Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Robert E. Page

Robert E. Page, 80, of 66 Park Village Shelby, died Thursday afternoon, May 25, 2000 at the Heritage Care Center.

He was born Aug. 4, 1919, in Ashland, the son of the late Joe and Vanetta (Freese) Page. A graduate of Shelby High School, Bob was a former insurance agent for Western-Southern. During WWII he worked for the Big Four Railroad, a time he often reminisced about with great pleasure. He was a retired printer from Shelby Business Forms.

Bob was a member of Shelby Lodge 350 F .&A.M., Shelby Chapter 178 R.A.M., and the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Columbus. He also was a member of the American Legion, Eagles, and Owls Clubs, and Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, all in Shelby.

Bob was a wonderful story teller with a great memory for the details of his life experiences. He and his childhood friend, the late Harold Hanno, owned and published a weekly newspaper in Shelby during the early 1940s. Among his passions were his friends whom he would meet at McDonalds three times a day. He was a meticulous gardener and loved working with his hands and with wood. He also enjoyed playing cards and working with model trains.

Surviving are 2 sons and daughters-in law: Jon and Jo Anne Page of Wooster, and Gary and Sue Page of Colchester Vermont; a daughter and son in law: Janet “JP” and Ron Whitehill of Ashland; 8 grandchildren and 6 greatgrandchildren; a special friend, Carol Henderson; and an uncle, Bill Freese, both of Shelby.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Louise (Buck) Page in 1991; 2 grandchildren, and a sister.

Friends may call on Sunday, May 28th from 2-4 P.M. at the Turner Funeral Home 168 W. Main St. in Shelby. Funeral Mass will be on Tuesday May 30th at 11 A.M. at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Fr. John Missler officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. (Please note that there will be no calling hours on Monday). Memorial contributions may be made to the Investing for 2000 and Beyond Campaign at the church.

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