Shirley Jane (Boyd) Addlesperger

June 24, 1925 ~ June 22, 2022 (age 96)

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Shirley Jane (Boyd) Addlesperger, 96, of Lexington, died Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at Ohio Health Mansfield Hospital, at the end of a long and productive life.

She was born June 24, 1925, in Cleveland, Ohio to Kenneth and Jane (Krampe) Boyd. She was raised in Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Columbus. It was while attending Ohio State University that she met her future husband, Virgil E. Addlesperger. They were married September 8, 1945, at Glen Echo Presbyterian Church in Columbus. In 1950, the couple moved to Lexington, Ohio with toddlers Kathleen and Boyd. They built a house on Steam Corners Road and moved there in 1955, where daughter Elisa was born in 1958. Shirley resided in the home for 67 years, until her move to Conard House last year. Shirley was passionate about books, history, and children. She raised her three children, and helped raise her granddaughter, as confirmed bookaholics. Two librarians, a teacher, and a bookstore manager resulted! She volunteered at Lexington Elementary Schools as a Picture Lady and later as a Reading Buddy. She worked at assembling her family’s genealogy and participated in living history events.

She was pre-deceased by her husband, Virgil; her parents; and beloved aunts, uncles, and cousins.

She is survived by her sister, Georgia Reinbold; daughters, Kathleen and Elisa (Joe Hanc); son, Boyd (Cindy Fowler); granddaughter, Llalan Fowler (Nick Gardner); beloved cat, Schwartz; and many nieces and nephews.

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