Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Michael Floyd “Mike” Huttleston

Michael Floyd “Mike” Huttleston, age 79, of Shiloh, died Monday evening, May 15, 2023 at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital.

Mike was born on January 2, 1944 in Cortland, New York to the late Lewis Henry and Florence Lucille (Kennedy) Huttleston. Mike was a lifelong restaurateur working in country clubs in New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. He, together with his wife, Gretchen, owned the Shiloh Diner. He loved serving and feeding his community with his family- a family that included many. Mike was an active volunteer with the Plymouth FFA teaching students about cooking, food safety, and life. He also contributed his time to the Shiloh Area Food Pantry and loved to make everyone laugh. Mike changed lives as a member of AA where he gave his testimony to many. He was sober for over 18 years and told his story to whoever would listen- never judging and always encouraging.

Mike will be missed by many and cherished by his family. Survivors include his wife, Gretchen (Holmes) Huttleston, whom he wed on December 31, 1989; three daughters: Amy Lombardo (David Dowling) of Philadelphia, PA, Megan (Ian) Huttleston Hurd of Lima, and Anne Marie “Mia” Huttleston (Joe Green) of Bellingham, WA; son in law: Paul Lombardo; granddaughter: Sophie Bridget Lombardo; brothers: James Henry (Christine) Huttleston and Edwin Asa (Kelly) Huttleston both of Phoenix, AZ; several nieces, nephews, and other loving family members and friends. In addition to his parents, Mike was preceded in death by an infant daughter: Sue Ann.

Family and friends are welcome on Friday, May 19, 2023 from 4-7 pm at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby where a celebration of life will immediately follow at 7 pm. Pastor Diana Seaman will officiate and guests are encouraged to come with a story to share. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shiloh Area Food Pantry, Plymouth FFA Alumni, or Alcoholics Anonymous and left in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be left on Mike’s obituary on the funeral home’s website,, or their Facebook page,

To view Mike’s tribute video, click the link provided

Memories & Condolence

  1. Flaherty's says:

    We are so sad to learn of Mike’s passing. He was a wonderful person and so many people were blessed to have known him.

    May you find peace and comfort in your sweet memories.

    Brian, Shannon & Will Flaherty

  2. Alice Snyder says:

    Mike was a wonderful friend to many. The town was a better place with him in it. He wore a hat of many colors. He was a gentle & unselfish person. I will miss this guy. My heart goes out to Gretchen, Megan & Mia. You are in my prayers. Love you.

  3. Brenda Laser says:

    Gretchen and family! My deepest sympathies. Loved coming to the Shiloh Diner and having breakfast. It was definitely the place to be. Lots of laughter and amazing food! Many prayers for you all.

  4. Anita Davis says:

    Gretchen and the girls. I am so for your loss. Mike has made an impact on many lives all over. He made a impact on mine I will never forget when we did nights and Sundays at dad and Diana Shiloh Diner. I learned so much from him, and I will never forget him and our talks. I bet he is already making sausage and gravy! Prayers for you and and the girls.

  5. Carl &Rebecca Armstrong says:

    Gretchen and family
    Sending our sincere condolences on the loss of Mike. God has gained another angel to watch over us. Mike will be missed. God bless you all.

  6. Edna Karnes says:

    Dear Gretchen, I am so sorry to hear that your husband has passed away. I pray that you are blessed in the days to come with many precious memories.

  7. Edna Karnes says:

    Dear Gretchen, I am so sorry to hear that your husband has passed away. I pray that you are blessed with many precious memories in the days to come.

  8. Teresa J Kropf says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Mike gave so much of himself. He will be missed.
    Matt and Teresa Kropf

  9. Jen Roberts says:

    Mike was such a kind, generous , loving man. He was never selfish with his time or resources. Heaven has several crowns with his name on them, I’m sure. May God comfort Gretchen and his family. Natalie we love you and we know how deeply you loved him. Our prayers are with you all.

  10. Sharon Houseworth says:

    Wonderful food especially the pies. May God bring you comfort and peace at this time

  11. Dale & Judie Anderson says:

    Gretchen, We are so sorry for your loss. Know that you are in our praters. Love Dale & Judie Anderson

  12. Mickey Hall says:

    Gretchen and sorry to hear about Mikes passing. Such a dedicated person that was so helpful with the FFA group. You all will be in our prayers.

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