Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Hope M. (Stehling) Gwirtz

Hope M. Gwirtz, age 67, of Shelby died Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at Med Central Shelby Hospital.

 Hope was born July 31, 1946 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts the daughter of the late John and Beatrice (Mundy) Stehling. She was 1964 graduate of Shelby High School and was a member of Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Hope was a homemaker and enjoyed reading and knitting.

 On January 16, 1970, she married Thomas L. Gwirtz and he survives along with their 4 children: Rebecca Gwirtz of Columbus, Sara (Mike) Slaven of Columbus, Brendan (Jodi) Gwirtz of Brunswick, and Katie (Bob) Moyer of Plain City; 3 grandchildren: Hailey Slaven, Aiden Slaven and Emmalyn Moyer; a brother: Bob (Shirley) Stehling of Asheville, NC. Hope was preceded in death by her parents and by a sister: Bonnie Stehling.

 Friends and family are welcome on Sunday, March 2, 2014  from 2-4 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby where the rosary will be recited at 4 PM. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday at 10:30 AM at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 29 West Street, Shelby with Father James Sanford officiating. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions to: Susan G. Komen Foundation, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or The James Comprehensive Cancer Center at The Ohio State University in Columbus.




Memories & Condolence

  1. Shanna Jackson says:

    My condolence’s and God’s peace be with all of you.

  2. Cindy Frye says:

    I’m sorry for your loss. Thinking of you & your family during this difficult time.

  3. Kathy Evans says:

    Becca, So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

  4. Patty Parrott says:

    Brendan and family, So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

  5. Shelly Caudill says:

    Katie, so sorry to hear of your families loss. God Bless you and guide you during this journey.

  6. John & JoAnn Waldruff says:

    Tom & Family and Bob ~ we are sad to hear of Hope’s passing and pray for comfort from God and friends for all of you. I have good memories of Hope as a classmate. We are blessed to have known her and seen her strength. John and JoAnn

  7. Becky Barber says:

    Hope’s Family, You are in my prayers in the passing of Hope. I had the opportunity to meet Hope when we substituted in the in the Shelby City School Food Service. She shared with me how she got the name “Hope.”
    Hope had a gentle smile and a calming effect on negative situations.Just being with her let me know how very much she loved her family.

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