Archive for the ‘Obituaries’ Category

William F. “Bill” Schroeder

William F. “Bill” Schroeder, age 69, of Shelby, passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital. His death came unexpectedly during a minor heart procedure.

Bill was born November 4, 1954 in Shelby to the late Eugene J. and Mary Ann (Follman) Schroeder. A 1973 graduate of Buckeye Central High School and Pioneer Joint Vocational School, Bill worked for 27 years in the cable tv industry. He then took a position with the City of Shelby as a lineman for his remaining 8.5 working years. An early diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease at the age of 46 altered Bill and his family’s life taking each step as it came. He was open to various forms of treatment and therapy, adapted with change, and remained positive in the journey. Bill truly became an ambassador and advocate for Parkinson’s doctors and patients, helping others know the benefits of care and treatment and how to live full and joyous lives.

And living a joyous and full life is exactly what Bill did. His passion was golf, being a scratch golfer for years. He thoroughly enjoyed giving lessons and being a Shelby Whippet Golf Team Assistant Coach for his son, Justin, for several years. Additionally, he had coached Shelby Little League, and had also served on their Board of Directors, and Shelby YMCA basketball when his sons, Justin and Curtis, were younger.

Bill had a true love for God’s land and nature. Coming from a family of farmers, farming has always been in his blood, having continuously helped on the farm since childhood. He found solace in creating and caring for food plots to grow and nurture animals and always found peace in being outdoors, especially when hunting.

Bill was a true family man who loved his wife, sons, and grandchildren with everything he had. He was forever their advocate and supporter. His loving wife, Francine Helen “Fran” (Robey) Schroeder, whom he married November 14, 1981, survives, along with their sons and daughters-in-law: Justin (Larissa) Schroeder of Shelby and Curtis (Alisha) Schroeder of Marysville; grandchildren: Grayson, Jaxon, Zane, Mya, Brody, and Ivy; siblings: Sue (Pat) Logsdon of New Washington, Patty (Russ) Todd of Galena, and John (Angel) Schroeder of Shelby; brothers-in-law: Curt (Sally) Robey and Steve (Rhonda) Robey; step mother-in-law: Dorothy Robey; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Family and friends are welcome on Sunday, April 21, 2024 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 22, 2024 at 10:30 am at Core Community Church, 18 Seneca Drive, Shelby, where Bill was a member. Pastor Ben Carver will officiate the services with burial following in Oakland Cemetery, Shelby. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shelby Athletic Boosters for the benefit of the Golf Program, C/O Cathy Dodge, 145 Mansfield Avenue, Apt. #7, Shelby, Ohio 44875.

Condolences may be left on Bill’s obituary on the funeral home’s website (PenwellTurner.com) or their Facebook page (Facebook.com/PenwellFuneral).

Carolyn Sue Bricker

Carolyn Sue Bricker, age 90, of Shelby passed away Tuesday afternoon, April 2, 2024 at her home. Her death came just five days shy of her 91st birthday.

Born April 7, 1933 in Mansfield to Ralph and Clara (Schafer) Dune, Carolyn graduated from Mansfield Senior High School in 1951. Immediately following, she began working at Empire Detroit Steel in Mansfield and, through mutual connections, was set up on a blind date with Russell Bricker. They later married on February 28, 1953. Together, they farmed- something which was fulfilling to Carolyn especially becoming a farmer’s wife from being a city girl. From driving tractors to anything necessary, she helped run their farming operation. It was her life and she genuinely loved it. Until the very end she enjoyed taking her golf cart around the farm to keep an eye on operations.

Additionally, Carolyn was the Secretary at the First Lutheran Church in Shelby- a job she adored and was called to do. She was an active member of the church and faithfully attended weekly as long as she was physically able. She loved her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandsons, and enjoyed all the family pets and critters which, most certainly, were her grand “fur-babies”.

Carolyn is survived by her daughters: Sallie (Bob) Barley of the Lucas area, Sandra Bricker of Shelby, and Sharon (Ralph) Coffey of Shelby; grandchildren: Kevin Ernst, David (Molly) Ernst, Nathan Ernst, Adam (Lyndsay) Payne, and Kelsey Payne; great grandsons: Tanner, Bentley, William, and Levi; special nephew: Billy Zehner; special friend: Joy Hunt; and dear neighbors: Jim and Linda Sutter. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Russ, on March 27, 2000; great grandson: Joshua; in-laws: Mabel and Gus Londot; and siblings: Eddie, Paul, Ruth, Martha, and Shirley.

Per Carolyn’s request, graveside services and burial were private at Oakland Cemetery, Shelby. For those wishing, memorial contributions may be made to First Lutheran Church, 33 Broadway Street, Shelby, Ohio 44875 or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Care for Carolyn and her family is being provided by the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, Ohio 44875. Condolences may be left on the funeral home’s website (PenwellTurner.com) or their Facebook page (Facebook.com/PenwellFuneral).

Paula Kathleen Straka

Paula Kathleen Straka, age 60, of Shelby passed away unexpectedly on Thursday morning, April 4, 2024 at the Crestwood Care Center in Shelby.

Paula was born January 2, 1964 in Toledo, Ohio and was adopted by her loving parents Paul Albert and Kathleen Mae (Allwine) Straka. She graduated from Shelby High School in 1983. A friend to so many people, Paula enjoyed staying in contact with others by phone calls and text messages but, more importantly, through her devoted card ministry. She loved to help others.

For hobbies, in addition to sending cards, Paula enjoyed playing bingo, working on puzzles- both crossword and picture, was an avid reader, and thoroughly enjoyed dogs. She also was a devoted fan of Elvis Presley and had enjoyed photography and genealogy. Paula was a member of Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church and their Altar and Rosary Society. Together with her family, she was active with Pro-Life Ohio and advocated for life from conception to natural death.

Paula is survived by her brother: R. Myron (Bonny) Straka of Curtice, OH; caretakers and friends: Barb Castor and Barb Studer; aunts and uncle: Janice Davis, Larry and Joan Allwine, and Dolores Allwine; and numerous cousins and friends. Her parents and numerous aunts, uncles, and other relatives preceded her in death.

Family and friends are welcome on Tuesday, April 9, 2024 from 1-2 pm at Most Pure Heart of March Catholic Church, 29 West Street, Shelby, Ohio 44875 where Paula’s funeral mass will immediately follow at 2 pm. Fr. Chris Mileski will celebrate the Mass with burial following in the church cemetery. Memorial contributions, for those wishing, may be made to the church.

Care for Paula and her family is being provided by the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. Online condolences may be left on their website (PenwellTurner.com) or their Facebook page (Facebook.com/PenwellFuneral).

James Lenville “Jim” Kegley

James Lenville “Jim” Kegley, age 69, of Lucas, passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning, March 19, 2024 at his home surrounded by family he loved and cherished.  His death follows a lengthy and valiant battle with cancer.

Jim was born March 14, 1955 in Shelby to the late Kenneth Earl and Mary Frances (Lewis) Kegley.  A 1973 graduate of Shelby High School, Jim retired following a 40-year career at the Tuby in Shelby in 2016 under the ArcelorMittal ownership. A member of Hillside First Church of God in Mansfield, Jim’s life was forever changed when he was born again and accepted Jesus as his personal Lord and Savior. His passion in life outside of his family and friends included golfing and fishing.

Jim is survived by his wife, Lisa (Steagall) Kegley; children: Michelle (Brad) Porter of Lucas, Lorelei Caudill of California, and Brandon Caudell of Tiffin; grandchildren: Haley (Josh) Shutt, Malachi Fisher, Rayden Caudill, Layla Porter, Gabriel Porter, Landen Caudell, Jordyn Caudell, and Scarlett Caudell; siblings: Dennis (Mary) Kegley, Jack Kegley, and Sandra (Jerry) Martin; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his granddaughter: Isabella Caudell; brothers: Gary Kegley and Ronnie Kegley; sister: Rosemary Kegley; sister-in-law: Alma Kegley; in-laws; Cheryl and Sherman Brown, Eugene and Phyllis Felty, and Ray Hanna.

Family and friends are welcome on Saturday, March 23, 2024 from 11 am–1 pm at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, Ohio 44875, where funeral services will immediately follow at 1 pm. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery. Pastor Glenn Phillips, Pastor of Hillside First Church of God, will officiate the services. Memorial contributions may be made to the church, 2369 Bowman Street, Mansfield, Ohio 44903.

Online condolences may be left on Jim’s obituary on the funeral home’s website (PenwellTurner.com) or their Facebook page (Facebook.com/PenwellFuneral).

Rebecca Sue “Beckie” Stacklin

Rebecca Sue “Beckie” Stacklin, age 68, of Tiro, passed away Sunday night, March 17, 2024 at the Cleveland Clinic following a brief and unexpected illness.

Beckie was born May 6, 1955 in Wood County, Ohio to the late C. Jack and Betty S. (Whitacre) Fogle. A 1973 graduate of Shelby High School, she also attended Pioneer Joint Vocational School. Beckie spent her 40-year career as the Assistant Treasurer at Pioneer Career and Technology Center from where she retired in 2018. Beckie was a member of the Shelby American Legion Auxiliary where, over the years, she held various offices, and was also a member of the Shelby Eagles and Moose. She loved to read books and scrapbook, thoroughly liked spending time at Lake Erie camping and fishing, and especially enjoyed being with family.

On July 25, 1997 she married  Lawrence E. “Larry” Stacklin, Jr. and he survives along with their daughter: Sara Stacklin (partner, Domonic Brohard) of Fairborn; brothers: Bob (Sue) Fogle of Bucyrus, Bill (Angelika) Fogle of Greenville, SC, and Jay (Kim) Fogle of Shelby; mother and father-in-law: Lawrence E. “Larry” and Paulette Stacklin, Sr. of Shelby; in-laws: Theresa (Jim) Young of Canal Fulton, Cheryl (Bill) Lowe of Richmond Heights, Mark (Crystal) Stacklin of Lexington, Tom Stacklin of Shelby, and Rick Stacklin (Tracie Paine) of North Ridgeville; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Family and friends are welcome on Friday, March 22, 2024 from 2-4 and 5-7 pm at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. Graveside services will be held at a later date on Saturday, May 4, 2024 at 11 am at Oakland Cemetery, Shelby. A Celebration of Life will immediately follow the graveside services in May at the Shelby American Legion, 89 East Main Street, Shelby. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association (Lung.org/Donate).

Online condolences may be made on Beckie’s obituary on the funeral home’s website (PenwellTurner.com) or their Facebook page (Facebook.com/PenwellFuneral).

 

To view Beckie’s Tribute Video, click here:Rebecca Sue “Beckie” Stacklin Tribute Video

Robert Ellis Grove

Robert Ellis Grove, age 32, longtime Shelby resident and currently of Carbondale, IL, passed away Wednesday afternoon, March 13, 2024 at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, MO with his family at his side. His death follows complications from pulmonary fibrosis.

Ellis was born September 7, 1991 in Mansfield, Ohio. He attended Shelby City Schools, ultimately graduating from Lexington High School in 2010. As an athlete, he enjoyed basketball and was a huge fan of The Ohio State University Buckeyes. Additionally, he rooted for the Green Bay Packers and Cleveland Browns.

Health challenges in his teen years altered Ellis’ life journey as he adapted and changed with what was before him. An eventual connection with Teen Challenge took him to various places across the country, forging many friendships and connections- eventually one being with his wife, Sam. As he worked for self-betterment, he too joined in encouraging many along their journey as well. A hobby for Ellis, yet also very much a talent, was cutting hair, which he did for many in the various places he lived and was active.  Ellis found work in dry wall finishing and lawncare- mowing was something he truly enjoyed. He had also worked for the Nectar Protein manufacturer in the shipping department.

Blessed with a heart of gold and a unique, but great, sense of humor, Ellis made two major decisions in his life which will forever continue to make immense rippling effects for others. The first- making sure his son, Emerson, was born in Ohio near family so he could forever be cared for. The other- choosing to be an organ donor in which now, although in grief which remains for those that knew and loved Ellis, he will forever live through his generous, unique, and selfless gift.

Ellis is survived by his wife, Samantha (Richards) Grove, whom he wed September 29, 2021; daughter: Phoenix Grove; son: Robert Emerson Grove; mother and step-father: Lisa (Harter) and Randy Blashak of Crestline; father and step-mother: Robert Edward “Ed” and Liz Grove of Mansfield; siblings: Aimee Kovinchick of Clearwater, FL, Parker (Brittany) Grove of Hickory, NC, Jennifer (Kyle) Whitaker of Grand Rapids, MI, Morgan Blashak (fiancé, Matthew Thorton) of Shelby, Mason Blashak of Akron, Trenton Tucker of Plymouth, and Easton Tucker of Mansfield; step-mother who helped raise him: Lisa Grove of Clearwater, FL; grandparents: Robert Eugene Harter, Judy and Phil Blashak, and Charles and Jana Cook; nieces and nephews: David Jaxon Grove, Robert Morrison Grove, Sterling Lynn Grove, Harrison Alonzo Whitaker, Macie Lynn Blashak, and Axxel Christopher Dowell; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother: Diana Harter; paternal grandparents: Robert Earle and Carol M. Grove; and cousin: Turner Grove.

Family and friends are welcome on Thursday, March 21, 2024 from 4-7 pm at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, Ohio 44875, where funeral services will be held on Friday, March 22, 2024 at 11 am. Pastor Jim Frado, Pastor of Richland Church of the Brethren, will officiate the services. Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to assist with offsetting final expenses.

Condolences may be made on Ellis’ obituary on the funeral home’s website (PenwellTurner.com) or their Facebook page (Facebook.com/PenwellFuneral).

 

To view Ellis’ Tribute Video, click here: Robert Ellis Grove Tribute Video

Joyce A. Ramey

Joyce A. Ramey, age 83, of Shelby, passed away peacefully Friday night, March 8, 2024 at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Dave and Diane, in Lexington.

Joyce was born October 13, 1940 in Ontario to the late Bowman and Opal (Brown) Frederick. Being raised in Crestline, Joyce graduated in 1958 from Crestline High School. Joyce worked for 28 years at Shelby Autocall Company retiring in 1992. She attended the Crestline Church of the Nazarene.

Joyce was truly a kindhearted woman with many hobbies and interests. She loved flower gardening and often had visitors stop to enjoy her work. She also enjoyed sewing and crocheting, crafting and antiques, feeding the cardinals, and trips to Amish Country. Always young for her age, Joyce kept extremely active walking and was often seen on a stroll around town.

Joyce is survived by her children: Teresa (Ed) Vore of Lexington, Dave (Diane) Ramey of Lexington, and Jeff Ramey of Shelby; her grandsons whom she absolutely adored: Joey Vore and Ben Vore; and other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Robert Lee “Bob” Ramey, on January 29, 2012 and eight brothers.

Graveside services and visitation will be private with burial in Oakland Cemetery, Shelby. Pastor Bob Weaver, her pastor, will officiate the services. Care for Joyce and her family is being provided by the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association at (Diabetes.org/Donate)

Online condolences may be left on Joyce’s obituary on the funeral home’s website (PenwellTurner.com) or their Facebook page (Facebook.com/PenwellFuneral).

Larry Paul “Wally” Waldruff

Larry Paul “Wally” Waldruff, of Mansfield, passed away Thursday morning, March 7, 2024 at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital following a lengthy illness. He was just eight days shy of his 81st birthday.

Larry was born March 15, 1943 in Shelby to the late Carl R. and Rhea I. (Hartz) Waldruff. A 1961 graduate of Shelby High School, he then attended The Ohio State University for business courses. On November 23, 1963 he married the former Gloria Y. Hockenberry. Throughout his life Wally had been employed at Shelby Mutual Insurance Company prior to starting as a foreman at Therm-O-Disc in Mansfield. A job for ICI Acrylics moved the family to St. Louis, MO before returning to Mansfield once again to Therm-O-Disc where, in total, he worked for 22 years primarily in production and inventory management. He later retired from Mansfield Plumbing in Perrysville.

For Wally, his loves could be specifically ordered: family, being near water, MG cars, and ice cream. His obvious first love was family: his wife of 60 years: Gloria; his sons: Scott (Paula) Waldruff of Mansfield and Andy (Heather) Waldruff of Shelby; his grandchildren: Ethan Waldruff (fiancé, Kourtney Van Wagner), Morgan Waldruff, Max Waldruff, and Preston Waldruff; his brother: Dan Waldruff of Shelby; his late sister: Lola Kay Winningham; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relative and friends.

In addition to his family, time spent near any body of water was a plus including their lake home on Crooked Lake in Angola, IN. He had a passion for MG cars, having numerous throughout his life, but, in particular, he loved his 1953 MG TD he restored with his brother-in-law: Steve. And, naturally, a day ending with ice cream always made for a success.

Family and friends are welcome on Wednesday, March 13, 2024 from 1-3 pm at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, Ohio 44875 where funeral services will immediately follow at 3pm. Pastor Steve Burkhalter will officiate the services. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery, Shelby. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (stjude.org/donate) or Hospice of North Central Ohio (hospiceofnorthcentralohio.org/support-us/donate-to-hnco).

Online condolences may be left on Wally’s obituary on the funeral home’s website (PenwellTurner.com) or their Facebook page (Facebook.com/PenwellFuneral).

 

To view Wally’s Tribute Video, click here: Larry P. “Wally” Waldruff Tribute Video

Susan M. Spangler

Susan M. Spangler, age 75, of Shelby, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday morning, March 6, 2024.

Susan was born December 1, 1948 in Shelby to the late Lawrence “Pat” and Mary C. (Mills) Patterson. A 1967 graduate of Shelby High School, Susan worked at Miami Systems her entire career until its closing. On June 27, 1973, Susan married Thomas L. Spangler and they were married 47 years until his passing on November 26, 2020. A lifelong member of the First Lutheran Church of Shelby, she and her late husband, Tom, had enjoyed volunteering at the Saturday morning breakfasts for many years.

Susan had a passion for reading novels, was an avid fan of The Ohio State University Buckeyes, and enjoyed playing slot machines at the casino. Her story telling was certainly unique- no details were ever missed. And her stubborn nature was most definitely outshined by her deep care for others- their lives, their successes, and their accomplishments. She constantly thought of and worried about others and their well-being.

Susan’s entire world was complete in her precious twin grandbabies. They were her everything. Babysitting time with them was passed with coloring with Sloane and playing with trucks with Jack. And she enjoyed every minute of it. She was certainly a very proud Nana. Susan is survived by her daughter and son-in-law: Jennifer and Nick Snyder of Delaware; her beloved grandchildren: Jack Thomas and Sloane Michele; brother: Larry Patterson of Denver, CO; and brother-in-law and his partner: Richard Spangler and Thomas Reiderman of Akron.

Susan and Tom suffered loss in 1979 when their 2-year-old daughter, Mary Michele, passed. For the rest of her life, Susan was changed. Although Susan’s unexpected death leaves a void here on this earth, there is no doubt that there was certainly a joyous moment this past Tuesday morning, when Susan could hold her precious Michele again with Tom.

Family and friends are welcome on Sunday, March 10, 2024 from 3-4 pm at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby where funeral services will immediately follow at 4 pm. Her cousin, Rev. Lester Vnasdale, will officiate the services. Burial will be private in Oakland Cemetery the following morning. Memorial contributions may be made to the Richland County Humane Society (adoptourstrays.com/support-us/).

Online condolences may be left on Susan’s obituary on the funeral home’s website (PenwellTurner.com) or their Facebook page (Facebook.com/PenwellFuneral).

Benjamin M. Leinbach

Benjamin M. Leinbach, age 89, of 2959 Hazelbrush Road, Shelby, entered into rest on Saturday, March 2, 2024 after a brief illness.

Born February 5, 1935 in Brecknock Township, PA, he was the son of the late John and Katie (Martin) Leinbach. A retired farmer and carpenter, he was a member of the Springmill Old Order Mennonite Church.

Surviving are his wife of 66 years, Naomi (Hurst) Leinbach; 3 sons: Amos (Erma) Leinbach of Greenwich, David (Marlene) Leinbach of Mohnton, PA, Mark (Martha) Leinbach of Greenwich; 6 daughters: Irene Snyder (Ammon, deceased) of Pembroke, PA, Esther Shirk (Elvin) Of Spencer, TN, Mary Stauffer (Allen) of Shelby, Ruth Martin (Glenn, deceased) of Shiloh, Bernice Zimmerman (Ben Nevin) of Shelby, Grace Leid (David) Newmanstown, PA; 66 grandchildren; 137 great grandchildren; siblings: Harvey (Lydia) Leinbach both deceased, Mattie Leinbach deceased, Amanda Zimmerman (Willis, deceased) of PA, Levi Leinbach (Esther, deceased) of PA, Amos Leinbach (Katie, deceased) of MO, Adin Leinbach deceased (Fern) of PA, Ella Zimmerman deceased (Wayne) of PA, Edwin Leinbach (Ella) of PA, John Leinbach (Edith) of MO,  and Allen Leinbach (Anna) of MO.

Family and friends are welcome on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the family home, 2959 Hazelbrush Road, Shelby. Funeral services will be at Springmill Old Order Mennonite Church, corner of Dinninger and Plymouth Springmill Roads, on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at 9:30 am. Bishop Ammon Burkholder will officiate with burial in the church cemetery.

Care for Benjamin and his family is being provided by the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, Ohio 44875. www.PenwellTurner.com