Shirley J. Calhoon

July 21, 1934 ‒ December 05, 2002

Butler, Ohio

BUTLER: Shirley J. “Shug” Calhoon, 68, of Hagerman Road, Butler, died Thursday morning December 5, 2002 in Wooster Community Hospital following a long illness.

Shug was born July 21, 1934 in Ashland to Richard E. and Mildred E. (Hamrick) Reid. She was an area resident all of her life, and was graduated from Madison High School, Class of 1951.

She had worked at Mansfield Memorial Homes and Clear Fork Ski Lodge, in addition to her association with her husband in Robert E. Calhoon, Auctioneer.

Mrs. Calhoon was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, the Butler Historical Society, and an enthusiastic antique collector. She enjoyed flowers and would often grow her own vegetables for canning.

Shug was fun loving and had an everlasting sense of humor. She never walked away from the dance floor when Big Band music was being played.

Most of all, she was a remarkable leader and helper to the Butler Community as well as to her own family. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to all, she will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her husband Robert E. Calhoon, whom she married September 5, 1953; two daughters and sons-in-law Suzanne L. and Rob Sorquist of Butler, and Peggy L. and Jim Watson of Bellville; a son and daughter-in-law Joseph C. and Cindy Calhoon of Butler; seven grandchildren Angela Tedrow, Elizabeth Bebout, Brian Calhoon, Ashley Calhoon, Brittany Calhoon, John Watson, and Luke Watson; her mother Mildred E. Reid of Mansfield; five brothers and sisters-in-law Richard and Barb Reid, James and Bobbi Reid, Ronald and Susan Reid, Donald and Maxine Reid and Randall and Vickie Reid all of Mansfield; a sister and brother-in-law Carol and John Stefan of Vermilion; and several treasured nieces and nephews.

Her father preceded her in death.

Friends may call Saturday, December 7, 2002 from 4-8 pm in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home, where the funeral service will be held Sunday December 8, 2002 at 1 pm. The Rev. Kenneth Kinley will officiate. Burial will follow in Bunkerhill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to Trinity United Methodist Church, Butler, may be made at the funeral home.