COITSVILLE TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Barbara J. Shives, age 80, died Friday morning, December 16, 2016, at St. Elizabeth Hospital.
She was born May 5, 1936, in Youngstown, a daughter of Joseph and Bertha Thomas Jarko.
Mrs. Shives worked for GE in Youngstown for 13 years, retiring in 1985. She was of the Catholic faith and enjoyed flowers, gardening and feeding the birds.
Her husband, Harold Shives, whom she married August 11, 1956, died October 18, 2016.
She leaves one son, Harold (Karen Tocco) Shives of Struthers; one daughter, Debra Shives of Hubbard; one sister, Jo-Ann Rotz of Struthers and one brother, Gary West of Niles.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harold; her beloved aunt, Katherine Limpose who raised her and one sister, Delores Oliver.
There are no calling hours or funeral services.
A caring cremation has taken place under the direction of the Kelley-Robb-Cummins Funeral Home.
Barbara’s final resting place will be at Churchill Cemetery.
Please visit www.krcummins.com to view this obituary and to send condolences to the family.
A television tribute will air Monday, December 19 at the following approximate times:
12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.