Owen F. Gallaway
Owen F. Gallaway, age 90, of Mansfield, died Friday, July 30, 2010 at Hospice House in Ashland.
He was born November 22, 1919 in Shelby the son of the late Charles Walter and Nydia Alice (Bushey) Gallaway. Mr. Gallaway was a 1937 graduate of Shelby High School and served in the United States Army in the European Theater from
October 1941- December 1945. On January 18, 1946 he married Marjorie Elmina Pugh. As a young man, Mr Gallaway operated a grocery store on Walnut Street in Shelby and hauled cream and eggs for the Farm Bureau. Owen was a farmer since 1946 having been the third generation to farm the same land. He was an active member of Clay Memorial Lutheran Church where he had been the treasurer and a Sunday school teacher for over 20 years. He was a charter member of the Franklin Township Fire Department having been a volunteer fireman for over 35 years. He was a member of the North Richland County AARP #4991 and the Richland County Farm Bureau where he was a past board member. Farming was Owen’s passion but his greatest joy was his family. He was very proud of his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and loved sharing time together.
Mr. Gallaway is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Marjorie Elmina (Pugh) Gallaway; 2 sons: Marvin O. and Joyce Gallaway of Mansfield and Duane J. and Pelma Gallaway of Shelby; 2 daughters: Beverly J. and Charles Skiles of Mansfield and Bonnie M. and Richard Brenneman of Fredericktown; 11 grandchildren: Leeann Gallaway, Daniel and Wendy Gallaway, Michael and Jenny Gallaway, Matthew and Katie Gallaway, Miranda Gallaway, David and Kristy Skiles, Robert and Shannon Skiles, Jeffrey Skiles, Philip Skiles, Renee and Bill Welsh, and Gary Brenneman; 7 great grandchildren and one expected in August; a sister: Pearl Snyder of Wheelersburg, OH. He was preceded in death by his parents and 5 brothers: Earl, Don, Dean, Noel and Ray Gallaway.
Friends may call on Tuesday, August 3, 2010 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 10: 30 AM at Clay Memorial Lutheran Church with Minister Carol Kilgore officiating. Burial will be in Franklin Cemetery with military honors. Memorial expressions may be made to the church or the fire department. On-line condolences may be made at