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Shirley Ann (Riley) Waters Obituary
Shirley Ann (Riley) WatersNovember 7, 1939

September 21, 2013

Longtime Akron resident Shirley Ann (Riley) Waters, age 73, of Rockwall, Texas, went to be with our Lord on September 21, 2013, after a heroic battle with breast cancer.

She was born November 7, 1939, in Shinnston, W.Va., to David and Louise (Poling) Riley. Shirley was a graduate of Buchtel High School, Class of 1957 and studied Liberal Arts at Ohio University. Shirley was happiest when surrounded by family. Shirley always enjoyed returning to Akron to visit with family and friends (and Swenson's!).

Shirley is survived by her husband of 54 years, Michael Stynes Waters; their five children, Michael, Jr. of Prosper, Texas, John of Addison, Texas, Lisa Collins and husband Thomas of Copley, Ohio, Jennifer Becker and husband William of Terrell, Texas, and Jessica Joseph and husband Andrew of Brookeville, Md.; ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; beloved sister, Sue Smith of Barberton, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, David and Louise (Poling) Riley; her sister, Phyllis Campbell of Barberton, Ohio; and her brother, David Riley of Barberton, Ohio.

Memorial Services were held on Monday, September 23 at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, 1305 Damascus Rd. Rockwall, TX 75087.

In lieu of flowers, donations may still be made to , 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 250, Dallas, TX 75244, or Methodist Richardson Cancer Center, 2805 E. President George Bush Turnpike, Richardson, TX 75082.

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Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Sept. 30, 2013
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