- December 28, 1934 - February 25, 2013
- Celina, Ohio
of Shirley 's Passing
Community Health Professionals of Celina
816 Pro Dr.
Celina, OH 45822
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“Our sympathies to all of you. Shirley was such a sweet person and will truly be missed.
1 of 16 | Posted by: jerry and sandy braun - celina
“Dear Bill and Family, We send our most sincere Sympathy and prayers for all at this sad time! We both knew Shirley as co-worker and as a friend--...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Barbe and Jim Dabbelt - Celina, OH
“"When you lose someone you love, you gain an angel you know." Author Unknown
My sincerest sympathies to Shirley's family - you are in my thoughts...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Janet Ley-Pike - Celina, OH
“Bill & Family,We are thinking of you and send our heartfelt sympathy. We remember Shirley as always brightening a room with her wonderful sense of...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Janet & Dave Hassenauer, Tom & Deb Bauer, Judy Bauer Stamper - OH
“To all Shirley's family and friends: Shirley always had a smile for everyone. She certainly will be missed but surely she is enjoying a higher realm...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Jim&Connie Fleck - Celina, OH
“Lisa: So sorry to hear about your mom. I have very happy memories of spending time at your house. Your mom was always working at something but...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Kathy (Gibbons) Kennard - Friend
“Our hearts were saddened Monday to learn of dear Shirley's passing. She was such a good person, inside and out, that we will miss her. Bill and...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Bob, Melinda, Melanie, Ashley, Rob Mertz - NV
“The Mertz FamilySo sorry to hear about Shirleyshe was one of the nicest and such a wonderful and fun person to be around. Loved being around her...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Larry and Carol Knapke - CO
“Deb and family,
I'm so sorry to learn of your mother's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Know that she is no longer...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Carolyn Garrison - St. Marys, OH
“To Connie, so sorry to hear about your sister, Shirley. I could always tell you were sisters by the smiles you two always seemed to wear. To Mike...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Kris and Garry Winget - Celina, OH
“What a lovely woman your mother was, so well loved and respected. I remember seeing her drive down Meyer Road hauling 3 hopper wagons, smiling, and...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Judy McCullough - Rockford, OH
“Dearest Mertz Family,I wanted to Thank each one of you for sharing your family with us BUT more I want to Thank-you for sharing your LOVELY MOTHER....Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Keith and Gwen Ley - celina, OH
“To Shirley's dear family, We chose to light a candle in memory of Shirley whose beautiful spirit will shine in your hearts forever. We will never...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: John & Cathy Huwer - Dover, DE
“Some of the best memories of my life are of visiting the farm. Aunt Shirley overseeing the summer corn roasts, letting me help, even though I was one...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Jill (Hansen) Neargarder - OH
“Summers at the Mertz farm are some of the best childhood memories us 'city' kids ever had...and even more special because Aunt Shirley was like...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Melinda Prevish Adkins - Dayton, OH
“Dear Mertz Family,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Shirley was such a beautiful person, and always had a smile on her face. I know you will...Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: Mark & Terri (Davis) Doenges - OH
Shirley Ann (Schwieterman) Mertz age 78, passed away at 10:50 a.m. on Monday February 25, 2013 at home surrounded by her family.
She was born December 28, 1934 to the late Charles and Hilda (Marx) Schwieterman. She married William A. Mertz on June 23, 1954. They had nine children. She was preceded in death by a son, William B. Mertz. She is survived by her husband William Mertz and eight children: Kathleen (Bing) Schmidt of Celina, Susan (Dean) Leffler of California, Deborah (Jeff) Whetstone of Wapakoneta, Lisa Curles of Georgia, Nancy (Alan) Roman of Missouri, Michael (Jackie) Mertz of Celina, Mary (Timothy) McFadden of California, Charles (Carol) Mertz of Celina. She was also blessed with 24 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by sisters, Linda (Carl) Meyer of Versailles, Connie (Tom) Grimm of Celina and brothers, Charles (Janice) Schwieterman, John (Mary) Schwieterman and Ronald (Karen) Schwieterman all of Celina.
Shirley was an active member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Celina where she volunteered as a communion server and was a member of the Altar Rosary. She enjoyed many years of farming and eventually started her own Mertz Real Estate business. She loved spending time with family and friends and was well known for her optimistic outlook, "This is the best ever!"
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00a.m. on Saturday Mar. 2, 2013 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Celina, with Fr. Kenneth G. Alt C.PP.S. officiating. Burial will follow in St. Marys Catholic Cemetery in Celina. Friends may call from 2-8p.m. on Friday March 1, 2013 and before 9:30a.m. on Saturday at the Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Health Professionals of Celina 816 Pro Dr. in Celina. Condolences may be left at LHDfuneralhome.com.