Shirley Ann Gainer, age 89, of North Canton, formerly of North Lawrence, died Wednesday, December 21, 2022, at The Gables of Green in Uniontown, following a period of declining health.
Shirley was born on July 28, 1933, in Doylestown, Ohio, to the late Alvin and Marie (Whitman) Dannemiller and graduated from Doylestown High School in 1951. She married George Robert Gainer on June 25, 1955, in Doylestown. George died on March 7, 2017.
She owned and operated her own beauty shop for years.
Shirley enjoyed cooking, shopping, and spent a good amount of time going to Amish country to shop. She was an avid novel reader and golf player, she once shot a hole in one. She also enjoyed her card playing club, and she loved spending time with her family.
Surviving are daughter, Cynthia (Ronnie) Anderson of North Canton; son, James (Marcia) Gainer of Charlotte, NC; four grandchildren, Jason (Lindsey) Anderson, Elizabeth (Stephen) Brandtner of Roanoke, VA, Meredith (Jeff) Gainer-Hamilton of Charlotte, NC, and Matherly Gainer of Washington, DC; great grandchildren, Ryan, Reagan, and Morgan Anderson; several nieces and nephews; sister, Carol (Ken) Burkhart of Green; and sister-in-law, Marian Dannemiller of Wadsworth.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by, great grandson, Braden Anderson; siblings, Margaret “Toots” Roberts, George “Bub” Dannemiller, Esther “Jim” Nellis, Evelyn “Ebb” Yehl, Norma Hiller, and Emma Dannemiller.
Friends may call on January 3, 2023, at Auble Funeral Home, 512 East Oak Street, Orrville, from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm.
Services will follow at 12:30 pm on the 3rd at the funeral home, with Deacon Tom Peschek officiating. Burial will take place at the Newmans Creek Cemetery in North Lawrence.
Memorials may be made to Direction Home Akron Canton Foundation, 1550 Corporate Woods Parkway, Uniontown, Ohio 44685, https://form-renderer-app.
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Immediately following the burial the family will host a memorial dinner at Dutch Kitchen, 14278 Lincoln Way E, Dalton OH 44618.
Auble Funeral Home in Orrville is handling the arrangements. Online registry and expressions of condolence may be made at www.aublefuneralhome.com.