Darrell Andrew Smith, age 58, of Plymouth, died Friday, November 25, 2022 at his home following a battle with cancer.
Darrell was born October 19, 1964 in Mansfield and began working at OmniSource in 1993 where he was still currently employed. An outdoorsman through and through, Darrell loved hunting, fishing, and camping and also enjoyed NASCAR.
Darrell is survived by his wife of 26 years, Kathryn Jane “Kathy” (Crose) Smith, whom he wed on September 7, 1996; children: Matthew Smith of Shiloh, George Artrip of Mansfield, and Rachel Artrip of Mansfield; grandchildren whom Darrell and Kathy have raised, Mahleah and Audrey Smith; his mother: Linda (Vance) Wallace of Jewett; 11 additional grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; 2 brothers: Daniel Smith and Carl Wallace, Jr.; 3 sisters: Nancy Smith, Tammie Knipp, and Jennifer Thompson; his mother-in-law: Anna Crose; special friends: Mark and Ellen King and Jason Tinkey; and other relatives and friends. Darrell was preceded in death by his father and step-mother: Walter and Donna Smith; and 2 sons: Michael Andrew Smith and Derrick Gerhart.
Per Darrell’s wishes, calling hours and funeral services will not be immediately observed. A celebration of life will be announced at a later date. Care for Darrell and his family is being provided by the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, Ohio 44875.
Donna J. Shindeldecker, age 87, of Shelby, died Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24, 2022 at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital’s hospice unit following a brief illness.
Donna was born November 3, 1935 in Crestline to the late Omer and Bernice (Williams) Counterman. She was a 1953 graduate of Crestline High School and had been employed for many years with Shelby City Schools as a custodian at Dowd’s Elementary School from where she retired. As a hobby, Donna was an avid word search puzzler.
Donna is survived by her children: Brenda (Mark) Simmons of Shelby, Dennis Shindeldecker of Shelby, Margaret (Jeff) Owens of Shiloh, and Paula (Bud) Adams of Ontario; grandchildren: Kevin (Laurie) Simmons, Joe (Mandy) Simmons, Tabitha Shindeldecker, Samantha (Steve) McHan, Jenny (Randy) Brown, Courtney (Nick) Yates, Larissa Hughes, Erin (Erik) Vaughn, Rachel (Nick) Eaton, and Amanda (Scott) Long; numerous great grandchildren; a sister: Doris Pry; a brother-in-law: Henry Baker; and other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents, Donna was preceded in death by her husband: Glenn Shindeldecker on June 6, 1979; sister: Diane Baker; brother-in-law: Gordon Pry; and great grandchildren: Raelyn Yates and Noah Adams.
Graveside services will be held on Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 11 am at Oakland Cemetery, South Gamble Street, Shelby with Pastor Jason Voelp officiating. Calling hours will not be observed. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Care for Donna and her family is being provided by the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. For those unable to attend, condolences may be expressed on Donna’s obituary on the funeral home’s website, www.PenwellTurner.com, or Facebook page, www.facebook.com/PenwellFuneral.
Robert J. “Bob” Gregory, age 72, of Shelby, died Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24, 2022 at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus after suffering an unexpected stroke.
Bob was born September 2, 1950 in New Castle, PA to Marvin and Anna (Kallas) Gregory. A 1968 graduate of Shenago High School in New Castle, Bob then served his country in the United States Navy on the USS America during the Vietnam War. His career was spent in the steel industry working for various companies for over 43 years in both Pennsylvania and Ohio- notably Babcock & Wilcox in PA and his final 17 years at the Tuby in Shelby from where he retired under the ArcelorMittal ownership. As he was working at the Tuby, Bob finished his education at North Central State College earning an associate degree in Electrical Engineering.
Bob was very handy and, following retirement, he became the head of maintenance for The Waterford in Mansfield. An active member of Calvary Baptist Church in Shelby, Bob served as a deacon, sang in the choir, ran the sound system, and would help with anything necessary for the upkeep of the church and its members. Hobbies in years past included hunting, fishing, and flying as Bob had his pilot’s license
Bob is survived by his wife of 45 years, Bonnie Jane (Calvert) Gregory, whom he wed on April 30, 1977; daughters: Elizabeth Gregory of Boardman and Shirley Gregory of Shelby; his mother: Anna Gregory of New Castle, PA; siblings: Elaine Brown of New Middletown and Glenn (Gracie) Gregory of York, PA; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. His father, Marvin Gregory, preceded him in death along with an infant sister, Arlene.
Family and friends are welcome on Monday, November 28, 2022 from 4-6 pm at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, Ohio 44875. Bob’s funeral will be on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at 11 am at Calvary Baptist Church, 21 Washington Street, Shelby where friends may also visit with the family from 10-11 am prior to the service. Rev. Steven L. Schag, his pastor and friend, will officiate the services. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby where military honors will be conducted by the Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail. Memorial contributions may be made to the church.
Online condolences may be left on Bob’s obituary at the funeral home’s website, www.PenwellTurner.com, or their Facebook page, www.facebook.com/PenwellFuneral.
Beverly Ann “Bev” Wade, age 62, of Shelby, died peacefully Monday morning, November 21, 2022 at her home with her family at her side. Her death follows a courageous battle with cancer.
Bev was born December 28, 1959 in Mansfield to the late Dennis L. and Helen Faye (Kiser) Carper. She was a longtime employee of MTD Willard Operations and thoroughly enjoyed playing bingo- especially with Madison Rams Bingo. She also loved going to garage sales picking up items for everyone else whether they wanted them or not, cleaning, remodeling and decorating homes, and watching her favorite tv shows.
Bev fiercely loved those in her life. Her biggest worry following her diagnosis was not about herself, but rather that those whom she loved would be well cared for after she was gone. Surviving are those whom she loved, her soul mate: Jessie Hall; her children: Michael (Kristy) Frost of Ontario, Angela (Eli) Reed of Mansfield, and Jennifer Wade of Mansfield; 8 grandchildren: Logan Frost, Easton Frost, Rylan Frost, Lita Frost, Caleb Reed, Cody Reed, Jonathan Davis, and Jaylynn Davis; a great granddaughter: Iris Davis; siblings: Wanda VanHorn, Mike Carper, John (Jeannie) Carper, Opal Stevens, and Kathy (Ken) Haering; sister-in-law: Juanita Carper; her loving fur baby, Bandit; numerous nieces and nephews who loved her dearly; bonus children: Alex, Crystal, Shaunda, Megan, and Amber; and other relatives and friends, especially special friends, Penny and Cindy. In addition to her parents, Bev was preceded in death by her brother, Mark Carper; in-laws: Robert Stevens and Steve VanHorn; and 2 grandchildren prior to their birth.
Family and friends are welcome on Friday, November 25, 2022 from 11 am-1 pm at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where funeral services will immediately follow at 1 pm. It was Bev’s wish that those attending her service have an opportunity to write letters to loved ones already in Heaven and sealed in a box at the funeral home, which will then be placed with Bev prior to her burial. Feel free to bring your letters with you or stationary will be provided at the funeral home. Pastor Hank Webb, Pastor of Belmont Community Church, will officiate the services with burial following in Oakland Cemetery, Shelby. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital via their website, www.stjude.org/donate.
James H. Howard, age 88, of Shelby, met his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Wednesday morning, November 16, 2022. He passed peacefully at his home with his wife, Margaret, at his side.
Jim was born October 12, 1934 in Coldiron, KY to the late Edward W. and Mossie May (Brock) Howard. Jim and his wife Margaret grew up together, knowing each other since the age of five, and together graduated in 1954 from Wallins Creek High School, Harlan County, KY. They married on December 17, 1955 and briefly moved to Detroit before relocating to Richland County to begin a new career at General Motors in Ontario, where Jim would later retire.
Known for how hard he worked, Jim also managed several rental properties, bought and sold cars, owned a local store, and operated a moving company; always looking to provide the best for his family. In addition to work, he attended the First Freewill Baptist Church of Shelby where, for many years, he was a deacon, taught Sunday School, and served as Sunday School Superintendent.
Jim and Margaret loved to spend their winters in Lakeland, FL where they enjoyed visiting with family and friends. Jim also found peace in fishing and would often take his grandsons out early on summer mornings. He coached Little League when his kids were young and could always be found displaying sports pins in support of his grandkids.
Above all else, Jim loved his family. They are the reason he worked so hard, and nothing gave him more joy. From rowdy family reunions and holidays to intimate conversations, Jim was the definition of a family man; someone everyone could go to, and everyone leaned on. His life goal was to share God’s love with everyone he met, and his family benefits from this legacy of love every day.
His family will remember how his smile was infectious, and how he was always the best-looking man in the room (and he would tell you so!); his gentle demeanor, his fierce love for the Lord, and how when he hugged you, his cologne stayed with you for days. To his grandkids, he was lovingly called “Papaw” and he was friend to so many.
Jim is survived by his wife of nearly 67 years, Margaret (Osborne) Howard; children: James (Terri) Howard of Shelby, Tim Howard of Shelby, and Tricia (Guy) Vogrin of Cortland; 10 grandchildren: Scott (Jessalynn) Howard, Aaron (Jessica) Howard, Troy (Cara) Howard, Brandon (Felisa) Vogrin, Sara (Edwin) Napol, Heather (Luke) Carpenter, Bethany (Jason) Koenig, A.J. (Kristy) Howard, Savannah Howard, and Steven Howard; 25 great grandchildren: Isabelle, Hannah, Noah, Jacob, Isaac, Joshua, Elisha, Samuel, Grace, Faith, Leah, Israel, Kylie, Khloe, Isaac, Ronin, Wade, Ariyah, Skyler, Peyton, Wyatt, Henry, Nora, Clara, and Sutton; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Jim was looking forward to the day he could walk the streets of Heaven with his son, Mark Howard, who passed away in May of 2019. In addition, he was preceded in death by his parents; siblings: Earl Howard, Edward Ray Howard, Beulah May Hall, Bessie Richmond, Mattie Payne, Twila Foster, Birdie McKnight, Faye Dodge, and 2 infants; and in-laws: Joseph and Nora Osborne, Edward Osborne, Tracy Osborne, Elizabeth Prater, and Joetta Levering.
Family and friends are welcome on Friday, November 18, 2022 from 4-7 pm at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 11 am. Jim’s grandson, Aaron Howard, will officiate the services with burial following in Little London Cemetery, Shelby. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association through their website, www.heart.org/donate.
William Lee “Bill” May, age 83, of Shelby, died Thursday morning, November 10, 2022 at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital following a brief illness.
Bill was born January 4, 1939 at home in Shelby to the late William and Mae (Hollenbaugh) May. A 1957 graduate of Shelby High School, Bill then enlisted and served in the United States Army and Army Reserves. His working career was with Shelby Business Forms where he frequently would walk to work until his retirement, under the Miami Systems ownership, after 47 years of service. His walking hobby continued well past retirement.
Bill loved golfing and bowling- having bowled a 300 and 299! He was also the secretary of the bowling league for many years. He was a member of the Shelby Eagles for over 40 years, had been a member of the Shelby American Legion, and was an avid Shelby Whippet athletic fan- especially football and basketball. Bill was a member of Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church where he volunteered as an usher for many years.
Bill is survived by his wife of 57 years, Rosann Carolyn (Metzger) May, whom he wed on October 23, 1965; 3 children: Cindy Workman (Jim Wilson), Mark May, and Tony May all of Shelby; grandchildren: Ryan Workman, Jordan May, Grant Workman, and Gracie May; sisters: Betty Lasch and Doris Allen; in-laws: Janice Hobbs and Gerald Metzger; and numerous nieces and nephews, including special nephew, Tom May, and other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by 2 brothers: Robert May and Tom May.
Family and friends are welcome on Monday, November 14, 2022 form 4-6 pm at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at 10:30 am at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 29 West Street, Shelby with Fr. Chris Mileski as celebrant. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the church.
To share a memory or express condolences, comments may be left on Bill’s obituary at the funeral home’s website, www.PenwellTurner.com, or Facebook page, www.Facebook.com/PenwellFuneral.
Deacon Michael David Yakir, age 72, of Lexington, Ohio died Monday, October 31, 2022 at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center under the care of Hospice of Central Ohio. His death follows a well fought battle of chronic Leukemia since 2018 from exposure to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War.
Mike was born September 23, 1950 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late George J. and Delores M. (Lindbergh) Yakir. He was a 1968 graduate of Byzantine Catholic High School in Parma, Ohio and enlisted with the United States Air Force serving from 1968-1972 in the Vietnam War. Following his service to our country, Mike’s education continued at Bluffton College where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business and additionally at Findlay University where he earned a master’s degree in business administration. Throughout his life, Mike worked as an electronic technician and IBEW construction electrician for a combined total of fifteen years, was a Maintenance Supervisor for Mazda and Ford for five years, and for twenty-one years was an executive for a construction firm.
Deacon Michael D. Yakir was ordained a permanent deacon for the Catholic Diocese of Toledo on November 17, 1984. He was currently serving as deacon for Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Shelby, Ohio. He was proud to serve for seven years as a deacon at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington DC, and, at that same time, he was Chancellor for the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, Washington DC. Throughout his years of ministry, he had also been assigned to St. Pius X, Toledo, Regina Coeli, Toledo, St. Charles Borremeo, Lima, Resurrection Parish, Lexington, St. Joseph, Plymouth, and also served at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, St. John the Baptist, Dunnellon, FL, and throughout his travels across 46 states and DC with his wife, Susan, would serve various parishes they visited.
Mike was an active member for eighteen years with Rotary International serving as the President of the Rotary Club of Lima, Assistant District Governor for District 6600, and was a six-time Paul Harris Fellow. He was a member of Legatus for ten years being the charter President of the Columbus chapter and was a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus. He was an avid member of the Pro-Life movement serving on the board of the Foundation for Life in Toledo, Past-President of Heartbeat of Lima, and for over 20 years, taught natural family planning with his wife, Susan. An adrenaline enthusiast, Mike was both a commercial pilot and also a Certified Flight Instructor- Instrument (CFII), loved all shooting sports- especially trap shooting, and had been a motorcyclist for over 50 years.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Susan M. (Sulewski) Yakir, whom he wed on November 4, 1978; children: Micheline Ann (Josh) Ricker, Christine Marie (Brian) Galuzny, and Patrick John (Kelsey) Yakir; grandchildren: Josie, Lilah, Harper, Brendan, Micah, Evangeline, Jozef, Milo, Andrzej, Mireya, Auria, Natalee, Kaylee and Christopher; sister: Janice L. (Joe) Saez; and a host of other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Nichole Marie Yakir.
Family and friends are welcome on Sunday, November 6, 2022 at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 29 West Street, Shelby, Ohio 44875 where Deacon Mike will lie in state from 3-7 pm. A Rite of Reception will be held prior to the calling hours at 3 pm and a Vigil for the Deceased will conclude the visitation at 7 pm. Both services will be held at the church. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, November 7, 2022 at 10 am at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church. The Most Reverend Richard B. Higgins, retired Bishop for the Archdiocese for the Military Service, USA will preside and preach at the funeral Mass assisted by the Very Rev. Christopher Mileski, VF, Pastor of Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, and priests and fellow deacons of both the Diocese of Toledo and the Archdiocese of the Military Services, USA. Burial will follow in Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman, Ohio at 2:30 pm. For those wishing, memorial contributions may be made to assist with Mike’s grandson, Micah’s, recent diagnosis and battle with Rhabdomyosarcoma (ARMS), in care of the Mighty Micah Benefit Fund at Park National Bank, PO Box 3500, Newark, Ohio 43058.
Care for Deacon Mike and his family is being provided by the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, Ohio 44875. Messages of sympathy may be left on Deacon Mike’s obituary on the funeral home’s website, www.PenwellTurner.com, or Facebook page, www.Facebook.com/PenwellFuneral.
Rebecca L. “Becky” Graham, age 81, of Shelby, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at OhioHealth Shelby Hospital Emergency Department.
Becky was born May 27, 1941 in Mansfield. She graduated from Mansfield Senior High School and then attended Florida Institute of Art and Design. Following her graduation from art school, she moved to California. Becky worked for a major construction company in San Diego as an interior designer for their shopping malls, hotels, and apartment projects. She then moved to Whidbey Island in Washington where she worked doing interior designs, sales, and installation for local builders and remodelers. At the age of 65, she retired and moved back to Ohio living in Galion and Shelby.
Becky loved her furry children- her cats. She also enjoyed feeding the birds and keeping track of the different species that visited her feeders. She had a passion and a keen eye for decorating her home for all the holidays and especially loved decorating for the Christmas season. Becky relished spending time with her family and talking with her West Coast friends- especially her cousin, David, Peggy (the Italian), Peggy (the nurse), and Lyn.
She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law: Kevin and Vicki Beeson of New Washington; her nephews and niece: Ryan (Emma) Beeson of Shelby, Sean (Laura) Beeson of Crestline, Dr. Collin Beeson (fiancé, Hannah McVey) of Fishers, IN, and Dr. Rachel (Joseph) Livecchi of Perrysburg; great nieces and nephews: Titus, Eva, Felix, Leo, Solanus, Weston, Calvin, Bibiana, Eloise, and Ezekiel; and other relatives and friends. Becky was preceded in death by her mother and step-father: Shirley (Stedman) and Calvin Beeson; and her father: Jesse Graham.
Calling hours and funeral services will not be observed. Care for Becky and her family is being provided by the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, Ohio 44875. For those wishing, memorial expressions may be made to the funeral home to assist with final expenses.
Richard James “Dick” Allwine, age 85, lifelong Shelby resident, died Sunday night, October 16, 2022 at Mountain Crest Health Care in Cincinnati where he was a resident.
Dick was born May 1, 1937 in Shelby to the late Ralph and Emily (Spangler) Allwine and was a 1955 graduate of Shelby High School. Dick began his working career with Gilbane Construction, the company which built the General Motors plant in Ontario. Upon its completion, he applied to work in the factory, where he spent his entire career, retiring as a Production Scheduler in 1984 after 30 years of service. Dick was a lifelong member of Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church and also was a member of the Shelby Knights of Columbus Council #1968 and Shelby Moose Lodge. He loved watching sports and especially loved playing golf having golfed in numerous leagues over the years. He also enjoyed traveling and always made sure his family had an annual vacation.
Dick is survived by his wife of 67 years, Dolores L. (Gifford) Allwine, whom he wed on July 30, 1955; 3 children: Marcia (Mark) Kluesener of Cincinnati, Brenda (Mike) Moyer of Cincinnati, and Terence “Terry” (Steve Durasin) Allwine of Columbus; 6 grandchildren: Elizabeth (Andy Brown) Kluesener, Katherine (Alex) Vera, Haley Kluesener, Andrew (Brian) Altmoyer, Kyle Moyer, Lucas (Savannah) Morris; 3 great grandchildren: Samuel and Daniel Vera, Illyanna Altmoyer; a brother: Lawrence (Joan) Allwine; sisters: Kathleen Straka and Janice Davis; and nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. In addition to his parents, Dick was preceded in death by his brothers: John Allwine and Francis Allwine; and sisters: Rosemary Gross and Eleanor Rietschlin.
Family and friends are welcome on Sunday, October 23, 2022 from 2-4 pm at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, Ohio 44875 where a rosary will be recited at 4 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday, October 24, 2022 at 2 pm at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 29 West Street, Shelby, Ohio 44875. Fr. Chris Mileski will celebrate the Mass with burial following in the church cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the church and Heartland Hospice, 3960 Red Bank Road, Suite 140, Cincinnati, Ohio 45227.
Arthur Allen “Art” Lamb, Jr., age 74, of Shelby, died at his home on Friday, October 14, 2022 following a battle with pancreatic cancer.
Art was born February 18, 1948 in Garden City, MI. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving during the Vietnam War in both South Korea and Germany. He spent his entire career in the Industrial Environmental field. Art raced horses for many years. His dad was a trainer and he was the jockey resulting in a hobby and interest that would remain with him throughout his life, especially watching harness racing at the fair. He also loved golfing and fishing.
Art is survived by his sons: Keith (Veronica) Lamb of Shelby, Kevin (Chellie) Lamb of Shelby, and Kirk (Sarah) Lamb of Mansfield; grandchildren: Dustin Erwin (fiancé, Tiffany), Katie (Cory) Davis, Brittany (Ryan) Cains, Gavin Lamb, Kolstin Lamb, Ava Lamb, and Austin Lamb; 6 great grandchildren; a sister: Dorothy Winnie; and Art’s fiancé: Diana Murrin. He was preceded in death by his parents: Helen L. (Snare) and Arthur Allen Lamb, Sr.; and siblings: Doug Winnie, Don Winnie, Harold Winnie, Tim Winnie, and Nancy Poster.
At Art’s request, burial with military honors will take place in Ft. Custer National Cemetery in Augusta, MI where his parents are also buried. Public calling hours and funeral services will not be observed. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shelby Knight of Columbus 1968, where Art had been a member, and mailed to, 250 Vernon Road, Shelby, Ohio 44875.