Mrs. Thelma I. Shives, age 104 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Sunday March 13, 2011 at 12:50 PM at her residence. She was born March 8, 1907 in Darke County, Ohio the daughter of the late Sherman W. & Gertrude (Cashman) Baird. She was the owner\operator of Thelma’s Beauty Shop.
She was a member of First Congregational Christian Church, Grandmothers Club, a 1925 graduate of Greenville High School, a volunteer at Wayne Hospital, & she was an avid gardener and loved flowers.
She is preceded in death by her parents; 1st Husband: Robert Plessinger; 2nd Husband: Jack Shives; Brothers: John, James, & Don Baird; Sister: Vera (Baird) Coppess.
She is survived by her son: Michael R. Plessinger of Greenville; Grandchildren: Michael R. Plessinger II, Jonathan Plessinger, Roger Ewing, Sean Plessinger, Christina Averbeck, Scotty Plessinger; 9 Great Grandchildren; Sister: Joan Coovert of Greenville; & numerous nieces & nephews.
Services will be held on Friday March 18, 2011 at 1:30 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Don Myers officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00 PM on Thursday March 17, 2011 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice.