Shirley Ann Clarkson went home to be with the Lord on September 10, 2018 after a short but hard fought battle with pancreatic cancer.
Preceded in death by her beloved parents Frank and Sadie Archer; sister, Ruby Deboard and son-in-law, Randy Friesland.
Survived by her loving husband of 46 years, John M.E. Clarkson; sister, Edna Cobb; brother, Frank Archer. She leaves behind her beautiful loving children and their spouses, Lisa Friesland, Sharon "Sherry" (Kevin) Henestofel, Jim (Teresa) Clarkson; five beautiful grandchildren, Alishia (Wesley) Burgoon, Cassie (Jon) Moyer, Jessica (Nathan) James, Elizabeth Friesland, Jamie Clarkson; ten great-grandchildren that she loved very much, Brayden, Ayla, Wesley Jr., Jaron, Isabella, Blair, Brooklyn, Chase, Autumn and Triston; many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
She worked at Federal Glass and J.C. Penney warehouse for many years. Shirley graduated from Columbus State with an Associates degree. She liked to crochet, do crafts and bowling. She loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren with all of her being. She was there for them through the good times and the bad. She was loved by many and will be greatly missed.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Karen and Roger Preest for being there for her and helping us through this heartbreaking time. Debbie, for one of the most important things to her, coming to her when she could no longer come to you to have her hair done. She loved them as if they were her children. Also, we would like to thank Hospice of Mt. Carmel for being so kind and understanding.
Visitation will be held Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 4-8 p.m. at Newcomer Grove City, 3393 Broadway.
Funeral service will be Friday, September 14, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Entombment to follow at Franklin Hills Memorial Gardens, Canal Winchester, OH.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Shirley's memory to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network by visiting www.pancan.org/donate
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