Shirley L. Lamb

March 23, 1940 ‒ June 12, 2015

Fredericktown, Ohio

Shirley L. Lamb, age 75, of Fredericktown, Ohio, passed away on Friday, June 12, 2015 at the Heartland of Centerburg surrounded by her loving family. She was born on March 23, 1940 in Mount Vernon, Ohio the daughter of William and Margaret Eileen (Ransom) Eaton. Shirley was a 1958 graduate of Mount Vernon High School and worked as an administrative assistant to the Vice President of loans at First Federal Bank in Mount Vernon.

Shirley was an active member and past Worthy Matron of Ann Hill Chapter #81 Order of Eastern Star in Fredericktown and past Ohio Deputy Grand Matron. She was a member of the Gay Street United Methodist Church in Mount Vernon. Shirley was a former member of the Jaycees Wives Club and former advisor for the Rainbow Girls. Above all else, Shirley enjoyed spending quality time with friends and family.

She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Hugh R. “Dick” Lamb, three sons; Hugh (Kathy) Lamb Jr. of Mount Vernon, William (Roxanne) Lamb of Fredericktown and Thomas (Teresa) Lamb of Nova; 10 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren and a brother, Richard (Vickie) Eaton of Cypress, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Friends may call on Monday from 4PM to 8PM at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon where an Eastern Star Memorial Service will follow calling hours. Additional calling hours will be Tuesday from 10 AM to 11 AM at the funeral home with a funeral service to follow at 11 AM with Rev. Charlie Bark officiating. Burial will follow in Mound View Cemetery, and a meal of fellowship will follow at Thrall Masonic Lodge in Fredericktown.

Memorial contributions in Shirley’s name may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored, to have been chosen, to serve the family of Shirley L. Lamb.

  • So sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing. Will be thinking of all of you at this difficult time. You have our deepest Sympathy.

  • Sorry about the loss of a dear friend. I remember the fun times with both, you and Shirley, along with your past neighbors, Dick and Amy Walters. Shirley will be missed by many. Your family has my sympathy.


  • Dick, Hugh Richard, Bill and Tom, We are so sorry to learn of Aunt Shirley’s passing. She was such a great lady and will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • I am so sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing. I knew her from school, we went through grade school and high school together. My condolences to all of you
    at this difficult time. She was a good friend in grade school especially. My love
    and prayers will be with you. Sincerely, Kay Silverwood, Champaign, Il.

  • Dick and family , George and I are so sad for your loss, we loved Shirley. We always enjoyed being with her at our class lunch. She was always so happy and a joy to be with. Dick you and your family are in our prayers. Love George and Rose Winters

  • Dick & family, We are so sorry to learn of Shirley’s passing. I still can see her in the yard planting her flowers. She will be missed by many. Our prayers will be with you and your family.

    Steve & Cindy Bouton

  • To the families of Shirley, sorry for your loss, many blessings and prayers at this time of sorrow. I remember the many times I talked with her while she was employed at the First Federal.

  • To Shirley’s loving family: May the love of God, friends and family carry you through this time of sorrow. A high school friend who, I know, brought a lot of joy to many lives.

    Linda Allen Burcham

  • Sorry to hear about the passing of Shirley. didn’t know she was ill. your in my thoughts and prayers. you have my deepest sympathy.

  • Dick, Hugh Richard, Bill and Tom: So So sorry. What a wonderful lady. Will keep you in my prayers.

  • Shirley’s death takes me back to Kindergarten when she knocked me over the side of the sliding board in our classroom. She has been very special to me ever since. My condolences to the family. May God bless you all in this time of grief. May the power of the Holy Spirit heal you. Best regards.

  • Dear Hugh, Bill and Tom,
    My deepest sympathy to you and the Lamb family on the passing of your Mom. I know how difficult of a time this is but keep in your minds and hearts all the good times you and your Mom had.

    Tom Foster

  • Life is rarely easy. But with the hard work Shirley did with Eastern Star, she will always be remembered. We believe eternal life starts here on earth with the peoples lives Shirley touched. Thank you Shirley for touching our lives. God bless you and your family.

    With love,

    John and Mary

  • Dear Dick and Hugh,

    I am so sorry for the loss of your wife and mother. She was extremely kind to me whenever we met. A very devoted person to her family and community. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Mark Blanchard

  • Dick and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Cherish the memories.
    Sam, Bunny and Jillian Vance
    Elinor Bartlett

  • I will always remember the many times shared with Shirley when our family had our banking business at First Federal many years ago. Shirley was always alot of fun, working with a great staff there.

    Seeing her in later years was always a nice time– seeing that pleasant smile and talking with her.

    Prayers of sympathy to all the family at the loss of a special woman.

    Roger Marra

  • Tom and Family
    We are sorry to here about your mothers passing . Reading her story in life she sounds like a wonderful person .
    We will keep You and your Family are in our prayers.

    Jerry ,Teresa And Katie Perry

  • From First Ward through our graduation from Mt. Vernon High, Shirley was a good friend–a person upon whom one could rely. My primary memory of her includes the smile she consistently shared with the world. Jerry and I send our sympathy to all of her loved ones at this time of loss…

  • I was so saddened to hear of your loss. Hold on to your memories, and let them guide you during this time of sadness. Shirley was one of my high school classmates and friend. Rest in peace dear Shirley.

  • Dick and family,

    I am so sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing. We had a lot of fun while working at First Federal together. Her laugh and humor was contagious. Blessings to you and your family at this difficult time.

  • Dick and family,
    I am so sorry about your loss. Shirley was a wonderful person. She always had a smile on her face. When I thought of Shirley …I also thought of Margaret..If you saw one,usually the other was close by. Sending love and prayers and wanted to let you know you are in my thoughts.

  • Tom, Teresa, and Carrie,
    So sorry for your loss. We will keep you all in our prayers.
    Paul, Amy, and Paul Drake

  • Sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing. There are many fond memories of raising our children together in the same neighborhood. Shirley was always there if I needed her.
    Prayers are with the family as you go through this difficult time.

  • Dick and Family,

    So sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing, prayers for all the family.

    Ruth Ann Wise Skillman

  • Dear Dick and family,
    Please accept my thoughts and prayers at this time. You and Shirley were so much fun, I learned how to do the tiered flower beds and stripped the wallpaper off the dining room wall at the family reunion, then signed out names for the next generation! I so appreciated you & Shirley saving me at the 25 year pinning! I enjoyed being the “adopted cousin”
    Sincerely, Janice

  • Dick and boys,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you .

    Deepest sympathy, Ed and Linda Westler and Joe and Sue Massoni

  • I didn’t know her well , I met her thru Rainbow girls as a teenager but you never forgot her smile, her presence, her heart. She will be missed.
    Janelle Jacobs Cothren

  • We are so sorry to hear of sweet Shirley passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. God bless you all

  • Dick and family,
    Sorry to hear of the passing of my favorite neighbor. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you.

  • What good times we all had together. Especially our “moo” times! I can hear the laughter that Ernie and Shirley are having…. Times change all too quickly, but what wonderful memories we will cherish.
    Pat Ebersole