Luella Kuhn, age 99, formerly of Parkwood Drive, Shelby, died Tuesday, evening January 17, 2006 at the Heritage Care Center.
Miss Kuhn was born June 30, 1906 in Plymouth Township, Richland County, Ohio the daughter of the late Jesse and Maggie Alice (Urich) Kuhn. She was a 1923 graduate of Shelby High School. After graduating from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1927, she taught 8 years at Newton Falls Junior High School. In 1936 she returned to her Alma Mater to be the Shelby High School librarian. In 1941 she earned a Library Science Degree from Case Western University. She served 30 years as the high school librarian, retiring in 1966.
Since the age of ten. Luella was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Shelby, where she was a member of the United Methodist Women, and taught Sunday School. She was also a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society, Shelby Garden Club, Shelby Women’s Club, AARP, After Five Club, and National Retired Teachers Association.
Luella was an Avid traveler having traveled to Nova Scotia, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, nine countries of Europe, the Holy Land and nearly every state including Alaska and Hawaii. Her interest in flower arranging resulted in Luella entering several contests at Kingwood Center, where she won many ribbons. She also served for many years as a volunteer for Shelby Memorial Hospital and the FISH program.
Miss Kuhn was preceded in death by her parents and by one sister, Wanda Ganyard.
Friends may call on Saturday, January 21, 2006 from 10:00-11:00 AM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM with Rev. Gail Angel officiating.
Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby. Memorial expressions may be made to the children/youth department of First United Methodist Church.