Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Shirley A. Greenslade

Shirley A. Greenslade, age 94, of Shelby, died early Monday morning, May 15, 2023 at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital.

Shirley was born October 16, 1928 in Shelby to the late Aaron and Edith (Knowles) Waines. A 1946 graduate of Shelby High School, Shirley furthered her education at Bowling Green State University earning a bachelor’s degree in chemistry went on to earn a master’s degree in library science from Case Western Reserve University. As a homemaker, Shirley enjoyed keeping busy around the house and was a talented seamstress and quilter- making numerous quilts as gifts for others. In addition, Shirley thoroughly loved building miniature houses, and decorating each of them meticulously, having made dozens of them over the years.

Survivors include her children: Nancy Greenslade of Hamilton, Tom (Dala) Greenslade of Shelby, Patty Greenslade of Shelby, and Mark (Julie) Greenslade of Washington Courthouse; grandchildren: Elizabeth Greenslade and A.J. Greenslade; and 7 nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by her husband: Albert J. Greenslade, Jr. in 1985; and siblings: Robert Waines, Marilyn Richards, and Joanne Tobin.

Services will be private and calling hours will not be observed. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to OhioHealth Hospice-Mansfield, , (please select the Mansfield designation) or to the Richland County Humane Society,

Care for Shirley and her family is being provided by the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. Online condolences may be left on Shirley’s obituary on the funeral home’s website,, or their Facebook page,


Memories & Condolence

  1. Amy Albert Brown says:

    Nancy and family,

    You have my deepest sympathy, it is hard to lose your mother. Nancy, hope to see you at our 50th reunion.

  2. Geri Lynch says:

    Pat/Tom & your family,
    So very sorry for your loss. You all will be kept in our thoughts & prayers. Sending you prayers of strength and peace.

    Geri & Earl

  3. Ann Imhoff says:

    So sorry to hear of your Mothers passing.

  4. Steve & Mellissa Boggs says:

    Patty, you and your family have our deepest sympathies –
    You are in our thoughts and prayers –

  5. Deb Love says:

    Dear Nancy and family
    So sorry to learn of your mother ‘s passing…my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Deb Love

  6. Patty (Payne) Thompson says:

    Tommy, Dala & family — So sorry for your loss. Always remember the Greenslade family from the Marvin Ave. days! Best street to grow up on back in the day.
    Good Bless,

  7. Stacy Strance says:

    Pat & Family,
    So very sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

    Stacy Strance

  8. Ron Griffeth says:

    Mark and Family,
    Very sorry to hear about your Mother passing away. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you.
    Your childhood friend from Marvin Ave,
    Ron Griffeth

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