Shirley Lee Churchill
1928 - 2016
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Shirley Lee
Shirley Lee Churchill, 88, of Sylvania, OH, passed away Saturday, December 17, 2016 at Ebeid Hospice surrounded by her loving family.
She was born April 29, 1928 in Galesburg, Illinois, to Earl and Tressie (Genesio) Saunders. She married Thad Allen Churchill in 1946 and together they raised three children. Al preceded her in death after 65 years of marriage in 2011.
Shirley went back to work after her children entered school and worked as an executive secretary for over 20 years at Owens-Illinois.
She loved to cook and care for her garden. In retirement, Shirley kept busy volunteering, was proud to serve on the Board of the Toledo Animal Shelter, active at Bedford Senior Center, and loved her exercise classes along with walking with friends.
Left to cherish Shirley's memory are her children, Kendra (Mike) Nowak; Tim (Kim) and Mike (Susie) Churchill; eleven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Per Shirley's request, private family services were held Thursday, December 22, 2016 at Reeb Funeral Home, Sylvania, OH. Final resting place is Toledo Memorial Park.
Those wishing to give a memorial are asked to consider The Toledo Animal Shelter. The family would like to thank caregiver Karen Mathews from Christian Home Care and Ebeid Hospice for all their loving care of Shirley during her illness.
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As published in The Blade

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