Shirley A. Buehler Lifshitz, daughter of Emmett William and Dorothy C. (Raasch) Buehler, passed away on December 5, 2012, in Voorhees, N.J. at the age 71. Shirley was born on Nov. 18, 1941 in Sac City, and spent her childhood on a farm north of Odebolt.
Having no brothers, and being the oldest child in the family, she assisted her father in the fields at an early age. Shirley graduated from Odebolt-Arthur High School in 1959 and married Daniel Lifschitz, an army career officer, from Brooklyn, NY in 1961.
A graduate of Cotty College for girls in Nevada, Missouri, and the University of Maryland in College Park, Shirley received her Master's degree in social work from Rutgers University.
She was employed by the NJ Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS) where she held various positions as a clinician, trainer, and district office manager in both Middlesex and Monmouth counties. She also worked as a clinician at Catholic Charities in Toms River, N.J., and Shore Mental Health Clinic in Lakewood, N.J. In her later years, she was a tireless volunteer in many social and educational programs.
Preceding her in death besides her parents was her parents was her husband, Daniel, in 1985. Those remaining to mourn are her two children: Loretta (Lifschitz) Alsouqi and her husband Saada of Salt, Jordan, and Lazzar Lifschitz of Voorhees, N.J.; two step-children, Arlene McCarrey and her husband Michael of Spokane, Wash., and Wayne Lifschitz and his wife Nielda of Tacoma, Wash.; four grandchildren: Hannah and Nadia Alsouqi and Emmett and Eric Lifschitz; one sister: Diane Swartz and her husband Larry of Early.
Relatives and friends are invited to her visitation on Monday Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Bradley Funeral Home, Rt.73 and Evesham Rd., Marlton, N.J. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Interment Princeton Memorial Park, Robbinsville, N.J. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Cotty College, 1000 Austin Blvd., Nevada, MO 64772.