Sheila Rae Stigleman, of Masury, Ohio, gracefully entered eternal rest at 3:09 PM, Friday, April 19, 2019, with her family by her side, following a courageous battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). She was 66.
Sheila was born September 13, 1952, in Warren, Ohio, a daughter to Jack H. and Juanita J. (Kelly) Elston.
She graduated from Chalker High School in 1970 and furthered her education at Youngstown State University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in education.
She had worked a brief time at Packard Electric, Warren. It was here that she met her future husband, Edwin “Ed” Stigleman. They fell in love, exchanged vows on August 2, 1975, and held hands for the next fifty-one years. Together, they started a family, and born to this union were three children: Michele, James, and Daphne.
A short time later, she landed a teaching position with the Warren Christian Schools. She retired after a twenty year career in education.
She was a member of the SixFourteen Church, Masury; and loving participated in a local Baby Bundles Group, a club who knitted blankets for newborns.
In her spare time, she was an avid reader. In addition, she enjoyed crocheting, babysitting her grandkids, traveling with husband, and riding in her mustang, especially their last trip out west. Furthermore, she loved helping with youth activities at her church.
Survivors include: her husband, Ed; her children, Michele Campbell & her husband Marc, Knoxville, Tennessee, James Stigleman & his significant other, Shannon Testa, Brookfield, Ohio, and Daphne Breighner & her husband Raymond, Masury; her grandchildren, Rebecca Smith & her husband Hunter, James Stigleman, Jr., Matthew Breighner, Macey Tate, Alison Breighner, Addy Tate, Laney Tate, Luca Campbell, & Lily Campbell; her great-granddaughter, Charlotte Smith; her father, Jack, Southington, Ohio; her siblings, Joe Nowery & his wife Pat, Mesa, Arizona, CoAnn Osmon & her husband Butch, Niles, Ohio, Doreen Dulka & her husband Edward, Southington, Carolyn Lenney, Sharon, Pennsylvania, Jack Elston & his significant other, Patty Cadle, Southington, and Janet "Hope" Warner, Warren; her many nieces & nephews and special cousins; and her sister-in-law, Brenda Ganscos & her husband Kal, Hatteras, North Carolina.
She was preceded in death by her mother.
A memorial service will be held in Sheila's honor at 6 PM, Saturday, May 18, 2019, at SixFourteen Church, 1386 Broadway Street, Masury, Ohio 44438.
As suggested by her family, memorial contributions can be made to the charity of the donor's choice: The ALS Association Northern Ohio Chapter, 6155 Rockside Rd. #403, Independence, Ohio 44131; The SixFourteen Church (address listed above); or World Vision, P.O. Box 9716, Federal Way, Washington 98063.
Expressions of sympathy may be left for her family at: www.bricelandfuneralservice.com
Coordination of this tribute for Mrs. Stigleman was presented by Daniel Briceland, Owner & Director of Briceland Funeral Service, LLC, at 379 State Route 7, SE, Brookfield, Ohio 44403. (330-509-3135).
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