Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Sheila Wilcalis Putnam

Sheila Wilcalis Putnam, 75, of Albemarle passed away December 28, 2019 in Stanly Manor. Her funeral service will be 11 AM Friday, January 3, 2020 in the Stanly Funeral Home Chapel, Albemarle with Pastor Adam Hatley officiating. Burial will follow in Stanly Gardens of Memory. The family will receive friends at Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care from 10 until 11 prior to the hour of service.

Born August 24, 1944 in Stanly County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Edgar James Wilcalis and Ruth Harwood Wilcalis. She graduated from Albemarle High School in 1962, the Cabarrus School of Nursing in 1965 with her RN and Gardner Web University with her BSN. Later, she obtained her Certified Nursing Administration Certificate. She a member of West Albemarle Baptist Church and retired as a Nursing Supervisor with Stanly Regional Medical Center after 42 years. She was a life-long member of West Albemarle Baptist Church and attended when her health would allow. She enjoyed travel, including many US States, the Western NC Mountains, the Caribbean, Europe and especially California and Hawaii.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Tony Wilcalis. She is survived by a number of friends.

The family requests that memorials be made to West Albemarle Baptist Church, 336 Church St., Albemarle, NC 28001.


  • Tammy Delsanto Posted December 30, 2019 3:10 pm

    This is very sad news Shelia was a wonderful person she worked with my mother for years and also taught me several things about nursing and the medical field. She was a dear friend to my mother always and also like a aunt to me Lord knows this hits hard I will miss her but I know my mother will miss her friend. I can remember Shelia calling for my mother calling Jean Jean Jean and my mother would have something. Smart to say back memories. I can also remember her chasing me around the table to give me a shot …..rest in peace my dear friend we will meet again I cab remember her coming down to er every time my mother father or me was ever there to make sure we was okay I’m in tears on this she was always like a second Mom to me Lord knows the old crew from the medical center

  • Penny (simpson) mclain Posted December 30, 2019 7:32 pm

    Sorry to learn of Shelias passing.if ever there was a true nurse, Shelia was one! Shelia was such a great role model. She was calm and steady but firm and decisive when she needed to be. I began my career at Stanly Memorial in 1981 and i learned s lot from Shelia. Her legacy will continue in the hearts of a lots of us !

  • HAROLD E GREENE Posted December 31, 2019 12:40 am


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