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Shirley Anne Hammack, 84, of Hopedale, Ohio, formerly Steubenville, died Friday, October 21, 2022 after a serious accident at the Gables Care Center.

Shirley was born on March 1, 1938 in Cadiz, Ohio. Shirley preceded in death her husband Andrew Hammack, to whom she was married for 53 years; her son Robert Andrew “Cool” Hammock; her parents, Robert D. Irwin and Pauline S. Irwin; Siblings, Richard D. Irwin, Catherine Bernosky, Rozie Klan, George Kozel Jr., Rudy Rodich, Melvin “butch” Rodich.

Shirley is survived by their daughter Cynthia Anne (Mark) Bordash; her daughter-in-law, Sylvia Ann Hammack; Grandsons, Kelly Anne (Chris) Dopp, Matt (Amy) Bordash, Derek Hammack, Melissa (Jake) Geary, Christopher Deal, Robert Deal; and great-grandchildren Beckett Dopp, Casher Dopp, Autumn Miller, Lexi Miller, Peyton Geary, TJ Geary, and RJ Deal. She is survived by siblings, Joe (Carolyn) Litten, Marlene Worklan, Mary Garrett; and brother-in-law, Charles (Avis) Henry; sister-in-law Kay Rodich; and many nieces and nephews.

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During her life, Shirley was a dedicated mother, wife and traveled with her husband Andy, assisting him in his many business ventures and adventures.

A member of Starkdale Presbyterian Church, she contributed to many church committees and also served her community as president of the Mingo Jr. Women’s Club, a member of the Mingo Band Boosters, and PTO of the Hill School.

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She enjoyed sharing her knowledge of everything from panning for gold to various crafts by presenting at school visits and Boy Scout meetings.

She loved playing the piano, decorating, and creating wreaths and flower arrangements for friends, family, and church. Shirley loved entertaining and traveling with groups of friends, schoolmates, or her extended family, from Alaska, to the western United States, to tropical islands, on cruises, by train, by car, or in her husband’s private plane. While living in St. Thomas, VI, she and Andy repeatedly opened their home to host families and friends and created many lasting memories.

The family would like to thank the incredible care and support of everyone at Gables Care Center and the empathy and comfort of the Valley Hospice staff.

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Friends can call the Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, 215 Fernwood Road, Wintersville, Ohio on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Friends may also call Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. service on Thursday, October 27, 2022, at the Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, Rev. Carl Moore officiant. Burial will be at Fort Steuben Burial Estates.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Valley Hospice, 10686 State Route 150, Rayland, OH 43943.

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