Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Margaret E. (Wagner) Duff

Former Shelby resident, Margaret E. (Wagner) Duff, age 91 of Colorado Springs, Colorado, died Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs.

Margaret and her husband, Roy, moved to Colorado Springs in the 1990’s to be close to their only daughter, Sandra.

Margaret was born August 25, 1921 in Cass Township, Richland County, Ohio the daughter of the late Bernard L. and Isabelle (Enzor) Wagner. She was a 1939 graduate of Shiloh High School and was a member of First Lutheran Church in Shelby.

The Duffs were the owners of Duff Shoe Store for many years in downtown Shelby. When Sandy was growing up, Margaret was very active in the PTA and was a member of the bowling league at the former Rhythm Bowl.

Margaret enjoyed traveling and traveled with Roy to Europe several times to visit Sandra and her family when they resided there. She was the consummate pie baker, a craft she learned from her mother, and was also very artistic. Gardening, flower arranging and painting were a part of her creative side.

She is survived by her husband: Roy A. Duff, whom she wed on February 9, 1941; a daughter: Sandra (Duff) Ensman of Colorado Springs, Colorado; 3 granddaughters: Kristina Stillwaugh, Karina Callahan, Kathryn Phanumphai all of Colorado; 4 great grandchildren: Finley Callahan, Rylan Callahan, Paige Stillwaugh and James Austin Stillwaugh; a brother: Robert L. Wagner of Shelby. She was preceded in death by her parents and by a sister: Mary Jeannette (Wagner) Rhodes.

Family and friends are welcome from 10-11 AM on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby where funeral services will be held at 11 AM by Rev. Russel Yoak, pastor of First Lutheran Church in Shelby. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Memorial expressions may be made to the church.  Condolences and messages of sympathy may be made at

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  1. Bob and Jackie Felter says:

    Sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Bob remembers spending some good times at your house during your high school days. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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