Nancy E. Harshbarger
Nancy E. Harshbarger, age 76, of Shelby, died Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at the Crestwood Care Center in Shelby.
Nancy was born on May 24, 1937 in Ashtabula, Ohio to the late Rev. Dr. Stanley J. and Eleanor (Gavin) Shoemaker. She was a 1955 graduate of Lakewood High School and had attended Mount Union College. Nancy was the secretary at Dowds Elementary School in Shelby for 20 years, retiring in 1997. Nancy was a member of First United Methodist Church in Shelby and had also been active volunteering at Med Central Shelby Hospital, was past president of Newcomers Club in Shelby, past president of the pledge class of Alpha Xi Delta Sorority, and was a former member of Shelby Garden Club and Shelby Hospital Guild.
On August 31, 1957 Nancy married David B. Harshbarger and he survives. Also surviving are two daughters: Jill A. (Ray) Ryan of Cazenovia, NY, Julie (Ken) Swanger-Ensman of Shelby; 4 grandchildren: Kayla (John) Roberts of Columbus, Erica (Tyler) Fairchild of North Dakota, Connor Ryan of Oregon, Liam Ryan of Cazenovia, NY; a great granddaughter: Brooklyn Roberts; 3 step-grandchildren: Andrew Ensman, Chris Ensman, Sarah Adkins; 2 step-great grandchildren: Ayden Ensman, Savannah Adkins; a sister: Cynthia (Lynn) Wright of Maryland; a sister-in-law: Marilyn Wittebort; and nieces, nephews, and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her father: Rev. Dr. Stanley J. Shoemaker; her mother: Eleanor Shoemaker Frank; her step-father: Richard Frank; a son-in-law: John W. Swanger.
Friends and family are welcome on Monday, January 6, 2014 from 5-7 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where funeral services will be conducted at 7 PM with Rev. Tom Snyder officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to First United Methodist Church in Shelby or Hospice of North Central Ohio.
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