Florence Margaret Shine

Born: Thu., Jul. 5, 1906
Died: Sat., Oct. 22, 2011

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Florence Margaret Shine, 105, Dorothy Love Retirement Community, 3003 W. Cisco Road, Sidney, Ohio died at Dorothy Love on Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 5:10 PM. She was born July 5, 1906 in Logan County in a log cabin east of Bellefontaine on a farm along Rush Creek Lake Road the daughter of Frank M. and Daisy (Russell) Sayre and they are deceased. She was married to Jerome A. Shine on October 10, 1942 and he died on June 7, 1965. Surviving is a nephew, Dan Sayre and wife Tonya of Sidney; three nieces, Ann Fazzini and husband Phillip of Hamilton, Ohio; Mary Jane Stickley of Alexandria, Virginia; and Janet Allen and husband David of Landenberg, Pennsylvania; several great-nephews, great nieces, great-great nephews and great-great nieces. Two brothers, Albert Sayre and Russell Sayre and one nephew, James Sayre are deceased. Florence graduated from Perry Township High School in 1924 and is a distinguished member of the Wall of Fame at Fairlawn school. In 1925 she entered Miami Valley Hospital School of Nursing. Graduating with a Registered Nurse degree in May 1928, she became assistant head nurse in the Miami Valley operating room, later becoming head nurse for the hospital's obstetrics ward. She enjoyed a brief modeling career in Dayton, with the photographic emphasis on her hands. She later went to Chicago, Illinois for post graduate work in the obstetrics department at Michael Reese Hospital, then went to Grant Hospital in Chicago as the obstetrics supervisor. In 1944, she became the obstetrics supervisor at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney. In 1953, she became the director of nursing services until March of 1970. She then retired and did volunteer work at Wilson Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the Ohio Nurse's Association; Altrusa Club of Sidney; very active in the American Heart Association; Ladies Moose Club of Sidney; Dorothy Love Retirement Community Auxiliary; Oldie Goldie Nurses Group of Wilson Memorial Hospital and the Shelby County Historical Society. She is a life member of the Miami Valley Hospital Alumni Association and the Ohio Nurses Association. She was a member of the Sidney First Presbyterian Church where she was past president of the Women's Association at the church. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 1:00 PM at the Amos Chapel at Dorothy Love Retirement Community, Sidney, with Rev. Keith Matthews officiating. Burial will be at Cedar Point Cemetery, Pasco, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to: Dorothy Love Employees Christmas Fund, Attention: Cathy Koverman, 3003 W. Cisco Road, Sidney, Ohio 45365 or to Senior Independence, 3003 W. Cisco Road, Sidney, Ohio 45365. Envelopes will also be at the memorial service. Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home in Sidney is handling the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family on Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home's web site at: www.salm-mcgillandtangemanfh.com

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Lew and Judy Blackford

Florence Shine was a grand lady. We enjoyed visiting with her often at Dorothy Love. She had not only a long, but a super productive life. God bless her forever.

Jim and Lorraine Andrews

We are so sorry to hear of Florence passing. Her standards of living set the bar for others to live up to. Her personal achievements gained her respect from all. Jim has fond memories of many times spent with her. She will be missed dearly by all who knew her. You are all in our hearts and prayers at this time.

Lois and Lee Cartwright

So sorry to hear of Florence passing. She was a great lady and very fair nurse. She hired me at Wilson when I graduated from nurses training and I too ended up working in an obstetrical department. The last time I visited she knew me and was interested in what our family and Grandchildren were doing. She will be missed

Tom and Polly Watkins

We always enjoyed visiting and talking with Florence. We will miss her. Tom and Polly

Joan Boltz

I'm sorry I missed Florence's memorial service. She hired me when I moved back to Ohio 50 years ago. Years later she always remembered the names of my children and asked about them, gracious lady that she was. Wison Memorial Hospital had to hire three new employees to replace her when she left! She definitely is a legend in nursing in Sidney.