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GIRARD - Shirley J. Charles, 79, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, at St. Elizabeth Health Center.

She was born Sept. 13, 1934, in North Lima, the daughter of the late Lawrence and Alma Pinkerton Williams.

She had worked at Ohio Leather Works for a short while and later devoted her time to raising her children. She was a member of Junior Women’s League, American Legion Ladies Auxillary and several bowling leagues. She enjoyed reading, being in the outdoors and spending as much time as possible with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her son, Robert F. (Liz) Charles Jr. of Girard and daughter Coleen A. (Bob) Dannessa of Youngstown; sister Judy (Russ) Barninger of Vermillion; brother Larry (Martha) Williams of Girard; and three grandchildren, Rob Charles, Adam Charles and Briana Dannessa.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert F. Charles Sr., whom she married June 26, 1954, and passed away on April 29, 1994; and sister June Mowery.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, at 10 a.m. at the Blackstone Funeral Home in Girard.

Family will receive relatives and friends on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Shirley will be laid to rest at Girard City Cemetery.

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