NAPLES: Shirley Jane (Wilcox) Ditmars passed away peacefully on September 8th, 2019. She is pre-deceased by her husband, James Ford Ditmars. She is survived by her children, Yvonne Downing, Rebecca Liu, James and Jeffrey Ditmars, as well as ten grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, her sister Nancy Pavlowich, her brother Alan Wilcox, and extended family members.

Shirley was born January 22, 1935 in Lakemont, NY the daughter of the late Arthur and Rena (Ellis) Wilcox. She owned and operated Ditmars Proprietary Home in Naples for many years.

Many heartfelt thanks to the amazing staff at Clifton Springs Hospital Nursing Home for their loving care provided to Shirley.

In lieu flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in Shirley’s memory.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

You may visit R.A. Patrick Funeral Home at