FREDERICKTOWN — Shirley E. Davis, 83, of Fredericktown, passed away Sunday morning, June 4, 2017, at Avita Ontario Hospital surrounded by loving family. She was born July 28, 1934, in Fredericktown, to the late Merlin C. and Esther B. (Hair) Martin.

Shirley was a Highland High School graduate in 1964. She was a member of the Fredericktown United Methodist Church. Shirley and her husband, Ralph were foster parents for three years. She enjoyed gardening, playing cards, jigsaw puzzles, quilting, and words with friends.

Shirley is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Ralph E. Davis; sons, R. Edward Davis and John (Leslie) Davis Sr.; daughter, Gloria Bartlett; grandchildren, Josh (Karen) Bartlett, Justin Bartlett, John Davis Jr., Noelle (Chris) Walton, Jason Davis and Leah Stotler; great-grandchildren, Brice Walton, Maddie Bartlett, Luke Davis and Cole Bartlett; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by two brothers, Neil and Eugene Martin; and a sister, Marna Fawcett.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until the time of a memorial service at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 9, at the Fredericktown United Methodist Church, 123 Columbus Road, Fredericktown.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Breast Care-Susan G. Coleman Fund or the Fredericktown United Methodist Church in her name.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting

The Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Shirley E. Davis.


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