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Shirley Ann "Gram" Fonner

Shirley Ann "Gram" Fonner, 79, of Scenery Hill, went to her Heavenly Father as she passed peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Saturday March 4, 2017. She was born May 4, 1937, in Scenery Hill, daughter of the late Merle "Pop" and Anna Jacquillard Rager. She was a graduate of Ellsworth High School and a member of the Scenery Hill United Methodist Church. She married Earl Jack Fonner on September 15, 1955. She had a passionate love for God, church, her family, gardening, and flowers.  

Shirley is survived by 5 daughters and sons-in-law; Cindy (Jack) Cramer of Bentleyville, Jackie Gibson of Scenery Hill, Sally (Rod) Morrison of Bentleyville, Missy (Dan) Marchitello of Bentleyville, and Leanna Hustava (Leonard Johns) of Scenery Hill; 12 grandchildren, Leaeryn Moore, Josh Barker, Kristen Rockey, Lindsey Bertin, Samantha Morrison, Kylie Wallach, Jessica Cramer, Sara Morrison, Mackenzie Marchitello, Parker Morrison, Hannah Hustava, & Leyton Hustava; 9 great-grandchildren, Noah & Avery Barker, Jordan, Emma, & Aiden Bertin, Harli Cramer, Calli Marchitello, Mila Moore, and Jordyn & JR Rockey. Shirley is also survived by her sister Doris "Sis" Gray of Vermilion Ohio, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her brothers John & George Rager, sister Charlotte Francis, and son-in-law David Gibson.  

A memorial service will be held at the Scenery Hill United Methodist Church on Sunday March 19, at 2 pm. Arrangements are entrusted to the Leonard M. Pavlic Funeral Homes, Inc. 405 Main St. Bentleyville. Online condolences can be made at www.pavlicfuneralhomes.com 


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A GARDEN PATH was ordered on March 9, 2017

Expression of Sympathy Mar 9 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Fonner Family,
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Shirley has been in our thoughts and prayers, as have all of you. We hope that your happy memories of Shirley help you during this sad time. She was a kind and gentle soul and will be missed by many.

Mark & Bobbie Jo Freeman and family Mar 8 2017 12:00 AM

I am so very sorry for your loss. I am so happy we were able to reconnect these last several years. Your Mother was a wonderful person. Marian

Marian Mar 8 2017 12:00 AM

Dearest Fonner Family,
We are extending our deepest sympathy to your entire family. The loss of your wife, mom, and "Gram" has broke our hearts. We are so sorry.
May the love of God surround you during this time of sorrow. May your Faith uphold you, and Loving memories carry all of you through the days and weeks to come.
You're in our thoughts and prayers.
Paul, Dee, Evan, & Mason Sam & Lorraine Julie & Lilly

Paul & Deanna Kraeer Mar 7 2017 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Shirley Fonner. We are so sorry for your loss and thinking of you all at this very hard time!

Ryan, Erin & Kevin Mar 7 2017 12:00 AM

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A SPATHIPHYLLUM was ordered on March 7, 2017

Expression of Sympathy Mar 7 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Shirley Fonner

Dave & Janet Duvall Mar 7 2017 12:00 AM

So very sorry for your loss. Praying for the family and my God give you peace during this difficult time.

Saundra Jacquillard Banko Mar 6 2017 12:00 AM

So sad to hear of your loss. May she rest in peace.

Margaret Martini Mar 6 2017 12:00 AM