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Charles Wayne Shirbish, Jr., 77, of Jerusalem, died Thursday, July 23, 2020, at his home.

He was born July 29, 1942, in Youngstown, a son of the late Charles Wayne, Sr. and Lou Kirin Shirbish.

Wayne was a retired teacher from the Switzerland of Ohio School District, a member of the Jerusalem Church of Christ, and a U.S. Army veteran.

Surviving are his loving wife of 29 years, Jane Graham Shirbish; a daughter, Kelli Mays; two step-sons, Loren (Dena) Ricer and Lyle (Barb) Ricer; five grandchildren, Andrew (Kayla) Mays, Raegan Ricer, Logan Ricer, Aleksus Mays and Jayla Ricer; a brother, Gary (Beverly) Shirbish; a sister, Hilda Lantz; several nieces and nephews; and many friends.

Visitation was held Monday, July 27, 2020, at the Harper Funeral Home, Beallsville where funeral services with Military Honors were conducted Tuesday, July 28, 2020. Burial followed in Holly Memorial Gardens.

Wayne’s family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Warren Christian Apologetics Center, 850 Aultman Ave., Parkersburg, WV 26104 or Cancer Gas Cards, Inc., c/o Shirley Brown, 48397 Keylor Hill Road, Woodsfield, OH 43793.

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