Published in The Augusta Chronicle on January 20, 2013
GROVETOWN, Ga. - Sheila's battle with
metastatic bladder cancer ended at her home in
Grovetown Georgia on 17 January 2013.
Sheila was born in Lawrenceville, Illinois to the
late Anson and Frances Courter. Her formative years
were spent in Washington DC, a city she dearly loved.
It was during her time in DC, Sheila's love of the
arts and literature were cultivated. Sheila graduated
from Ancostia High School.
She returned home to her native Illinois to attend the University of
Illinois where she earned a Bachelors Degree. Sheila resumed her
education many years later and received her Master's Degree from the
University of Georgia.
Sheila was married to the late Dr. Al Hirshoren for 51 years. Sheila has
several different jobs throughout her life. However, she found her true
calling as a Children's Librarian at the Levittown Library in Levittown
New York. Sheila relished the opportunity to introduce young minds to
the world of literature and prose. Sheila was known to match her work
attire to the story she was to read the children during story hour.
Sheila and Al retired to Charlottesville, VA. When Al's health began to
fail, they moved to Evans Georgia to be closer to family. Throughout
her life Sheila always looked for opportunities to immerse herself and
her family in the arts. Sheila was especially fond of live theater, ballet
and the opera.
Sheila is survived by her son Greg, and his wife Dr. Christine Egger of
Knoxville Tennessee, her daughter Amy and her husband, Troy and two
plucky grandchildren, who share her love of reading, Ryan and Erin
Green of Grovetown Georgia.
In accordance with her wishes, no services will be held. Memorial
donations may be sent to: Doggy Harmony Rescue PO Box 191362,
Atlanta, GA 31119. Please include a memo with your donation.
www.doggieharmony.org or to Tiger Haven 237 Harvey Road,
Kingston, TN 37763.
Please include a memo with your donation and the name Madras.
Sheila found great support in comfort from her family and friends. On
her behalf, the family would like to thank the following people for their
outstanding care and assistance during her illness. Ms. Beverely Tate,
Dr. Paul Dainer, the staff of Heartland Hospice and Family Comforts
and last but certainly not least, her dear friends Sandra Allison and Lynn
and Clay Raybon Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis
Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484.
Please sign the guestbook at www.thomaspoteet.com