Eleanor G. Shurtz, age 94 of Fountain Hills AZ, formerly of Zanesville, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at Shea Hospital in Scottsdale AZ. She resided with her niece, Barb & Randy Phillips and her sister & brother in law, Edna & Roy Shurtz in Fountain Hills AZ. Born in Muskingum County March 14, 1917 the daughter of the late Howard & Mary (Parr) Bowden. She graduated from Adamsville High School, then married the late Robert Shurtz, and retired from Essex’s wire of Zanesville. She enjoyed playing the piano, reading her bible and attending church.
She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Shurtz; Brothers Lawrence and Raymond Bowden; Sister Dorothy Jacobs; an infant sister Patty and a great niece Heather Crider.
She is survived by a sister Berdnadine Brookover of NC; and a sister & brother in law Edna & Roy Shurtz of Fountain Hills AZ, formerly of Coshocton Ohio; 7 nieces; several great nieces & nephews and several great-great nieces & nephews.
The Family is being served by the BRYAN & SNIDER FUNERAL HOME 2318 Maple Ave. were calling hours will be 2-5 PM on Sunday, October 9, 2011; Funeral Service will Monday at 11 AM at the funeral home with Rev. Alice Baldwin officiating; Visitation will be one hour prior to service, Eleanor will be laid to rest along side of her late husband at Memorial Park in Zanesville.
In lieu of flowers the family asks for memorial contributions to be made to Euclid Avenue United Methodist Church Youth Group 1304 Euclid Ave. Zanesville, Ohio 43701.
To share memories and messages with the family, visit Eleanorâ€™s memorial page at www.BryanSniderFuneralHome.com