Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Kathleen Ann “Kathy” Metzger

Kathleen Ann “Kathy” Metzger, age 69, of Shelby, died Sunday, September 8, 2019 at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital.

Kathy was born March 29, 1950 in Tiffin, Ohio to the late Leonard Anthony and Bernadette (Falter) Holmer. She was a 1968 graduate of Attica High School and was a homemaker. She enjoyed reading and watching tv, loved pets and other critters, and was always willing to help others. Spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, was something Kathy always cherished.

On September 17, 1971, Kathy married Michael J. Metzger and he survives. Also surviving are 3 children: John Leonard (Jessica) Metzger of Columbus, Shelly (Michael) Krystofik of Shelby, and Christopher M. “Butch” (Monica) Metzger of Mansfield; 9 grandchildren: Brooke Krystofik, Kyle Krystofik, Michaiah Metzger, Kadin Metzger, Ethan Metzger, Olivia Metzger, Parker Metzger, Drew Metzger, and Leland Metzger; a great grandson: Collin Marquart; a sister: Barbara Holmer; in-laws: Paul Athy, Don Metzger, Sharon Metzger, Jeanne Metzger, and Carol Metzger; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. In addition to her parents, her sister, Susan Athy, preceded her in death.

Family and friends are welcome on Friday, September 13, 2019 from 1-3 and 5-7 pm at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby where a rosary will be recited at 7 pm. Mass of Christian burial will be on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 10 am at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 29 West Street, Shelby. Fr. Chris Mileski will be the celebrant and burial will follow in Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the church.

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Memories & Condolence

  1. Chelsea Goolsby says:

    16 years ago, when Dirk moved in a single mom and her 6 kids next door, no one was more welcoming that Mikey & Kathy. To have neighbors such as Kathy & Mikey has been one of my life’s biggest blessings. I’ll missing waving and shouting ‘ Hi Kathy’ across the yards whenever I come home to visit or just popping in for a quick hug. She will be truly missed. My heart is with you all.

  2. Deacon Denny Burkett says:

    Mike and to your family-
    I am so sorry to hear about Kathy.
    What a special woman, wife, mother, and friend.
    Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
    May the peace of Christ be yours always.
    Love you my friend.
    Deacon Denny and Linda Burkett



  4. Fr Dan Ring says:

    Dear Mike and family,
    My condolences to you on the great loss of Kathy. She was a fighter and a good giving person. My prayers continue for her eternal rest and your comfort.

  5. Marilyn Hopkins says:

    Shelly & Family, Sending my sympathy. Thinking of you now and in the days ahead.

  6. Sally Stover Cline says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. Kevin Hemmerly says:

    My deepest sympathies to Mike and the family on Kathy’s passing. May you find comfort in knowing she is resting peacefully in The Kingdom of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

  8. Royce Stroup Hubert says:

    Dear Mike and family,

    I was so sorry to hear of Kathy’s passing!
    I remember being a bridesmaid at your wedding. (Pink dress and veil. I still have pictures!) Please know you are in my prayers and remembered well from our days at SHS. God’s peace.
    Royce Stroup Hubert

  9. Denny, Rainy and Dena Studer says:

    Mike and Family,
    Our deepest sympathy to all of you. May memories give you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

  10. JoAnn Andrews says:

    Dear Mike and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Kathy’s passing. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    JoAnn Andrews

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