Shirley L. Sickmiller

January 06, 1934 ‒ March 28, 2018

Galion, Ohio

Shirley L. Sickmiller, 84, of Galion passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at Mill Creek Nursing Center in Galion, after declining health the last four months.

She was born January 6, 1934 in Darby, Ohio and was the daughter of William Bruce and Mabel G. (Hinklin) Iles. On February 8, 1951 she married William Roy Sickmiller and they were married 43 years until his passing on November 7, 1994.

She was a graduate of Mansfield Mid-Ohio Licensed Practical Nursing Program in 1971 and worked as a surgical nurse at Galion Hospital, retiring in 1996. Shirley was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Galion, where she was active in Christian missions and a member of Naomi Chapter 47 Order of the Eastern Star and Galion Women of the Moose. Shirley volunteered for the Galion Red Cross Disaster Team, LifeLine Christian Missions to Haiti and in her retirement she volunteered at the Galion Hospital. She went on mission trips to Haiti and the Philippines.

She is survived by children William (Debbie) of Ashland, Edward (Carol) of Mt. Gilead and Nancy Price of Crestline; grandchildren Bryan Sickmiller, Matt (Anneliese) Sickmiller, Jenna (Lance) Plough, Drew (Ashley) Sickmiller, Jordan Badger, Ami (Chris) Frazier, Stephanie (Joe) Galford and Spencer (Sarah) Badger; 12 great-grandchildren and sisters-in-law Bernice Iles of Mansfield and Mary Anne Iles of Galion.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded by daughter Patricia Sickmiller; brothers Elton, Don and Bruce Iles and sister Mary Pappas.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Christ United Methodist Church, 130 East Walnut St., Galion, Ohio 44833, where a Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. with Rev. Jim Randas officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to HomeCare Matters Hospice or Missions Fund at Christ United Methodist Church, in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Shirley Sickmiller, and condolences may be made to them at

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  • Jenna and Lance and family –

    We are so sorry for the loss of your grandmother. Please accept our thoughts and prayers for you and your family during this time.

    Steven, Penni, Travis and Alexis Fox

  • I will greatly miss Shirley. She meant so much to me & my family. Our Church has lost another dear devoted member, but Heaven has gained another angel. I am so thankful she is free of pain now and rejoicing with her, Mom, Dad, Bill, Don, Elton, Mary and Bruce. Rest in Peace, Shirley and may God be with family.

  • Ed and Carol, so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Shirley was a great lady and friend. Got to know her very well while Pam and I worked at the church. Sending prayers to the family.

  • To All the Sickmiller Family:
    Please accept our thoughts, prayers, and sincere sympathy at this time of loss for your family.

    Tom & Linda Cahill

  • So sorry to hear about Shirley’s death. She was a fine Christian woman and we are sure she is rejoicing over being at home with Jesus. Our love and prayers are with you.

    Loyd and Dreama Caudill

  • To All the Sickmiller Families So sorry for your loss . Shirley was a Great Person and Nurse ! She will be missed by all that knew her !

  • Ed & Family – I’m so sorry for your loss. I got to know your mother on a couple mission trips she went on to Mid-West in Illinois. She was a very nice, Christian woman. Prayers to you all.

  • I enjoyed working with Shirley at the outreach meals. She was a great role model of a Christian and for her family. She will be missed!

  • So sorry for your loss. Shirley was one of my influences to become a nurse. Also loved my visits with her when she was with Sharon her niece. She is in heaven with no more pain. God bless.

  • Ed Carol and family, So sorry to see if the loss of Eds mother! I surely know how difficult it is to lose a mother! May God comfort and keep you!

  • Ed, Carol, Matt and Sickmiller family,
    Please accept my thoughts and prayers during this time of loss. Praying for comfort and God’s peace for your family.


  • I will miss Shirley so much. We had a lot of good times together traveling and camping and just being family together.
    She is with her family now in heaven.
    WE all loved her so much.

  • What a wonderful, hard working and caring person she was!! I met her when we were both working for Geneva Kirk !! She had a gift from God to care for everyone in her life. May she rest in peace in the loving arms of our Savior !!

  • To the Sickmiller family. Our sympathy to all of you in the passing of your loved one. We knew Shirley and she was a fine lady. Paul first met her on a mission trip to Haiti and Shirley learned to know her through Paul. On her trips to Galion Hospital, she would see her volunteering at the hospirtal and was always so sweet and kind. She had to have been a wonderful nurse.

  • To the Sickmiller Family:
    I’m so sad to hear of your mom’s passing . I remember when she came into the hospital to see Ed down around the surgery area, I would be cleaning she would talk to me til came down to where she was.To me she was a beautiful & caring lady inside & out. . And she had a pretty smile and was always smiling when she can in. Fly high with those angels Shirley.
    RIP you will never be for gotten. Prayers to all the families.

  • To the Sickmiller family:
    I was sorry to hear about the loss of my Aunt Shirley.
    I have many favorable memories, including the many get-togethers in their
    family’s basement. She was also especially kind & compassionate to my two daughters and myself after I lost my first wife in 1989.

    I pray for peace and comfort for your family & may Aunt Shirley rest in peace.

  • To all the Sickmiller family,
    I would like to extend to you my sympathy for the passing of Shirley. She was s wonderful lady.

  • To the Sickmiller Families,
    Shirley was one of the best surgical nurses at Galion Community Hospital. She was highly requested by the surgeon staff. In addition, she was so very kind and humble to all.
    Please accept our sympathies and prayers for her passing.
    The Ron Nelson Family

  • Shirley was our neighbor for 17 years. Our families grew up together.
    My deepest sympathy to Ed, Bill, Nancy and their families.
    Ann Schreck

  • To the Sickmiller family, I first met Shirley when working in the hospital and than later through the church. No task was ever too big for her. Even when she was so ill she continue to volunteer for church from her home. We are so sorry for your loss, but as Mary Anne has said so well, she is no longer in pain and suffering. May the God of all comfort be strong in your difficult days. Ted and Barb Stamper

  • Ed, Carol, Jenna, Drew and family: So sorry to hear about Shirley’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.