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Shirley Ann (Kundert) Bolton

November 5, 1940 ~ November 17, 2021 (age 81)


Shirley Ann Bolton, 81, of Van Wert passed away at 1:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at VanCrest Health Care Center, Van Wert.

She was born on November 5, 1940, in Van Wert County, Ohio the daughter of the late Forrest Arnold Kundert and Pauline R. (Keysor) Kundert-Gamble. On August 22, 1980, she married Richard William Bolton.

Family survivors include five children; Kevin (Brenda) Welker of Scott, Gregory (Tabitha) Bolton of Rockford, Bradley (Rachel) Bolton of North Carolina, Debbie (Rex) Bragg of Venedocia and Karen (Roger) Rank of Van Wert; sixteen grandchildren, Becki (JR ) Mollenkopf of Convoy ,Tyler (Beckie) Holdgreve of Van Wert, Misty (Scott) Marshall of Dublin, Kris (Erica) Lytle of Lewis Center, Holly (Dan) Metzger of Findlay, Trey (Heather) Bragg of Van Wert, Kaleb (Sarah) Rank of Van Wert, Brad (Cindy) Fisher of Scott, Shay Bolton of Rockford, Riley Bolton of Rockford, Ethan Rife of Van Wert, Alivia Bolton of North Carolina, Preston Bolton of North Carolina and Haley Fisher of Van Wert and fifteen great grandchildren

Shirley was preceded in death by a great grandson, Saxon Fisher and one brother, Kenneth Arnold Kundert.

Shirley was a 1958 graduate of York High School and a member of Kingsley United Methodist Church. She had worked at the Elgin Grain Company and the Bolton’s Motor Inn Truck Stop for years. Shirley volunteered her time with the Twigs of Van Wert County Hospital and was a very good seamstress. She was an avid card player belonging to several euchre and pinochle clubs throughout the years. Shirley also loved playing many card and boardgames with her family.

Services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, November 28, 2021, at Kingsley United Methodist Church with Pastor Dan Metzger officiating. Interment will be at a later date at Tomlinson Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio. Calling hours are 2:00 p.m., until time of services on Sunday at the church.

Preferred memorials are to Kingsley United Methodist Church.

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November 28, 2021

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Kingsley United Methodist Church (Mendon Road)

Funeral Service
November 28, 2021

3:00 PM
Kingsley United Methodist Church (Mendon Road)

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