Shirley Grace Trautman of Lincoln University

Shirley Grace Trautman, 76, of Lincoln University, died peacefully at her home on Thursday, Nov. 5.

Shirley Grace Trautman

Born 1944 in Mountain City, Tenn., Shirley was the daughter of the late George T. Forrester and Frances M. Forrester.

Shirley was known for her quiet and kind personality. She put everyone else first. She loved to cook for her family and made every holiday special. Her deep love for her “boys” was known by all and her family was her focus. Shirley loved a nice warm fire in their wood stove and enjoyed sitting outside watching birds, nature, and beautiful flowers bloom in the sunshine. She enjoyed shopping, the holiday seasons and always looked forward to the first snowfall. She worked very hard her entire life and had a long career at Lau Electronics, Inc. and then retired from Genesis HealthCare of Kennett Square.

Shirley is survived by her husband, Thomas E. Trautman, of whom she shared 57 years of marriage; her sons, Richard (Lisa), Daniel (Kathy), and Michael; as well as her brother, Lee Forrester; and her 4 grandchildren, Daniel Jr, Nicholas, Grace, and Ryan. Shirley was predeceased by her father, George, her mother, Frances, and three brothers, Wallace, Willard, and Jerry.

A Private Memorial Service will be held due to COVID-19 restrictions.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society;

To view her online tribute and to share a memory with her family, please visit

Arrangements by Kuzo Funeral Home of Kennett Square.

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