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Mary Louise Browning1,2

Female
b. 7 July 1918, d. 11 October 2005


Family Gerald Gibbs Shirer b. 19 February 1913, d. 1 July 1995
Marriage* 28 December 1956  Muskingum Co., OH, Principal=Gerald Gibbs Shirer2 

Note*   Mary's parents were Harvey A. Browning and Mary E. Fell. They might have been from Kentucky.3 
Birth* 7 July 1918  Muskingum Co., OH1,2,4,3 
Marriage* 28 December 1956  Muskingum Co., OH, Principal=Gerald Gibbs Shirer2 
Married Name 28 December 1956  Shirer2 
News/Obit* 22 April 1980  Dale Matchett, left, president of the Adamsville Progressive Council, presents a plaque to Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Shirer who retired recently as owners of the Shirer Funeral Home at Adamsville. The presentation was made at an appreciation dinner held to honor the SHirers Sunday afternoon at the Adamsville Fire House. Mr. and Mrs. Shirer were the fourth generation of tghe family to operate the funeral home, which was founded about 1841, (Photo by Marjorie Trost)

(Appeared in The Times Recorder, (Zanesville, OH), Tuesday, April 22, 1980), Principal=Gerald Gibbs Shirer3
Death* 11 October 2005  Beckett House, New Concord, Muskingum Co., OH3 
News/Obit* 12 October 2005  Obituary,
Mary Louise Shirer, 87

ZANESVILLE - Mary Louise Shirer, 87, of Adamsville, passed away at 7:25 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005, at Beckett House, New Concord.


She was born July 7, 1918, near Adamsville, Salem Township, the daughter of the late Harvey A. and Mary E. Fell Browning. She was the oldest living member of the Adamsville United Methodist Church and was a retired telephone operator at the former Adamsville Telephone Exchange. Mrs. Shirer was the co-owner and operator along with her husband, Gerald Shirer of the former Shirer Funeral Home, which was located in Adamsville for many years.


Surviving are a sister-in-law, Esther Browning of New Concord; five nephews, Richard and wife Peggy Browning of Sonora, Kurt and wife Bev Browning of Henderson, Nev., Jan and wife Sheri Browning of Florida, Rick and wife Linda Browning of Georgia, Erik and wife Lynda Browning of Georgia; a cousin, John and Carolyn Browning of Norwich; seven nieces, Billie and husband Fritz Tender of Hebron, Donna McKirahan of New Concord, Sharon and husband Allen French of Zanesville, JoAnn and husband Jack Hune of Florida, Kay and husband Bob Cobel of Florida, Diane and husband David Newell of California and Marilyn Browning of Gallipolis.


Her adopted family, Floyd and wife Marlene Green, who lovingly cared for Mary Louise and Gerald Shirer of Adamsville; grandchildren, Skip and wife Debbie Green of Dresden, Vickie and husband Mike Matthews of Adamsville, Brenda and Steve Bissett of Coshocton, Lisa and husband Chris Cannon of Adamsville, Tammy and husband Darron Delancey of Zanesville; great-grandchildren, Steven, Tiffany, Ashlie and Dylon Matthews, Kisha and Kyle Cannon, Marlie and Kayla Bissett, Shadley, Shaylee (deceased) and Shirer Delancey, Jennifer Billy, Kelly, Nicole, Sadie, Tyler, Kevin, Ryan, Braxton, Adam, Andrew, Haleigh, and Hayden Green.


Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Shirer; and four brothers, Robert, James, Allen and Donald Browning.


Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at Bolin-Dierkes Funeral Home, 1271 Blue Ave.


Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 14, 2005, at the funeral home with the Rev. Bracken Foster and the Rev. Sharon Williamson officiating. Burial will follow at Adamsville Baptist Cemetery, Adamsville.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Adamsville Volunteer Fire Department and Emergency Squad or the Adamsville Community Building.


To view the obituary or to send a note of condolence to the family: www.bolin-dierkesfuneralhome.com.




Appeared in the Zanesville Times Recorder, October 12 & 13, 2005


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Burial* 14 October 2005  Adamsville Baptist Cemetery, Adamsville, Muskingum Co., OH, Inscription: SHIRER, Mary L. 1918-2005, Gerald G. 1913-1995, Emma R. 1889-1961, Harry E. 1883-19681,3
News/Obit 10 December 2005 
Notification of Death - Mary Louise Shirer
October 11, 2005

OFDA received word this morning about the death of Mary Louise Shirer, 87, of Adamsville, passed away Tuesday, October 11, 2005 at the Beckett House, New Concord, Ohio. Mrs. Shirer was the co-owner and operator along with her husband, Gerald Shirer of the former Shirer Funeral Home which was located in Adamsville for many years.


Surviving a sister in-law, Esther Browning of New Concord, five nephews, Richard & wife Peggy Browning, Kurt & wife Bev Browning, Jan and wife Sheri Browning, Rick & wife Linda Browning, and Erik and wife Lynda Browning; cousin, John and Carolyn Browning, seven nieces, Billie and husband Fritz Tender, Donna McKirahan, Sharon and husband Allen French, JoAnn and husband Jack Hune, Kay and husband Bob Cobel, Diane & husband David Newell, and Marilyn Browning. Her adopted family Floyd and wife Marlene Green, who lovingly cared for Mary Louise and Gerald Shirer; grandchildren, Skip and wife Debbie Green, Vickie and husband Mike Matth


 

Citations
  1. [S40] Adamsville Baptist Cemetery, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohmuski2/cemetery/adambapt.html.
  2. [S190] Doug Kreis Personal Research, Doug Kreis.
  3. [S187] Zanesville Newspapers.
  4. [S207] AnyBirthday.com, online http://anybirthday.com/search.htm.


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