Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Phyllis A. Hebble

Phyllis A. Hebble, age 85, of Shelby, died Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital.

Phyllis was born June 6, 1931 in Bradley, IL, the daughter of the late Stanley and Florence (Dixon) Safiran. She was a graduate of Bloom Township High School in Chicago Heights, IL. Before settling in Shelby, Phyllis moved about the country with her young family living inMuskegon, MI, Arcade, NY, Stamford, CT, Carthage, NY and York, PA developing many friendships along the way.

Phyllis worked as a bridal consultant for many years in Mansfield, beginning her career at O’Neil’s Department Store and working through several acquisitions, later retiring from The May Department Stores Company in 1993. She was an avid Cleveland Browns, Indians, and Cavaliers fan and enjoyed playing bridge with two different groups. She loved to bake and garden and enjoyed exercising at the Shelby Senior and Community Center.

Phyllis is survived by her 3 sons: Brad (Susan) Hebble of Westminster, MD, Jeff (Susan) Hebble of Western Springs, IL, Bruce (Sherry) Hebble of Shelby; 6 grandchildren: Andrew Hebble, Brad Humbert, William Hebble, Anna Hebble, Charles Hebble, Sophie Hebble; and 5 brothers and sisters: Martha Currier, Dorothy Hendricks, Ed Safiran, Michael (Dolores) Safiran, and Peter (Cathy) Safiran. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 4 siblings: Jack Safiran, Stanley Safiran, Jr., Mary Lou Dellibac, and infant brother, Paul.

Family and friends are welcome on Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 2-4 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. Burial will be with her family in Maternity BVM Cemetery in Bourbonnais, IL. Memorial contributions may be made to Shelby Y or to Shelby Senior Center.

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Memories & Condolence

  1. Dorinda Wagner says:

    May God Bless You and Keep You in Your Time of Need.

  2. Ed and Jean says:

    We are very sorry for your loss. You will be in our thoughts during this difficult time.

  3. Ann Imhoff says:

    Just loved her at Track meets she and would yell and laughter together
    Prayers for your family

  4. Robin Smedley says:

    What a wonderful lady I enjoyed getting to know. Always pleasant with good conversation. My deepest sympathies to your family at this time. She will be missed.

  5. jRon & Terri (Dillon) Brown says:

    Brad, So difficult to lose a Mother. Our Prayers are with you.

  6. Sharon Spotts says:

    David and I are sorry for the loss of your Mom. I am honored that I knew her and the wonderful person she was. She brighten up a room when she entered. Her spirit will be carried on by the family that she loved so dearly. God be with you all and may you find peace within.

  7. Ron and Susan Keiser says:

    Dear Bruce, Sherry, William and Charles,
    Our sincere sympathy to all of the passing of your mom, mother-in-law, and grandmother.
    May your memories comfort you during this sad time.
    With Our Love and Friendship,
    Ron and Susan Keiser

  8. Sandy Stanton says:

    So sorry for your loss. You have our deepest sympathies in this most difficult time. We will keep you in our prayers as you will keep all good memories in your hearts.

  9. Chris Dill says:

    Bruce and family
    Sorry for the loss of your Mom. Thinking of you.

  10. Mike Wagner says:

    So sorry for your loss. I loved living in the 3rd floor apartment and getting to know Phyllis. We also worked together at O’Neil’s and were able to carpool at times. She even invited me down for a movie night now and then. She was a wonderful woman, and will be greatly missed. Prayers for your family as you deal with this great loss.

  11. Louann Steiner says:

    Bruce, Sherry and family,
    Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for you!

  12. Lorna and Todd Albert says:

    Bruce, Sherry and family, We were so sorry to hear about your mom. Thoughts and prayers to all. Todd and Lorna.

  13. Larry andBarbara Watkins says:

    Phyllis was our work-out QiGong buddy for many years. We admired her fortitude and enjoyed her quick wit. We will miss her.
    Our sincere sympathy to her family and many friends.
    Larry and Barb

  14. Dean Palm says:

    Brad, Jeff, and Bruce, I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember the visits I have had over the years with your Mother, see was a “Special” woman.

  15. Betsy Morrow says:

    Dear Brad , Susan and family.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Although I never met Phyllis I know she was a wonderful lafy and will be missed by all of you! Know that we are thinking of you all and sending warm hugs your way.
    Warmly, Betsy and Ken Morrow.

  16. Helen Stein says:

    Dear Brad and Susan and family,
    I was deeply saddened to hear of your loss. I know that Phyllis was a wonderful woman who was loved by her family and friends. I hope and pray that your cherished memories will somehow bring you comfort in the difficult days ahead. Thinking of you with my deepest sympathy and lots of love!

  17. Tim Wood says:

    Bruce, you have my deepest sympathy at the loss of your Mom. Our thoughts and prayers for your family’s comfort are with you.

  18. Mike and Judy Caporini says:

    So sorry for your loss Bruce and Sherry and family. Cherish your memories and know she is in a better place… prayers….

  19. Bill Martin says:

    Brad, Jeff, and Bruce…Sincere condolences to you all. I will always cherish the memories from the Rhythm Bowl to 54 Marvin Ave. The kindness and friendship your mom showed my mom will always be remembered…God Bless

  20. Jeffry Allan Moorhead and family says:

    Brad, Jeff and Bruce, I just heard of your mother’s passing yesterday and I am so sorry for our loss of a kind and truly wonderful woman. She always made me feel like one of her sons when I was at your house, more often than not. She’ll always be in our thoughts and missed beyond words. My deepest sympathy to you and your families.

  21. Tam Lord says:

    Jeff so sorry to hear about your mother. May she rest peacefully.

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