Sad News ~ RIP Shirley Curtis, Wife of Fred Curtis

I am sad to say that long-time FABC club member Shirley Ann Curtis has passed. Shirley was a smiling presence at all of our club events for so many years. She will be greatly missed and long remembered.

Our deepest sympathies and condolences go out to Shirley's husband Fred Curtis, their daughter Gail, and all their families and friends. We will keep them in our hearts and thoughts at this difficult time.

Fred Curtis has been our bottle show chairman for many years.

The family will have visitation times from 2-4 & 6-8 at the funeral home on Tuesday Feb. 19, 2013.

Directions and details:

A memorial service will be held at a future date.

Online condolences may be sent to the family via this link:


Shirley Ann Curtis, 67, of Findlay, died at 10:40 p.m. on Friday, February 15, 2013 at Birchaven Village.

She was born in Findlay on April 26, 1945 to the late Homer F. and Doris J. (Opper) Bartchlett. She married Fred Curtis on November 26, 1972 at Trinity Episcopal Church with Rev. Elfin officiating and Fred survives, along with their daughter, Gail Anne Curtis of Toledo, Ohio.

Shirley is also survived by three brothers, Tom (Pauline) Bartchlett, David (Julie) Bartchlett, Wayne Bartchlett, all of Findlay and two sisters, Susie Turner of Findlay and Carol (Dan) Speelman, of North Carolina. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Ray Bartchlett and Eugene Bartchlett, and two sisters, Barbara Fleming and Mary Lou Stewart.

Shirley was last employed in the Deli Department at the former Foodtown Store and then the Kroger Store on Sixth Street slicing meat and cheese for all her customers, whom she dearly missed after her retirement.

Visitation will be held at Kirkpatrick-Behnke Funeral Home from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, February 19, 2013.

A memorial service will be held at a later date at Trinity Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Trinity Baptist Church.

Online condolences may be sent to the family via this link:
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