Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Sandra Jane “Sandy” Lybarger

Sandra Jane “Sandy” Lybarger, age 87, of Shelby, died late Tuesday night, February 28, 2023 at Mill Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation in Galion.

Sandy was born on June 8, 1935 in Shelby to the late Harold and Hazel (Bowman) Payne and was a 1953 graduate of Shelby High School. Sandy was a homemaker and had been a longtime member of the VFW Auxiliary and Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church.

On March 20, 1959 Sandy married her husband of 36 years, Glenn E. Lybarger, and he preceded her in death on December 15, 1995. In addition to her husband and parents, Sandy was preceded in death by her sister: Janet Scheid; and grandson: Curtis Lybarger. Survivors include her son: Scott Lybarger of Shelby; daughter: Shelley (Shannon) Friebel of Shelby; grandchildren: Sarah Friebel, Shannon Friebel, and Sophie (Fred) Gomez; granddaughter-in-law: Katelyn Lybarger; great grandchildren: Bryce, Emma, Elly, Isaac, Kennedy, Aaliyah, and Carter; great great grandson: Braylon; and other relatives and friends.

Private Family Graveside Services will be in Oakland Cemetery, Shelby. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,

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

Memories & Condolence

  1. Rebekah Williams says:

    Shelly and family I’m so sorry for your loss, never had the privilege of meeting her but loved hearing the “mom” stories. Praying for comfort and peace during this time.

  2. Matthew Roseberry says:

    My condolences Sarah, Shelly, kids, and immediate family. Let me know if I can do anything

  3. Holly Korbas says:

    Shelley and family,
    I was sorry to see that your mom has passed. I always enjoyed talking with her at the pharmacy, she was a sweet lady and fun to be with! Keeping you in my thoughts during this difficult time…

  4. Ann Imhoff says:

    Shelly Shannon so very sorry re: Sandy ! She, your Dad and Tom had some good times together!

  5. Lorna Albert says:

    I am very sorry to hear about your loss. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

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