Shirley Louise Cave

June 6, 1947 - September 27, 2023

Shirley Louise Cave, 76, of Briery Branch, passed away on Wednesday, September 27, 2023 at the University of Virginia Medical Center.

Shirley was born in Harrisonburg, on June 6, 1947 and was a daughter of the late Hattie (Howdyshell) and Roy Simmons, Sr.

She was united in marriage to Ward Cave, who survives.

She is also survived by her sons, John Cave, and Jeremy Cave and wife Dianne, of Mount Solon; grandchildren, Danielle Lunn and husband, Oppie, Chandler Cave and special friend, Travis, and Justin Taylor and special friend, Shelby; great-grandchild, Noah Bartlett; brother, Roy Simmons, Jr., and wife Victoria; and brother-in-law, Charles Michael. Shirley was preceded in death by one sister, Joyce Michael.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2023 at Briery Branch Church of the Brethren Cemetery, with Pastor Kathy Puffenbarger officiating.

Johnson Funeral and Cremation Service in Bridgewater is entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences to the family may be shared at