Shirley Mae Davidson

COLUMBIANA – Shirley Mae Davidson, 93, of Columbiana, formerly of Salem, passed away on Thursday April 17, 2014 following a brief illness.

She was born on July 27, 1920 in Salem, the daughter of the late Charles W. and Pauline (Schmid) Davidson.

She was a 1938 graduate of Salem High School. After high school, she worked for a couple of years at the Woolworth’s 5 & 10 at the candy counter. On July 3, 1942, Shirley began working for the EW Bliss Company in the purchasing department. She worked various secretarial jobs, and as the telephone operator and as secretary to the assistant

general manager. In 1947 she was promoted to executive secretary to the general manager, serving under eight general managers. On July 3, 1977 she retired after 35 years with EW Bliss Company.

Shirley was a life long and active member of Holy Trinity English Lutheran Church, serving in many capacities.

In addition to her work, she served as secretary in most organizations to which she belonged. Her hobbies included candy-making, baking, cooking and hosting elegant parties. She enjoyed all kinds of hand crafts, needlepoint being a favorite. Her thoughtful, generous and caring ways made her a beloved sister and aunt.

She is survived by her sister Marian Zeigler of Columbiana; nieces and nephews, Carol (Steve) Humpage of Portland, OR, Joan (Jerry ) Maclin of St. Paul, Minn., William T. Davidson of Nashville, Tenn., Antoinette (Jim) Sheen of Phoenix, Ariz., Melanie Sheen of Boise, Idaho, Alan Eckert of Columbiana, Barbara (Marty) Stampick of Ogden, Utah, and Virginia (Gary) Neville of Columbiana; nine great nieces and nephews and six great-great nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Charles Davidson and Jane Eckert.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the chapel of Grandview Cemetery in Salem. The Rev. John Ciardi will be officiating and family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Salem High School Alumni Association 330 East State Street, Salem, Ohio 44460.

Arrangements by the Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem. Please go sign the guestbook at


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Shirley Mae Davidson

COLUMBIANA – Shirley Mae Davidson, 93, of Columbiana, died at 1:20 a.m. Thursday at Parkside Health Care Center. Arrangements pending at Arbaugh-Pearce-Greensien & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem.