Shirley Rae Quellhorst

1932 - 2019

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Shirley Rae Quellhorst, 86, of Findlay, passed away at 8:14am on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at the Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay. She was born on December 29, 1932 in Baltimore, Maryland to the late Frederick and Lucille (Herford) Donald. On April 18, 1953, she married Dale Quellhorst, and he preceded her in death on May 2, 2000. Shirley is survived by her son, Neil (Nancy) Quellhorst of Iowa City, IA; daughters: Sue (Jim) Slater of Grand Rapids, MI, and Beth Ann (David) Comer of Findlay; 9 grandchildren: Brad (Mia) Quellhorst, Scott Quellhorst, Brandon (Amber) Slater, Joshua (Crystal) Slater, Corey (Sujal) Patel, Megan (Jordan) Lewis, Justin (Em) Comer, Ryan Comer, and Taylor (Bart) Tanski; and great-grandchildren: Adeline, Emmit, Ian, and Eloise Slater, Jenson Slater, Ethan Quellhorst, and Canon Lewis. She was preceded in death by her brother, Charles Donald; and sister, Betty Moore. Shirley volunteered at Hancock County Christian Clearing House. She was a very talented quilter, an excellent cook and baker, and a loyal confidant to those who needed her. Shirley held various jobs over the years, but the one she cherished most was being a caretaker of all: of her husband, her children, and her most favorite – the role of being a Nana to her grandchildren. A private Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to Hancock County Christian Clearing House or Bridge Home Health & Hospice. Arrangements have been entrusted to COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME. Online condolences may be left for the family at

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    Hancock Co. Christian Clearing House - Quellhorst
    1800 N. Blanchard Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

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    A private Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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To : Shirley's Family
Date :Thursday, January 2nd 2020
From : Sally Buis
I am truly sorry for your loss. Shirley has been a good friend since we met in the hospital 20 years ago and both lost our husbands within days of each other. She will be missed.

To : family of Shirley
Date :Sunday, January 5th 2020
From : Rosemary Tritch
My deepest sympathy to all of you. I knew Shirley through our shared love of quilting. I know all of you were very special to her. We will miss this lovely person. Rosemary Tritch

To : Sue and Beth
Date :Friday, January 24th 2020
From : Sue Cervenka Alexander
Dear Sue and Beth,
Your mom was our angel in HS. I will never forget the feeling of her kindness and intelligence. She always made us feel like we had made it ‘home’. I can only imagine your loss. The world lost such a unique and loving person, but those of us who had access to her will carry her influence forever. Thank you for sharing your mom with us. I’m so sad to learn of her passing.