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Charlotte (Headley) Shifra

August 27, 1943 ~ September 16, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old
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Charlotte (Headley) Shifra, 80, formerly of Newton Falls, Ohio, died on Saturday, September 16, 2023, in the Memory Care Unit of the Kent Ridge Senior Living facility in Kent, Ohio. 

Born on August 27, 1943, she is the daughter of the late Clyde and Maxine (Thomas) Headley.  Charlotte was raised on the family farm with her 8 siblings and lived the majority of her life in Newton Falls, Ohio.

In her younger days, Charlotte enjoyed all sports, whether it was playing, coaching or watching, she could most likely be found at a field somewhere or watching a game on tv.  She was an avid Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Browns fan and would watch their games frequently.  Employed by Newton Falls Schools, Charlotte was a bus driver for over 40 years.  It was a job that she truly loved!   

After marrying her late husband, Joseph Shifra, on October 11, 1990, Charlotte and Joe enjoyed their morning visits to McDonald’s with their group of friends, going to dances, casinos and travelling to many places in the U.S. together.

Charlotte’s pride and joy are her 5 grandkids.  She never missed a school activity or sporting event.  She was a fun, generous grandma who created great memories with her grandkids, that they will cherish for a lifetime.

Charlotte is survived by sons, Jeff (Marcy) Janus of Kent and Eric (Christy) of Shalersville; daughter, Shannon (Michael) Blasio of Uniontown; grandson, Zachary (Breyanne) Janus of Parkersburg, WV; and granddaughters, Kelli Janus of Columbus; Sadie Janus of Edgewater, FL; Kate Janus of Shalersville; and Lucilia Blasio of Uniontown.  She is also survived by her brother, Allen (Isabelle) Headley of Mogadore; sister, Christy (Dean) Lutton of Rogers; and several nieces and nephews.  Charlotte is preceded in death by her husband, Joe Shifra, parents and several siblings.

Calling hours will be held at the Borowski Memorial Funeral Home in Newton Falls on Friday, September 22nd from 11AM-12PM, with the service immediately following at noon.  Burial will be at St. Michael’s Cemetery.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Kent Ridge and Traditions Hospice for their wonderful care of their mom.

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September 22, 2023

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Bernard P. Borowski Memorial Home
30 Ridge Road
Newton Falls, OH 44444

Funeral Service
September 22, 2023

12:00 PM
Bernard P. Borowski Memorial Home
30 Ridge Road
Newton Falls, OH 44444


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