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Shirley Ann (Hufford) HEGEMAN Obituary

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HEGEMAN, Shirley Ann (Hufford) age 83 of Oneonta, NY, formerly of Dayton, OH, passed away Friday, April 26, 2013, in Albany, NY. Born September 6, 1929, in Dayton, OH, daughter of the late John and Florence (Lotz) Hufford, she was a member of Shiloh Church & a graduate of Fairview High School. In 1947, in Asheville, NC, she married Charles H. Stapleton, Jr., who preceded her in death in 1954. In 1961 she married John W. Hegeman in Dayton, OH. A legal secretary for many years, Shirley was a noted genealogist & family researcher. A member of the Oneonta Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) since 1983, she served in various offices including Chapter Treasurer, Assistant Registrar, Registrar, Chapter Chairman for Lineage Research, and Vice Chairman of Lineage Research for New York State, District 6. In 1988 she was one of the founding members of the Friends of Swart-Wilcox House which spearheaded the restoration of the oldest house in Oneonta, NY, and was instrumental in having it placed on the National Historic Register. Wherever she lived, from Ohio, to California to New York, Shirley considered Life an adventure, and took advantage of all the historic places & libraries around her. She passed along to her children the love of books, winding country roads, and Scrabble. Her family was her priority, passing down the pictures, history, & relationships that still lovingly bind them together. Shirley is survived by her husband, John; daughter, Dianne Stapleton Robinson (William), Fairfield, OH; sons Charles H. Stapleton, III, Cody WY; John W. Hegeman, Jr. (Tammie), Bakersfield, CA; and Robert L. Hegeman, Schenectady, NY. Other survivors include grandchildren John W.C. Robinson, Hamilton, OH; Cheyenne Stapleton, Hanceville, AL; Deena, Brett & Hannah Stapleton, Santa Rosa, CA; Lindsay & Courtney Hegeman, Bakersfield, CA; sister Barbara Hufford Smith and brother John R. Hufford (Linda), both of Vandalia, OH, as well as many loving nieces & nephews & her sweet Alexis. She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, son David M. Stapleton (2006) & brother Robert E. Hufford (2012) The family wishes to thank her "Angels" - Janessa O'Connor, Bonnie Hamm, & Sherrie Beasley for their loving care, as well as her dear friend, Debbie Lewis. A Funeral Service will be held 12 PM Saturday, May 4, 2013 at Baker-Hazel & Snider Funeral Home, 5555 Philadelphia Dr., at N. Main St., Dayton, OH 45415. Interment Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive visitors 10 AM-12 PM on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the DAR Heritage Foundation, Fairfield (OH) Community Foundation, or your local Animal Shelter in Shirley's memory. Online memories and condolences may be left for the family at www.bakerhazelsnider.com

Published in Dayton Daily News on May 2, 2013
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