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Shirley J. Boote Gonia
Shirley Jeanne Pribe passed away peacefully at home on Monday, April 7, 2014, surrounded by her family. She was born on January 22, 1928, in Toledo, Ohio to Arthur and Helen Boote. Shirley was a 1946 graduate of DeVilbiss High School. Shirley worked for 23 years at Lehn & Fink Products in the accounting department. In 1977, she married the love of her life, Jean Paul Pribe, and recently celebrated 37 years of marriage.
Shirley was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She doted on her children's and grandchildren's successes and enjoyed their many activities. Shirley was an accomplished gardener and loved to spend time
tending her flowers. She was a longtime member of Augsburg Lutheran Church and for the past 19 years a member of Olivet Lutheran Church.
Shirley is survived by her husband, Jean Paul Pribe; children, John (Judy) Gonia, Steve (Diane) Gonia; step-children, Cindy (Dan) O'Neal, Mark Pribe, Stewart (Laura) Pribe, Lynne (Bob) Pribe, and Doug Pribe; 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Joan (Don) Braatz; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; sister, Joan Boote Webb; brother, Arthur Boote Jr., and step-son, Louis Pribe.
The family would like to thank the 8 South nursing staff at ProMedica Toledo Hospital and Hospice of Northwest Ohio for the tender loving care they provided us.
Friends may visit at Reeb Funeral Home, 5712 N. Main Street, Sylvania, Ohio on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, from 2:00-8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Thursday. April 10, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at Olivet Lutheran Church, 5840 Monroe Street, Sylvania, Ohio.
Those wishing to make
memorials, in lieu of flowers, are asked to consider
Olivet Lutheran Church and
Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Online condolences may be offered to the family at
Reeb Funeral Home
5712 North Main Street
Sylvania, OH 43560
Published in Toledo Blade on Apr. 8, 2014