Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Virginia M. (Homack) Reed

Virginia M. Reed, age 87, of Shelby, died Saturday, December 31, 2011 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Bob and Kathy Cline, with whom she made her home the last five years.

She was born December 8, 1924 in Youngstown, the daughter of the late Zigmont and Laura (Melewski) Homack and graduated from Fitch High School in Youngstown. She was a school bus driver for 16 years for Shelby City Schools. Virginia was a member of First Lutheran Church and was a volunteer at Auburn Elementary School teaching line dancing and reading. She enjoyed country western pattern dancing.

Virginia is survived by 3 daughters: Kathy (Bob) Cline of Shelby, Susan (Wilbur) Green of Plymouth, Maribeth (Jim) Baldridge of Crestline; a son: David (Kay) Reed of Shelby; 7 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; a great great grandson and a great great granddaughter due in May; a sister: Gloria Edmonds of California. She was preceded in death by her husband: Elmer T. Reed in 2006, a granddaughter: Megan Paulo, a sister: Eleanor Datsko, and a great granddaughter: Salem Scherer.

No calling hours or funeral services will be held at this time. Graveside services will be held on Monday, January 16, 2012 at 11 am in Plymouth Greenlawn Cemetery with Rev. S.T. Adkins officiating. Memorials may be made to Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital. The Turner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. On-line condolences may be made at

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  1. Guest says:

    Family: Virginia M. Reed
    Name: Mrs. Loann Keyes

    Date: 12-01-05


    I share my condolences with “Ginny’s”family” as she told me over 5 yrs ago is how she was known, when we rode together for services at the First Lutheran Church of Shelby, Ohio after she had started to live with her daughter and husband on the same street as I lived on, and she before we both had to end going to the same servoces. However every trusting in God she was very hopeful and trusting in God. Now I, too, will miss mailing her cards, especially on ocassions she told me only 1 or a family member might.

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