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LaDona Shives


LaDona Shives, age 84, of Orient, passed away June 15, 2016, at Brookdale at Pinnacle.

She was born Oct. 17, 1931, in Youngstown.

She worked as a labor and delivery nurse at OSU Hospital.

LaDona was a longtime member of Grove City United Methodist Church. She was a story teller for Story League of Central Ohio, and she was a volunteer for the Grove City Arts Council, Scioto Elementary, Harrisburg Elementary and Harrisburg Library. Many people heard her voice on Central Ohio Radio Reading Service.

She was a member of The Riverside Hospital Sewing Guild. Her interests included poetry, wood carving and painting.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore; sister, Sharon Garver; and brother, John Garver.

Survivors include her sons, Eric, Gary and Scott (Brenda) Shives; grandchildren, Andrew, Thomas, Lauren, Julie, Zack, Taylor Shives, Amy Reeves and Julie Gall; great-grandchildren, Isabelle Reeves and Madeline Gall; brother, Carl Garver; sister-in-law, Joanne Garver; many cousins, nieces and nephews; and special friend, Vicki Hunt.

Friends may visit from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 24, 2016, at the Spence-Miller Funeral Home, 2697 Columbus St. Grove City. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, June 25, 2016, at Grove City United Methodist Church, 2684 Columbus St., Grove City, with a time of visitation from 9:30 a.m. until the service.

The family would like to thank Brookdale at Pinnacle, Kindred Home Care and Grove City United Methodist Church for their care and support.

Memorials may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association in her name.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.spencemillerfuneralhome.com.

This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal