Shirley Etta Powell

June 24, 1935 - August 26, 2021
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Shirley Etta Powell, age 86, of Dover passed away Thursday, August 26, 2021, while in the care of Community Hospice’s Truman House at New Philadelphia after a period of declining health.

Shirley was born on June 24, 1935, in Meadville, Pennsylvania to the late Carl and Frances Mae Brannon Best.

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Shirley Etta Powell, age 86, of Dover passed away Thursday, August 26, 2021, while in the care of Community Hospice’s Truman House at New Philadelphia after a period of declining health.

Shirley was born on June 24, 1935, in Meadville, Pennsylvania to the late Carl and Frances Mae Brannon Best.

After moving to Ohio in 1937, Shirley attended school in New Philadelphia, where she graduated in 1955. After graduation, she spent two-and-a-half years in the Air Force where she was 2nd Class rank.

Shirley was a longtime member of the First Church of the Nazarene at New Philadelphia where she was a Sunday School teacher, a nursery attendant, and sang in the choir.

Shirley married James Powell in 1969 and they enjoyed spending time on Leesville Lake on their pontoon and camping until his passing in 2000. Shirley also enjoyed watching birds and going for walks in the woods.

She began her career at Belden & Blake Oil & Gas in Canton as a computer operator and assistant bookkeeper. She then worked at Schwab Industries in accounts payable for 33½ years until her retirement.

She is survived by her step son-in-law, Roy Smith; step granddaughters, Barbara Smith and Debbie Smith all of Dover, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Shirley had five siblings, Henry (Marion) Best, Dick Best, Frank Best, Frances Forrest and Dorothy Best, most of whom have passed away.

Graveside services will be held at Zoar Cemetery on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 11 AM with Pastor Mark Maddux officiating. A reception will be held at the Fairfield Twp. fire station at Somerdale following the service. Cremation care has been handled by the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia.

The family would like to thank the New Dawn Healthcare Center and Community Hospice Truman House for Shirley’s care.

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Service Information

Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021

Time: 11:00 am

Zoar Cemetery

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, ZOAR, OH,

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Reception Information

Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021

Fairfield Twp. Fire Station

Address:

6288 Firehouse St. NE
Mineral City, OH 44656

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Born: June 24, 1935
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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.

 

Richard McCoy posted on 9/14/21

Shirley's family are in my thoughts and prayers. 1955 classmate Richard McCoy

 

Juanita Carson posted on 9/14/21

My sympathy to Shirley's family. Classmate Juanita Provan Carson

 

Mary Russell posted on 9/14/21

Was sorry to hear of Shirley's passing. May God comfort you in your sorrow. My dad(Lomas Shuman) and Isabelle are praising the Lord and rejoicing with her in Heaven.

 

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum posted on 9/12/21

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Shirley Etta Powell, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Air Force Veteran, Shirley Etta Powell, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

 

Shirley Bitticker posted on 9/10/21

I am sorry to read of the loss of Shirley.

 

Shirley Bitticker posted on 9/10/21

I am sorry to read of the loss of Shirley. Her sister was in Bill's graduating class at NPHS in 1947. Sending prayers that God will keep all of you in His loving care.

 

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