Shirley Rieger
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Shirley A. Rieger, 78, of Cleveland, passed away March 11, 2014, at Life Care Center of Cleveland.

She was born on July 29, 1935, in Youngstown, Ohio, a daughter of the late Gordon L. and Gladys Rieger.

In addition to her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by her first husband, James L. Slimmer; second husband, Terry Whiteman; and a granddaughter Tonya Feathers.

She lived for 20 years in Florida and later moved to Cleveland in 2001. While living in Florida, she received a nursing assistant certificate and worked at Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers, Fla., in the prenatal intensive care unit. She also was the caregiver of her parents.

She was of the Baptist faith and attended Cloverleaf Baptist Church.

She enjoyed traveling and spending time with family and friends. She was an awesome mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She is survived by two sons: Michael (Sandy) Slimmer of Crowley, Texas, and James L. Jr. (Kathy) Slimmer of East Freedom, Pa.; two daughters: Luanne (Rick) Mizera of Cleveland, and Lisa Slimmer of Fort Myers, Fla.; brothers: Charles (Patty) Rieger of Pine Island, Fla., and Richard (Sue) Rieger of Pampano, Beach, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.

She was laid to rest in Fort Myers, Fla.

Mom, we love you all the days of our life. We know that you and Dad are reunited again and in a wonderful place granted to you both by God. We love you.

You are encouraged to share a memory of Shirley and/or your personal condolences with her family by visiting her memorial web page and guestbook at

Companion Funeral Home and the Cody family were honored to serve and assist the Rieger family with these arrangements.