg), Ft. Myers, FL, Sherra Griffis (Doug), Lakeland, FL, Shannon Coven, Sebring, FL, Walter Shirey, Jr. (Lisa) He died in 2017. Shirlene was active in her children's schools and activities. She was a grandmother to 18 grands and 20 great grands. After Walters's death, Shirlene married Joseph Anthony IV happily inheriting three more children Joe Anthony V, St. Pete, FL, who passed in 2014, Dina Goodrich (Don) St. Pete, FL, Dotty Clock (Craig) Lake Wales, FL, Shirlene and Joe made their home in St. Pete, FL, and were married for 26 years. Joe died in 2015. After Joe died, Shirlene moved to Lake Wales, FL before deciding to move back to Sebring, FL into a villa community where she met her neighbor Ed, fell in love and married Ed Chott in January of this year. They enjoyed dancing, riding his trike motorcycle and attending neighborhood and church functions.