Shirley B. Eckert
Shirley B. (Lacey) Eckert, 84, of 390 Eighth Avenue, Galion, died peaceful surrounded by her loving family on Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, at Galion Community Hospital, Galion, OH after an extended illness. She had lived the majority of her life in Galion and had resided in Plano, TX for twelve years.
Shirley was born in Crestline on November 26, 1927 to the late George and Golda (Perman) Lacey. She married Charles W. Eckert on May 1, 1946 and he preceded her in death on May 16, 1998.
She was retired from Galion Community Hospital where she worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse. She had previously worked for the former North Electric as a timekeeper. Shirley was a member of the Galion Free Methodist Church where she was an active member of the Serendipity Class. She was an avid reader, she loved to cook and she enjoyed attending dinner theaters and traveling.
She is survived by her daughter Karen M. Hunt, Baker, FL; her two sons Gregory C. Eckert, Statesville, NC; and Robert B. (Jacquelyn) Eckert of Nevada; her eight grandchildren Anthony Hunt, Baker, FL; Adam (Nichole) Eckert, Bucyrus; Heather R. (Jeff) Windbigler, Galion; Holly Eckert, Ashland; Andrew (Jennifer) Eckert, Delaware; Joshua (Tammy) Eckert, Ontario; Jennifer (David) Schroeder, Delaware and Joseph Eckert, Savannah, GA; her twelve great grandchildren; her two sisters and two brothers Gloria Gall, Mansfield; George “Bud” Lacey, Mansfield; Linda (Jack) Bosco, Mansfield and Keith (Darlene) Lacey, Bellville.
She was preceded in death by her granddaughter Kelley Moore; her brother Richard Lacey, and two sisters Dixie Kimes and Beverly Guegold.
Friends may call Wednesday from 2–4 and 6–8 PM at the Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home, Galion. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, December 15 at Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home, Galion, with Rev. Paul Walter officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Galion.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Free Methodist Church in care of the Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be made to the family at masfh.com.