Lois A. Shimp, age 91, formerly of Alliance, passed away at 4:19 a.m., Friday, October 11, 2019 at Brighton Gardens of Westlake.
She was born February 12, 1928, in Alliance, Ohio to Howard R. and Pauline I. (Nelson) Dillon.
Lois was a graduate of the former Marlboro High School in the class of 1946.
She was employed as an executive secretary for the former Alliance Electric until her retirement in 1958.
Lois was a member of the Science Hill United Church of Christ (now, Science Hill Community Church) and former organist and primary Sunday school teacher while there.
Lois was also a former member of the Alliance House and Garden Club, the Alliance Women’s Club, OES Chapter No. 261 in Alliance, and Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and previously served on the YWCA Board.
Survivors include her daughter, Sally Jo (Mark) Bennett of Avon Lake; son, S. Scott (Donna) Shimp of Jacksonville, Florida; two granddaughters, Paige and Laine Bennett, both of Avon Lake; two grandsons, Christian Bennett of Avon Lake and Stephen Shimp of Dayton, OH.
She was preceded by her husband, Samuel R. Shimp whom she married June 29, 1957 and who died April 12, 2004; her parents; two brothers, Jack Dillon and Jim Dillon; and a sister, Helen (Dillon) Shaffer.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday November 1, 2019 at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home with Rev. Jonathan Truax officiating. Interment will be at Fairmount Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to Science Hill Community Church 12316 Beeson St., Alliance, OH 44601.
Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 S. Union Ave., Alliance, OH 44601. Friends may register online at www.ctcfuneral.com.
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