Shirley Essig, 93

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"Together Again"

Shirley Essig, 93, of Waynesburg, passed away Tues., Apr. 30, 2024.  

She was born June 21, 1930, in Canton, a daughter of the late Delmar and Frances (Eibel) Hockenberry. Shirley was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Magnolia, and the Stark County Street Rod Association.  

Preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Charles “Chuck” Essig; her son, Robert “Bobby” Essig; two sisters, Betty Horton and Eileen Coleman; and eight brothers, Max, Ted, Robert, Harold, Ralph, Carl, Kenny and Ray Hockenberry.  

She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Jay Herstine; two sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Marna Essig, and Jeffrey and Mona Essig; one brother and sister-in-law, Ronnie and Paula Hockenberry; and eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandson. 

The family wishes to thank the nurses, aides and staff at Inspira Carroll Healthcare for all the wonderful care provided to their mother during her long stay there. Services will be held Sat., May 11, at 12 noon in the Finefrock-Gordon Funeral Home. Interment is in the Sandy Valley Cemetery. Friends may call two hours before the service, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Shirley’s memory may be made to: Trinity Lutheran Church, PO Box 464, Magnolia, OH  44643. Condolences may be left at:

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