Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Linda Carol Artz

Linda Carol Artz, age 61, of Shelby, died early Saturday morning, July 26, 2014 at OhioHealth MedCentral Mansfield Hospital after a long illness.

Linda was born on April 4, 1953 in Williamson, WV, the daughter of Ernest and Billie Jean (Napier) Hensley. She was a 1971 graduate of Shelby High School and was a homemaker. For several years Linda attended the First Church of God in Shelby where she played the role of an angel in the annual Easter pageant for many years. It was there that she earned the nickname “Grandma Angel.” Linda currently attended Trinity United Methodist Church with her husband, Jim. Although her health did not allow her to do a lot, she loved to spend time with her family and would watch the grandchildren whenever possible.

On October 24, 1992 Linda married James Edward “Jim” Artz and he survives. Also surviving are: 4 children: Dodi (Chuck) Moore of Lucas, Reggie (Susan) Lowe of Ontario, Erin (Garrett) Bunnell of Butler, Jamie Artz of Ontario; 8 grandchildren: Tyler, Trevor, Chelsie, and Spencer Kegley, Dalton (Kayla) Lowe, Derek Lowe, Wesley and Wyatt Bunnell; her mother: Billie Jean (Napier) Hensley Tridico of Shelby; 2 sisters: Sharon (Ronnie) Lawson of WV, Teresa (Grant) Mitchell of Monroe; a brother: Dan (Julie) Hensley of Shelby; mother-in-law and father-in-law: Dean (Grace) Artz of Mansfield; a sister-in-law: Lora (James) Wiedmayer of MI; a brother-in-law: Jerry (Adrienne) Artz of NC; several nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Linda was preceded in death by her father: Ernest Hensley in 1969, and her step-father, Frank Tridico in 2002.

Family and friends are welcome on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 from 5-8 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11 AM. Rev. Dr. Edna Stahl will officiate and burial will follow in Little London Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

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Memories & Condolence

  1. DevanTurner says:

    Dear Family and friends of the deceased,
    I am very sorry for your loss, losing a loved one is a devastating event in one’s life. We all want to spend our lives with those we love, and death gets in the way of that. In the bible God promises us everlasting life on a paradise earth and a chance to see our dead loved ones again. (Revelation 21 verses 4, 5) God also said that nobody will say I am sick (Isaiah 33:24) You see, all of us have a chance to live endlessly and perfectly with no ailing diseases or bad people on a paradise earth. I hope this has comforted you, and may your loved one rest in peace.

  2. John & JoAnn Waldruff says:

    Jim, Billie Jean, and family ~ we are saddened to read of Linda’s passing. Praying for you that you’ll find comfort with family, friends, and The Lord.
    John & JoAnn

  3. Sylvia LeClair says:

    I am so sorry to see this. May the family be a comfort to each other in this painful time. Our families held close connections for many years. Peace to you all. Love, Sylvia Godby LeClair

  4. Michele Moore Brodene says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. She was such a kind, friendly person, always had a smile.
    I will keep you Jim, family, and friends in my thoughts and my prayers. May God comfort you and give you peace.

  5. Kim & June Heuberger says:

    Jim, We were so sorry to hear about Linda! Our thoughts & prayers are with you in this great loss!

  6. Diane (Foltz) Dabney says:

    Jim, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Linda. Sweet and kind she was. I am deeply saddened. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love and peace, Diane

  7. Rosemarie (Wondrash) Cline says:

    I’m very sorry to hear of Linda’s passing, Jim. My thought and prayers are with you. Rest in peace, Linda.

  8. Jane Stentz Risner says:

    Jim and family, I am so sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. She was a very kind person. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. Rhonda Bond says:


    My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at the loss of Linda. I know she will be greatly missed in many lives.


  10. Debi Townsend says:

    Jim,I’am sorry to hear about Linda’s passing .Prayers go out to you and the family.Keep in mind shes in a heavenly place, where her smile is bigger than ever, .Prayers to you ,love Debi

  11. Doug and Cathy Hamilton says:

    Doug and I are deeply saddened with the loss of Linda. I (Cathy) am a first cousin to Linda. Linda and I were like sisters. We grew up together and shared many good times and cherished memories: grade school, overnights at each others’ homes, holidays, HS graduation, boyfriends, proms, BGee music and Saturday Night Fever movie/music, dinners out, weddings, births of our children and grandchildren, and many many more. We shared times during sickness and death of family members and our own illnesses. Linda was always beautiful inside and out. She loved from her heart. She always thought of others and cared about everyone. Linda always could say what I needed to hear under any circumstances. Linda loved the Lord. She had the Lord with her all her life. I am thankful and praise the Lord that HE has taken this earthly angel to HIS home. Linda will never be in pain or have illnesses again. She is now at rest and in total peace. God Bless all her family. The Lord will guide you and comfort you during this sad time. REJOICE today for Linda. We all loved her and will never forget our love for her and hers for us.

    Love, Cathy and Doug Hamilton

  12. Marva Jo Victor says:

    Jim, I was so sorry to hear about Linda’s death. I pray for your strength to heal and to be comforted with long distance hugs from your Stickney cousins. Grief stinks.

  13. Debbie Sheridan Pierce says:

    To Jim and Family, I have not seen Linda since graduation, but I have always remembered her as a sweet, kindhearted person. Sometimes we used to sit together on the school bus and talk about things that high school kids back in the day. I remember too that she always had a beautiful smile. I’m very sorry for your loss. God is there for her now in a better place. Just turn around and she will be there for you in the wind…

  14. Diana Rigg says:

    Condolences from my family to yours. Our thoughts are with you in these trying times.

  15. Pam Sweeney says:

    Dear Jim,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of sadness
    and loss, of your wife and best friend and family member.
    You will always be blessed and will always have wonderful memories.
    God be with you and your family during this time of sorrow.
    God please bless this precious family.

    Pam Sweeney and Bill

  16. Janet Stover says:

    Jim and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this very sad, difficult time. May God bless you all.

  17. Linda Bloomfield says:

    Dear Jim and family,

    I was so sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. May you all be comforted by remembering the happy memories you shared with her. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May God hold you in His hand.

    Linda Bloomfield

  18. Joyce Kachenmeister (Glasscock) says:

    Jim and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May you find peace and comfort in the days ahead knowing your loved one is at peace and you will see her again someday.

    God Bless

    Joyce Kachenmeister (Glasscock)
    Toledo, Ohio

  19. Tammy Bonnett Vermillion says:

    Dear Family So Sorry for ur loss We the kids calvin Tammy Cindy Joe And David had fun growning up ans still kept in touch Linda will be miss

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