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Kirker, Shirley
Shirley Ann (Rutschow) Kirker. Shirley faced Jesus and joyfully embraced Him on August 3, 2017. Wife of John for 66 years. Mother of Carol (Mark) Low, Diane (Ted) Mueller and Tom (Ann) Kirker. Shirley had 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents Dr. Henry and Isabella Rutschow and brother, Dr. Henry Rutschow. Born in Toledo November 10, 1927. Shirley graduated from DeVilbiss High School and Capital University in 1949 with a sociology major. She became involved in preschool education and spent 17 years as a Bexley Elementary teacher's aide. Throughout the years, Shirley was active in Faith Lutheran Church in Whitehall as a longtime member of the Evangelism Committee and choir. Shirley lived for her Lord, family, and church. Romans 12:12 – "Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, and steadfast in prayer." Funeral service Saturday, August 12, 2017 10:30 AM Faith Lutheran Church 730 Collingwood Ave. where friends may call 1 hour prior to service. Pastor Eric Moehring officiating. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to FairHope Hospice or The Central Ohio Chapter. www.evansfuneralhome.net.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Aug. 7, 2017
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