Virginia Meshot Obituary

Virginia P.  Meshot
Virginia P. Meshot

May 30, 1917 - January 9, 2019
Born in Dayton, Ohio
Resided in Boardman, Ohio
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Virginia Paula Meshot, 101, of Boardman, passed away on January 9, 2019 at Antonine Village in North Jackson.

Virginia was born May 30, 1917 in Dayton, the daughter of James and Elizabeth (Nepfer) Shirley. Prior to retirement, Virginia worked at Packard Electric as an assembler for 28 years.

She loved dancing with girlfriends at Maplerest Dancehall, solving the daily crossword puzzle, politics, camping, her “soaps” and crafting beautiful handwritten notes to her adoring grandchildren and great grandchildren. An avid sports fan, she cheered loyally for the Buckeyes, Browns, Cavs and her favorite horses seeking the Triple Crown. Through her quick-witted humor, Virginia always brought smiles to the faces of everyone she touched, especially her family. Her love of life was always on display, never more so than when she sang and danced at her 100th birthday party.

Virginia is survived by her daughter Leilani (Douglas) Drake of Boardman; her grandchildren Heather (Dave) Celona of Columbus, Douglas (Teresa Butler) Drake Jr. of Boardman, Danielle Drake of Boardman, and Jonathan (Michelle) Drake of Boardman; eight great grandchildren, Nick, Matt, Daniel, Courtney (Kurt), Damon, Landon, Tyler, and Taylor, and four great great grandchildren, Amara, Zaden, Izeyah, and Dominik.

Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by her siblings George Shirley, Beatrice Hayden, Claudia Betts, Delores Robinson, Robert Shirley and Virgil Paul Shirley. The family will receive relatives and friends from 11:00 until the time of service at the funeral home. A Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 12:00 PM at Lane Funeral Homes, Canfield Chapel. To view this obituary or send condolences to the family, visit




Calling Hours
Lane Family Funeral Homes - Canfield Chapel
65 N. Broad St.
Canfield, OH US 44406
Sunday, January 13, 2019
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Funeral Service
Lane Family Funeral Homes - Canfield Chapel
65 N. Broad St.
Canfield, OH US 44406
Sunday, January 13, 2019
12:00 PM