Archive for the ‘Obituaries’ Category

Wayne F. Sutter

Wayne F. Sutter, age 87, of Shelby, died surrounded by his family at his home on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 following a brief illness.

Wayne was born September 17, 1934 in Shelby to the late Leo and Rose (Bucholtz) Sutter. He was a 1952 graduate of Shelby High School and served in the U.S. Army from 1952-1954 during the Korean War. Wayne worked 32 years as an electrician at General Motors in Ontario retiring in 1992.

As hobbies, Wayne was always tinkering, enjoyed making homemade wine, and was constantly watching and investing in the stock market. He also enjoyed playing cards, especially at the Shelby American Legion O’Brien Post #326, where he was a member. Wayne, along with his wife, Donna, loved traveling and going to casinos. He was also a member of Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church.

On June 22, 1963 Wayne married Donna M. (Heydinger) Sutter and she survives. Also surviving are 4 children: Steve (Mary) Sutter of Mansfield, Terry (Shari) Sutter of Powell, Michelle (Howard) Eisenhardt of Poolesville, MD, and Francine (James) Childress of Ford, VA; 7 grandchildren: Erica (Blake) Damron, Erin (Casey) Weddle, Gunnar (Jessie) Sutter, Elizabeth Sutter, Adam Eisenhardt, Sydney Childress, and Carson Childress; 7 great grandchildren: Adilyn, Isabella, Cade, Cal, Dawsyn, Wyatt, and Tyson; brother: Leo (Fran) Sutter; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. In addition to his parents, Wayne was preceded in death by his siblings: Glenn Sutter, Thelma Jackson, Joan Wells, and Kenny Sutter.

Family and friends are welcome on Monday, January 31, 2022 from 5-7 pm at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. Wayne’s funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at 11 am at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 29 West Street, Shelby, Ohio 44875. Fr. Chris Mileski will celebrate the Mass and burial will follow in the church cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the church.

Sympathy may be expressed by leaving an online condolence on Wayne’s obituary at www.PenwellTurner.com or by leaving a comment on his obituary post on the funeral home’s Facebook page, Facebook.com/PenwellFuneral.

Margaret “Peggy” August

Margaret “Peggy” August, age 91, longtime resident of Shelby and currently of Alexandria, died Saturday, January 22, 2022 at Licking Memorial Hospital in Newark following a short illness.

Peggy was born on March 23, 1930 in Loyalhanna, PA to the late Adolph and Bessie (Kelly) Smith. A homemaker most of her life, Peggy enjoyed caring for and raising her family. She also had worked at Ben Franklin in Shelby for 10 years in the toy department as an inventory clerk. Peggy was a member of Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church and the Altar and Rosary Society.

Peggy was a member of the Women of the Moose and the VFW Auxiliary. She, along with her husband, Joe, enjoyed traveling over the years. They went on cruises and many trips with the Moose Lodge to multiple conventions. Peggy loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren and enjoyed watching them grow.

On October 29, 1949 Peggy married Joseph D. August, Sr., and he preceded her in death on November 19, 1998. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sister and brother-in-law: Olive and Joseph Giacolono; and brother: Richard Smith. Survivors include her children: Theresa (Robert) Kinsey of Shelby, Joseph D. August, Jr. (Linda Mitchell) of Statesville, NC, Debra Keene of Shelby, and Renee (Brian) Simpson of Alexandria; 5 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; brother: Joseph (Barb) Smith of Derry, PA; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Family and friends are welcome on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 from 4-7 pm at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby where funeral services will be held Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 11 am. Father Chris Mileski will officiate and burial will follow in Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 29 West Street, Shelby, OH 44875.

Sympathy may be expressed by leaving an online condolence on Peggy’s obituary at www.PenwellTurner.com or by leaving a comment on her obituary post on the funeral home’s Facebook page, Facebook.com/PenwellFuneral.

To view Peggy’s tribute video, click on the link provided: https://www.tributeslides.com/tributes/show/FB6CWSF742XFNFHW

Justin Robert Walker

Justin Robert Walker, age 30, passed away on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at home unexpectedly.

Justin was a 2010 graduate of Shelby High School. He made many friends on his travels and adventures throughout the USA.  Justin was a country-boy at heart.  He loved to hunt and fish and enjoyed spending time in nature, especially with family and friends at the “Crooked Family Cabin”.

Surviving family include his mother: Jill Cole-Bloom of Shelby; father: James Horner of Bucyrus; brothers: Johnathan (Kate) Walker of Iowa, Josiah (Marli) Horner of Shelby, Patrick Walker of Mansfield; a sister: Jakarra (Zachery) Martin of Shelby; grandfather: John Cole; his children: Annasophia Parker, Elowen and Daniel Walker; nieces: Rowan and Zaeley; nephews: Zammerick, DJ, Brayden, Landen, Grayson, and Lukas.

He was preceded in death by his biological father: Patrick Walker; maternal grandmother: Jacquelyn Cole; paternal grandparents: James and Judy Montgomery; and uncle: Raymond Montgomery.

Family and friends are welcome on Thursday, January 27, 2022 from 4-7 pm at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where funeral services will be held on Friday, January 28, 2022 at 2 pm. Father David Sipes will officiate and burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, New Haven. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Penwell Turner Funeral Home to offset funeral expenses.

Sympathy may be expressed by leaving an online condolence on Justin’s obituary at www.PenwellTurner.com or by leaving a comment on his obituary post on the funeral home’s Facebook page, Facebook.com/PenwellFuneral.

Dale Wills

Howard Dale Wills, Jr., known to his family and friends as Dale, died Sunday, January 16, 2022 at Brookdale Union Hills in Peoria, AZ. Dale, a Mansfield resident most of his life, moved to AZ seven years ago. He died at the age of 81 following a battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Dale was born December 15, 1940 in Mansfield to the late Bernadene Evelyn (McElhatten) and Howard Dale Wills, Sr. He was a 1958 graduate of Madison High School. Throughout his life, Dale worked for various companies. The majority of his working career was with Artesian Industries in Mansfield as a Quality Assurance Manager beginning in 1963 under the Borg-Warner ownership and leaving in 1995 under the Crane Plumbing ownership. Following, he worked for Barnes and Noble in Ontario helping set up the new store when it was built and becoming a salesperson when the store opened. He then worked at Mohawk Industries until ultimately retiring as the store manager at Direct Maytag in 2002.

Dale was a member of the Sports Car Club of America (SSCA), the Porsche Club, and the Corvette Club. He enjoyed watching racing, mainly F1 series, and loved going on cruises to Alaska, Mexico, and US Virgin Islands. Dale most recently traveled to Mt. Rushmore and Yellowstone National Park. He also loved being a Junior Achievement Advisor.

On August 27, 1999 Dale married Susan (Barnett) Wills. Sue survives along with his children: Wendi (Jim) Ward of Franklin, WI, Barry Wills of Jacksonville, FL, Geoff (Hillary) Wills of Cleveland, OH, Dan Steele of Winter Haven, FL, and Julie (Wes) Porter of Peoria, AZ; grandchildren: Sarah (Markus) Heinevetter, Anna (Jake) Lathers, Matthew Ward, Mick (Summer) Thomas, Dakota Porter, Dylan Porter, Steven Steele, and Miranda Steele; 4 great-grandchildren with 2 additional on the way; brother: David (Betty) Wills of Mt. Gilead, OH; brothers and sister in laws: Rich (Sandra) Barnett, John (Kathy) Barnett, and Carla (Dave) Viers; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. In addition to his parents, Dale was preceded in death by his daughter in law: Diana Wills.

Care for Dale and his family is being provided by the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, Ohio 44875. Calling hours and funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 14, 2022. Specific times will be announced closer to the service date. Memorial contributions may be made to Banner Hospice Foundation, 275 East Germann Road, Suite 11, Gilbert, AZ 85297.

Sympathy may be expressed by leaving an online condolence at www.PenwellTurner.com or by leaving a comment on Dale’s obituary on the funeral home’s Facebook page, Facebook.com/PenwellFuneral.

Jannie L. (Ramey) Smith

Jannie L. (Ramey) Smith, age 74, of Shelby, died Tuesday morning, January 18, 2022 at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital following a long-term illness.

Jannie was born February 23, 1947 in Paintsville, KY to the late George A. and Mary Lee (Click) Ramey. She was a former employee of Hi-Sat Manufacturing Company in Lexington. Jannie enjoyed sewing and was an avid reader. She absolutely adored children. It did not matter if they were her own or someone else’s, she simply enjoyed caring for them. Jannie was a member of Clay Memorial Lutheran Church.

On November 23, 1965 Jannie married her husband of 55 years, Philip Smith, and he survives. Also surviving are her children: Richard (Heather) Smith of Lewis Center, Paul (Deena) Smith of Tiffin, Trina (Chad) Klingelsmith of North Fairfield, Scott (Francine) Smith of Rock Hill, SC, Machelle Litteral of Shelby; 9 grandchildren: Zach, Aiden, Cruz, Dannah, Owen, Justin, Dylan, Camron, and Arianna; two great grandchildren: Brogan and Briella; siblings: George Ramey (Don Washington), Vickie (Jerry) Rose, Delores (Dan) Moore, and Kathy (Tim) Stevens; brother in law: Joe (Leony) Smith; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Family and friends are welcome on Saturday, January 22, 2022 from 10-11 am at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby where funeral services will immediately follow at 11 am. Rev. Carol Kilgore will officiate and burial will follow in Little London Cemetery, Shelby.

Appropriate ways to express sympathy for those unable to attend may be done by leaving an online condolence on Jannie’s obituary at www.PenwellTurner.com or by leaving a comment on her obituary post on the funeral home’s Facebook page, Facebook.com/PenwellFuneral.

To view Jannie’s tribute video, click the link provided: https://www.tributeslides.com/tributes/show/S2L9C4RSKF39PRBN

James A. “Jim” “P-Nut” Payne

James A. “Jim” Payne, but to those who know him best, P-Nut, died Monday, January 17, 2022 at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital following a brief and unexpected illness. He was 78.

He was born June 17, 1943 in Crestline to the late James C. and Rose M. (Arcudi) Payne. A 1961 graduate of Shelby High School, P-Nut worked at Midwest Aircraft Products Co. (MAPCO) and retired from there following a 50+ year career in the industry.

P-Nut had been a longtime Shelby Little League coach, served on their board for many years, and was always a huge supporter of Shelby baseball. P-Nut was an avid sports fan specifically rooting for the Cincinnati Bengals, The Ohio State University Buckeyes, the Cleveland Indians, and the Boston Celtics. He was a member of the Shelby Moose Lodge #422 and Shelby Owls Nest #2553.

Jim is survived by his life partner: Stacy Crosby; 4 sons: Jeff (Abby) Payne of Shelby, John (Erin) Payne of Marshalltown, IA, Jason (Claudia) Payne of Mansfield, and Jeremy (Jamie) Payne of New Port Richey, FL; the mother of his children: Jacqueline Bauer; his grandchildren whom he adored and always supported in all of their activities: Darien, Kaylee, and Caden Payne, Brecken and Bryson Payne, Isabella Payne, and Jaxon and Journey Payne; and extended family and a host of friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Eugene R. “Butch” Payne.

Calling hours and funeral services will be held and announced at a later date. Care for Jim and his family is being provided by the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. For those wishing, memorial contributions may be made to Shelby Little League, P.O. Box 126, Shelby, Ohio 44875.

Sympathy may be expressed by leaving an online condolence on P-Nut’s obituary at www.PenwellTurner.com or by leaving a comment on his obituary post on the funeral home’s Facebook page, Facebook.com/PenwellFuneral.

Thomas Lewis Lantz

Thomas Lewis Lantz, age 70, of Shelby, died Monday, January 17, 2022 at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital.

Tom was born September 4, 1951 in Shelby to the late Ralph S. and Marilyn J. (Miller) Lantz. Tom was a 1969 graduate of Crestview High School and later the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics. As a lifelong FAA Licensed Airplane and Powerplant Mechanic, Tom began his working career in 1972 and never quit. Over the years, he was a mechanic for Richland Aviation, Fisher Brothers Aviation, and, most recently, worked for Phillips Manufacturing maintaining their aircraft. His admiration for aircrafts did not take away from his lifelong love of farming. He was proud to still farm the original Lantz family farm on Bowman Street Road. In 1990, he and his brother-in-law, Greg Cole, formed C&L Farms and continued to farm the Cole and Lantz farms.

Tom was a longtime member of the Shelby Lions Club, was a Master Mason with the Shelby Masonic Lodge 350 F&AM, was an active and proud member of the NRA, and was a supporter of the Shelby FFA and assisted with the Richland County Livestock Committee. He was an avid sports fan and could always be seen cheering on the Shelby Whippets, The Ohio State University Buckeyes, and watching NASCAR- never missing a Brickyard 400.

To Tom, family was everything. As his son, Mike, so appropriately wrote, “I respected his hard work and attention to detail, but most importantly his passion for his family: wife, brother, sister, kids, and grandkids.” He continued, “But you know what, he put family first and never missed a special game or special moment and was always there to hug Mom and enjoy the sunset at a lighthouse or give his grandkids a big hug after a great game.” His love for family never wavered.

Tom was a multiple myeloma cancer survivor for an amazing 22 ½ years after being diagnosed in April of 1999. This Cleveland Clinic “miracle survivor” used every moment he was granted to live. His bucket list began after his diagnosis which came with not only many adventures but memories and stories that could not be matched. On the bucket list? Lighthouses. Together with his wife, Lori, and brother and sister-in-law, Jon and Kay, they traveled across the United States to see and enjoy beautiful lighthouses. As they say, “It wasn’t just the lighthouses, it was the journey.”  Tom and Lori enjoyed spending summers at Bay Point and being by Marblehead Lighthouse and also visited every bicentennial barn all across the State of Ohio. Tom, along, with his sons and many close friends, enjoyed multiple fishing trips to Canada over the years.

Tom is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Leora Jane “Lori” (Cole) Lantz; 2 sons: Michael Thomas (Natalie) Lantz and Jon Gregory Lantz both of Shelby; 2 grandsons: Cody Michael Lantz and Casey Thomas Lantz; brother: Jon (Kay) Lantz of Noblesville, IN; sister: LuEllen (Robert) Schoen of Kingsland, TX; in-laws: Greg (Faye) Cole of Shelby and Pam (Karl) Graham of Columbus, IN; aunts: Ann (Al) Lazaroff of NJ and Mickey Lantz of TX; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. In addition to his parents, Tom was preceded in death by his uncle, Lt. Col. Zane Lantz.

In respect and honor of Tom’s humble nature, love of family, and respect to the health of family and friends, funeral services and calling hours will be private with his family and will not be observed by the general public. For those wishing, memorial contributions may be made to the Shelby Whippet Athletic Boosters, c/o Cathy Dodge, 145 Mansfield Avenue, Apt. #7, Shelby, Ohio 44875 or to the First Lutheran Church, where Tom was a member, 33 Broadway Street, Shelby, Ohio 44875.

Care for Tom and his family is being provided by the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. Sympathy may be expressed by leaving an online condolence on Tom’s obituary at www.PenwellTurner.com or by leaving a comment on his obituary post on the funeral home’s Facebook page, Facebook.com/PenwellFuneral.

Charlotte M. Auer

Charlotte M. Auer, age 92, lifelong Shelby resident and most recently of Galion, died Sunday, January 16, 2022 at Crestline Nursing Home.

Charlotte was born October 28, 1929 in Shelby to the late Otto and Teresa (Metzger) Stine. She was a 1947 graduate of Shelby High School and spent her entire career at Dr. Dowd’s office as his office manager. Charlotte was a member of Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church.

Charlotte was strong willed, brave, generous, and loving- all things she taught and passed down to her kids and grandchildren. She was an avid Cleveland Indians fan, enjoyed bowling, and retired to become an “Avon” lady.

Those who survive include her children: Jean Auer of Galion, Teresa (Tim) Armstrong of Shelby, and Jim Auer; four grandchildren: Chad (Megan) Auer, Trisha Armstrong (Dylan Sandy), Taylor Armstrong (Salathiel Baker) and Tanner Armstrong; 8 great grandchildren: Julia, Dylan, Baylee, Jaxson, Grant, Charlotte, Madeline, and Maxwell; a brother: James (Shirley) Stine of Shelby; sister-in-law: Wanda Stine; and brother-in-law: Roger Misamore; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. In addition to her parents, Charlotte was preceded in death by her siblings: Sabina Rice, Janet Yetzer, Mary Houpt, Darwin Stine, and Marlene Misamore.

Family and friends are welcome on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 from 5-7 pm at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where a rosary will be recited at 7pm. Charlotte’s funeral mass will be held Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 11 am at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, 5742 State Route 61, Shelby. Father Paul Fahrbach will celebrate and burial will follow in Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Cemetery, Shelby. Memorial contributions may be made to Shelby Fire EMS or Galion EMS.

Appropriate ways to express sympathy for those unable to attend may be done by leaving an online condolence at www.PenwellTurner.com or by leaving a comment on Charlotte’s obituary on the funeral home’s Facebook page, Facebook.com/PenwellFuneral.

To view Charlotte’s tribute video, click this link provided: https://www.tributeslides.com/tributes/show/JK7MLDJRLKD87NCL

Dorothy Mae (Stewart) Barber

Dorothy Mae (Stewart) Barber, age 95, of Mansfield, died Friday, January 14, 2022 at the Arbors at Mifflin.

Dorothy was born August 26, 1926 in Shelby to the late Morgan and Anna (Markwell) Stewart, Sr. Dorothy was a proud homemaker who enjoyed flower gardening, canning, and crocheting. She was also a beautiful quilt maker and made several quilts for family members.

She is survived by 4 children: Joann (John) Clark of Mansfield, Pamela (Daniel) Barcroft of Mansfield, Cathy (Gary) Perry of Mansfield, and Glen (Jackie) Barber of Ashland; 17 grandchildren; and numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. On December 5, 1943 she married Winford E. Barber, Sr. and he preceded her in death on June 29, 2006. Also preceding her in death were her parents; a son: Winford E. Barber, Jr.; a daughter: Linda Lewis; and 4 siblings: Alberta, Corlena, Mary, and Morgan, Jr.

Family and friends are welcome on Monday, January 17, 2022 from 5-7 pm at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 10:30 am. Pastor Ron Puff will officiate the services with burial following in Oak Grove Memorial Park in Lexington. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Appropriate ways to express sympathy for those unable to attend may be done by leaving an online condolence at www.PenwellTurner.com or by leaving a comment on Dorothy’s obituary on the funeral home’s Facebook page, Facebook.com/PenwellFuneral.

Rose Marie (Montgomery) Fugate

Rose Marie (Montgomery) Fugate, age 66, of Shelby, died unexpectedly following a brief illness at her home on Tuesday, January 11, 2022.

Rose was born November 19, 1955 in Garrett, IN to the late Ollie and Geraldine (Maloney) Montgomery. Her only son, Raymond L. Montgomery, preceded her in death just one short year ago on January 16, 2021. Her survivors include her daughter-in-law: Lisa Montgomery of Shelby; her 3 grandsons: CPL Kalvin (Erica) Montgomery of Alaska, Kevin (Leesha) Montgomery of Shelby, Kaleb Montgomery of Shelby; 2 great grandsons: Matthew and Raymond Montgomery; and multiple other relatives.

Rose was an avid collector of many items and trinkets especially swords, knives, and purses. She also was a talented artist, specifically drawing.

Family and friends are welcome on Saturday, January 15, 2022 from 10-11 am at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where funeral services will immediately follow at 11 am. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven near her son, Raymond.

Appropriate ways to express sympathy for those unable to attend may be done by leaving an online condolence at www.PenwellTurner.com or by leaving a comment on Rose’s obituary on the funeral home’s Facebook page, Facebook.com/PenwellFuneral.