Annabell M. (Coder) Pugh
Annabell M. (Coder) Pugh, age 90, of Shelby, died Sunday, May 1, 2016 at her home.
She was born September 8, 1925 in Richmond Township, Huron County, Ohio the daughter of the late Loy Clinton and Helen Gertrude (Carpenter) Coder. Annabell was a 1943 graduate of Willard High School and attended Tiffin Business University. On August 27, 1950 she married Roger Ellis Pugh and he preceded her in death on May 7, 2004.
Annabell was a homemaker and had been employed at Wilkens Air Force Depot in Shelby and also assisted her husband in their farming operation. A longtime active member of First Lutheran Church in Shelby, Annabell taught Sunday school for many years. Volunteering was just something Annabell did. Besides her church, she volunteered for the American Red Cross, MedCentral Shelby Hospital, and was the presiding judge and poll worker for Cass Township B precinct in Richland County. She was a former member of the Ohio Farm Bureau, AARP, and Plymouth Board of Education where she was past president.
She is survived by a son: David (Sherri) Pugh of Cartersville, GA; daughter: Mary Ellen (Jack) Burgess of Columbus, OH; 2 grandsons: Christopher Bryan (Sarah) Pugh of Shelby and Ryan Matthew (Natalie) Pugh of Melborne, FL; 2 great grandsons: Brody Ellis Pugh and Brock Louis Pugh; 2 step grandchildren: Scott & Debbie Rollins and Staci & Chuck Wade; 3 step great grandchildren; Many nieces and nephews; Sister-in-law: Sylvia Coder of Attica.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her siblings: Avis Sue Coder, Wilda Haverfield, Ruth Henderson and Lyndel Coder.
Friends and family are welcome on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. Funeral services will be held on Thursday,
May 5, 2016 at 10:00 AM at First Lutheran Church, 33 Broadway, Shelby with Pastor Russel Yoak officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Shiloh. Memorial expressions may be made to First Lutheran Church or the charity of the donor’s choice.
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