Shirley A. Raymond

Birth Date: 
Thursday, September 19, 1935
Date of Passing: 
Saturday, April 25, 2020

Shirley A. Raymond 84, of Wooster passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at the Avenue at Wooster.

She was born September 19, 1935 in the family home on Cleveland Rd. north of Wooster, the daughter of Henry and Mable Tinsler Shelly.  On March 14, 1954 she married her husband of 57 years Pete Raymond at Trinity United Church of Christ in Wooster.  Pete preceded her in death on April 23, 2011.  Shirley and Pete met at Wooster High School as freshmen and both graduated in 1953.

She retired from the OARDC as a Data Processing Supervisor.  She enjoyed playing cards and was a member of the Central Christian Church in Wooster.

Surviving are her children: Michael E. “Pineapple” (Jennie) Raymond, of Apple Creek, and Judy L. (David) Wiles of Brewster. Grandchildren: Joshua Michael Raymond,  Amanda Kathleen (Drew) Gorfi, Richard Allen (Ashley) Talbott, and Ryan Joseph (Ashley) Talbott. Great Grandchildren: Amelia Kathleen Gorfi, Andrew Raymond “ Andy” Gorfi, Sebastian Allen Talbott, Thorim Michael Talbott, Lillie Anne Talbott, Tristan Nathan Talbott, Bremen Logan Talbott, Arianna May Talbott, Audrey Rose Talbott and Raven Jade Talbott. Former Daughter in law; Melanie Diane Raymond, a sister; Maxine Shelley and extended family member; Jennifer Blevens

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents and siblings: Oliver John Shelly, Harold Lewis Shelly, and Emmett Leroy Shelly.

Private family services will be held.  Arrangements are under the direction of McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home 216 E. Larwill St. Wooster, Ohio 44691.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Central Christian Church, 407 N. Market St. Wooster, Ohio 44691.

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Memorial Contributions: 

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Central Christian Church, 407 N. Market St. Wooster, Ohio 44691.


Private family services will be held


Private family services will be held


I’m so sorry for your loss. Shirley was a wonderful Godly woman. I truly appreciated her as youth advisor. Remember going to their home for youth. Hugs and Prayers! She loved her family very much.

The Blough family extends our sympathy to you all. Shirley was a good friend to our mom, Donna. Thinking of you in your time of loss.

A beautiful soul, always smiling, treasured by so many... she will be greatly missed here!
Tom and Lucy

So sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathies for the family.

Always said if I ever grow up I wanted to be a great lady like Shirley. Beautiful soul. Free to be with Pete again. A happy homecoming!

Our deepest condolences to the family. Shirley was a dear, dear friend to our family. The Raymonds & Yund’s spent anniversaries together in Amish country, talking well into the night. When Pete passed, the three continued to eat together every Monday until mom became ill. We loved her & she will be greatly missed by all

We are so very sorry to hear of the death of your loved. She was one very special lady and always smiling and so very kind to everyone. The Emblem Club enjoyed so very much playing cards with Shirley at the Avenue. She is going to missed so much.

With deepest sympathy to the family prayers

Prayers and our deepest sympathy to all the family. Had wonderful times at her house with the youth groups. She will be missed by lots of people.

I was so sorry to read of your Mother's passing.I would love to talk to you. Please call when things are not so busy. My number is 330-264-0107.

So sorry for your loss! Shirley was a sweet and wonderful woman. I remember her and Pete from when they went to The Church Of God. Prayers lifted up for peace and understanding !

Dear Raymond Family,
Sending our sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers ! Ohio Society of Fire Service Instructor Family.

Dear Mike,

My deepest sympathies to you on the passing of your mom!

I just found out today that she passed away back in April! I had no idea she was gone!

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

With sympathy and love,
Deann Markle

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