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