Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Penny Catherine Humphrey Bean

Penny Catherine Humphrey Bean, age 88, of Mansfield and former longtime Tiro resident, died Saturday, November 8, 2014 at OhioHealth MedCentral Mansfield Hospital. Penny had survived lymphatic cancer a year ago and was just beginning to recover, when an acute illness took her to be free of pain from this life – to find a peaceful resting place.

A special Valentine’s Day baby, she was born February 14, 1926 in Fremont, Ohio to John Ray and Laura (Snavely) DeWeil and was raised by her aunt, Amy Humphrey.

Penny was employed at Wilkins Air Force Depot, LK Restaurant, Miller Tool and Die and the Shelby Y. She was a longtime member of Tiro United Methodist Church and was currently a member of Ontario Christian Church.

On July 5, 1942 she married Doyle William Humphrey and he preceded her in death September 15, 1989. Together they had four children who survive: Christine (Joe ) Bister of Ellenton, Florida, Elaine Hinkle of Tiro, Dale (Peggy) Humphrey of Shelby and Betsy Humphrey of Johnstown; 8 grandchildren: Cheryl Longnecker, Darla (Jeff) Marlow, Derreck Krebs, Doug (Abby) Humphrey, Heath Humphrey, Sarah (Jason) Westbrook, Michael Esparza and Libby Esparza; 8 Great grandchildren: Brielle, Jareth, Delanee, Treyven, Cassidee Marlow, Braxton Humphrey, Tristan and Tredan Westbrook; and the many children she babysat for over the years.

Also surviving is the love of her present life, her new husband of 6 years, Harold Bean of Mansfield,  whom she wed on August 31, 2008.  Penny began a new chapter in her life 6 years ago when she married Harold. He fell in love with her kind spirit and a giving heart.

Also surviving are: 3 sisters: Lucille (Willie) Wilson of Bucyrus, Florence Cooper of Mt. Gilead, Shirley Jean Hehr of Bucyrus, a brother-in-law: Elwood “Woody” (Dorothy) Humphrey of Orlando, Florida, Harold’s daughter: Debbie Cottrell of Mansfield. She was preceded in death by her first husband and siblings: Ray DeWeil, Billy DeWeil, Alice McPeek and Ruth French.

Penny shared her zest for life in caring for children and the elderly. Her thirst for knowledge and to know people never made her a stranger to anyone. She enjoyed music, the arts, theater, wind chimes, reading biographies and playing cards .Penny gave it her all and supported many – from sending kids to college to seeing the needs of others fulfilled. For your wonderful example, we thank you and love you: mother, wife, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. Faith, Charity and Love….but the greatest of these is Love.

Friends and family are welcome on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby where funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11 AM by Pastor Randy Allen.

In lieu of flowers, memorial expressions may be made to Ontario Christian Church. To leave a condolence or to share a memory with the family, please visit







Memories & Condolence

  1. Faith (Temple) Abbott says:

    Dale and Peggy and family…sincere sympathies from our family to yours during this difficult time.

  2. Don Paulo says:

    Harold, sorry to hear of your loss.

  3. Cinda Jones says:

    Dale, Peggy, and Family,

    We are so sorry about the passing of your mother. You all will be in our prayers. Please find peace.

    Bessie Jones, Cinda Jones and Scott McClary, Sandy Powers and Family.

  4. Mary Ann Snow says:

    Sorry about your mother. She was my neighbor for years. She was sweet and I loved to talk to her. Prayers with all.

  5. Sharon White says:

    Love and hugs to all of Hazel’s family and friends. She was such a precious sweet lady that loved people and life. I am sure one of her best friends, Marge Wilkes was happy to be with her in heaven.

  6. Nancy Fenner says:

    Elaine and Betsy so sorry to learn about the loss of your mother. Your are in my thoughts.

  7. Peggy Phillips says:

    Sorry for your loss – Love you bunches

    Peggy & Naomi

  8. Dorthy Baker says:

    Her “boyfriend” is going to miss seeing her sunshiney face as will I. So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to Beanie and your family.

  9. Becky Bottorf says:

    Chris and Joe and Family–So sorry to hear of your loss. I am praying for all of you in this time of sorrow! Your mother/grandmother/gr. grandmother was quite a gal! I had the opportunity of meeting and visiting her several years ago. And to Harold and all, may the Lord give you strength during this time! We have the promise we will see her again!! Becky-Tim & Carol

  10. Cathy Hamilton says:

    To all of Penny’s children and families, I apologize for being late in sending you my deepest sympathy during the difficult loss of Penny. I loved her. She broke me in as a waitress at the LK restaurant many years ago…I was young and never worked before. She took me right under her “wing”. She was a wonderful, caring, sincere, honest, hard worker, respectful to everyone, and once she met you she just plain never forgot you! I was her friend for many years after I left that first job. She so loved her family. You were all she ever needed in this life and the Lord. I will treasure my many good memories of Penny. I will never forget all I shared with her. She even came to rock and kiss my babies when they were born. My children saw her over their growing up years and they loved her. Will never forget her smile and with. God be with you all. May HE give you the comfort, peace, and love for each other to help you all see her again in her new home—you only have to ask HIM. My prayers are with you. Love, Cathy Hamilton (widow of Paul Douglas Hamilton) , mother to Robin Smedley, Jennifer Rath, and Dustin Hamilton.

  11. Michelle Vorhis-Cisneros says:

    I knew her as Aunt Hazel… she was my Grandmother’s Sister) “Alice Mcpeek”… i would Visit her Farm House in the Summers… i remember it was sooo peaceful and beautiful there, just like Aunt Hazel. Her personality was sooo great n sweet! We went back to Bucyrus for the Family Reunion each year. And i got the pleasure of meeting everyone in the Family ….best Memories of my Life!!! RIP Aunt Hazel… hopefully you n Grandma Alice Mcpeek/ Grandpa Bill Mcpeek.. my mother Cathy Mcpeek Vorhis are singing songs n having a great time. RIP:–(

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