Shirley De Camp, a lifelong resident of Hugoton, quietly passed away April 22, 2022 at the home of her daughter's in Florida at the age of 97. \n\nShirley was born September 8, 1924 to Ollie (Pitts) and John Fulkerson in Hugoton, Kansas, where she lived her life. Shirley and Wayne De Camp married on May 6, 1945 and shared 76 years together. Their union was blessed with six children.\n \nHer memory will forever be cherished by her surviving children: Eileen Gregg, Linda (Bernie) Ceilley, and Bill (Carolyn) De Camp. Shirley will be deeply missed by her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, a sister-in-law, a cousin, other close family members and all who knew her.\n\nShe was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne; three children, Darlene, Shirley Ann, and John; her parents, brother and her beloved "Papa."\n \nAfter high school graduation, Shirley went on to study nursing. Upon returning to Hugoton, she taught in rural schools in Stevens County. Shirley was always caring and concerned about others, traits that made her good at her work in the Stevens County Hospital and as a caregiver. She also worked alongside her father as Assistant Stevens County Clerk of Court and after his death served as the Clerk.\n\nHer greatest love was music. Shirley was self-taught pianist/organist who played for church services, celebrations, and accompanied soloists. She loved to sit around the piano playing and singing. If you were near, Shirley would insist you join in. Put the music on and she was the first to lead the fun. You often would see her working puzzles, playing with dolls and enjoying her children, grandchildren or any other child. Her love for children had a huge impact on their faith in Christ. Shirley enjoyed teaching Sunday School, Bible School and leading youth groups. Her home was an open door for the "young ones" and she helped many of them through their trying times. Shirley never grew tired of helping others. In her last days, she was often visited by her daughters, son, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and extended families, reading to her and sharing fun times. She loved family!\n\nWayne and Shirley loved dancing to the rhythm of the big bands that were popular in the 1940's. They also loved to jeep in the mountains of Colorado and travel, exploring the different states. Both were well known in the show car circuit where Wayne showed his customized cars.\n\nShirley will be laid to rest with a graveside service at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 29, 2022 in the Hugoton Cemetery.\n\nSuggested memorial contributions can be made payable to Pheasant Heaven Charities in care of Weeks Family Funeral Home and Crematory, PO Box 1200, Sublette, KS 67877. Condolences may be left a WeeksFamilyFuneralHome.com. \nTo send flowers to the family of Shirley Joan DeCamp (Fulkerson), please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.