Shelby Jean Huffman
Friday 18th of March 1938 - Sunday 6th of September 2020
Milward - Man O' War
1509 Trent Blvd, Lexington, Kentucky
Shelby Jean Huffman, born March 18, 1938 to Charles and Kathryn Walker of Follansbee, West Virginia, passed away on September 6, 2020 in Lexington, KY. She will always be remembered as a devoted wife of 58 years to the love of her life, Dr. Gerald P. Huffman, a doting mother to three children and their mates, a special grandmother of seven grandchildren; and someone who was always praying for you.
Shelby Jean graduated from Follansbee High School and went on to West Liberty State College, where she double majored in elementary education and music. She and her high school sweetheart, Jerry Huffman, were named Mr. and Mrs. Hilltopper at West Liberty, before marrying in 1961.
She taught in schools in West Virginia and St. Louis before moving to Pittsburgh where she would fulfill her life’s calling as a wonderful wife and amazing mom. She also taught piano lessons for over 25 years.
Shelby Jean followed Jesus throughout her life and loved to play hymns on the piano. If you asked her how she was doing, she would always say "I'm excellent” and she was.
Shelby Jean is survived by her children, Scott Huffman and wife Virginia, Brad Huffman and wife Becky, and Kirsten Rowland and husband Michael; and grandchildren Hailey, Hannah, Parker, Caleb, Chloe, Lincoln, and Hadley.
An online service for family and friends will be held on Wednesday, September 9 at 2pm, followed by a private family graveside burial at Lexington Cemetery.
Your Mom was such a beautiful and kind person. Sending many prayers for your family as you remember and honor her life.
I’m so thankful to have met her. She was so sweet and kind. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
Very sorry to hear of your loss. Mrs. Huffman was such a lovely and vibrant woman. I remember her kindness fondly.
Bob and Sandi Hoppsays
Dear Brad and Family, Reading her obituary, we could feel the love she had for your Father, children, and mankind. She sounds like a lovely person and we look forward to meeting her one day. We think Psalms 116:15 would aptly apply to her. Blessings