Shirley Arlene Conklin, 87, of Charlotte, NC, a longtime Portsmouth resident, passed away Monday, December 12, 2022, in Huntersville, NC. Shirley was born July 28, 1935, in Portsmouth, a daughter of the late Dorothy Marie (Moss) and James Woodrow Alexander.
A 1953 Clay High School graduate, she was a member of the Clay Alumni Association. Shirley had been a member of Calvary Baptist Church when in Portsmouth, and was currently a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church. She was retired from Glockner Auto Sales where she had worked as a secretary.
On September 7, 1957, Shirley married Boyd Eugene “Gene” Conklin in Portsmouth. He preceded her in death on October 2, 2009.
Surviving is her daughter, Gina Dawn Tobin of Concord; and three grandchildren, Keelyenne Shae Tobin, Timothy Luke Tobin and Maire Moss.
Interment will be held Monday in Scioto Burial Park in McDermott, Ohio.
Shirley went out of her way to welcome people and make them feel loved. She will be greatly missed.