Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Sylvia M. (Jenkins) Argo

Sylvia M. Argo, age 96, of Shelby, died early Friday morning, July 13, 2018 at the Crestwood Care Center in Shelby.

Sylvia was born December 11, 1921 in Shelby to the late Clyde and Ethel (Rigg) Jenkins. She was a lifelong resident of Shelby and was a 1939 graduate of Shelby High School. Sylvia had been employed at Wilkins Airforce Depot, the office at Montgomery Ward, and the credit department of Shelby Business Forms, from where she retired in 1983.

Sylvia was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church where she served on various boards and committees, and was a member of a quilting group, Mary Martha Circle, and Good Fellowship Class. She was known for her gifted craft skills, such as quilting, knitting, crocheting, and needlepointing, and received many honors and ribbons for her perfected skills. Her interests also included reading and taking day trips when possible. Above all, Sylvia loved to spend time with her family.

On August 12, 1939 Sylvia married the late Clayton Argo and together they had four children: James (Jackie) Argo of Ontario, Beverly (Jay) Weakland of Tucson, AZ, Janet Argo Hall of Shelby, and Elaine (Irby) Walker of Headland, AL. The children survive along with 8 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Sylvia was one of 7 children and 3 of her sisters survive: Beatrice Hall of Shelby, Mae Cattey of Shelby, and Clara Mosley of Bucyrus. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, her husband, Clayton, preceded her in death on February 18, 1996, along with 4 siblings: Ernest Jenkins, Eunice Clabaugh, Ella Argo, and Gladys Durfee.

Family and friends are welcome on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 from 5-7 pm at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 10:30 am at Trinity United Methodist Church, 209 East Main Street, Shelby with Rev. Dr. Edna Stahl officiating. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery. Memorial contribution may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church.

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Memories & Condolence

  1. Ann Imhoff says:

    Colette, so very sorry. My prayers are with you and your family

  2. Gloria Mosley says:

    Dear Argo family,
    I’d like to express my condolence and deep regrets for your loss and share where I found help at such a time as this when this enemy death took my entire family. I found hope and comfort in what I read in Jehovah Gods word the Bible at John5:28,29 for there it tells us we’ll see our love ones again in the resurrection when Jesus brings them back here on earth and Isaiah25:8 states that this enemy death will be swallowed up forever. With these scriptures along with others I’m able to cope with my loss and get through each day because now I know I’ll see my love ones again and so can you. I wanted to share this with you now when hope and comfort is needed hoping that this will help you also in some way for this is my purpose in sharing this with you at this time and please know that I do share your grief and hope you’ll feel free to let me know if I accomplished my purpose. Hoping to hear from you. Sincerely, GM

  3. Rebecca (Becky) Price says:

    Colette, Janice, Troy and J.C. I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you all and your family.’

  4. Ann says:

    Janet, I am so sorry for your loss, please know my thoughts and prayers are with you. Love You, Ann


    So sorry to hear about Sylvia, Elaine . Prayers for you, your sisters and brother.

    prayers to you and your sisters and brother

  6. Robert Ross Family says:

    We express our sympathy and are sorry for your loss!

  7. Debbie Eshelman says:

    To all my family,
    I want to tell you how sorry I am of Aunt Sylvia’s passing! I know she is in a better place. She was a special Aunt to me and I always enjoyed outings with her. Prayers are with you at this time!
    Love Debbie and Charlie

  8. Don and Evelyn Betts says:

    So sorry to hear of Sylvia’s passing-though she is definately in a better place. She was a lovely and kind lady with a gentle spirit. Janet, I remember how special she always was when we were friends in school. May our Lord bless your entire family with great memories and give you peace and comfort now and the times ahead.

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