Gail Denise Myers
Gail Denise Myers, age 71, of Shelby, died early Saturday morning, July 2, 2022 following a brief illness at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital.
Gail was born on January 27, 1951 in Shelby and was a 1969 graduate of Shelby High School. She attended the Nationwide Beauty Academy in Columbus from where she obtained her cosmetology license. Gail was a beautician for 43 years at her salon, Concepts by Gail and Co. Through her work, Gail was always intentional about forming meaningful relationships and friendships with those she encountered.
Gail was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a member of The Shelby Foundation’s 100 Women of Shelby. She loved canning, gardening, cross stitching, and reading. Gail enjoyed all types of music, but her special love was The Lettermen, from being the president of their fan club to owning every album, she was by far the best groupie there ever was. Gail looked forward to planning the Class of ’69 monthly luncheons and spending time with her ”Winos” and “BOD’s”. She was truly a friend to all and will be missed by many.
On May 16, 1980, Gail married her husband of 42 years, Dean Jay Myers, and he survives. Also surviving is her daughter: Theresa “Tera” “Teedi” (Greg) Rouse of Jackson, OH; goddaughter: Camille Keiser; grandchildren: Brendan, Gabriel, and Heather; mother: Jean Lynne (Riley) Lash; her beloved canine friend: Sloopy; siblings: Mark (Kathie) Hogue of Ashland, Anne (Ron) Strine of Richmond, VA, Joan Wildman of San Francisco, CA, Joel (Lisa) Hogue of Marblehead, OH, Susan (Ron) Keiser of Knoxville, TN, and Sally (Danny) Wray of Ostrander, OH; step-siblings: Ben (Cindy) Lash of Shelby, Lori (Mark) Amicone of Shelby, Pam (Mark) Hess of Shelby, and Stewart Lash of Columbus; sister-in-law: Kathy Hogue of Indian Land, SC; aunt: Rosemary Riley; uncle: Dwight (Prudence) Hogue; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and a host of friends. Gail was preceded in death by her father: Gary Ronald Hogue; step-father: Dr. Donald Lash; sister: Lynn Hogue; brother: Christopher Hogue; maternal grandparents: Ralph and Grace Riley; and paternal grandparents: John and Virginia Hogue.
Family and friends are welcome on Sunday, July 10, 2022 from 2-5 pm at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. Funeral services for Gail will be held on Monday, July 11, 2022 at 10 am at the funeral home. Rev. Jerimiah Martin, Gail’s nephew in law, will officiate. It was Gail’s wish to donate her body to The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Memorial contributions may be made to The Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research (Fund Number: 646870) at www.giveto.osu.edu or Hospice of North Central Ohio.
Appropriate ways to express sympathy for those unable to attend may be done by leaving an online condolence on Gail’s obituary at www.PenwellTurner.com or by leaving a comment on her post on the funeral home’s Facebook page, Facebook.com/PenwellFuneral.