Shirley M. Paden

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202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 7/9/2009 17:00:00

202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 7/10/2009 11:00:00

Shirley M. Paden, age 69, resident of Shelby, Ohio passed away on Monday, July 6, 2009 in MedCentral Mansfield Hospital. She was born on October 5, 1939 in Prestonsburg, Kentucky to the late Flem and Zora (Whitaker) Collins. She had lived in Galion and Willard and then retiring to Shelby. She was a graduate of Tiro High School and was a dedicated worker for 14 years at MTD in Shelby retiring in 2007. As an affectionate sister, mother, grandmother, and follower of Jesus Christ, her Lord and Savior, Shirley deeply loved her family, grandchildren, and many friends. She never met a stranger and was greatly loved by all who knew her. Shirley’s life reminds those she leaves behind that “For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto Thee, Fear not; I will help thee.” –Isaiah 41:13.
She is survived by a son, Larry Merwine of Mansfield; three daughters, Peggy (Tim) Klinetop of Bellville; Trisene (Aaron) Barker of Shelby; and Carol Merwine (Bob Lewis) of Galion; seven grandchildren, Everette (Kristin) Hunt; Ellen (Brian) Auten; Eva Hunt; Tim and Adam Cline; Andrew and Josh Merwine; six step grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; eight sisters; Edna Barnett; Peggy (Wilbur) Wright; Rita (Steve) Gullett; Teresa (Ron) Rust; Sue (Marty) Picklesimer; Betty Cole; Josi Tackett; Ollie Frazier.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Willard Paden; a grandson, Isaiah Merwine; five brothers, Rayburn, Roy, Troy, Otis and Delmer Collins; two sisters, Myrtle Hall and Eunice Collins.
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard on Thursday, July 9, 2009 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM where the funeral service will be held on Friday at 11:00 AM with Pastor Earl Sexton officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven, Ohio. Online condolences can be made at


Gina Lillo-Link - Jul 10, 2009

To the family of Shirley…so sorry for your loss..may God wrap his loving arms around you & comfort you during this time of sadness! God bless you all!

Bill & Claris (C B) - Jul 9, 2009

To the family of Shirley, brothers and sisters. whom I have known for many years.
I don’t know you children, but our Prayers are surely going out to you.
children, I kindly know what you are feeling, because I lost my mom, (Susie White (3years ago) who Alma Collins ) and some of the others would know. It still hurts
Our love and Prayers
Bill and Claris (C B) Hicks

Brent Cline - Jul 9, 2009

Dear Tri, Larry, Carol and Peggy,
I know it is hard to believe right now that your Mom is in a better place. She was a great woman and she always treated me with respect. I am very sorry for your loss, my sons also lost a wonderful Grandma. The world will be a little quiter without your Mom’s talking. We will all miss her and may she rest in peace.
Sincerely, Brent

Howard and Joanne Klinetop - Jul 9, 2009

To the family and friends of Shirley Paden go our deepest sympathy and love and prayers. We are the parents of Tim Klinetop(Peggy’s husband) and loved Shirley from the time we met her….always so positive and a delight to be with. She’s with the Lord now and we will see her again.

Eileen Cameron - Jul 8, 2009

Dear Larry, Peggy, Trisene,and Carol and family,
I am so sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing. May God see each of you through this very trying time. My prayers are for all the family.
In Christian Love,
Aunt Eileen

Joan Uzunoff - Jul 8, 2009

Peggy and Eva, I am so sorry to here of your mothers and grandmothers passing. You are in my prayers. Shirley was such a nice and friendly person, when I met her at Eva’s graduation party. I know she will be greatly missed. God bless, Joanie

Linda & Louie Shorter - Jul 8, 2009

To Shirley’s family we send our deepest sympathy. We had the honor of knowing her for many years and you couldn’t ask for a nicer person. She was such a loving person with a smile and a personality that made her a joy to be around. May God be with each of you during this very sad time. She will be remembered with love from all that knew her.

Franklin Family - Jul 8, 2009

You may or may not remeber us from the pizza buffet on Sundays. Pastor John sent out for prayer for your family to everyone at Core. We would like you to know we will be in prayer for you and your family in your time of loss.

Beth Winchester - Jul 8, 2009

Larry and Tri, I’m so sorry to hear about your mom.I remember her when i was a kid she was a nice lady.Thinking about you both.Love Beth Winchester (POTTS)

Nicole Jones - Jul 8, 2009

To Shirley’s family, I am sorry to hear about her passing. I only just got to know her in the past few months. She was a truly sweet and funny lady. I had many late nite laughs with her.I feel privlaged to have had the chance to know her.Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Beth Terman - Jul 7, 2009

I am so sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing. She was a good lady, and a fine MTD employee. I will miss her and the delicious fudge she always brought me at Christmas time. My prayers are with you all.