Shirley J. Mauk

October 18, 1935 ‒ October 13, 2019

Mansfield, Ohio

Shirley J. Mauk passed away peacefully Sunday, October 13, 2019, in her home surrounded by her family. She was 83.

She was born October 18, 1935, to parents Clement & Elizabeth (Ziebolt) Owen in Lima, Ohio. After Shirley graduated from Lima South High School with the class of 1954, she married David E. Mauk on September 24, 1954, and they were married for 65 years.

Shirley worked as an associate and personnel manager at KMART, where she worked for 18 years until retiring in 1997.

In Shirley’s younger years she really enjoyed coaching softball and traveling throughout the US, and most recently loved to bird and deer watch, especially hummingbirds. She also attended the United Methodist Church in Loudonville.

She is survived by her husband David Mauk; children Greg (Shelley) Mauk, Bruce Mauk; Theresa (Mike) Cox, Lisa (Howie) Guegold and Kim (Andy) Reed; 8 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild on the way; half-brothers John Owen and Gary (Debbie) Owen; half-sisters Pat (Joe) Gregoire and Diane (Tom) Rensberry.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother Robert Nungester; half-brothers Myron Owen and William Owen; and sister-in-law Neldine Pagliuco.

The Mauk family will receive friends Wednesday, October 16, 2019, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Snyder Funeral Home-Lindsey Chapel, Loudonville, with a funeral service Thursday, October 17, 2019, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Steven L. Sullivan will officiate.

Snyder Funeral Home- Lindsey Chapel is honored to serve Shirley’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at

  • So sorry to hear of the passing of your mom, Bruce,Terry, Kim,Greg. Prayers to family from Hobart Prince family, Mansfield

  • Dave, we are saddened by your lose!!
    Nancy and I are traveling in the south and will not be attending the service!!
    Rest assured if we were there I would be wearing a bright necktie in her honor!!
    So very sad!!
    Gene & Nancy

  • Dave and Family,
    Deepest condolences in the loss of Shirley. She was always such a nice lady.
    I remember well all the fun we had playing softball as kids and (for some reason–this crazy thing to remember) the gigantic jar of pickled eggs on her kitchen table.
    I lift your family in prayer at this difficult time. May she enjoy peace in His presence now that her earthly journey has ended. And may all of you be showered with God’s consolation and peace in your bereavement. I am so very sorry.

  • To all of you;
    I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I remember her being around the school a lot back in the day. She was always a very lovely lady. My prayers go out to each and everyone of the Mauk family. May the God of peace bring peace to your wonderful family and walk with you in your grief journey.

    Dallas E. Waggle

  • Prayers and condolences to the Mauk family for the loss of Shirley. I worked with her at Kmart/Super K. Shirley was a beautiful lady inside and out! She deeply loved her entire family and talked about you all a lot! May God comfort you at this sad time and all your wonderful memories of her sustain you in the days to come.

  • So sorry to hear of your loss! She will always be in memories. She tried so hard to keep us girls at Kmart in line, lol beautiful lady