Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

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 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 or by leaving a comment on her post on the funeral home’s Facebook page,

Memories & Condolence

  1. Allegra Andersen says:

    So sorry for you loss. Prayers for comfort in the coming weeks. Allegra

  2. Jennie and Ryan Schroeder says:

    Teedi- so very sorry for the loss of your mother. Hugs to you!

  3. Candace O’Shea says:

    I would like to offer my deepest condolences to Gails family and friends. I met Gail years ago at a lettermen concert in Ohio and knew immediately what a great person she was. She was such fun every time I saw her. Heaven has gained an angel.

  4. Bonnie Smith says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  5. LoriGailey says:

    I am an instructor for the Livestrong at the YMCA program. That’s how I got to know Gail in 2016.
    She was such a strong, motivated & encouraging woman and was such an inspiration to me and to others. She was giving and caring. I have truly been blessed by knowing her & by being a small part of her cancer journey & her life.

    Lori Gailey

  6. Lynn Wechter says:

    I just recently got to know Gail better and was so proud to call her my friend. She saw good in everything and everybody! She was a faithful member of 100 Women for Shelby and was so happy to help wherever she could. I looked forward to visiting with her at the monthly socials. She brightened any place she was! I will miss her!

  7. Joe Hoffer says:

    So sorry to hear of Gail’s passing ! Won’t be able to attend service because of home in Florida. Loved you Gail a really a good friend I met working at Kohls. Prayers to family! Prayers for Dean ! See you in heaven someday

  8. Bob burky says:

    The entire Myers family
    You have my deepest sympathy in your time of loss,Gail will be missed by all of us,I will miss talking guardians baseball with her as will many others she was agreat person and loyal Indians fan
    bob Burky

  9. Greg & Faye Cole says:

    Our deepest sympathies to Dean and family for your great loss.

  10. Joyce Eyestone says:

    Blessings to the family! Mark, I especially was glad to have conversed with you regarding the Christmas stocking order through Gail for Jean. I know Gail was dedicated to helping her Mother, Jean in the rest home.

  11. Kelly Dixon says:

    Susan and family, we met her at Erin & Jacob’s shower and wedding, what a blessed life and story she had. Our prayers are with you all during this time. Don & Kelly Dixon

  12. Monica Lee says:

    Gail was an amazing lady. I got to meet her through the adult tap class through the YMCA Dance Program. Man, she loved to dance. The way she lit up and brightened up the room every-time she came to practice and for the recital I will miss. She was a determination, joyful, and hilarious woman. She always made me laugh during lessons no matter the situation. I will miss her!

  13. Steve and Ellen Haverfield says:

    Our hearts go out to all the family for this great loss. God bless and confort you all.

  14. Kathy Schaefer says:

    I am truly sorry to hear about Gails passing. We had a lot of fun over the years. She will be missed. Many prayers sent.

  15. Ann Cooper says:

    Dean and family I am so sorry to hear about Gail. She was one special lady and I enjoyed getting to know her. I will most definitely miss that smile as she always had a smile on her face when I saw her. I will not be able to attend the service as I will be out of town but I will most definitely be lifting you up in prayer and praying that you rely on God for the strength that you need during this time.

  16. Darrell and Marilyn Shepherd says:

    We are truly sorry to hear about Gail’s passing. Prayers for the entire family. Our deepest condolences

  17. Rob and Lisa Mahon says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. We send our prayers for peace in all the wonderful memories all of you had the opportunity to make with Gail. What a beautiful happy soul.
    Rob and Lisa mahon

  18. Sandy Bray says:

    So sorry for your loss… the earth has loss one of the most kind and amazing women I have known. God’s blessings on the whole family!

  19. Linda Bloomfield says:

    Gail was a wonderful lady who always brightened a room when she walked in. My favorite memory of her was when we attended the Neil Diamond concert. Holding you all up in prayers. Fly high my friend.

  20. Gale Pittenger says:

    I have known Gail my whole life. We lived next door to each other for the first 5 years of our lives. She is the first person I remember playing with. We would have a lot of fun and get into some trouble together. When my family moved we grew apart but always remained friends. The last time we got together, we talked for so long. My prayers go out to Dean and the rest of the family. May God bring you the peace you need at this time. Gale Pittenger

  21. Gena Williams says:

    Gail was one of the first people I met when we moved to Shelby in the early 80’s. She styled my hair and we became quick friends. Through the years when I moved to Columbus we stayed in touch. After her breast cancer diagnosis we shared our common experiences, often having a long lunch after a doctor’s visit. When my Mom passed in March she showed up: one of those forever friends. Her smile and laugh were contagious. I will truly miss her. I’ve been praying for the family since Sally texted saying she had been admitted to the James again. I will continue those prayers.

  22. Adriana Jane Beeching R.N. says:

    Dean, I’m so very sorry. May Our Lord give you comfort. “aunt” Jane

  23. Robert and Shelley Caltrider says:

    Our deepest condolences to you all. Gail was such a special lady to us and lived her dearly will be greatly missed. ❤️ our thoughts and prayers are with you all during these days ahead.
    Love xoxo
    The Caltriders

  24. Tammy Sheffler says:

    My heart breaks for Dean and the family and all those whose lives Gail touched. She sure touched mine. I became friends with Gail because of our mutual love for The Lettermen. I didn’t know her for many years like so many of you, but when I met her we instantly connected. Though there were many miles between us, we kept in touch even if it wasn’t at a Lettermen gathering. She was so fun to be around. She came to stay with me one weekend as there was a show in my neck of the woods. We talked for hours and had such a great time. She had such a loving and giving spirit about her. She was fun to the core. She was loved by me and so many — the last we spoke was just about a week before her passing …. I still can’t believe she is gone. I will miss her but I know she is free of pain and that makes my heart mend a bit. Love and hugs to her family and friends – Heaven got a bit brighter the day Gail arrived. Love you my friend <3

  25. Amy Sipes says:

    Andy and I were so very sorry to hear about Gail’s passing. Out thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  26. Russell R Pfahler says:

    Dean, my condolences to you on the loss of your wife.

  27. Jim & Barbara Eakins says:

    Theresa, Dean, and family, we are so sorry for the loss of your beloved mother and wife. Thinking of you in this difficult time.

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