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Shirley J. McPherson

Portrait of Shirley J. McPherson

Shirley J. McPherson, 76, of Williamstown passed away, Saturday, September 28, 2019, at Worthington Health Care Center. She was born on November 14, 1942, in Lodi, Ohio, a daughter of Herman H. and Edna I. Yannyon Buxton.

Shirley owned and operated, along with her husband, The American Shoe Shop in Marietta and was a member of The Basilica of St. Mary of the Assumption.

On November 28, 1970, she married William L. McPherson who preceded her in death on September 11, 2009. She is survived by her daughter Deanna (Todd) Wilson of Marietta, 2 granddaughters, Vanessa and Cassidy Wilson. She is also survived by brother, James (Lynn) Buxton and sister, Sadie (Bob) Rush, brother-in-law Eddie (Cheryl) McPherson and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and 2 brothers.

Funeral mass will be held on Thursday (Oct. 3) at 10:00 am at Basilica of St. Mary of the Assumption with interment following in Valley Cemetery. Family will greet friends at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8. Messages of sympathy may be sent to the family at