Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Denzil Bertis Ingram

Denzil Bertis Ingram, age 87, of Shelby, passed away after a brief illness on October 8, 2021 in Gaylord, Michigan.

He was born June 22, 1934 in Scranton, Kentucky the son of the late Bertis and Minnie (Brown) Ingram.  Denzil was a graduate of Frenchburg High School in Frenchburg, Kentucky and was a United States Air Force veteran serving as an air to ground radio operator during the Korean War. He began his working career in 1957 at the Ontario General Motors Plant working in the tool and die department and finished his career in the CAM/CAD department retiring in 1995.  After retirement from GM, Denzil worked parttime at Sam’s Club for 10 years.

When his children were young, Denzil coached Little League Baseball for several years. During his retirement, Denzil and his wife, Maureen, enjoyed travelling, antiquing and spending time with family and friends. Denzil was an avid sportsman and loved his Kentucky Wildcat basketball.   An avid golfer, he was member of the former Shelby Country Club for much of his adult life.

Denzil is survived by his wife of sixty-two (62) years, Maureen; daughter: Maria (Dave) Barton of Indian River, Michigan; son: Jim (Rachelle) Ingram of Mint Hill, North Carolina; three grandchildren: Drew (Mandy) Ingram, Spencer Ingram, and Cassie Barton; great grandson: Denver Ingram; sister: Reba Montgomery of Monroe, Ohio; niece: Denise Nye of Huron, Ohio.  He was preceded in death by his brother, James Ray Ingram and brother-in-law, Robert Montgomery.

Family and friends are welcome at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby on Wednesday October 13, 2021 from 5 -7 pm with a short service following immediately at 7 pm.  Burial will follow on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 11 am at Oakland Cemetery, Shelby where military honors will be conducted by the Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail.

Appropriate ways to express sympathy for those unable to attend may be done by leaving an online condolence on Denzil’s obituary at or by leaving a comment on his post on the funeral home’s Facebook page,

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Memories & Condolence

  1. Stacy Adams says:

    Many prayers to the Ingram family. I am sorry to hear of Mr. Ingram’s passing.

  2. Robie Pena says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Denzil passing. He
    was a very good man.

  3. chandos gose says:

    Sorry to hear the passing of Denzil. He was a very good friend of mine when i lived in Shelby. We enjoyed playing golf many times together at the Shelby C.C.

    Chandos Gose Norwalk

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