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COLUMBIANA – Shirley A. Tyson, 87, of Columbiana died at 4:09 p.m. Friday, March 11, 2022 at Salem Regional Medical Center.

She was born on November 24, 1934 in Columbiana, daughter of the late Kenneth and Sarah Ann Gray Tyson.

Shirley was a member and former elder and Sunday school teacher at the Jerusalem Lutheran Church, Columbiana. She was a graduate of Columbiana High School, a graduate of Youngstown Hospital Associate School of Nursing, earned a BS from YSU and an EWIBA from Baldwin Wallace, Berea, Ohio. Shirley has worked as a staff and supervisory nurse at Youngstown Hospital, North Unit, and Cedars and Kaiser Hospitals in Hollywood, CA. Upon her return, she worked at Salem Community Hospital. She was Assistant Administrator of Clinical Services when she retired after 24 years. After a brief retirement, she worked as Director of Staff Development and Human Resources at Colonial Manor, Youngstown, retiring in 1996. She taught in the Continuing Education Department at Kent State Univ, Salem. Shirley has served on several local and state nursing and health care committees, including the Ohio Board of Trustees and the National League of Nursing. She was a member and past president of Columbiana Area Business and Professional Women.

She traveled all 50 states, Panama, the Far East, England, Scotland, Mexico and Canada, sailed to Alaska, the Baltic Sea and the Caribbean. She enjoyed camping, playing cards, especially five-cent poker, and spending the winters in Florida.

She is survived by Barbara Nageotte of Cortland, a friend and traveling companion since 1951, several cousins ​​and an aunt.

She was predeceased by many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services will be held Friday, March 18, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. at Jerusalem Lutheran Church, Columbiana with Pastor Dailey officiating. Friends and family will be received for one hour before the memorial service at the church.

Interment will be in Columbiana Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Jerusalem Lutheran Church, Columbiana.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana.

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