Anita Mae Shy Caldwell, 80, of Marysville died Friday afternoon, Dec. 20, at Grant Medical Center in Columbus following a short illness.
She was retired from Ranco Controls in Plain City after 42 years of employment.
She enjoyed going to NASCAR races with her husband, crafts, playing cards, Bingo and being the life of the party.
She loved her grandchildren and enjoyed watching them grow up next door to her.
She was a member of the first graduating class from Jonathan Alder High School in 1957.
She was born Nov. 29, 1939 on a farm in Madison County to the late Edward and Louise Wilson Shy Jr. She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Genevieve Geron and Betty Dauer; and brothers-in-law, Bill Dauer and George Cale.
She married Jack Caldwell on Dec. 31, 1960 in Delaware and he preceded her in death on Jan. 10, 2012.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Saundra R. and Rick Kingham of Marysville; a stepdaughter, Terri L. and her husband Doug Paver of Riverview, Florida; two grandchildren, Jackie and Justin Kingham; three great-grandchildren, Alyssa and Peyton Clapp and Ella Mae Kingham; a sister, Anna Lee Cale of West Jefferson; sisters-in-law, Kay (George) Whitt and Ginny Sparks, both of Marysville; brothers-in-law, James Geron of Springfield, Homer (Susan) Caldwell of Sebring, Florida and Bobby Joe (Theresa) Caldwell of Mt. Victory; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
A graveside service will be held at noon Tuesday at the Fairview Cemetery in Mutual with the Rev. Barry Scott officiating. Per her request, there will be no calling hours.
The family prefers that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Central Ohio Diabetes Association in care of Ingram Funeral Home, who is completing arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed at www.ingramfuneralservice.com.
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