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Shirley Megown

April 18, 1937 — December 5, 2022

Shirley A. Megown

Shirley A. Megown, 85 of Austintown went to be with the Lord on December 5th 2022 at her home, surrounded by her beloved husband, her sons, her cat Liberty and her pastor Pam Kelly. Shirley was born April 18, 1937 n Youngstown, the daughter of the late Lorin and Mildred Guilkey and was a lifelong area resident.

She was a home-maker and loved cooking, baking and she always had a homemade meal. She was an active member of Grace Lutheran Church in Austintown. She was also a member of the Sweetbriar Garden Club, Church Women United, Protestant Family Services, and Youngstown Ohio Peace Council. She also loved playing cards with her family and friends. She prayed for world peace daily and hoped that one day we would have a peaceful world with no violence. Shirley was awarded as a Valiant Woman in 2012 from the Church Women United Organization. She also traveled as a representative of the WOMEN of the ELCA to Africa to bring aid to the people. She had friends of all races, religions and nationalities and she loved them all.

She also loved gardening and flowers, particularly roses. She loved Mill Creek Park and she visited the Fellows Riverside Gardens and the park all of her life.

She loved God, her Church and her family, her husband of 63 years, her sons, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She always had a card or a gift bag for every holiday. She always sent cards to the whole family and friends for every holiday.

She is survived by her loving husband Frank of 63 years, her sons Paul of Austintown, Chris (Casandra), Shawn of Columbus: Eight Grand-Children, Danielle (Max) Bader of Baltimore, Ohio, Christopher (Emily) of Delaware, Ohio, Joshua of Columbus, Ohio, Aubrey, Anna Megown of Columbus Kenneth (Michelle) Donnan of Niles Ohio,Miriah Paden of Niles, and Patrick(Christine) Donnan of Niles,Ohio: 10 Great-grand children:William and Zachary Donnan, Ian, Mary, Grace, and Gabriel Bader, Eleanor and Amos Megown, Austin and Curtis Paden Preceded in death by her parents Lorin, Mildred Guilkey, her brothers Richard, Gene Guilkey and her son William Donnan whom she missed dearly and thought about every day of her life.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, December 21st at Grace Lutheran Church, 162 South Raccoon Road, Youngstown,Ohio 44515 with a luncheon to follow. In loving memory of Shirley A Megown, donations will be accepted for a memorial bench that will be placed in the Mill Creek Metro park. If the bench donations exceed the cost of the bench, the leftover proceeds will be donated to Protestant Family Services.

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