Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Barbara A. (Lybarger) Gwirtz

Barbara A. Gwirtz, age 76, of Shelby, died Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at Heritage Care Center.

She was born April 23, 1933 in Shelby the daughter of the late Cecil and Frances (Waghorn) Lybarger. She was a 17 year employee of Shelby Gum Company and worked at the Autocall Co. and Shelby Public Health League as an office custodian. She was a member of Most Pure Heart Of Mary Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed playing bingo.

Barbara is survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband: Bernard J. Gwirtz on February 16, 2005 and by 3 brothers: James, Fred and Bob Lybarger and 3 sisters: Madelyn Shepherd, Mary Shepherd and Betty Kulka.

Friends may call on Thursday, March 11, 2010 from 6-8 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street Shelby, where funeral services will be conducted on Friday at 10:30 AM by Father Nick Cunningham. Burial will be in Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Cemetery. Memorial expressions may be made to St. Mary School. On-line condolences may be made at

Memories & Condolence

  1. Guest says:

    Family: Barbara Lybarger Gwirtz
    Name: the Mckenzie Family

    Date: 10-03-12


    Barb was such a soft hearted lady…her smile will be missed by all who’s life she touched…We remimber her and her sister Mad (Madelyn) coming down Walnut Street from work at the bubble gum factory covered in white sugar dust….the neighborhood kids use to go down to the bubblegum company and they would throw the kids bubble gum from out the windows there 🙂 good memories of the Lybarger and Hall-Sheperd families..our family is proud to call them friends….Rest in peace Barb…you’ve earned your reward in Heaven!
    Family: Barb Gwirtz
    Name: Pat Keen

    Date: 10-03-22


    I enjoyed having Barb as a part of our activities at Heritage Care Center during her two short visits. She really enjoyed the
    music programs.

    May you cherish your memories and her sweet disposition.

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