Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Dean Jay Myers

Dean Jay Myers, age 80, of Shelby, died Friday, July 28, 2023 at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Emergency Department as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile/train collision.

Dean was born March 17, 1943 in Shelby to the late Marlin W. and Gladys Pauline (McGinnis) Myers. A 1961 graduate of Shelby High School, Dean then served his country during the Vietnam War in the United States Army. Upon his discharge, he returned to Shelby working for the Tuby prior to a career in the HVAC and plumbing industry.

Well-known for his neighborhood watch patrol, Dean made his rounds daily to ensure everyone was doing ok and safe. He was proud to have served on the Richland County Sheriff’s Department, had been a volunteer for the Shelby Fire Department, served as a Jackson Township Trustee, and was a longtime bailiff for the Shelby Municipal Court under Judge John Schaefer. Dean thoroughly enjoyed spending the day at Lake Erie, especially on his boat fishing, and also liked to hunt. He loved flower gardening- his gardens fondly referred to as “Deanwood Center” and would grow everything and anything that his late wife, Gail, could use for canning.

Dean is survived by his daughters: Nicole “Nikki” Myers (Vince Stirp) and Heidi (Kevin) Alt both of Shelby; step-daughter: Tera “Teedi” (Greg) Rouse of Jackson; grandchildren: Dominique Norman, Gabriel O’Dell, and Brendan O’Dell; great grandchildren: Zeke and SidaLeigh; sister: Judy (Jacque) Hoover of Shelby; mother-in-law: Jean Lash and her children- Dean’s brothers and sisters-in-law; his faithful canine companion: Sloopy; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. His wife: Gail Denise (Hogue) Myers preceded him in death on July 2, 2022 in addition to his parents; brother: Larry W. Myers: and nephew: Gary L. Myers.

Family and friends are welcome on Friday, August 4, 2023 from 5-7 pm at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby where funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 5, 2023 at 10:30 am. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail. For those wishing, memorial contributions may be made to the Richland County Humane Society via their website,

Online condolences may be made on Dean’s obituary post on the funeral home’s website: or their Facebook Page,

Memories & Condolence

  1. Deb Curren says:

    Dean def enjoyed people He will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers to all

  2. Heather Baker says:

    Much help from him always. I enjoyed his humor and love of family. Prayers to all who loved him. May you find comfort and peace!

  3. Kimberly Daron-Withkowski says:

    Heidi, my deepest sympathy to you… so hard to lose our daddy’s. My condolences to all the Myers’s family during this difficult time.

  4. Terry Lawson says:

    My condolences to the family of Dean he made going to court a humorous occasion he was a great guy and will be missed by many

  5. Wayne Liggett says:

    Dean was one of kind/ Great guy working with him at the sheriffs Department/ God Bless

  6. Laura & John Blankenship says:

    I was so sad to learn that Dean had passed away so suddenly. I know that he is at peace and happy now to be reunited with Gail. Heaven gained another angel to watch over us all. Rest in peace Dean….we will miss you!

  7. Laura & John Blankenship says:

    We were so sad to learn that Dean had passed away so suddenly. We know that he is at peace and happy now to be reunited with Gail. Heaven gained another angel to watch over us all. Rest in peace Dean….we will miss you!

    Laura & John

  8. Michael L. Grahan says:

    Sending my sincere condolences to Dean Myers family during this time of loss. Praying for God’s comfort during this time. He always was one to express his thoughts on any subject.


    So sorry to hear of Dean’s passing. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May your memories always keep him close in your heart. May the Lord grant you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  10. Linda Stentz says:

    To Dean’s family ,
    I’m so sorry for the loss of your dad.. he seemed like a very nice man … Prayers and Hugs
    Linda Stentz

  11. Suzanne & Bryan Peiffer says:

    Heidi, Kevin and family,
    You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  12. Marcia Baer says:

    My sincere condolences to Dean’s family and friends although I did not personally know Dean, I knew him through a friend of mine. He is going to be missed by many don’t ever forget the memories that we have that God gave us.

  13. Suzanne & Bryan Peiffer says:

    Heidi, Kevin and family,
    You are in our thoughts and prayers

  14. Joann Flapper Marbaugh says:

    Sending heartfelt sympathy to all the Myers family!!!! Dean was such a special person. He was a joy to be around and always had a smile to share with everyone. I am sad to know he’s gone; but I am also very happy that he and Gail are reunited in Heaven!!! They are both smiling down and watching over all those that loved them! May you both Rest in Peace my dear friends!!!! I will love you ALWAYS!!!

  15. Rick Rush says:

    I Really Liked Dean I Met Him At The Sheriffs Department And Also Campaigned For Him When He Ran For Richland County Commissioner ! I’m Very Sorry For Your Loss Prayers !

  16. Bill James says:

    My most sincere condolences to all of Deans family. I don’t think i could count all the stories my dad told of Dean and my dad’s hunting adventures over the years among other shenanigans they got into. He will be missed by many. Rest in peace Dean.

  17. Kim and June Heuberger says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you in the loss of your brother and father.

  18. Hennessy James R. says:

    Dean, I hope that we can meet again someday. You will the all-star center on our football team. I’ll be there at right guard helping you to block an opponent out!
    You will be one of the hardest workers on the team as it always was.
    Go, Whippets!
    Jim Hennessy (was Henson)

  19. Amy Amburgey says:

    Hello Nikki, and family. My our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.. I remember your dad he and my grandpa Garrett wouodb

  20. Amy Amburgey says:

    Continued.. would set at grandpas table drinking coffee and telling stories after he would tune up or fix their furnace.. he was always so kind and just genuinely a good man .. Dean rest easy

  21. Wilma Ammons says:

    Sorry to hear of Dean’s passing. Had lost touch with him, but have fond memories. He was a fun loving guy. May the Peace of the Lord be with his family and friends.

  22. Barbara J. Eakins says:

    Sincere sympathy to all of Dean’s family to have Dean taken so suddenly.
    We hope all of your good memories of him help ease the grief you are now feeling.
    We bought maple syrup from Dean when he used to make it. It was the best!
    Jim and Barbara Eakins

  23. Frank skies says:

    Dean was a great man. His smile and personality were infectious. His passion for his community and organizations was evident. I was blessed to have worked with Dean at the Richland County Sheriff’s Department. My prayers and thoughts are with you as a family at this difficult time.

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