Service measured not by GOLD,
                           but by the GOLDEN RULE

Service measured not by GOLD,
          but by the GOLDEN RULE


œSadly Missed 
Shirley J. Byler Daugherty, 87, of Marietta, formerly of Wooster passed away on Friday, December 13, 2019 at Marietta Memorial Hospital.
She was born March 25, 1932 in Apple Creek to Orie J. and Mary Stayrook Byler.   On July 9, 1955, she married Richard D. Daugherty, Sr.   He preceded her in death.   Shirley was involved in many home projects including crocheting, quilting, jigsaw puzzles, gardening, walking, her daily devotions, reading the Bible and being a friend to everyone.
Shirley had worked as a Teacher ™s Aid for over 25 years at Walnut Street and Lincoln Way Schools.   She loved every day that she was able to help the children.
She is survived by her children Debra Pontius, Sharon (Larry) Lang and Richard D. Daugherty, Jr.; granddaughters Nikki (Rob) Zawojski, Michelle (Tom) McArdle and Angela (Chris) Newnes; great-grandchildren Amara, Alex and Andreana Zawojski , Conor McArdle and Baby McArdle who is due April 23, 2020; and sisters-in-law Iva Byler and Janet Klingerman.
Along with her husband, Shirley was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Stanley and Rufus Byler.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 11:00 AM at McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster, with Rev. Layton Broome officiating.   Interment will follow in the East Union Cemetery.
Calling hours will be held from 10:00 AM until the time of the service  on Thursday at the funeral home.
She will be greatly missed and never forgotten.
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  1. I will miss you terribly Aunt Shirley! You was a major part of my life growing up and as a adult you was an amazing woman to whom I looked up to and respected with every fiber of my being. You may be gone from this earth but you will never ever be forgotten! You helped teach me how to sew when I was in a bind and needed help to figure out what to do next. You was always there for me no matter what, whether I needed help in school due to not understanding what I was suppose to do. Then along came Ryan in kindergarten having trouble with something you’d call me and say show him how to do whatever then the next day he would go to school and do it like a champ he was so proud and loved you being there for him as well. My kids adored you and have fond memories of you as well. I will never forget I was supposed to call you Mrs. Daugherty in school just like the other kids and I would refuse to do that I told you no your my Aunt and that’s what I am supposed to call you. Also I was in 1st grade and they was trying to teach us stranger danger and we was supposed to tell the teach our parents name and I would always say Mom and Dad every single time. You took me off to the side and told me I would not get into trouble for telling them my parents names. I refused again they was Mom and Dad to me and I wasn’t allowed to say their names and that was that. You would tell mom and dad and you all would chuckle, I will never forget you voice and your laugh you truly will be missed by us all. I Love You forever Aunt Shirley xxxooo until we see each other again.

  2. Shirley made a difference in the lives of more students at Lincoln Way, than you, the Family, might realize. She freely offered help and guidance, always with a smile and often warm touch. Shirley and Nina were an excellent team, providing assistance, when needed, with love, compassion, and fairness. Shirley’s sewing gift was beyond measure. She could change, create, and do wonders with her fingers and sewing machine! Wishing all many reasons to smile when Family and friends gather to reminisce and celebrate my good friend Shirley.

  3. I’m so sorry to hear of your loss! She was a very kind and giving woman who touched the lives of many students at Walnut Street School. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  4. Deb – Sorry to hear about your loss of your mom. My prayers are with your family.


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