Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Jean ( Furney) Metzger

Jean Metzger, age 79, of Shelby, died Wednesday, December 03, 2014 at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.

She was born January 20, 1935 in Shelby,  the daughter of the late Ray Leonard and Florence Margaret (Kahler) Furney. She was a 1953 graduate of Shelby High School and retired in 1997 from Shelby Insurance Company after 19 years of service. Jean was a member of Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Jean enjoyed ceramics as she had her own shop where she made and sold many types of decorative wares including the ever popular lighted Christmas trees. As a homemaker, she liked to cook and share her meals with her family. She especially loved the times she spent with her beloved grandchildren and her feline friends.

Jean is survived by her 4 children: Mary (Mark) Ashley of Cincinnati, Debora Aebersold of Delaware, Stephen (Kelleah) Metzger of Shelby, and Susan Metzger of Shelby; 6 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; a brother: Roger (Linda) Furney of Shelby; Nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.

As per Jean’s wishes, there will be no visitation. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 10:00 AM at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 31 North Gamble Street, Shelby, with Rev. Joe L. Ashby officiating.  Burial will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Shiloh. Memorial expressions may be made to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454 , Alexandria, VA  22312.

Care for Jean and her family is being provided by Bob, Catherine and Jake at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby.

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Memories & Condolence

  1. Denny Davis says:

    Mary, Debbie, Susan & Steve:

    Very sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. She was a sweet lady with a great laugh and smile. Take comfort in knowing that she noe is protected in the loving arms of God. You have our deepest condolences.

    Denny & Sandi Davis

  2. JoAnn Hastings says:

    Deb, Mary, Steve, Susie and family. We are so sorry to learn of your Mother’s passing. I remember the fun times of all those ceramic classes and all the things she and Mom would make and what they would create next. You have many wonderful memories to keep and hold close in your hearts. God Bless. JoAnn

  3. Ann Cooper says:

    I am so sorry to hear about Jean. I worked with her at Shelby Insurance and she was such a sweet lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. You will always have the memories and good times that you shared. God bless you all.

  4. Theresa & Jim Orenchuk says:

    To Deb and your family: Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your Mom. I know losing a Mother is a really difficult part of life, but from the things I have heard from you, I know that you will have alot of wonderful memories of her. I will have my brother say a Mass for her. If there is anything we can do, please let us know. God Bless. Jim & Theresa O.

  5. Edie Hudson says:

    To the Metzger family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. The loss of a parent is one of life’s most difficult challenges, but you can keep them alive in your heart by reliving the good memories. God be with all of you and may you have peace.

  6. Terry Boice says:

    Sorry,on the loss of your Mom. She was always so nice.

  7. Stephannie & Gary Rhodes says:

    Deb my friend and family-

    We are so Sorry for your loss. We know this is one of the hardest in our life’s journey. Is to lose your Mother and so unexpectantly. Please know you all are in our prayers and thoughts. If you need anything please let us know. Love to all and May God comfort you!

  8. Libby and Steve Barnish says:

    To Deb and family: We are so sorry for the loss of your Mom. And are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. God bless.

  9. Richard & Dora Byus says:

    Steve, We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your Dear Mom. You are in our thoughts and Prayers. God Bless your whole family !

  10. Jane Beeching says:

    To Steve and Kelly, Meghann, Ryan and family,
    Christian Condolences to you and your family, I was so sorry to hear of the death of your Mother and Grandmother. I did enjoy visiting with “grandma Jean” when we both attended celebrations for the “little people”. May you find comfort in this sad time. “Grandma Jane”

  11. Don says:

    Steve, Kelleah and family, our sympathy and prayers to you and your family. It is always tough losing a parent. May she rest in peace. Don


    Sue & Family,
    We feel very blessed to have known your mother. She was the sweetest person. You all are very blessed to have had her in your life.

    Love, Des & Lori Donnenwirth

  13. Jerry and Anne Burney` says:

    Mary, Deb and the Metzger Family,

    Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother. While I had never met her, I can only imagine what a special mother she was! She has some wonderful daughters!

    Find comfort in those you love.

    Jerry and Anne Burney
    Fairfield OH

  14. Mary Ellen Distl says:

    Deb, I don’t know if you remember me from The Shelby Insurance Co. but I saw where you lost your mom. So sorry for your loss.

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