April 16, 2014

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Shirley J. Swartz

Shirley J. Swartz, 87, passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2013. She was born January 5, 1926 in Medina, to the late Dr. Marion and Yvonne (McNeal) Garver.

Shirley graduated from Medina High School May 25, 1943. She formerly worked for Highs Jewelry and Rice’s Dress Shop. Shirley became a member of the United Church of Christ Congregational in 1941. She was a member of Esther Circle, Kings Daughters Loyal Circle for 50 years, and the Izaak Walton League. She loved being with her family and enjoyed winters in Florida.

Shirley was the loving mother of Thomas (Brenda) and Richard (Joan) Swartz; dear grandmother of Jessica (Shawn) Haywood, Becca (Dave) Balter, Cindy (Evan) Hughes, Tim (Melissa) Swartz; great grandmother of Seth, Jayden, Julia, Dominick, Emily, Lucas, Logan and baby Hughes; and loving sister of Beverly (Elliot) Deaton.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur J., to whom she was married 61 years.

Memorial services will be held Friday, April 26, 2013 at 10 A.M., at the United Church of Christ Congregational, 217 E. Liberty St., Medina. Reverend Dr. Neal Sadler will officiate. Private burial will take place at York Township Cemetery. Family will receive friends Thursday, April 25, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M., at the Waite & Son Funeral Home, 765 N. Court St., Medina.

Contributions may be made to the United Church of Christ Congregational at the above address or Hospice of Medina County, 5075 Windfall Road, Medina, OH 44256.

Online condolences may be left at waitefuneralhome.com

  • Jessica Haywood

    Rest in peace grandma. You can finally be without pain. Tell grandpa we miss him too. Im so happy you two can now be together forever. We love you!nnJess, Shawn, Seth and Jayden

  • Lois Fretz-Callahan

    I was so saddened to learn of Shirleys death. I only just found out today when we visited Medina and drove past our old house to see that her house was up for sale! She and Art were wonderful neighbors of ours for many many years. I visited with her a couple of years ago and we laughed at the memories she shared about having us as neighbors. In particular ME being a LOUD and SILLY little girl. Her words, not mine! We were blessed as a family to have them as neighbors and friends! God Bless her dear family! Lois (Fretz) Callahan