Shirley Willman

March 7, 1936 - March 4, 2017

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Shirley Jean Willman, 80 of Urbana, went home to be with the Lord sooner than expected, Saturday, March 04, 2017 in the Mercy Memorial Hospital. She was born March 7, 1936 in Urbana, Ohio and was a graduate of Urbana High School. On November 28, 1954 she married James E. Willman. Together they owned and operated Willman Furniture until 1987. Shirley was a devoted Christian and loved the Lord with all her heart. She had a passion for rescuing animals and above all loved spending time with her family. As our hearts ache for the physical loss of her, we find solace knowing that she is now with God. She is at peace and for that, we are truly grateful.

Her survivors include her loving children, Nancy A. (David) Ebeling, Karen S. (Jerry) Ireland and Linda L. (Dean) Biddle; her grandchildren, Kelly Grogan, Brandon “Bo” Ireland, Lissa Seesholtz, , Bay Ireland, Bry Ireland, Julie Biddle and Michael Biddle; great grandchildren, Leaira, Blayden, Jase, Lily, Riley, Ben, Avery and Cal; sister, Anita Nymeyer; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Alan C. and Lillian J. (Pond) Squire; her husband, James E. “Jim” Willman; her son, William A. “Bill” Willman; and her sister, Jackie Eggleston.

Funeral service to celebrate Shirley’s life will be held at 7:00 PM Thursday, March 9, 2017 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana with Pastor Norman Williams officiating. The family will receive friends from 4-7 PM prior to the service.

Serving as pallbearers will be Kelly Grogan, Bo Ireland, Bay Ireland, Bry Ireland, Michael Biddle, Jason Seesholtz and Andy Scott.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Welfare League 3858 State Rte. 56, Mechanicsburg, Ohio 43044.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.


Rebecca Lambour Rudolph - Mar 10, 2017

I am so sorry to hear that Shirley has passed. She was such a sweet person and so welcoming. My condolences to the family.

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