Food Culinary 08

Jaunita Ruth (Akey) Shirk Briscoe

April 24, 1927 ~ April 14, 2019 (age 91)


Jaunita Ruth Shirk Briscoe, age 91, of Bellefontaine, Ohio passed away Sunday, April 14, 2019 at Logan Acres Senior Community in Bellefontaine.

She was born April 24, 1927 in Zanesfield, Ohio, a daughter of the late Issac and Sophrona Bell (Spencer) Akey.

In 1944, she married Dana Shirk and he passed away January 15, 1985. In 2002, she married Bernard Briscoe and he passed away in 2004.

She is survived by three sons, Jim of Bellefontaine, Bob of Michigan, Bill (Jody) of Georgia; her granddaughters, Susan Lamson, Brenda (Greg) Lyon, Jean Murray, Sandy (Dave) Stidam, Laura (Danny) Marten of Florida, and their children Danny, Summer, and Kristle.

Ruth lived most of her life on the family farm north of East Liberty, Ohio and then lived thirty plus years in Florida.  She returned to Ohio in 2013.

Ruth liked to cook and did so for many big family get-togethers.  She cooked at the East Liberty School and the restaurant in Zanesfield.  She enjoyed many trips to Canada fishing as well as picking morel mushrooms in Michigan and locally.

Her cremains will be interred at the Northfield Cemetery with Pastor Ken Neighoff officiating a remembrance service to be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, May 24, 2019 in the cemetery.

The arrangements are in the care of the staff of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Bellefontaine.



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Remembrance service
May 24, 2019

11:00 AM
Northfield Cemetery
SR 292 and C0 Rd 2
Perry Township, OH 43358

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