Shirley Louise Stammen

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VANDALIA - Shirley Louise Stammen, age 76, of Florida and formerly of Vandalia, passed away March 25, 2013, in Florida.

She was born in Ansonia, Ohio, on Feb. 8, 1937, the daughter of Norbert and Lucille (Draggoo) Barga.

She was a parishioner of St. Christopher Church in Vandalia for over 40 years. She was the golf teaching pro at Cassel Hills from 1986 to 1996 and won several tournaments in Ohio and Florida. She retired in 1998 from Tipp City Schools after 25 years as a bus driver. Shirley and Paul enjoyed 15 years of retirement in Florida together.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Paul Stammen; three sons, Craig (Vicky) Stammen, Kenny (Kathy) Stammen, and Paul Stammen Jr.; daughter Cindy (Bryan) Ross; eight grandchildren Alesha, Renee', Rachel, Veronica, Luke, Kyle, Eric, and Emily; a brother Ted (Virginia) Barga; a sister Susan Barga; and several nieces, nephews, and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and a sister Sharon Burns.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on Monday from 9 to 11 a.m. in St. Christopher Church, 435 E. National Road, Vandalia.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. in St. Christopher Church with Father Frank Keferl officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hills Memorial Gardens, Tipp City. Services have been entrusted to the Blessing Funeral Home, Tipp City. Condolences may be sent to the family at

Published in The Daily Advocate on Mar. 28, 2013