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Shelli (Burchfield) DeSimone

Shelli (Burchfield) DeSimone walked into the arms of our Heavenly Father as her family surrounded her with their overwhelming love on Sept. 7, 2011.

Shelli is survived by the light of her life, her son, Drew, along with her beloved parents, Ed and Barbara (Hepner) Burchfield.

Ed and Barb brought Shelli's special light into this world Feb. 16, 1964.  Shelli is also survived by her sister, Missy (Walton) and brother, Shaun (Misty).  Shelli truly adored her family and they have provided her insurmountable love and devoted care throughout her battle.  Her life was blessed by her Grandma Hepner, her loving aunts, uncles and cousins and her special nieces and nephews, Kaci, Kali, and Kade Walton and Taylor, Teal and Trey Burchfield.  She is also survived by her father-in-law, Tom, and the DeSimone family.

Shelli's vast love extended beyond her family to her Florida and Key Bank co-workers and her numerous faithful and loving friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry; her grandparents, Frank Hepner and Gene and Gladys Burchfield and her uncle, Tim Hepner.  She has also joined her very dear aunt Sandy (Fawcett) in eternity with Jesus.

The enduring support of her family and friends provided Shelli the strength to fight the demon, cancer, with dignity and grace.  And, although her time on earth was far too brief, we are truly grateful Shelli has found her peace.  We will, indeed see her beautiful warm smile, feel her gentle touch and enjoy her infectious laugh once again in God's Kingdom.

Family and friends are invited to share their love and support to Drew, Ed and Barb and her loving family Sept. 9 from 5-8 p.m. at Sweeney-Dodds Funeral Home in Carrollton.

Shelli truly had a passion for living. We will celebrate her life Saturday, Sept. 10 at 11 a.m. at Sweeney-Dodds Funeral Home.  If you are able, please pay tribute to her courageous battle against breast cancer and wear some form of pink.  Following the celebration, Shelli will be interred alongside her husband at Westview Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Crossroads Hospice, 3743 Boettler Oaks Dr., Green, OH, 44685.

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