Shirley L. Weisend left the bonds of this earth to claim her place in glory on June 4, 2017. She was born February 24, 1930, in Akron, Ohio.
Shirley was a loving wife to Donald "Dan" Weisend, Sr., whom she married June 10, 1948. She was also a wonderful mother to Donald Jr., Dennis (Donna), Gary, and Cynthia, as well as the many others who called her "Mom", including Andi Frescura who lovingly assisted in her care. She adored her four grandchildren: Myanna (Rodney) Komaromi, Leah Weisend, Gordon Weisend, and Cherarae Weisend, and her five great-grandchildren: Bryan, Brady, Ryder, and Mycah Komaromi, and Kaeleigh Krepp.
Shirley was preceded in death by her son Gordon and several grand and great-grandchildren. She will truly be in Heaven when they are reunited.
Her reputation as an awesome cook was well-known among family and friends. She loved Bassett hounds and even bred them at one point. Dan and Shirley spent hours playing "hotly contested" bouts of cribbage and Casino, as many card games were popular with the family.
Her love of people was apparent to all and reflected in her career choice as a nurse until injury forced her to leave the profession. She continued to work side-by-side with her husband for 38 years at Tri-Lakes Marine which they opened in 1970.
Friends and family will be received Friday, June 9, 2017, from 5:00 7:00 PM at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St., Ravenna, where funeral services will be officiated by Chaplain Matt Doerle on Saturday at 11:00 AM. Interment will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery in Akron at 1:00 PM on Saturday. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.wood-kortright-borkoski.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Crossroads Hospice, 3743 Boettler Oaks Dr., Ste E, Green, OH 44685. The family would like to especially acknowledge the loving care provided by her nurse, Donna, with whom she shared a special bond.
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