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Janice E. “Jan” (Elston) Eichinger

Janice E. “Jan” (Elston) Eichinger, age 71, of Shelby, died Sunday, November 17, 2019 at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus after an extended illness.

Jan was born March 5, 1948 in Albion, Michigan and was a 1966 graduate of Shelby Senior High School. She worked at Fisher Big Wheel in Shelby for many years and retired from Shelby City Schools as a custodian at Auburn Elementary School. Jan will always be remembered for her outgoing and spunky personality and was never one to keep an opinion to herself. She was a very involved, loving and caring mother, grandmother and great grandmother and will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her 2 children: Rich (Angie) Eichinger of Ashland and Connie (Billy) Castle of Shelby; Grandchildren: Bobby Lewis Castle, Amber Marie Castle, Autumn Grace Castle, Anna Rachel Kisor, Samantha Richelle Eichinger and Quentin L. Craft;  Great grandchildren: Maddison, Hadley, Ryleigh, Alexandria, Jaxon and one on the way; Also surviving are a sister: Carol Barber and an aunt: Esther Dake both of Shelby.

On June 11, 1966 she married Frederick William “Fred” Eichinger and he preceded her in death in 2006. Also preceding her in death were her father: Corl Maurice Elston; her mother and stepfather: Mildred Louise “Milly” and Russell T. Page.

Family and friends are welcome on Friday, November 22, 2019 from 5-7 PM at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby where funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 10:30 AM by Dr. Rich Rader. Burial will follow in Little London Cemetery in Shelby. Memorial expressions may be made to Myasthenia Gravis Association, 2340 East Meyer Blvd, Building #1; Kansas City, MO 64132.

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Memories & Condolence

  1. tam lord says:

    Rich and Connie, so sorry to hear about your mother. Loved her personality and she could make me laugh. Great Lady!!

  2. Cathy Miller says:

    So Very Sorry for the Loss of Your Mother. You, Rich and Your Families have Our Deepest Sympathies and Condolences.

  3. Pam Owens says:

    My deepest condolences to all of the family. May the Lord comfort each of you.

  4. Mary Lee Hannafus Barr says:

    I spent many years walking to school with Janice. She was a good friend from elementary on. My prayers and condolences for the family. Peace. Mary Lee (Hannafus) Barr. SHS class of 1966

  5. Chelsea Goolsby says:

    Aunt Connie, Uncle Rich and Family:
    I don’t have many memories at Aunt Connie’s house growing up that don’t include Jan. She will be sorely missed. I know the grief is harsh right now, but know that she is no longer in pain and will always be alive in your hearts. I love you all! May she Rest In Peace

  6. Linda and Louie Shorter says:

    It’s hard to put into words about losing Jan to that dreadful disease. She was one strong lady who fought a battle for a long time that finally won. I will miss my neighbor very much but have so many good memories she will never be out of my mind. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family as they deal with this loss. RIP Jan…you deserve it.

  7. Ann Hobbs Summers says:

    So sorry to hear of the passing of Jan. I remember what a funny and great person she was. I was her maid of honor at her wedding to Fred. I haven’t lived in Shelby for many years but she was the one person I kept in touch with. She was a big part of my years in Shelby and I will always remember her for being a good friend.

  8. Charlotte Kenney Schiffer says:

    I was so sorry to hear of Janice’s passing. Thoughts and prayers are with her family.
    Charlotte Kenney Schiffer SHS class of 1966

  9. Jeanne Bland/Oney says:

    I am so heart broken for both you, Connie and Rich and your families. Words cannot mend your broken hearts. But think of how happy she is to be with your dad again!

  10. Cindy Slater says:

    Sorry for your loss. Alot of good High School memories! Class 1966.

  11. Ken McGregor says:

    Rich, Sorry to hear of your mothers passing. May you and your family find comfort in the loving arms of Jesus. God bless.

  12. JoAnn Andrews says:

    Rich and Connie I am so sorry to hear that your Mom passed. I have many fond memories of you Mom. Loved her sense of humor and the fireworks at your parents house on the 4th of July. Prayers for your Family❤️

  13. Mindy Utz says:

    Rich & Connie,
    Sending my deepest condolences. Your mom was such an amazing lady. Always a smile, a kind word, etc. She had such a great sense of humor. Heaven is a more beautiful place today. Keeping you both in my thoughts and prayers.

  14. Penny Heitzman Bricker says:

    So sorry for your loss. My thought and prayers are with the family.

  15. Larry Hobbs says:

    We’ll meet again someday. What a great friend you were, and a sense of humor. Always showed compassion for others. So long till then.

  16. Dale & Peggy Humphrey says:

    Connie and Rich, we are saddened to hear of your mom’s passing. Many fond memories of her and your dad. Know that she is in a better place and back with your dad. We are keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers at this time.

  17. Marv Jose says:

    Connie & Rich – I am so truly sorry to hear about your mom. She and your your dad were such good friends for so many many years. The fun we had and the ornery things we did were just what friends are supposed to remember in times like these. Always remember the good times! Always remember the family times. These are what are important about ones life. I loved your dad like a brother and I cherish the times we all had together. I’m sorry I cant be there but like I said on the phone – You are in my thoughts and memories. Love, Marv

  18. Larry Caudill says:

    So sorry Rick

  19. BillBaldridge says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about Jan’s passing. We were neighbors growing up. Her husband, Fred, was a friend and classmate of mine. I thought the world of her sister, & her mom and dad too. Prayers for all the family.

  20. Mark Amicone says:

    Rich and Connie. I was saddened to hear about Jan. She was a great lady and always enjoyed conversations with her and Fred. She will be missed. My thoughts and Prayers.

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