Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Dolores A. Biglin

Dolores A. Biglin, age 95, of Shelby, died Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at her home.

Dolores was born April 22, 1918 in Shelby, the daughter of the late Joseph and Gertrude (Tome) Heiland. As a homemaker, Dolores was an excellent baker and cook. Known as the “cake lady”, she baked and decorated thousands of cakes for graduations, birthdays and many other occasions for many area families. She also loved doing crafts and needlepoints and cherished time with her children and grandchildren. Dolores was a member of Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, the Daughters of Isabella, Altar and Rosary Society, and St. Francis Home Auxiliary in Tiffin.

Dolores is survived by two daughters: Judy Biglin of Shelby, Jeanne Metzger of Shelby; a son, Charles “Butch” (Cathy) Biglin of Shelby; 5 grandchildren: Kevin (Suzanne) Metzger, Chad (Wendy) Metzger, Denise (Curt) Miller, Jenni Lacy, Joe Biglin; 8 great grandchildren: Chris and Ryan Metzger, Cameron and Carson Metzger, Sammy, Nick, and Zack Miller, Benji Lacy. She was preceded in death by her husband: Ernest J. Biglin in 1988; a son-in-law: Robert A. Metzger; a sister: Elizabeth Lux; a brother: Larry Heiland.

Friends and family are welcome on Sunday, January 5, 2014 from 2-5 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby where a rosary will be recited at 4:45 PM by the Daughters of Isabella. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday at 10 AM at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Fr. James Sanford officiating. Burial will follow in Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church or Med Central Hospice.

Dolores’ family would like to thank Janet, Sharon N., Sharon T., Cheri, and Robin for the care given to their mother and grandmother over the past few years.

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Memories & Condolence

  1. Amy Albert Brown says:

    Biglin Family,

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Amy and Jim Brown and Helene Albert

  2. Valerie Kurtzman Brown says:

    To the Biglin Family,
    My sympathy to you at this sad time. I remember growing up on Seltzer Ave and having you all as neighbors. You mom was always so nice.
    Valerie (Kurtzman) Brown

  3. Cathy & Larry Paxton says:


    We are sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Larry & Cathy

  4. Greg Perry says:

    Sorry to hear of your mother passing. May the comfort of the Lord be with you and your family at this sad time

    Greg Perry

  5. Jack Foreman says:


    We were sad to hear the news about your mom. I will sure miss talking with “Mrs. B”. She was such a sweet and beautiful person.

    Jack Foreman

  6. Vandal says:

    Thoughts and Prayers with all the Biglins and Metzgers during this time of loss. Grandma B was a great lady!

    Our Sincere Condolences,

    Jeff and Jennifer Van Vlerah and family.

  7. Joel Hunter says:


    I’m praying for you and your family. Your mom was a really nice lady and a good neighbor to us Seltzer Street ragamuffins. God bless you all.

  8. Don, Laurie, Will & Kira Metzger says:

    We are sorry for your loss. We grieve with you as family. Much love and hugs being sent your way.

  9. Thresa Wenger says:

    I never had the privilege to meet Mrs. Biglin, but I have had the sincere pleasure to work with her son Butch, and he is an absolute angel. It is a direct tribute to her kindness and love that shows through into her children. So sorry for your loss.

  10. Sue & Dale Wills says:

    Butch, Cathy and family, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that our heart goes out to you. You are fortunate to have had your mother for so many years. May that time with her always be close to your heart. Praying that God will comfort you at this time. So sorry we couldn’t be there for you today. May it comfort you to know that you will be in our prayers.
    Dale & Sue

  11. Mark & Julie says:

    We are sending many prayers to all of Grandma Biglin’s family and thinking of you all during this difficult time. May God bless each of you.

  12. Wanda Dean says:

    Dear Butch, Cathy, and family,

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I know she will always have a special place in your hearts! Keeping you in thoughts and prayers during this sad time. May you find the strength, peace, and consolation you need during this journey of healing.

  13. Fred Studer says:

    To the Biglin Family So sorry to hear of your loss. May God Bless and Keep You and Yours Always.

  14. Monica Jenney says:

    Butch and family,
    My deepest sympathy to you all. She was a special lady. May you find comfort and peace in all her memories that you shared.

    Bless you,
    Miss seeing you guys at the cleaners,
    Monica Jenney

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