In Loving Memory of

Janet Forsythe Shira

11/13/1926 - 08/10/2013

Janet Forsythe Shira, 86, passed away August 10, 2013 at Shands University of FL hospital, Gainesville, FL


She was a resident of Keystone Heights, FL, formerly of Smethport, PA, where she was church pianist for several years at the C&MA church there.


She was born in Champion Heights, OH, daughter of the late James D. Forsythe and Agnes B. Robertson Forsythe.


She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Wallace D. Shira, and her brother, James R. Forsythe.


She is survived by a sister, Jean Martz of Bradenton, FL; her children, Daniel Shira of Apple Valley, CA; Mary Gifford (Frederick) of Lawtey, FL; Jean Parsons (Timothy) of Emporium, PA; Amy Turney of Keystone Heights, FL; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren.


She was a homemaker, and a beloved mother and grandmother.  She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.


Funeral Services will be at 11:00 AM Thursday, August 15, 2013 at Forest Meadows Funeral Home, 725 NW 23rd Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32609 and visitation will be at the funeral home one hour prior.

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  1. Kelly at · Reply

    To the Shira family,
    I’m sorry to hear about your mother and grandmother’s passing. May you gain comfort and strength from the Scriptures. John 5:28,29 shows that Jesus can resurrect the dead and will do so again in the future. I hope you find that comforting. As the days and weeks pass, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

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