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Shirley Ann Kraska, age 76, of Wickliffe, passed away on Friday, May 23, 2014, at her home surrounded by her loving family.
She was born April 23, 1938, in Cleveland.
Shirley was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, along with homemaker and baker. She was a fabulous seamstress, making cloth dolls, wall hangings and she loved to watercolor.
Shirley belonged to the Kirtland Christian Fellowship Church and belonged to a miniature doll club in Willoughby.
Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Edward; children, Joe Adams, David (Denise) Adams, Robert Adams, William (Della) Adams, Marilyn Kraska; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; siblings, Robert, Pooper, Jessica, Gwen, Loretta, Ricky and Harold
She was preceded in death by her baby, Edward Ronald Kraska; parents; and a sibling, Janet.
A service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Kirtland Christian Fellowship Church, 10001 Chillicothe Rd, Kirtland, Ohio 44094.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor.
Interment will be Whitehaven Cemetery, Mayfield Village.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Avenue, Cleveland 44110-2602 or donate online at
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Published in www.News-Herald.com on May 26, 2014
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