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January 25, 1933 - August 15, 2013

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Shirley Ann Adleta (nee Meyer)
January 25, 1933 – August 15, 2013

Shirley Ann (Meyer) Adleta, of Reading, Ohio, passed away, August 15th, 2013 at the age of 80. The daughter of Albert (Slew) and Mary (Mayme), nee Grau, Meyer; Shirley was born January 25, 1933 at their home on Fenton Avenue in Reading, Ohio. She graduated from Reading High School in 1951.

Shirley was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Shirley never met a stranger. That is to say, that everyone she met became her friend. Wherever she went, she would sit down with people and talk, putting others at ease immediately! She made friends from every walk of life. She had childhood friends, high school friends, friends from her days in Norfolk, Virginia naval housing and neighborhood friends from the Reading Hilltop area. From there she made acquaintances and new friends wherever she and Bob went as they camped throughout the State Parks in Ohio and surrounding states. Her real love was one she shared with Bob, and that was the love of the country.

Shirley worked with her son Bob as he built his company, Adleta, Inc. Being the ‘people’ person that she was, she could accomplish whatever challenge she encountered as a newcomer in the established industry of concrete construction. Having the ability to put others at ease enabled her to work easily with all the agencies and professionals in this competitive industry.

Shirley retired in 1995 to the peace of their country home in Milan, Indiana. She enjoyed the simple joys of country life. She and Bob shared flower and vegetable gardening, cooking, growing sunflowers, mowing and decorating their home with country touches inside and out. She especially enjoyed her clematis and her hummingbirds! She shared her love of sewing with daughter Linda and her love of wildlife with daughter Michelle. She was an avid reader and enjoyed crocheting, making afghans for anyone that said they wanted one.

Shirley and Bob were both fans of Country music and traveled to Nashville to hear her favorite, Marty Robbins. Among their other travels were their ‘snowbird’ years to Marco Island, Florida; visits to Key West, Florida; Branson, Missouri; Washington, D. C.; Shipshewana, Indiana; Frankenmuth, Michigan; and a trip to Germany with son Tim.

After spending the last 8 years in Batesville, Indiana, Bob and Shirley returned to Reading to be near family, buying a house on Fenton Avenue, on the very street where she was born.

Shirley was devoted to her husband Bob. They were married October 18th, 1952 at Saints Peter and Paul Church in Reading. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary and then the 55th and 60th! Married 61 years, Bob and Shirley were blessed with 4 children, 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

She will be missed by her husband, Robert A. (Bob), son, Robert L. (Dolores) Adleta, daughter, Linda (Richard/Chic) Holthaus, son, Tim (Mary Gallagher) Adleta, daughter Michelle (Mark Cradler) Adleta; also by grandchildren Robert L. (Kim) Adleta II, Mary Lee (Kerry Flege) Holthaus, Amy (Tony Pastura) Adleta, Kelly (Bill Abdallah) Adleta, Richard Holthaus, Lily Gallagher and Maria Gallagher; and by her great-grandchildren, Robert L. (Trey) Adleta III, Brooke Adleta, Jack Flege, Benjamin Flege and Maya Adleta Abdallah.

Special ‘Aunt Shirley’ to numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by her parents Albert and Mary Meyer, 3 sisters Antoinette Malott, Esther Johns, and Marian Whitt; also 3 brothers Carl Meyer, Alvin Meyer and James Meyer.

Visitation at Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home, 10211 Plainfield Road (just south of Glendale-Milford Road), Cincinnati, OH 45241 on Sunday, August 18th, 2013 from 3:00 pm until 6:00 pm.
Mass of Christian Burial Monday, August 19th, 2013 at 10:00 am at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Reading
Burial at Gate of Heaven Cemetery

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society or Hospice of Cincinnati.