Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Herbert S. Beeching

Herbert S. Beeching, age 87, of Shelby, died Saturday, July 13, 2013 at the Crestwood Care Center in Shelby.

Herb was born August 13, 1925 in Plymouth, Ohio the son of the late Albert and Rachel (Stine) Beeching. He was a graduate of Plymouth High School and was a veteran of the United States Army.  During his working career, Herb owned his own bookkeeping business and in the mid 1970’s he bought Bressler’s 33 Flavor Ice Cream Store in the Richland Mall, which he operated for over 14 years. After that, he worked part time for a number of years at Citizens Bank in Shelby as a courier. Herb was a member of First Lutheran Church in Shelby. Herb enjoyed playing the organ and shared his musical talents as a substitute organist at First Lutheran as well as at other area churches.

He was a former board member at the Rehab Center in Mansfield where he was an active  volunteer and liked sharing his sign language skills with others. He was a former member of the Shelby Sertoma Club and volunteered with his wife, Dorothy, at the Renaissance Theater in Mansfield.

Herb is survived by his 2 daughters: Cindy Stanford (Ben Lash) of Shelby and Amy Beeching of Shiloh; 3 grandchildren: Holly (Justin) Hensley, Derek Stanford (Tia Kirby), Cassie Stanford; 2 sister-in-laws: Jane Beeching of Shelby and Margaret Monn of Pennsylvania. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife: Dorothy Louise (Schreck) Beeching, 2 brothers: Edwin and Eugene Beeching.

Friends are welcome on Tuesday July 16, 2013 from 5-8 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, at 10:30 AM at First Lutheran Church in Shelby with  Pastor Russel Yoak officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby with military honors conducted by the Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail. Memorial expressions may be made to First Lutheran Church. Please visit to share a memory or leave a condolence.

Memories & Condolence

  1. Julie and Gregory Blessing says:

    You are in hearts at this difficult time. Our deepest sympathies and prayers are with you. He was a dear man.

  2. T. Turner says:

    I send condolences on behalf of Muriel Lovejoy, Christopher Turner & myself T.Turner. Sadly I never had a chance to meet Herbert but pleased to say
    our sister Muriel did, from that meeting Muriel spoke well of him also saying
    what a lovely man he was.
    Looking at Herbert’s photograph I can see the strong likeness of our late Grandfather, Luke Beeching of Fairlight, East Sussex, England. We send our love to the family.

  3. Ridenour's says:


    We are so sorry to hear about your dad. He was a very nice guy! Thoughts and prayers with you at this time.

    The Ridenours
    (Rhonda, Carl, Chelsea, & Blake)

  4. Donna Nichols says:

    Cindy and Amy, So sorry to hear about your Dad. He was always such a nice man and loved your Mom so much. Thinking of you. Donna

  5. Tammy Amstutz Armintrout says:

    Amy and Cindy so sorry to hear about your Dad he was a great man. Just wanted to let you know you are in our prayers. Tammy

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