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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