Shirley McCorkle

Shirley Joan McCorkle (Engelhart)

Tuesday, November 28th, 1933 - Monday, August 26th, 2019
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Shirley Joan Engelhart McCorkle, 85, of Rydal, Georgia and formerly of Ashkum, Illinois, passed away, Monday, August 26, 2019 after an extended illness in Cartersville, Georgia.

She was born on November 28, 1933 in Rountree Twp, Montgomery County, Illinois. She married John McCorkle on January 14, 1960. Shirley worked as a secretary and a bookkeeper up until the age of 82.

Preceded in death was her mother Lula Mildred Engelhart, her father Edward Ernest Engelhart, her sisters Melba Rose Engelhart and Betty June Braye, and her daughter Sulin Mi McCorkle whom was adopted from South Korea at a young age.

Surviving is her son Mark and (Pam) McCorkle of Kankakee, Illinois, her daughter Sharon (Bob) Adams of Granger, Indiana, her son David McCorkle of Rydal, Georgia, and Ms. Suzzanne Hughes of Cartersville, Georgia. Also surviving are her grandchildren: Brad (Emily) Jones, Kimberly (Phillip) Sutton, Heidi (Joshua) Christensen, Jessica (Lester) May, Matthew Adams, and Joshua McCorkle along with ten great grandchildren and twins that are expected in November.

She loved spending time with all the grandchildren, playing Bunco with her many friends, as well as Bible studies. She was an avid reader of the Bible and gave her life to the Lord at a young age under the guidance of her godly mother and lived it throughout her life.

She was a member of Rowland Springs Baptist Church, Cartersville, Georgia where a visitation will be held on Saturday August 31st at 1:00 followed by a celebration of life service at 2:00.
On Sunday afternoon at 6:00 a graveside service will be held in Morrisonville, Illinois.

In honor, Donations can be made to: Our Life Mission post office box 162 Rydal Georgia 30171 or on line https://

Parnick Jennings Funeral Home and Cremation Services is honored to serve the family of Shirley Joan Englehart McCorkle; please visit to share memories and to post tributes.
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    Rowland Springs Baptist Church
    79 Rowland Springs Rd.
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Sue Tucker

Posted at 09:39pm
Joan encouraged me with my cancer journey and I’ll always love her for that. Dance with the Angels dear oneπŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

Janet F. Grundy Posted at 02:30pm

I was a classmate to Joan she will be sadly missed! The family has my heart felt condolences!

Janet F. Grundy Posted at 02:31pm

Ramona Grundy by Daughter-in-law Janet Grundy

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