Shirley Jean Pless, 75, of Stanford, KY passed away on Wednesday, May 08, 2019 at Stanford Health and Rehab in Stanford, KY. Born March 14, 1944 in Kopperston, WV to the late Earl and Delma Hawley Whittington, she was the adopted daughter of the late Early and Mary Repass Cook. She was the widow of the late Woodrow Pless, and a former employee of Sweeney & Cartwright Brokerage. In addition to her parents, adopted parents, and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Jesse Beard. Survivors include one son, Rodney Burchett (Madonna) of Stanford, KY; a granddaughter, Elizabeth Shae Burchett; two sisters, Stella Ellison (Ed), and Patricia “Pat” Hacker both of Garrettsville, OH; two brothers, Ricky Whittington of Windham, OH, and Jay Whittington of Ravenna, OH; two stepsons, Randy Pless and Mick Pless (Vicky) of Cols, OH; one stepdaughter, Penny Pless Venrick (Tom) of Thornville, OH; and several step grandchildren. A private family interment will be held at a later date. Spurlin Funeral Home, Stanford is in charge of the arrangements.