Shirley Ann Shingleton Lovejoy


Shirley Ann Shingleton LoveJoy, age 79, of Valley Falls Road, Grafton, passed into the loving arms of her Savior, surrounded by her family, on Monday, December 19, 2016.

She was born in Grafton, April 13, 1937, a daughter of the late Abraham Shingleton and Louisa Ann (Harold) Shingleton.

She was preceded in death by her husband Jon A. LoveJoy on November 12, 1997.

She is survived by four children, Gloria Larew (Larry), Jon A. LoveJoy II and fiancé Melody Skaggs, Jennifer Recktenwald (Joe), and Jill Eskridge (Jason). Her grandchildren: Linda Morasco, Larry L. Larew (Shannon), Lorne Larew (Kelley), Jamie Brewer (Bobby), Jeanette Larew, Rudy Recktenwald (Molly), Allie Recktenwald, Justin Eskridge, JJ LoveJoy, Jasmine Eskridge, Bethany White, and Joey and Curtis Recktenwald, and great-grandchildren: Hannah Larew, Logan Larew, Destiny Weaver, Xander Larew and Ruby Larew, and Spencer Taylor. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews, and her very special canine companion, Merry Christmas, whom she received as a Christmas gift eight years ago.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by nine brothers, Emmett, Theodore, Edward, Dennis, Arie Fay, James, Clyde, and Kenneth Shingleton, and one brother in infancy; four sisters, Nettie Kisner, Sarah Jane Kozolosky, Edna Holbert, and Eva Drumheller. She was the last surviving member of her generation.

She attended Linn Chapel Church. In her last act of kindness, Shirley donated her body to the WVU Human Gift Registry (a decision she made many years ago).

The family would once again like the extend our sincere thanks to Dr. Joseph Duvert and the staff of Grafton City Hospital Emergency Room and third floor, as well as Amedisys Hospice for the care provided to our mother and grandmother, and the support provided to our family.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life Service on Sunday, May 28, 2017, at 4:00 p.m., at Linn Chapel Church. A picnic will be hosted by the family, immediately following the service, at the church pavilion.

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