August 26, 1938 ~ March 29, 2020

Born in: Owensboro, Kentucky
Resided in: Owensboro, Kentucky

Shirley Ann Garrison Trogdon Conkright, 81, of Owensboro passed away on March 29, 2020 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born in Owensboro on August 26, 1938 to the late George and Jessie Carter Garrison. Shirley was a member of St. Stephen’s Cathedral, and a member of the VFW women’s auxiliary. Shirley worked at the Executive Inn, the Campbell Club, and owned her own restaurants, Shirley’s Townhouse and Shirley’s Diner before retiring. She served her community for years and had received a key to the city from the mayor in recognition for her years of dedicated service. In her free time, Shirley enjoyed fishing and going to the casino, but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her children and family.

Shirley was preceded in death by her late husband Kenneth Conkright in 1998, son Billy Trodgon, daughters Sherry Estes, Susan Johnson, Nicky Davis and grandson Kyle Trodgon. Also, her siblings Margaret Reynolds, Grace Garrison and George Garrison.

Shirley is survived by children Curtis Trodgon (Cynthia), Vohnell Ferrell (Mike), Teresa Duke (Donnie), Mary Adkins, Thomas Conkright, Kenneth Conkright (Terry), Dennis Conkright (Carol). She also leaves behind 19 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mrs. Conkright. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Shirley Anna Garrison Trogdon Conkright. at



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  1. When the Lord called Aunt Shirley home, she leaves a legacy of precious memories.

    -Sue Conner Kimbley

  2. Teresa, I’m so sorry about your mom’s passing. I remember meeting her one day at the snow cone stand. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

  3. Curtis, Cindy, and family I want to give you my deepest sympathy. Shirley and I had such fun together, she was a pistol. I visited her every chance I could at the nursing home. My prayers are with you and the family.
    loving thoughts,
    Sheila Bowlds

  4. Shirley was such a loving friend to my mom. I will always remember her laugh. They shared a lot of laughs and tears. She loved her kids and grandkids with all her heart! I’m so sorry for your loss!

  5. I am at loss for words but Shirley was always good to me! Vohnell, please call me if you need anything! I feel like a part of this family! We have know each for so many years! God, please be with this family in this time of need! I love you guys!

    Stephanie G Dorris

  6. I was blessed to have been able to take care of Ms. Shirley. She always had a smile on her face or laughing when I made her “fake” cigarettes. She touched many workers hearts at Owensboro Center and she will be greatly missed. We may have lost a friend, but Heaven gained an angel.

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