Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Charlotte M. Auer

Charlotte M. Auer, age 92, lifelong Shelby resident and most recently of Galion, died Sunday, January 16, 2022 at Crestline Nursing Home.

Charlotte was born October 28, 1929 in Shelby to the late Otto and Teresa (Metzger) Stine. She was a 1947 graduate of Shelby High School and spent her entire career at Dr. Dowd’s office as his office manager. Charlotte was a member of Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church.

Charlotte was strong willed, brave, generous, and loving- all things she taught and passed down to her kids and grandchildren. She was an avid Cleveland Indians fan, enjoyed bowling, and retired to become an “Avon” lady.

Those who survive include her children: Jean Auer of Galion, Teresa (Tim) Armstrong of Shelby, and Jim Auer; four grandchildren: Chad (Megan) Auer, Trisha Armstrong (Dylan Sandy), Taylor Armstrong (Salathiel Baker) and Tanner Armstrong; 8 great grandchildren: Julia, Dylan, Baylee, Jaxson, Grant, Charlotte, Madeline, and Maxwell; a brother: James (Shirley) Stine of Shelby; sister-in-law: Wanda Stine; and brother-in-law: Roger Misamore; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. In addition to her parents, Charlotte was preceded in death by her siblings: Sabina Rice, Janet Yetzer, Mary Houpt, Darwin Stine, and Marlene Misamore.

Family and friends are welcome on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 from 5-7 pm at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where a rosary will be recited at 7pm. Charlotte’s funeral mass will be held Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 11 am at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, 5742 State Route 61, Shelby. Father Paul Fahrbach will celebrate and burial will follow in Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Cemetery, Shelby. Memorial contributions may be made to Shelby Fire EMS or Galion EMS.

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 Charlotte’s obituary on the funeral home’s Facebook page,

To view Charlotte’s tribute video, click this link provided:

Memories & Condolence

  1. Amy Brown says:

    I always remember your mom’s laugh at Dr. Dowd’s office. Sending heartfelt sympathy for the family

  2. Sarah Turvey says:

    You will be greatly missed. You taught me everything about love and trust. My heart is sad but I know you will be watching from above. Heaven gained a beautiful soul and I will see you again someday. Much love always.

  3. Jane Butler says:

    Jean and family,
    Charlotte was a delightful person and will ge sorely missed. I know she will live on in many hearts.
    Greg and Jane Butler

  4. Connie Rice says:

    Rest In Peace Godmother❤️❤️ You are now free from pain snd joining my mom, your other sisters and brother and parents. I can only imagine the reception you received from them! Heaven will never be the same There are no words to express how much you will be missed by everyone, but we are thankful you are no longer suffering❤️❤️ ❤️❤️❤️

  5. Barry Claytor says:

    Sorry for your loss. May your Mom Rest In Peace.
    And God Bless the Family.


    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom, Teresa. Praying for comfort and hugs to all.

  7. Sharon Houseworth says:

    So sorry to hear of her passing. May God bring peace and comfort to her entire family.

  8. Chuck and Barb Elliott says:

    to all of Charlotte’s family,
    we are sorry for your loss
    We have you in our prayers and thoughts.
    She was a fun lady to know and spend time with,.
    Chuck and Barb

  9. Sally Messenger says:

    Teresa , Tim , Trisha, Taylor , Tanner and entire family. We sure loved our Char. She was a fun loving lady and will be deeply missed. May God embrace you with comfort and peace. Praying for your family.

  10. Tom & Kris Moloney says:

    Jean, Teresa and family
    So sorry to learn of Char’s passing.
    She has been suffering, but God blessed her with family contact for the last few years and now she is in his hands and in a much better place. She will be missed !!!

    Sorry we are out of state this week, but you are in our thoughts & prayers.
    Tom & Kris

  11. Kyle Fortman says:

    Jean and Teresa – I’m sorry for your loss. Keeping you and your family in my prayers.

  12. Bette Barkdull says:

    Teresa,I was so surprised to hear of your mom’s passing.I only knew her from Grants office but it was always fun talking to her. Losing a parent is so hard. Thank heavens for memories. Take care

  13. Ken & Mable Brown says:

    Teresa and Family,
    So sad to hear, she was one of the best
    You are in our hearts and prayers
    We love y’all dearly!

  14. Mary Ann Snow says:

    Sorry to hear about your mom . I went to Dowds when she was there.She was a wonderful person Prayers with all

  15. Anne says:

    Jean, so very sorry you have lost your mom, many prayers coming your way.

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