Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Connie E. DeWolf

Connie E. DeWolf, age 83, longtime Shelby resident, died Sunday evening, August 13, 2023 at Mill Creek Nursing and Rehab in Galion where she resided.

Connie was born January 10 ,1940 in Montpelier, Ohio to the late Artie and Bellvetta (Freeze) Sell and was raised in Willard, attending Willard City Schools. She spent her life devoted to helping others, especially children. In the 1960s she was a Head Start teacher, had worked at Bowsher’s Bakery, and later worked at Rite Aid. For many years Connie was employed at the Volunteers for America in Shelby- a position that gave her excellent training for her next faithful undertaking. Following, for over 20 years, Connie was a dedicated daily volunteer at Shelby Helpline Ministries where she was the head of their clothing department. She worked tirelessly to help others as a devoted Christian- fulfilling God’s work, reading the Bible, and watching Dr. Charles Stanley. Connie also thoroughly enjoyed camping for many years and spending time with family and friends.

She is survived by her son: Danny DeWolf of Michigan; daughter: Cherie Graves of Alabama; 6 grandchildren: Alicia Carpenter, Corey DeWolf, Chelsea Box, Mariah Bisbee, Isaiah DeWolf, Kyrie Purdy; and 8 great grandchildren: Jaxson, Jasper, Janet, Michael, Arabella, Khendrix, Aliyah, and Khylana. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother: Don Scott Sell.

Per Connie’s request calling hours and funeral services will not be observed. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven. Care for Connie and her family is being provided by the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. Memorial contributions may be made to Shelby Helpline Ministries, 29 ½ Walnut Street Rear, Shelby, Ohio 44875.

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Memories & Condolence

  1. Len and Judy Hubbard says:

    Cherie and family, we are so saddened to hear of your Mother’s passing and are keeping you in our prayers. Please know that she is in God’s loving hands and still watching over you.

  2. Roy &Linda Copley says:

    We are sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our prayers.

  3. Alicia Carpenter says:

    I love you Grandma. Please watch over all of us.

  4. Randy Hoskins says:

    Danny and Cherie so sorry for your loss, has a lot of good memories with your Mom growing up. Prayers.

  5. Cherie DeWolf-Graves says:

    No words can express the loss we feel when losing a parent. Mine was Connie DeWolf and knowing how many lives she touched in her lifetime in the care of strangers who God led her to help is something to be proud of. My brother was her strength and he was at her side through the good and the bad. Dan gave her encouragement and provided her with the best comforts possible. He never wanted her to spend a single day in the care of others, but the beautiful ladies of Mill Creek took the best care of her like family. I’m grateful to them, my brother and his caring heart and her devoted friends such as Cheryl. When family can’t be there, such as myself, and others step in there is a deep heartfelt gratitude. We will see you again some day, mom.

  6. Cathy Leach says:

    Cherie and Dan and families, I’m so very sorry to hear about the death of your mother. Please know you both are in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. Nena and Greg Swanson says:

    Our deepest condolences to you Dan! Also to all your family and friends that loved your momma Connie. May she rest in heavenly peace and keep you safe. <3

  8. Michael L. Grahan says:

    My condolences to the DeWolf family in the loss of such a wonderful lady who served the Lord Jesus Christ faithfully. She is now in His presence.

  9. Ashley Black says:

    I am so sorry for your families loss. May she rest in peace

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