Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Margaret Catherine (Ensman) Sifferlin

Margaret Catherine (Ensman) Sifferlin, age 89, of Shelby, passed away Friday, August 19, 2022 at OhioHealth Hospice after a period of declining health surrounded by her loving family.

Margaret was born on October 31,1932 in Shelby to the late Fredrick and Frances (Spangler) Ensman. Margaret was a member of Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church. She attended St. Mary’s Elementary School and graduated from Shelby High School in 1950. Margaret was employed by the Citizens Bank in Shelby as Head Bookkeeper for many years. She married Carl Sifferlin on June 25, 1955. Margaret then began her next successful and joyful career as a full-time mother in 1956 and through the years had five wonderful children.

Margaret loved to play the piano and go dancing with her husband, Carl, to Big Band Square Dancing and Polka music. Traveling to see children and grandchildren was a joy as well as attending all her grandchildren’s school and sporting events. To Margaret, family was everything. Birthdays and Christmases were always special to Margaret, and she loved having the entire family together as often as possible.

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents; grandson: Eric Baird; brothers: Alfred (Marilyn), Jerome, James (Donna) (Bonnie), and John Ensman; and in-laws: Roy Sifferlin, John Sifferlin, Rosemary (Byron) Bricker, and Sister Bernadette Sifferlin, OSF, and many family friends.

Margaret is survived by her husband of 67 years, Carl Sifferlin; children: Daniel (Kathy) Sifferlin, Mark (Elena) Sifferlin, Carla (Denny) Arnold, Nancy (Todd) Baird, and Sandy (Chris) Kelly; grandchildren: Karianne (David) Gerber, Samuel Sifferlin, Alexandra (Matt Zeitlin) Sifferlin, Francesca (fiancé Micah Carithers) Sifferlin, Chad (Jenifer) Arnold, Cory (Amanda) Arnold, Garrett (Brooke) Arnold, Scott (Annie) Baird, Dr. Andrew (fiancé Alyssa Rivera) Baird, Rex Kelly, Cate Kelly, and Riley Kelly; great grandchildren: Calvin, Emmett, Adelaide, Ryder, Ensley, Drew, Matthew, Henry, and one on the way; siblings: Roseanna (Paul) Yosick and Norbert (Brenda) Ensman; in-laws: Carol Ensman, Marcella “Toots” Ensman, Ruthie (Ray) Sifferlin, and Sue Sifferlin; and many nieces and nephews too numerous to mention.

Family and friends are welcome on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby from 5-7 pm, where a rosary will be recited at 7 pm. Margaret’s funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at 10:30 am at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 29 West Street, Shelby. Father Chris Mileski will officiate and burial will follow in the church cemetery. A luncheon will be provided following the interment in the St. Mary School Gymnasium. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church.

The family would like to thank Fr. Chris Mileski for providing our mother The Sacrament of Last Rites prior to her passing, Dr. Padival and Dr. Sringeri of OhioHealth for their care of Margaret for over 40 years, and the medical and nursing staff on both the 4th and 2nd floor Hospice unit for their caring and professional services during our mother’s final week of life.

For those unable to attend, messages of sympathy may be left via Margaret’s obituary on the funeral home’s website,, or on her post on the funeral home’s Facebook page,

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Memories & Condolence

  1. Elinor Kelly says:

    Carl and Family; You have my deepest sympathy. Marge &my sister Mary Rose were the best of friends & shared many memories. i pray the Good Lord will grant you solace. Sincerely, Elinor Spangler Kelly

  2. Darrell and Marilyn Shepherd says:

    Extending our deepest condolences to the entire family. Prayers in the days ahead. What a loss to your family.

  3. Steve Baird says:

    Dear Sifferlin Family: I have to be out of town for business this week and will not be able to join you. I will remember your sweet wife and mother as a kind and loving lady, always with a smile on her face and a laugh that was contagious. May happy memories comfort you and help you through this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Steve Baird

  4. Tim A Ensman says:

    Dear Uncle Carl and family, My deepest sympathies for the loss of Aunt Margie. She kept her family going for years with her deep love for each one of you. Her home out of route 39 was her fortress, her solace, her being. All the kids, grandkids, great grandkids will deeply miss her. Her Ensman clan will think of her daily.

  5. Lorna Albert says:

    I am sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

  6. Mike & Judy Caporini says:

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss… Hugs and prayers…..

  7. Kim and Laurie Baird says:

    Sifferlin Family, Laurie and I were sorry to hear of your loss. We extend our sympathies and pray you find peace in the passing of Margie, knowing that she is with Jesus in heaven and has been made whole again.

  8. Paul V Coleman says:

    So sorry for your loss. GOD BLESS

  9. Ashley Earls-Johnson says:

    To the family. Thought and prayers during this difficult time. No words can ever help but she lives on in each of you. Especially the contagious laughter and smile.
    Thought and prayers.

    Ashley Earls ( Barbara (Bricker)Earls daughter)

  10. shirley A Arter says:

    Carl, so sorry for your loss. Margie was one of my very best friends and I regret not keeping in better touch. Thinking of you. Shirley

  11. Michael L. Grahan says:

    Carl sorry to hear of your wife’s passing. Sending you and your family my sincerest condolences. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family!

  12. Jamie Eberts says:

    Dear Sifferlin Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I will never forget what a sweet, loving person, and great mom Margie was! Her beautiful smile and fun personality lives on in each of you. Prayers for all of you during this difficult time. Hugs, Jamie

  13. Jim Lumadue says:

    Mark…we are sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. Knowing you and the joy that you bring to life, it is obvious that it was your mom that provided that spark. Find peace and remember all the love and special moments she brought to this world.

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