Shirley Mae Grill Bishop Goldman was born July 2, 1928 in Dunbridge, OH. She was raised by F.W. and Nell Grill in Tiffin, OH. She graduated from Tiffin Columbian High School and from Heidelberg College with a degree in education. She taught first grade for two years in Sandusky, OH City Schools and taught kindergarten for 17 years in Elmwood Local Schools, Wood County, OH.
Shirley loved the outdoors and cherished her memories of childhood summers spent at Lake Mohawk, camping and picnicking at East Harbor State Park and sharing that love with her children and with girls as a Girl Scout leader.
In 1952 she married Ted Bishop and together they had four children. Later the marriage was dissolved.
In 1981 she married Robert Goldman. They shared a love of history, language and travel. Her favorite place to visit was England and they traveled there several times.
Shirley was a past member of the writers group and the readers group of AAUW, University Women, Wood County Retired Teachers, Woman’s Club, and Wood County Historical Society where she and Bob volunteered.
Along with her husband of 37 years, Bob, she is survived by her children Jane (Dave) Shively, Martha Bishop (Ed Newman), Barb (Fuzzy) David and John (Cathy) Bishop and step-daughters Christine George and Lisa (Dennis) Doyle. She is also survived by grandchildren Carrie Hancock, Kris Hiser, Jeff Hiser, Danielle Bishop Rueda-Fabila, Alexandra Bishop and Devin Doyle, by great-grandchildren Kyler, Regann and Brennan Hiser and by nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Helen Grill, brother James Abrams, sister Helen Nuzum, daughter-in-law Barbara S. Bishop and grandson Ben Shively.
Visitation will be held on Saturday September 8, 2018 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Dunn Funeral Home, located in the Historical District of Bowling Green at 408 West Wooster St. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Sunday September 9, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Additional visitation will be held Sunday from Noon until the time of the service at 12:30 p.m. Interment will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be given in memory to The Wood County Historical Society or Elmwood Elementary School Library.
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