Shirley Ann Dunlap, age 87, of 78621 Hamilton Ridge Road, Freeport, Ohio died peacefully at 3:33 a.m. Tuesday, May 3, 2022 in Trinity West Hospital, Hospice Unit, Steubenville, Ohio.
Born February 20, 1935 in Morristown, Belmont County, Ohio; a daughter of the late Charles Herman Tucker and Lucille B. Gilham Tucker.
Shirley was a 1952 graduate from Flushing High School where she was involved with school plays and the girls group called TAG. She attended Columbus Office Training School and then worked for Hanlon Insurance of Barnesville, Clendening Marina a total of fourteen years (Bill Bose for seven years and Ryser family for seven years). She worked at The Raider for Bill Bose in the winter and at the marina in the summer. Shirley started working as a currier for the Freeport Press several years ago. She enjoyed meeting lots of nice people both working at the marina and driving for the press.
She was a member of the Freeport United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School for numerous years. Shirley enjoyed working cross word puzzles and reading.
Surviving are four children: Roger (Gladys) Dunlap of Freeport, Lee Ann Dunlap of McConnellsville, David (Bobbi) Dunlap of Freeport, and Amy Bates of Freeport; a son-in-law, Kim Luyster of Moorefield; eleven grandchildren: J.R. (Katie) Luyster, Angela (Todd) Armstrong, T.J. Luyster, Ashley Dunlap, Alycia Wyatt, Adam (Jessica) Dunlap, K.C. Luyster, Nikki (J.T.) Cunningham, Logan Bates, Cody Dunlap, and Joshua Dunlap; and sixteen great-grandchildren: Gracie Dunlap, Masen Cohen, Kayeley Meek, Todd Armstrong, Tucker Armstrong, Emmett Armstrong, Trevor Wyatt, Grady Buehler, Cami Cunningham, Mya Wyatt, Spencer Wyatt, Daisy Dunlap, Bain Bertubin, Sonny Dunlap, MaKaylyn Luyster, and Kimberlyn Luyster.
Shirley was preceded in death by a daughter, Marilyn Luyster; a son-in-law, Doug Bates; a granddaughter, Ashley Bates; a great-grandson, Cohen Bertubin; and the father of her children, Harvey L. Dunlap.
Friends and relatives will be received on Saturday, May 7, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Freeport United Methodist Church, 222 S High Street, Freeport. A Celebration of Life service will begin at 1:00 p.m. with burial following in Greenmont Union Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church in Shirley’s memory.
Koch Funeral Home in Freeport was entrusted with her arrangements. Online condolences may be made on the funeral home’s website www.kochfuneralhome.net
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