2010-06-26 / Obituaries

Shirley A. Gainer

A funeral service, celebrating the life of Shirley A Gainer, 71, of Newark, formerly of Hebron, was held June 23, 2010, in the chapel of The Hoskinson Funeral Home, Kirkersville, with Pastor Charles Mason as celebrant. Burial followed in Kirkersville Cemetery.

Shirley died June 19, 2010, in Columbus following an extended illness. She was born January 9, 1939, in New Albany, Indiana, the daughter of the late William and Martha (Carr) Ford. She was a retired dispatcher at Ours Garage and Wrecker Service and Jae’s Towing.

She enjoyed reading, crafts and eating out with her friends at the senior apartments, along with traveling to Indiana and other locations. She also loved her “General Hospital” and other reality TV shows.

She is survived by her loving family: Her son, Ken Gainer of Columbus; daughter, Marti Gainer of Newark; son, Terry Romero of Indiana; step-son, Ben Gainer, Jr. of Newark; adopted daughter, Eager Nethers of Newark; her sister, Sue King of Indiana; brother, Randy Ford of Texas; nine grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ben Gainer Sr., in 1992.

An on-line guest register and memorial tribute to Shirley are available at www.hoskinsonfuneral. com. Memorials in her name may be directed to the American Cancer Society.

Hoskinson Funeral Home, Kirkersville, is honored to care for the Gainer family.

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