Shirley Ann Klayer (nee Nolan), 88, of Hebron, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, 20 December 2022. Daughter to the late Tom and Mabel Nolan, she was born on 19 June 1934. Shirley had an impressive healthcare career as a nurse, providing care at the bedside, leading in the boardroom as the Chief Nurse/Administrator, and developing future generations of nurses as a classroom instructor and mentor. For most of her life, Shirley was a free spirit with a relentless sense of adventure as a motorcycle rider to RV traveler. She is survived by her husband of nearly 43 years, David Klayer, Sr.; her sons Neal Farmer and Robert Fry (Leslie); daughters Pam Danielson, Peggy Spencer (Henry), Cindy Rabe (Tom), Barbara Hart (Chet), and Debbie Klayer Allsup (Ernie); as well as 13 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, David Klayer, Jr. (Mary).
Services will be conducted at Fares J. Radel Funeral Home, 5950 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45230, on Thursday, 29 December 2022. Visitation will begin at 10:00 am, with Services at 11:00 am. Burial services will follow and be conducted at 2:00 pm at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North, 205 Eibeck Ln, Williamstown, KY 41097.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Kentucky Nurses Foundation in honor of Shirley’s nursing passion and profession. To give online, use the secure form here: https://kentucky-nurses.nursingnetwork.com/page/74641-honor-a-nurse-remember-a-nurse. If you prefer to mail your gift, please make checks payable to KNF- Kentucky Nurses Foundation. Please print out their form and send it with your donation to KNA Office – 305 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY 40243. To discuss your donation, call 502.245.2843.