Shirley Sullivan

March 12, 1929 - May 11, 2018
Shirley Sullivan thumbnail
 
Geib Funeral Home & Crematory Light a candle Light a candle

Obituary

Shirley M. Sullivan, 89, of New Philadelphia, died Friday, May 11, 2018, in Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital at Dover.

A daughter of the late Fred and Hazel Rausch Gribble, Shirley was born at Dover, Ohio on March 12, 1929. Shortly following her birth, Shirley’s mother died and she and her brother were raised by th…

read more

Shirley M. Sullivan, 89, of New Philadelphia, died Friday, May 11, 2018, in Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital at Dover.

A daughter of the late Fred and Hazel Rausch Gribble, Shirley was born at Dover, Ohio on March 12, 1929. Shortly following her birth, Shirley’s mother died and she and her brother were raised by their maternal grandparents, Laura and Fred Rausch.

She was a graduate of the former Midvale High School and an active and long-time member of the Uhrichsville First Christian Church. Shirley was known for her love of baking and cooking and loved making cookies, pies and cakes for any occasion. For nearly 15 years, Shirley was employed by Buckeye Career Center, where she worked in the cafeteria.

She will be missed by a son, Fred (Trudy) Sullivan of New Philadelphia; a daughter, Susan (Todd) Tinker of Dallas, Georgia; and a brother, Jim Gribble of Coshocton.

Four grandchildren, Lori (Rob) Henning of New Philadelphia, Ellie (Glenn) Wentz of Greer, South Carolina, Ashley Tinker of Acworth, Georgia and Catie Tinker of Dallas, Georgia; four great-grandchildren, Nick and Vinnie Henning, and Ethan and Juliana Wentz complete the family.

In addition to her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Sullivan and a son, James E. Sullivan.

The family will greet guests on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia. Pastor Gordon Furbay will lead a service celebrating Shirley’s life in the funeral home’s chapel on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 10:30 AM. Burial will follow in the East Avenue Cemetery at New Philadelphia. Following services, a meal and fellowship will be held in the Geib Family Center, adjacent to the funeral home.

Memorial contributions in Shirley’s name may be directed to Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia or Uhrichsville First Christian Church, PO BOX 389, Uhrichsville, OH 44683.

hide

Leave a Condolence

View All Condolences Post a Condolence

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Time: 5:00 pm

End Time: 7:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Time: 10:30 am

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2018

East Avenue Cemetery

Address:

1520 Delaware Drive SE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

| Map


Reception Information

Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Geib Family Center

Address:

116 2nd Street NE, New Philadelphia, OH, 44663

Donation Information

Community Hospice

716 Commercial Ave. SW
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
Donate Now

First Christian Church - Uhrichsville

PO Box 389
Uhrichsville, OH 44683

Life Event Timeline

Help tell the story of Shirley by contributing to the Life Event Timeline. Upload the photo of an event...

Post an Event

Timeline for Shirley Sullivan

Born: March 12, 1929
Died: May 11, 2018

Condolences for Shirley Sullivan

Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Dave and Ruth Meese posted on 5/16/18

Fred and family...Sorry to hear of your mother's passing.Our prayers and sympathy to your entire family.God Bless.

 

Christie & Randy Gates posted on 5/12/18

Fred & Trudy, We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Shirley. All of you will be in our thoughts and prayers. Love to you and the family.

 

Esther C posted on 5/12/18

I send my sincere condolences to your family during this difficult time. This scripture brought me comfort when I lost a loved one and I hope it can do the same for your family. (Psalm 34:18) May God give you comfort and the strength to endure through this difficult time.

 

Julie & john posted on 5/12/18

Fred &the Sullivan family Sorry to hear the passing of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

 

Susan Gajlbraith posted on 5/11/18

Shirley as such a nice lady. My mom and Aunt Donna went to school with her. I have several recipes she gave me about 25 years ago. My prayers will be for the family.

 

17