E. Grace Artz
E. Grace Artz, age 88, of Ontario, died Sunday night, November 14, 2021 at Elmcroft of Ontario where she had been a resident for several years.
Grace was born December 21, 1932 in Willard to the late John B. and Beulah K. (Rhine) Hollenbaugh. She was a 1950 graduate of Shelby High School and was an outstanding homemaker, lovingly caring for and raising her family. She later began a career with Shelby City Schools as a cook retiring as the Director of Food Service in 1985 after 22 years of service. After her retirement, Grace, along with her late husband, Dean, drove for local car dealerships for many years and also delivered Meals on Wheels from 1987-2014. She attended both Trinity United Methodist Church in Shelby and Richland Church of the Brethren in Mansfield.
In addition to her parents, Grace was preceded in death by her loving husband, Dean M. Artz, on December 20, 2017. They married on Christmas Eve- 1950 and celebrated 67 years of marriage together. She was also preceded in death by her son, Brian Richard Artz in 1959; 2 daughters-in-law: Kathy Artz in 1995 and Linda Artz in 2014; a son-in-law: James Wiedmayer in 2020; and a sister and brother-in-law: Ruth and Jack Stickney. Her 3 children survive her: Lora Wiedmayer of Saline, MI, Jerry (Adrienne) Artz of Shelby, and Jim (Betty Rudd) Artz of Shelby; 6 grandchildren; 8 step grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; 14 step great grandchildren; 7 great great grandchildren; 1 step great great grandchild; 1 great grandchild on the way; 2 great great grandchildren on the way; a brother: Rich (Jan) Hollenbaugh of Shelby; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
At Grace’s request, there will be no calling hours. Graveside services at Little London Cemetery will be announced at a later date. Care for Grace and her family is being provided by the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, Ohio 44875. Memorial contributions may be made to Richland Church of the Brethren, 786 Linn Road, Mansfield, Ohio 44903 or Hospice of North Central Ohio, 1021 Dauch Drive, Ashland, Ohio 44805.
Appropriate ways to express sympathy may be done by leaving an online condolence on Grace’s obituary at www.PenwellTurner.com or by leaving a comment on her post on the funeral home’s Facebook page, Facebook.com/PenwellFuneral.