Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Beverly Ann “Bev” Wade

Beverly Ann “Bev” Wade, age 62, of Shelby, died peacefully Monday morning, November 21, 2022 at her home with her family at her side. Her death follows a courageous battle with cancer.

Bev was born December 28, 1959 in Mansfield to the late Dennis L. and Helen Faye (Kiser) Carper. She was a longtime employee of MTD Willard Operations and thoroughly enjoyed playing bingo- especially with Madison Rams Bingo. She also loved going to garage sales picking up items for everyone else whether they wanted them or not, cleaning, remodeling and decorating homes, and watching her favorite tv shows.

Bev fiercely loved those in her life. Her biggest worry following her diagnosis was not about herself, but rather that those whom she loved would be well cared for after she was gone. Surviving are those whom she loved, her soul mate: Jessie Hall; her children: Michael (Kristy) Frost of Ontario, Angela (Eli) Reed of Mansfield, and Jennifer Wade of Mansfield; 8 grandchildren: Logan Frost, Easton Frost, Rylan Frost, Lita Frost, Caleb Reed, Cody Reed, Jonathan Davis, and Jaylynn Davis; a great granddaughter: Iris Davis; siblings: Wanda VanHorn, Mike Carper, John (Jeannie) Carper, Opal Stevens, and Kathy (Ken) Haering; sister-in-law: Juanita Carper; her loving fur baby, Bandit; numerous nieces and nephews who loved her dearly; bonus children: Alex, Crystal, Shaunda, Megan, and Amber; and other relatives and friends, especially special friends, Penny and Cindy. In addition to her parents, Bev was preceded in death by her brother, Mark Carper; in-laws: Robert Stevens and Steve VanHorn; and 2 grandchildren prior to their birth.

Family and friends are welcome on Friday, November 25, 2022 from 11 am-1 pm at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where funeral services will immediately follow at 1 pm. It was Bev’s wish that those attending her service have an opportunity to write letters to loved ones already in Heaven and sealed in a box at the funeral home, which will then be placed with Bev prior to her burial. Feel free to bring your letters with you or stationary will be provided at the funeral home. Pastor Hank Webb, Pastor of Belmont Community Church, will officiate the services with burial following in Oakland Cemetery, Shelby. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital via their website,

For those unable to attend, condolences may be left on Bev’s obituary on the funeral home website,, or on their Facebook page,

Memories & Condolence

  1. Crystal Webb says:

    It’s hard to read this because now its finally setting in… I’ve loved you ever since I met you back before I became a teen.. You’ve made me laugh until I peed my pants and you were never afraid to tell someone like it was. You brought so much joy to others, myself included. Will never forget the wonderful memories I had with you. I am praying for your family, who is like my family as well. I will love you always and forever. Until we meet again my Bonus Momma xx

  2. Angie says:

    I love you mom, we’re going to miss you so much!

  3. Jodie Gumbert says:

    So sorry for your loss. Bev was a very kind and caring person Prayers for her family and Friends

  4. Colleen Mosley says:

    Jessie and Family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. Bev was a great lady and a hard worker! I always enjoyed our conversations we had! Just know that you all are in my thoughts at this difficult time.

  5. Tess Hustack says:

    It was a pleasure to care for your Mom. I am so glad you were able to have the past week making memories with her. She was a wonderful lady and will forever hold a place in my heart. Hugs and prayers to all of you.

  6. Carol McDonald says:

    I can’t believe I’m writing this to you . You were one of my few friends here in Mansfield and grew to love you like a sister . Damn cancer for taking someone who had so much more living to do .
    Take care of Mama cat and Nugget , Bev . We love you and miss you .

  7. Art Stratton says:

    I am very sad about this. Sometimes I wish that I would have stayed in Shelby and seen what might have developed. I was happy for a number of years but now it is not good with my Cody gone and I am alone once again. Bev was a great woman that really cared about everyone and helped so many people. She will be in my thoughts forever. I am glad she found happiness with someone in her final years.

  8. Chris Ranvier says:

    We are deeply sorry to hear the passing of Michael’s mother. Prayers to the entire family and our dear friend Michael (Frosty).

  9. Karhy says:

    I love you Sissy. I will miss you so much.

  10. Jamie Gearheart says:

    So sorry for your loss. She was a good moma. Always so kind to me when I was kid. Prayers for her family.

  11. Amber French says:

    Love you forever Momma Bev, always!

  12. Bruce German says:

    To the family of Bev, my condolences and prayers, knew Bev from bingo ❤ Bruce German

  13. Cindy Waggoner says:

    Bev, I loved you so very much my sweet friend ❤ enjoyed our times together, our laughter and even tears we shared. You will be dearly missed sweetheart by your family and many friends.. I know when I get there we will remain friends for eternity.. you were the best! Prayers to the loving family and hugs.. Cindy, Paul, Justin, Evan, Draven, Camilla, Loretta and your friend Anita

  14. Maurice III, Lisa & Family says:

    Thoughts & Prayers to you all !

  15. Rod Kopina says:

    I just found out about this. Very sorry to hear and my condolences to the Carper family.

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