Shirley Ann (nee King) Gott, 82, of Wellington, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013.
She was born on Feb. 5, 1931 in Huntington, Ohio, to the late Matthew and Marian (nee Holland) King. Shirley was a 1949 graduate of Wellington High School.
Shirley was a homemaker and raised her family on a farm. She will be remembered for her delicious pancakes and Sunday dinners. She had a passion for flowers and gardening. Shirley was at one time employed by Rockwell International and later as a bank teller in Wellington.
She is survived by her siblings, Karen McMichaels and Robert King, both of Wellington; her partner, Don Keller; children Kevin (Anita) Gott of Raleigh, N.C., Kyle (Diane) Gott of Austin, Texas, Kirk (Pat) Gott of Wellington, Cherie (Dr. David) Trimble of Greenville, Ohio, and Carrie (Don) Sacco of Brookpark, Ohio; grandchildren Kelly (Stephen) Hobbs of Raleigh, N.C., Lisa (David) Kushner of Raleigh, N.C., Tonya Hart of Fort Wayne, Ind., Andrew Hart of Fort Worth, Texas, Kristin (Tony) Ott of Amherst, Ohio, Jarrett Gott of Wellington, Jim (Amy) Koontz of Olmsted Falls, Ohio, Mark (Gail) Koontz of Greenville, Ohio, Ryan (Monica) Sacco of Brunswick, Ohio, and Theresa (Eric) Seman of North Olmsted, Ohio; great-grandchildren Kathryn Hobbs, Hannah Gott, Mia Ott, Addison Koontz, Lainey Koontz, Braylon Seman, Mackenzie Hart, and Connell Hart.
Shirley was preceded in death by her father, Matthew King, in March of 1944; mother, Marian King, in May of 1996; brother, Richard King, in July of 1987; husband, William B. Gott, in May of 1995; son, Kermit Gott, in January of 1963; companion, Harold Wiles, in December of 2007; and her beloved collie, Trixie, in July of 2012.
Visitation will take place on Friday, Nov. 1, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Norton-Eastman Funeral Home, 370 South Main Street, Wellington.
Funeral service will be on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Paul Wilson officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.
The family requests donations in Shirley's memory be made to the First United Methodist Church Serenity Garden, 127 Park Place, Wellington, 44090.
Condolences may be directed online at norton-eastmanfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Wellington Enterprise on Oct. 31, 2013