Shelley R. Town Obituary

Shelley R. Town

<p><span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>Shelley R. Town of Niles passed away on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 9:00 p.m. in her residence following a courageous battle with cancer. She was 51 years old.</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>Shelley was born in Warren on July 17, 1969, the daughter of Darrell L. and Connie Oliver Gantz.</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>She was a 1987 graduate of John F. Kennedy High School. Following high school Shelley further her education at Trumbull Business College.</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>Ms. Town began her career as the Howland Townships first female firefighter. She then had the opportunity to serve as a dispatcher for Warren City and then as a dispatcher for the Ohio State Highway Patrol. She had a passion for her profession and loved and cherished the people she worked with. Her career meant the world to her.</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>Shelley was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks and was the first female Exalted Ruler in the State of Ohio. &nbsp;In her spare time, Shelley was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Indians fan.</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>She is survived by her mother, Connie Dobransky and her significant other Larry Hixenbaugh of Hartford, OH; her father, Darrell L. (Mary Lou) Gantz of Warren; a son Jordan Town of Niles; a brother, Brian Gantz of Warren; her former husband Joel (Vicky) Town of Southington; She is also survived by numerous step brothers and step sisters.</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>Shelley was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents.</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>Friends and family may view the obituary and send condolences by visiting www.NicholasFuneralHome.com</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>Memorial contributions can be made to any organization that supports our local police officers.</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>Calling hours will be on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Wm Nicholas Funeral Home &amp; Cremation Services 614 Warren Ave. Niles, OH 44446.</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>Arrangements are entrusted to the Wm Nicholas Funeral Home &amp; Cremation Services 614 Warren Ave. Niles, OH 44446.</strong></span></p>
July 17, 1969 - October 27, 202007/17/196910/27/2020
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Shelley R. Town of Niles passed away on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 9:00 p.m. in her residence following a courageous battle with cancer. She was 51 years old.

Shelley was born in Warren on July 17, 1969, the daughter of Darrell L. and Connie Oliver Gantz.

She was a 1987 graduate of John F. Kennedy High School. Following high s...

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Wednesday, November 04 2020
03:00 PM - 06:00 PM
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Niles, OH 44446
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