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Shirley Mae Staley, age 87, of Ashtabula, died Thursday, August 3, 2017 at the Austinburg Rehabilitation Center in Austinburg, Ohio. She was born January 12,1930 in Ashtabula, the daughter of Dominic and June (Bihlajama) Dotty.

A long standing member of Bethany Lutheran Church, she served on Church Council and taught Sunday school. She had been vice-president of the Toast Mistress Club and a Trustee of FAHA.

She is survived by niece, Dawn Michelle (Dotty) LaValle and nephew, Anthony Dotty, of Bend, Oregon; stepdaughter, Sandra Armeni of Conneaut; step granddaughter, Julie Stern of North Kingsville; cousin, Terry Hammer of Kingsville; and several other cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Howard Staley; brother, Donald Dotty; stepson, Ron Eldred; and step grandson, Jacob Armeni.

A memorial service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at Bethany Lutheran Church, 933 Michigan Avenue, Ashtabula, Ohio. Potti Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 1329 Lake Avenue, Ashtabula, Ohio handled arrangements.

Contributions may be made to the Bethany Lutheran Church Memorial Fund.
Published on August 12, 2017
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