Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Sheila Ann Messersmith

Sheila Ann Messersmith, age 58, of Shelby, died unexpectedly Thursday, June 4, 2020 at her home.

Sheila was born on April 20, 1962 in Shelby to the late Virgil and Rosemary (Thomas) Owens. She had worked at several places, including Wendy’s and Dollar General for many years.

Sheila enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She loved her dogs, Marley and Harley, who were great company and companions for her.

Sheila will be missed by her three children: Heath (partner, Mark Hively) Messersmith of Shelby, Heather (fiancé, Donald Manuel) Messersmith of Galion, and Michael (Teressa) Messersmith of Shiloh; three grandchildren: Lucas Manuel, Riley Messersmith, and Adam Manuel; siblings: Pam Owens of Bucyrus, Patty Sable of Monticello, IN, Deborah Studer of Shelby, Paula (Chris) Rodriguez of Butler, Michael Owens of Shelby, and Michelle Owens of Butler; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. In addition to her parents, Sheila was preceded in death by her husband: Richard D. “Rich” Messersmith, Jr. in 2016; and her brother: Mark Owens.

Both the family and the funeral home wish that everyone remains safe. Therefore, we ask that visitors be mindful of current restrictions and pay respects appropriately and promptly, without lingering. Family and friends are welcomed on Monday, June 8, 2020 from 4 pm until the time of the funeral service at 6 pm at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. Pastor J.R. Harvey will officiate.

Appropriate ways to express sympathy may be done by leaving an online condolence at or by leaving a comment on Sheila’s obituary on the funeral home’s Facebook page,

Memories & Condolence

  1. Lu A Radebaugh says:

    My deepest sympathies to the family. R.I.P Sheila Lu & Michael J Radebaugh

  2. Carale Allamon says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss I’ve known your mom for years .She was so sweet

  3. Rosemary Jaynes says:

    I’m so sorry Heath it’s so hard to loose your mom hold on to your memories of her she will be with you in your heart Go bless

  4. Debb Wipert -Judy Brumenshenkel says:

    Heath we r so sorry for your loss prayers for u and the rest of your family. We love you guys and if u need anything please let us know

  5. Larry & Dianna Kees says:

    We w e really so sorry to hear about the passing away of our dear cousin Shelia. We were very close when we were young we got to see her a few times when we would come to Shelby for a visit. I loved her very much. You all are in our prayers

  6. Aunt Phyllis Hutchinson says:

    I am sorry to hear of Shelia’s death. I had not saw her for several years. I wish comfort for all of her family, you are in my prayers

  7. Ana says:

    I just wanna say how amazing Sheila was. When we worked together she was like a second momma to me. I would always run into her from time to time and she always wanted to know how life was. She was such a kind hearted woman. The world lost one hell of a woman.

  8. Karen Winters says:

    Deb, I am so sorry to hear of Shelia. My heart goes out to you and your family. So hard to lose a sister. Prayers coming to you for strength to get thru this difficult time.

  9. Kim Owen's Hess says:

    Sweet memories of my dear cousin Sheila, coming to visit when I was young and lived in Mansfield, you are truly loved and will be missed!!

  10. Beverly Fields says:

    I’m so sorry for the loss of the families sister, we’ve known each other for years and she was a very kind person

  11. Grace Williams says:

    My sincere sympathies to all of Sheila’s family! She was a very kind and sweet, friendly lady. She worked briefly vat the Family Dollar store in Shelby. She will be missed!

  12. Shawn styer says:

    Heath Michael and Heather I’m sorry for your loss you have my condolences and prayers

  13. Tanya Fellure says:

    Paula, out family is so sorry for your loss. If you need anything please don’t hesitate to call. We love you so much.

  14. Amy Brown says:

    Pam and family,

    So sorry for your loss, sending prayers.

    Amy Albert Brown

  15. Janet L Rheinbolt says:

    Iam so sorry for the loss she was a very sweet person she will be missed sending all my love and prayers to you all

  16. Mable Brown says:

    Love Hugs and Prayers for all the family
    So sorry to hear this
    Sheila was the BEST
    RIP dear friend!

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