WOOSTER – Shirley Ann Topovski, 83, of Wooster passed away on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at Wooster Community Hospital.
She was born April 23, 1937 in Wooster the daughter of Jacob and Bertha Ickes Elser.
Shirley had been a teacher at Chester Elementary School and was a member of the Church of God Worldwide Association. She was a member of the Unity Singers, an active member of the Northwestern Ruritan’s and People to People Student Ambassador Program.
After she retired from teaching in the Northwestern School District, she continued to educate adults through the ABLE program at The Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center, helping adults obtain their GED. Over the past several decades, she gave hundreds of students private piano lessons, performed at numerous weddings and was active in accompanying in her church choir and special music. She also loved writing poetry for friends and family. Shirley was also a strong crusader for nature and the environment. Nanny you will be missed.
Shirley is survived by her children Mark Topovski, Gregg Topovski and Neil (Dawn) Topovski all of Wooster and Brian (Heather) Topovski of Creston; 9 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren; siblings Vicki Ickes and Randy Elser both of Wooster and Chris Kovatch of North Canton.
She was preceded in death by her husband Steve Topovski who she married February 26, 1957, her parents and siblings Connie Tooley Bauer and Lowell Elser.
There will be no calling hours or services.
Mcintire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.
Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or to the Northwestern High School Music Dept., 7473 N. Elyria Road, West Salem,OH 44287.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamslsleek.com.
Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or to Northwestern High School Music Dept., 7473 N. Elyria Road, West Salem, OH 44287
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