Shirley Grace Trautman

September 29, 1944 - November 5, 2020 Lincoln University, PA | Age 76 Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister and Friend.

Shirley Grace Trautman, age 76, of Lincoln University, PA, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, November 5, 2020.

Born 1944 in Mountain City, TN, 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 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, PA.

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 3 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, PA.

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  1. Dear Trautman Family,

    So sorry to hear about the passing of your mom! My mom worked with her and oh the stories she would tell! They were definitely double trouble at Genesis! She was a very sweet lady! I’m so sorry for your loss! You’re in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

    Kristian Testa-Denny | November 10, 2020 at 12:16 PM
  2. Dear Trautman Family, I am so sad to hear of Shirley’s passing. As you all know we worked together at Genesis and we definitely were the dynamic duo! She was so kind and caring and loved by everyone who met her. She truly was a good friend. I will keep you all in my prayers.
    Love to all,
    Patti Testa

    Patti Testa | November 9, 2020 at 5:24 PM

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