Shirley Hovermale Bohrer

Shirley Hovermale Bohrer

May 9, 1939-January 28, 2023

Shirley was born to Ray and Evelyn Henry Hovermale at Martinsburg City Hospital.

She was raised on the family’s farm in southern Morgan County where she spent her entire life until she moved to Spring Arbor Assisted Living in June of 2021.

Shirley married the love of her life, Adam “A.C.” Bohrer in 1957. AC passed in December of 2021.

Shirley worked at Cacapon State Park as secretary to the superintendent until she began a family. Kim “K.C.” Bohrer was born to her in 1959. She was a very supportive mother in his entire life both in school, sports and his law enforcement career.

She loved police officers and supported her son, his colleagues and the law enforcement family by her care, donations and always baking for officers on holidays. She was a very caring and nurturing person.

She helped her parents on the family farm, and took great pride in being a wife, mother and homemaker. She took care of her parents when they became older with the help of AC.

After AC retired from his military career, Shirley and he started the Bohrer Bail Bonding business in Morgan, Berkeley and Jefferson counties. They ran it together for 25 years.

Shirley took great interest in people she felt made mistakes but ran afoul with the law. She not only bonded them out of jail but served as a role model to help many get their life back on track. She is survived by her son Kim “K.C.” and daughter-in-law Jennifer who she loved very much.

Shirley was proceeded in death by AC, her mother and father, one sister Jean Pope and Jean’s husband Norman.

She is also survived by two nieces, Barbara Pope Sheffield (Randy) and Gail Pope Gregg (Bob). She is survived by many other great nieces and nephews.

One nephew Gregory “Butch” Pope (Debbie) proceeded her in death.

She is to be cremated and wished no services.

Shirley loved her Spring Arbor family. She was not only a resident but cared extremely for the staff and residents who needed daily hugs or any assistance in any way she could help with.

Per her wishes anyone who would like to donate in her memory may do so by donating to the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department where her son serves as Sheriff or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.