Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Stephen Joseph Metzger

Stephen Metzger, Sr.

Stephen Joseph Metzger, Sr., 67, of Glasgow, KY and formerly of Shelby, died Friday, December 19, 2008 at the home of his daughter, Kim, in Ooltewah, Tennessee.

He was born, May 23, 1941 in Shelby. Stephen was a graduate of Buckeye Central High School in New Washington and retired from Donnelly Printing Company after serving over 30 years. He attended St. Helens Catholic Church in Glasgow, KY and was very active in charitable works for the church. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus where he had been Grand Knight, and served on the board of Crossroads Pregnancy Center in Glasgow.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Carol Ann (Eilerman) Metzger; 3 children and their spouses, Stephen Joseph, Jr. and Christy Metzger of Glasgow, KY, Joseph Allen Metzger and Penny Davis of St. Louis, MO and Kim and Chris Thomas of Ooltewah, TN; seven grandchildren; his mother, Dortha (Studer) Metzger of Shelby; 4 siblings and their spouses, Don and Marilyn Metzger of Willard, Sharon Nedolast, Robert and Jeanne Metzger and Mike and Kathy Metzger, all of Shelby; Aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his father, John A. Johnny Metzger in 2006.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 AM on Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at Most Pure of Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Shelby with Father Nick Cunningham officiating. Burial will be in Most Pure Heart Of Mary Catholic Cemetery in Shelby.

Memorial expressions may be made to Crossroads Pregnancy Center 101 Mallory Drive, Glasgow, KY 42141. The Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby
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  1. Guest says:

    Family_of: Stephen Metzger, Jr
    Your_Name: Marilyn & Jake Berberick
    Date: 08-12-28
    Time: 10:27:23 -0500


    Don & Robby, Our Deepest sympathy to you and the Metzger family. You will be in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
    Family_of: Stephen Metzger
    Your_Name: Sharon Burger Snyder

    Date: 09-01-09


    Don, Sharon, Robby and Michael, You have our heartfelt sympathy on the passsing of your brother. May God’s Holy Spirit, who is our Comforter, bring you peace and comfort, knowing Stephen is home with our Lord Jesus. It was so ironic hearing the news of Stephen when our sister, Jeannie passed away also. And your Dad must’ve passed soon after our Mother, Sept, 2006. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Sharon & Gerry Snyder

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