Shelley Whittaker Coe, 68, of Troutman, N.C., passed away on Wednesday, August 9, 2023. She was born on June 9, 1955, in Sandusky, Ohio, to the late Donald and Thalia Crecelius Whittaker.

Shelley was a graduate of Sandusky High School Class of 1974. She was a swim instructor, an avid Buckeyes fan and enjoyed swimming. Shelley was devoted to her family and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She was selfless and kind. She will be greatly missed.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Douglas Coe.

She is survived by her children, Michelle Girdler (Benjamin), Mackenzie Woltz (Grant), and Alex Lyon (Sam); siblings, Donald Whittaker, Scott Whittaker (Marian), Cathy Wurzel (Lyle), Tim Whittaker (Denise), Terry Whittaker (Becky), Susan Hunt (Steve), and Tommy Whittaker (Janice); grandchildren, Grant Girdler, Elise Girdler, and Marlee Woltz; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 26, 2023, at the chapel of Cavin-Cook Funeral Home with Chaplain Chandler Owens officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to YMCA of the USA at

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville, is proudly serving the Coe family. Condolences may be made to the family at