Shirley L. Stambaugh, age 77 of Mt. Gilead passed away Friday, February 8, 2013 at home while surrounded by her loving family.
She was born on October 19, 1935 in Richmond, Virginia to the late Alvy and Hazel (Austin) Nininger. A graduate of Marengo High School in 1955, she lived most of her life in Morrow and Delaware Counties. Shirley retired from Mettler Toledo, where she worked as a scale assembler.
Forever the care giver, she was always concerned about the needs of others, especially her treasured family. Quick witted, she had a stubborn streak, but was generous in countless ways. Always placing the needs of others before her own, she did what she thought was best for her family and their interests.
When able she attended the Olive Green Church of Christ in Christian Union and was a member of the former East Liberty Grange. She enjoyed word find puzzles and 3-D puzzles. Her Chihuahua; Pebbles was her constant companion. It was expressed that "they broke the mold when they made her" and so they did. She was at her best when surrounded by her family and her memory will forever be cherished.
She is survived by her children: Jane (Don) Dudley and Joyce (Raymond) Garner both of Mount Gilead, Lawrence (Dianna) Of New Albany, Jim (Lori) of Fredericktown, Jerry (Colleen) of Centerburg Neva (John) Ellas of Hilliard, Ginny (CW) Rocky of Frazeysburg, son-in-law James Shick of Marengo, 16 Grandchildren, 3 Great-grandchildren, sister Joann Mitchell of Cardington, brothers Bob (Sue) Nininger of LaRue, Thurman "Buz" Nininger of Marengo, Lewis (Thelma) Nininger of Centerburg, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Also, she is preceded in death by her husband Edward on July 1, 1996, an infant son: Michael in 1962, daughter Cheryl Shick in 2010, brother Shelby and sister Phyllis Nininger.
Friends may call Monday 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, SR's 3 at 61, Sunbury, where services will follow 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, with Pastor Ken Mossor officiating. Burial will follow in Butter Cemetery, near Marengo.
In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to her family to assist with final expenses.
The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Shirley Stambaugh and condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.