Shirley L. Latham

Born: 10/08/1933 Passed:

Shirley L. Latham, age 89, of E. Canton, OH peacefully went home to be with her Lord Sunday evening, February 12th, in St. Joseph’s Senior Living Center following a brief illness. Her family was at her side.  Born in Canton, OH October 8, 1933 to Oris and Cora Fry, she resided her entire life in the Canton area. A graduate of Lincoln High School, she retired from White Engines where she worked as a secretary.  She was a member of First Christian Church since childhood. She enjoyed spending time with her family which included many wonderful memory-making adventures in Florida.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Wilma Fry, and a brother, Jim Fry.

Survived by her husband, Eugene Latham of the home, they would have been married 70 years October 10th of this year.  She also is survived by her son, Mark (Brenda) Latham, of Tarpon Springs, FL and daughter, Cheryl Turner of St. Petersburg, FL. She is survived by grandchildren Melissa (Charles) Williams, Matthew (Amanda) Turner, Stephanie (Jason) Potter, and Shannon (Rob) Lupiani as well as seven great grandchildren, Joseph Capuano, Alyssa Capuano, Jenna Turner, Benjamin Turner, Cheyann Lupiani, Kyra Lupiani, Jayden Lupiani and four great great grandchildren, Raine, Giovanni, Nathaniel, and Nicholas;  sisters-in-law, Debbie Wise and Mary Fry and brother-in-law, Darryl (Gina) Latham. She will be greatly missed by several nieces, nephews and friends as well as her entire family.

Funeral services will be held Monday, February 20th at 12 noon at Paquelet Falk Funeral Home in Louisville with Pastor Tim Bussey of First Christian Church officiating.  Calling hours will be one hour prior to the service at 11am.  Burial will be at the Mausoleum at North Lawn Cemetery following services.  Condolences and special memories of Shirley can be shared with her family online at


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5 Tributes to Shirley L. Latham

  1. Anonymous says:

    We are really going to miss you wished I could be there more for. You we love you Darryl and Gina Latham ❤️ ♥️

  2. Alan Kasler says:

    I remember growing up with Her as an Aunt. This woman was one of the creme’ de la cremes’. Always so kind, and graceful. She never said a mean or an unkind word to me, I always loved and admired Her. Goodbye Aunt Shirley, God wants you back, heaven will be blessed, give my parents a hug, your loving nephew, Alan.

  3. Christina Malanij Toney says:

    To Shirley’s husband and family: Shirley and I knew each other from working at White Engines. There were a small group of us ladies who would meet for dinner on special occasions. One was on my birthday (over 40 years ago). She gifted me with a lovely, colorful rhinestone choker necklace that I still have and think of her when I wear it. Sending you my deepest sympathy, love and prayers. From: Christina Toney (formerly Russo)

  4. terry madden says:

    so very sorry to hear shirleys passing she was a wonderful lady and neighor prayers are with family

  5. Christine (Fry) Clarke says:

    Shirley was a wonderful person and an example, in so many ways, for us all. When I think about Shirley I’m reminded of the Fruits of the Spirit, love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control, all qualities that can be used to describe Shirley. Most people would be lucky to have but a few of those qualities but Shirley’s life was a display of all the Fruits of the Spirit. Heaven surely reclaimed an angel in Shirley.

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