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Lillian R. (Shields) Dawson

March 29, 1921 ~ June 21, 2017 (age 96)

Lillian R. Dawson, 96 of Beloit passed away at her home on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Lillian was born in Barberton on March 29, 1921, the daughter of the late George and Mary (Tressle) Shields. She graduated from Barberton High School in 1937 and Barberton Business School.  Lillian was a member of Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church.  She worked as an IBM Keypunch operator with B&W and also worked in payroll at Royal China.  Lillian liked to bowl, swim, read, crossword puzzles, card games and board games. She enjoyed spending time with her family and holidays visiting her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

            Survivors include her two sons, Gordon (Donna) Dawson Jr of Charleston, Illinois, John Dawson of Beloit; two daughters, Doris Wesner of Beloit, Rose (Greg) Gadd of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania; eight grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Gordon A. Dawson Sr. who preceded her on January 27, 1991, stepfather Fred Haas, brother Tom (Marie) Shields, sisters Betriva (Joe) Seifert, Evelyn (Bob) Lewis, Rita (Bob) Winebrenner and an infant sister Ardella.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday June 24, 2017 at 11:00AM at Grandview Cemetery Chapel with Lisa Elliott officiating.  The family would like to thank Community Hospice and Visiting Angels for their care and compassion.  Friends may send condolences and sign the guest register online at  Arrangements are by Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home, Sebring, OH (330) 938-2526.

 Service Information

Memorial Service
June 24, 2017

11:00 AM
Grandview Cemetery
Johnson Rd.
Sebring, OH 44672

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