Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Amanda Marie (Siesel) Mahon

Amanda Marie (Siesel) Mahon, age 40, of Shelby, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 20, 2020 in the hospice wing of OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital following a courageous battle with cancer.

Amanda was born January 31, 1980 in Willard to James Cletus and Mary (Falter) Siesel. She was a 1998 graduate of Buckeye Central High School and furthered her education at Ashland University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Integrated Language Arts. Throughout her professional career as an educator, Amanda also earned a master’s degree in Educational Administration from Ashland University and her Superintendent’s License from Ohio University.

Amanda was an excellent educator who was proud of helping each and every student on their journey by being a cheerleader for them not only in their educational lives but in their personal lives as well. At Shelby High School, Amanda was an English teacher and also thoroughly enjoyed her time as an advisor to Scarlet S Yearbook, prom, and SHS Student Council. After Shelby, Amanda became an administrator for the Plymouth-Shiloh School Local School District prior to becoming the Director of Education for the Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center in Mansfield. Currently, Amanda was employed with Mansfield City Schools as a High School Assistant Principal. In every step of her career, Amanda strived to lead students to success.

In her personal life, her family, especially her children, was her everything. She absolutely adored supporting and loving her children in all their own activities and always being proud of them in everything that they did. Amanda is survived by her husband, Wesley Mahon, whom she wed on August 18, 2005; their three children: James, Jonathan, and Audrey; her mother: Mary (Falter) Siesel of New Washington; her siblings: Carrie (Mark) McMichael of Bucyrus, Anessa (Jeff) Zaebst of New Washington, and Russell (Char) Siesel of New Washington; her mother and father-in-law: Danny and Helen Mahon of Shelby; her brother-in-law: Derick (Kayreen) Mahon; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.  Amanda was preceded in death by her father: James Cletus Siesel; her maternal grandparents: Bernard and Mary Falter; and her paternal grandparents: Cletus and Mary Siesel.

Family and friends are welcome on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 from 3-7 pm at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. Funeral services will be on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 10:30 am at Crossroads Church, 1188 Park Avenue West, Mansfield. Pastor Josh Kocher will officiate the services and burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby.

For those wishing to contribute, memorial contributions may be made payable to Wesley Mahon which will be placed in the children’s educational savings accounts. Those contributions may be left in care of the funeral home.

Appropriate ways to express sympathy for those unable to attend may be done by leaving an online condolence at or by leaving a comment on Amanda’s obituary on the funeral home’s Facebook page,

Memories & Condolence

  1. Fran (Robey) Schroeder says:

    Prayers and sympathy to Amanda’s family. May you find the peace that only God can bring. Mary Siesel, my thoughts and prayers for you in a special way.
    Fran (Robey) Schroeder

  2. Kathy Snyder says:

    Dear Wes,
    There are no words that express how incredibly sad I feel for you and your family. She was a powerhouse friend and she loved you all fiercely. You will all continue to be in my prayers.

  3. Kendra Mahon says:

    Sorry very sorry as I read about Amanda’s passing. To all of you my sincerest condolences many hugs and prayers to a beautiful family.

  4. Melody (Heydinger) Mergenthaler says:

    So many prayers to all of Amanda’s family! What an amazing person taken way too soon!! Prayers!

  5. Stasia Ulmer says:

    Prayers for strength and comfort at this time.
    Stasia (Stump ) Ulmer

  6. Jessica Shaffner says:

    Words can not express how sad I feel right now…
    Mahon, you left a mark on all of us. My deepest sympathy for your family from whom you were taken far too early. Love and prayers for peace.

  7. shirley j athy says:

    Mary so sorry for your loss/ May God bless you and your family

  8. Denise Lewis says:

    My heart goes out to All of you. I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace for you all.

  9. Kenny Brubaker says:

    Amanda always treated me and my sons with kindness. My thoughts and prayers go out to Wes, the Mahon children, James, John, and Audrey and the entire family. God bless and may God comfort you during this tough time.

  10. Steve & Ellen Haverfield says:

    Our deepest sympathies are extended to all the family. God bless you with peace and trust in Him.

  11. Shayne, Angela & Shayla Thomas says:

    We are deeply saddened by the loss of precious and amazing Amanda. We are so sorry for your tremendous and horrific loss. She will live in our hearts and memories forever.

    With deepest sympathy,
    The Thomas Team
    Shayne, Angela, Shayla & “Angel” Christi

  12. Heather and Eric Pohlabel says:

    Our deepest sympathy for your loss.

  13. Fran Longnecker says:

    My heartfelt sympathy to Wes and the kids. May your memories give you comfort. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.

  14. Kelli Swartz says:

    I am so sorry for your loss, my heart breaks for all of you. My deepest sympathy and prayers for your family.

  15. Adrienne Randall says:

    My heart is broken for your entire family. I was so proud of Amanda’s determination and strength through her intial fight….she didn’t miss a beat at work supporting her family, and I admired her so much. Her example gave me strength in confronting my son’s own fight this summer, and even in her own pain and struggle, she was encouraging Jake.

    This world has lost a beautiful spirit. She will always be in my heart and you all will be in my prayers.

  16. Marlene Johnson says:

    My condolences to Amanda’s family. I am so sad to hear of her passing, she was such a sweet girl. Prayers for all who loved her.

  17. Jean Russell says:

    I’m very sorry for your loss. Amanda was always smiling and positive for the short time I worked with her at Shelby High School. May she be at peace.

  18. Linda Kuczynski says:

    So very sorry and saddened to hear about your loss. Prayers to all of Amanda’s family.

  19. Mary Ellen Distl says:

    Annessa so sorry for your loss.

  20. Michelle Mitchell says:

    We are so sorry! Please know that we are praying for you all to feel His arms around you and that you can find peace during this difficult time!!

  21. Miatta Curry (MSHS SECURITY) says:

    Mrs Mahon you will always have a special place in all of our hearts. The tremendous impact that you have had on all of the students and staff will forever be in our hearts! We Love You!

  22. Celia and Charlie Warren says:

    Our hearts ache for all of Amanda’s family and friends, so very sorry, praying for all of you!

  23. beth Hass says:

    Mary, Sorry to Hear this. Prayers for All.

  24. Liz Merringer says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Amanda was always such a joy and provided so many of us students with incredible memories. I’m so thankful for the chance to have known her.

  25. Brad and Anita Ream says:

    Our deepest sympathy to your precious family. Amanda was a blessing to so many, and we are all better for having known her. We wish you comfort in the days ahead.
    Brad, Anita, Chelsea, and Molly

  26. Ricky Hopton says:

    Wes so sorry for your lost may god be with y’all in these rough times

  27. Cheryl Cronbaugh says:

    Wes and Kids. I find I am at a loss for words to express how sad I am over Amanda’s passing. Please know your family has been in my prayers and will continue to be.

  28. Carol M Gottschling says:

    My deepest condolences to Amanda’s family. She was beautiful, intelligent and spirited, with a big heart. I got to know her well as a colleague and a friend. My heart is saddened to hear of her passing. She will be missed by me and the many others whose lives she touched.

  29. Judy Weltlin says:

    I am so very sorry for your loss. I only recently met and spent very little time with Amanda through CrossRoads Church servicing coffee and greeting others as they arrived at church. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  30. Charlene Zaebst says:

    Deepest sympathy, so sorry for your loss she was a beautiful person .prayers for the family

  31. Carolyn Falter Jolliff and Joe Jolliff says:

    So sorry that Amanda and her family had to endure this life struggle. Our hope in Jesus and eternal life makes all bearable. May God give all her loved ones comfort and peace. May she have eternal rest in heaven and will finally able to hug her daddy.

  32. Gail Eckstein says:

    My most heart felt condolences to the Mahon and Siesel families.

  33. Sandy Mahon says:

    Peace Be With You and all the Family at this sad time.
    God Bless

  34. Kelly Jung says:

    Amanda was an amazing role model as an educator. She was an excellent principal to work for and she was alway there for her staff and students. She will truly be missed by so many. My thoughts and prays go out to Wes and her children!

  35. Paul and Shirley Zimmerman says:

    Mary, Wes and children, Carrie, Russell, and Anessa our sympathy to you in the passing of Amanda. Too young. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

  36. Beth says:

    Annessa I’m so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  37. Shirley Ross says:

    Amanda was an amazing teacher and friend. I was blessed to know her as being my teacher and later on in life becoming friends. She truly did support all her kids be it her biological or her students in everything they did. The love of her family was amazing as well to witness. Love and hugs to the kiddos and Wes. Know you will always have an amazing angle watching over you.

  38. Rob Mahon says:

    Dear Wes and Family,

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. Comfort and peace be with you and may God bless you and give you strength. Rob & Lisa Mahon

  39. Kathy Johnson says:

    Wes. So sorry for you loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless.

  40. Jessica Faulkner says:

    I am in shock over this. I remember Amanda as a student teacher, teacher, yearbook advisor who did her job well; loved by her students and just an overall nice nice person. May peace be with her and your family.

  41. Bill and Jayne Boock says:

    Our sincere sympathy for Wes and James, Jon and Audrey. God Bless all of you. Prayers, hugs and love for all of Amanda’s family.

  42. Hellie Schussler says:

    There is no way to express the sadness of this loss. There is no way to make anyone feel better. All we can do is let you know that we care. Oh how we care. 🙁 Pitifully inadequate. I am so glad I had a chance to know Amanda. I had the privilege of being Audrey’s 1st ballet teacher. That gave me the opportunity to also know Amanda. Such respect and admiration for a beautiful woman, and a beautiful daughter. My sincere condolences to all who loved her.

  43. Robin Smedley says:

    Deepest sympathies to all the family and children from our family to yours. Amanda was always good to my children while they were at Plymouth High School. May Gods love surround you and hold you close together

  44. Tuesdae C Norris says:

    I did not know Mrs. Mahon, but I want to give my condolences to the family, students, and staff that she worked with. I ran across her story and even though I didn’t know her I was deeply touched. Prayers for her and everyone attached to her. In the Name of Jesus

  45. Russell Taylor Family says:

    Our prayers go out to all the families. So sorry for your loss
    Amanda was a great educator to our children at Plymouth.

  46. Andrea Schimpf says:

    My prayers are with your family. Amanda was a great colleague to work with at Shelby High School. I pray for peace and comfort for all of you in the days ahead.

  47. Michael Graham says:

    My prayers are with Amanda’s family and Wesley. I pray for peace and comfort as you carry on in the days ahead.

  48. MOIRA ERWINE says:

    Dearest friends and family of Amanda, I am saddened to hear of Amanda’s battle with cancer and of her passing. What a beautiful lady she was.
    I looked forward to our curriculum meetings where all the ‘girls’ would support one another. I pray that you will find peace in the days ahead.

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