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Shirley Lumpcik

June 11, 1938 — June 12, 2024

New Philadelphia

Shirley Lumpcik

Shirley Lumpcik, 86, of New Philadelphia passed away June 12, 2024 at the Country Club Retirement Campus in Dover following a period of declining health.

Born in Brushy Fork, Ohio on June 11, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Glenn Carson and Rena Alameda (Richardson) Lee. Shirley spoke fondly of her childhood, growing up on the family farm in Harrison County where she cared for her horse named Redfox.

On March 30, 1957, she married the love of her life, the late John James Lumpcik. Together the couple reared five children and celebrated 60 years of marriage prior to his passing.

Shirley’s faith was nurtured at the Church of Christ where she taught Sunday School. She was also a tremendous advocate for mental health, receiving the Robert E. Torgler Award in 1991 for her outstanding contributions and promoting mental health. Shewas also named Outstanding Volunteer. Weekly, she visited the residents of the County Home, bringing love, a listening ear, and encouraging words to them. 

Shirley was also a gifted piano player, an avid reader, a gardener, and beautiful sewer. She and John also enjoyed traveling together. Of all of the adventures she took and wonderful talents she enjoyed, Shirley was at greatest peace and felt pure joy when she was caring, cooking, entertaining, loving and supporting her family. 

 She leaves behind her beloved family, her children, John (Jeanne) Lumpcik, Jr. of Beavercreek, Ohio, Ron (Cindy) Lumpcik of Canal Fulton, Sheryll (Jim) Celuch of New Philadelphia, Mindy (Bob) Christy of Green, and Dan (Tracy) Lumpcik of Dennison; a former daughter-in-law, Angela Hill of Dover; her sister-in-law, Cynthia Lumpcik of New Philadelphia; 15 grandchildren, Joshua (Maggie) Lumpcik, Tessa (Nate) Klaiber, Talin (Joe) Petrullo, Jocelyn Noble, Brittany Lumpcik, Rachel Lumpcik, Shannon (companion, Nick) Lumpcik, Caleb (Lauren) Celuch, Joss (Hilary) Celuch, Ethan Lumpcik, Danielle (companion, Jesse) Lumpcik, Seth (Sabrina) Lumpcik, Royce (Selena) Lumpcik, Kamerie (companion, David) Allen, and Jewell (companion, John) Lumpcik;17 great-grandchildren; and siblings, Walter (Shirley) Lee, Dale (Betty) Lee, Lolita (Mac) McDowell, and Mala Payton; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 The family will greet guests at a Memorial Visitation on Saturday, July 13 from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. in the Geib Funeral Center, 5600 N. Wooster Ave., Dover.

Memorial contributions in Shirley’s memory may be directed to either Ohio’s Hospice, 716 Commercial Ave., New Philadelphia, OH 44663 or Friends of the Homeless, PO Box 466, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

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Saturday, July 13, 2024

11:30am - 12:30 pm (Eastern time)

Geib Funeral Center at Dover

5600 N. Wooster Ave., Dover, OH 44622

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