Shirley E. Davis

July 28, 1934 ‒ June 04, 2017

Fredericktown, Ohio

Shirley E. Davis, 83, of Fredericktown passed away Sunday morning, June 4, 2017 at Avita Ontario Hospital surrounded by loving family. She was born July 28, 1934 in Fredericktown to the late Merlin C. and Esther B. (Hair) Martin.

Shirley was a Highland High School graduate in 1964.  She was a member of the Fredericktown United Methodist Church.  Shirley and her husband, Ralph were Foster Parents for 3 years.  She enjoyed gardening, playing cards, jigsaw puzzles, quilting, and words with friends.

Shirley is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Ralph E. Davis; sons, R. Edward Davis and John (Leslie) Davis Sr; daughter, Gloria Bartlett; grandchildren, Josh (Karen) Bartlett, Justin Bartlett,  John Davis Jr., Noelle (Chris) Walton, Jason Davis and Leah Stotler; great grandchildren, Brice Walton, Maddie Bartlett, Luke Davis and Cole Bartlett; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by two brothers, Neil and Eugene Martin; and a sister, Marna Fawcett.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until the time of a memorial service at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 9, 2017 at the Fredericktown United Methodist Church, 123 Columbus Rd., Fredericktown.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Breast Care- Susan G. Coleman Fund or the Fredericktown United Methodist Church in her name.

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  • Ralph and family
    We are very sorry for your loss Shirley has fought a good fight and now will be rewarded with no further pain and will be received with her place in heaven.
    Prayers are with the family as you suffer through your loss.
    Shirley will be missed by many.
    Bev. and Skip

  • Ralph and family members, so very sorry for the passing of your loved one. I had many good times playing cards with her. Many blessings and prayers at this time of sorrow.

  • Dear Ralph and Family, You have our deepest sympathy for the loss of our dear friend, Shirley. No matter what the circumstances or what she was going through, she always had a smile and a laugh for everyone. Our together times with you both at squad functions were always fun and we have good memories of Shirley. May it help to know that you have friends who care. Sincerely, Susan and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

  • Ralph and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss, you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    May you find comfort and peace in the memories you cherish.
    Sam, Bunny and Jillian Vance

  • Dear Ralph, Gloria and Family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in knowing Shirley
    has gone to a better life.

    With sympathy, Don and Pat Reeder and Family

  • Ralph and family,
    So sorry for you loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Dan & Janet Burden

  • Ralph and Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Our paths have crossed many times throughout the years from the days Of Harstine Implement, our church, cards, and the village park. She will be sadly missed by friends and family. Ray & Pat Davis

  • Ralph and family, I am so sorry for your loss. She will be missed by all who knew her.

  • Our sincere sympathy to all the family. May God be your comforter and strength.

  • My condolences to the family for your loss. May “the God of all comfort” give peace to each of you as we await the day when Jesus calls for those in the memorial tombs to come out. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4; John 5:28,29)

  • Dear Ralph and family. Our deepest sympathy in Shirley’s passing. May God keep you all in His care.
    Mary Braddock and family

  • Shirley was so good at putting puzzles together and playing cards at the Fredericktown Senior Activity Center. She will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  • Ralph and family, we are so sorry for your loss. I remember all of the good times that we shared together.

    Mae Dunn and family

  • Ralph, and family,
    So sorry to learn about Shirley. We rode the same school bus and were in the same class at FHS for a few years. She seemed to be always there at the church when I was shooting a wedding there! I’m sure many will miss her.
    Alas, I could not get to the services last evening. Wanted to be there but couldn’t make it. Again, sorry for your loss. Our loss because we have lost 3 from our class within the last ten days or so.
    Too much.

  • Good bye dear friend and classmate of FHS. No one but Ralph would do for your life long mate It has been true love for the both of you. You took good care of each other. I cherish the memories. I pray God’s comfort for you, Ralph. Trulah Hamon Castaneda