Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Shirley Ann East (August 12, 2015)

Shirley Ann East, age 79, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 9:50 PM at the State of the Heart Hospice Care Center, Greenville, Ohio. She was born on March 17, 1936 in New Madison, Ohio, to the late Goth B. & Mildred E. (Davis) Townsend.

She is survived by her daughter and son in law, Cheryl L. & Urban Lanser Jr. of Hamilton, Ohio; son, Rick D. Hittle of Columbus, Ohio; granddaughter, Stephanie (Ben) Leugers; great grandchildren, Elijah, Wyatt and Olivia Leugers; sisters and brother in law, Janet Drew and Joy & Jim Albright both of Greenville; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Leonard East; brothers, Harold, William, Parl and George Townsend; and sister, Betty Brown.

Shirley was a self-employed beautician for over 20 years at Blue Bonnett Beauty Shop in Greenville and also worked in the office at the Brethren Retirement Community for over 20 years. She was a member of First Congregational Christian Church. She was an avid Cincinnati Reds fan, was a Rosie Red for many years and was a volunteer for several organizations.

There will be a service held on Monday, August 17, 2015 at 2:30 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Don Myers officiating. Burial will follow in the Abbottsville Cemetery, Darke County, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Monday from 12:30 – 2:30 PM at the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the State of the Heart Hospice. Condolences for the family may be sent to