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Shelva Jean Birney Palmer, age 76 of Tappan Lake, Ohio went to be with Jesus on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. She was born April 1, 1936 in Scio, the daughter of Hartzell and Mary Lightner Davis.

Shelva was preceded in death by three of her children, David Birney, Gregory Birney and Lauren Birney Lay, and a great-grandson Marques Jackson.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, March 2, 2013, from 4 – 7 p.m. at Koch Funeral Home, Scio. Services will be held Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 3 p.m. in Pleasant Valley Methodist Church on St. Rt. 250 at Tappan Lake, Scio with Rev. Henry Mooney officiating, burial will follow at the Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice.
Koch, Scio 740-945-6161.

A full obituary will appear in the next print edition of the Harrison News-Herald.