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Jack Franklin Stickney

Jack Franklin Stickney, age 91, formerly of Shelby, and recently of Masonic Home in Springfield, OH died Monday, March 31, 2014 at Springfield Regional Medical Center.

 He was born January 15, 1923 in Shelby, the son of the late Dale and Madonna Gail (Billman) Stickney. Jack was a 1940 graduate of Shelby High School and served his country in the Merchant Marines in WWII. Jack had several careers throughout his lifetime. He was the former owner of the Sinclair Gas on West Main Street, owned and operated a truck, distributing 7-UP and then later Pepsi and had been a State Farm Insurance agent for many years.

 He was an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church where he served on various committees and was instrumental in building the new church.   He was a member of the Shelby Masonic Lodge 350 F&AM where he was Past Master, Shelby Chapter 178 where he was Past High Priest, 32 degree Mason in Valley of Columbus, Aladdin Shrine and Shelby Shrine Club.  He enjoyed volunteering and donated his time as president of the Shelby Little League and transporting children and their families to the Shriners Children’s Hospital. Jack also enjoyed playing card, gardening, fishing and working crossword and jigsaw puzzles.

 Jack is survived by his wife, Ruth (Hollenbaugh) Stickney of Springfield; his children: Marva Jo (William) Victor of Montrose, CO, Patti Ann (George) Wright of Beaufort, SC, and Edward Douglas Stickney, a resident of the Veterans Home of California in Yountville, CA; 2 grandchildren: Cari (Jeffrey) Gallant of Beaufort and Jeffrey Wright of Beaufort; 3 great grandchildren: Deidre, Alexis, and Haley; a brother: Kenneth Stickney of Georgia; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother: Cecil “Pete” Stickney and a sister: Reatha Lake.

 Friends and family are welcome on Friday, April 4, 2014 from 11 AM – Noon at Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby where funeral services will be conducted at Noon by Tom McFadden of Shenandoah Christian Church. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby. Memorial expressions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church or to Shriners Children’s Hospital. Masonic services were held on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 2 PM at the Ohio Masonic Home.

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Memories & Condolence

  1. Marilyn Hopkins says:

    Patti, Keeping you and your family in my thoughts.

  2. Michael Miller says:


    I was very sorry to hear of your father’s passing. He was very strong God fearing man who has now passed to his eternal reward in Heaven. God bless you and may The Lord be there to bear your pain and keep you faithful during this trying time. I will always have fond memories of Jack.

  3. Mary Ruckman says:

    Thinking of you and your family
    Mary Lou Troxell Ruckman

  4. Tim Guenther says:

    Ruth, Eddie, Marva Jo, Patti Ann, and families –

    Sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. Thanks for many memories of happy times on East Main Street in Shelby! May God be with you all in this time of loss!

  5. (Rev.) Jim Magaw says:

    To the Stickney “children:”

    Bonnie and I remember Jack vividly, and are grateful for his support and hard work at Trinity Church while I was pastor there in the 1970s. We were very interested in the hand-written letter (posted in the newsletter) that he had sent to the church recently. Our prayers and best wishes for many fond memories to comfort you.

    (Rev.) Jim and Bonnie Magaw

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