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Shirley (Martin) Etter

June 26, 1932 ~ January 29, 2021 (age 88)


Shirley (Martin) Etter

 DUPONT - Shirley Martin Etter, 88, of Dupont, died at 1:42 a.m. on Friday, January 29, 2021 at Defiance CHP Inpatient Hospice.  She was born on June 26, 1932 in Cloverdale to the late Ivan Martin and Viola (Seivert) Martin Coffey.  She married Harold “Skeet” Etter on January 24, 1950.  They enjoyed traveling, trips with the Three Rivers Car Club, woodworking and spending time with their family and dogsitting with granddogs.

 Shirley is survived by a daughter and son-in-law: Michele “Shelly” and Jeffrey Kosch of Dupont; grandchildren: Josh (Krista) Crossgrove of Continental, Sara (William) Thomsen of Dupont, Scott (Ashley) Crossgrove of Ottoville, and Haley (Jeremy) Spears of Centerville, IN. She cherished the visits from her great-grandchildren: Drew Crossgrove, Brady Thomsen, Olivia Crossgrove, Kendall Spears, Brynn Thomsen, Brice Spears, Ella Crossgrove, Brystol Thomsen, Lilliana Crossgrove and Lucas Crossgrove.

  She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold “Skeet” Etter; her daughter, Christal Groff; and a son-in-law, Dave Groff.

 Shirley worked in Washington DC for the FBI, Baldwin Lima Hamilton, Eckert Meat Packing and retired as the Continental High School Secretary in 1992.  She served on the board of the Continental Community Library and a member of The Ladies Education Club.  She attended the Dupont Church of the Brethren.

  A funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m. on February 8, 2021 at HEITMEYER FUNERAL HOME, Continental with Pastor Terry Porter officiating.  Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Dupont. In keeping with the social distancing guidelines a visitation will be held on Sunday, February 7, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Masks will be required upon entering the funeral home.

  Memorial donations may be made to the Continental Branch Library.

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February 7, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Heitmeyer Funeral Home - Continental
207 W. Rice St.
Continental, Ohio 45831

Funeral Service
February 8, 2021

10:00 AM
Heitmeyer Funeral Home - Continental
207 W. Rice St.
Continental, Ohio 45831


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