Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Theodore Richard “Ted” Newmeyer

Theodore Richard “Ted” Newmeyer, age 79, of Shelby, died Monday, April 2, 2018 at the Cleveland Clinic after a short unexpected illness.
He was born July 15, 1938 in Centerton, Ohio the son of the late Henry W. and Harmina (Bogema) Newmeyer. He was a member of the Ontario First Church of God. Ted loved to usher, both at the Ontario Church and at First Church of God in Shelby. He also taught Sunday school at Trinity United Methodist Church in Shelby. Ted retired after 42 years of service from General Motors in Mansfield.
Ted was an avid baseball fan and rooted for the Cleveland Indians and the Shelby Whippets. He spent many hours volunteering as the groundskeeper for Shelby Little League and Babe Ruth baseball fields, coaching Little League baseball teams, and coaching Upwards Basketball. Ted touched the lives of many Shelby kids. Ted enjoyed many hobbies including fishing, woodworking, feeding and watching birds, and watching his grandson, Lee, drag race. Ted was a loving husband, father and grandfather.
On December 5, 1958 he married Kay Jean (Livingston) Newmeyer, whom he shared his life with for nearly 60 years, and she survives. Also surviving are a daughter: Jean Ann Newmeyer of Bellefontaine, OH and a son: Timothy (Debbi) Newmeyer of Shelby; a grandson: Lee R. Newmeyer (Morgan Sutter) of Shelby; a sister: Hilda Lee of Fostoria; 2 brothers: Herbert J. “Stick” Newmeyer of Shelby and Dale E. (Phyllis) Newmeyer of Willard; Brothers-in-laws and Sisters-in-laws: Dr. David C. (Bette) Livingston of Norwalk, Mary Lou (Jerry) Stairs of Shelby and Robert L. Smith of Willard.
He was preceded in death by his parents and by 8 siblings: Wilma Baumier, Emma Shetterly, Virginia Smith, Mary Frederick, Harmena Elmer, Julia Ginter, Rose Wadsworth, and Crystal Messersmith.
Family and friends are welcome on Sunday, April 8, 2018 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street Shelby. Funeral services will be Monday, April 9, 2018 at 10 AM at the funeral home. Rev. Jeff Gray and Rev. Larry Collins will officiate. Burial will follow in Ashland Cemetery. Memorial expressions may be made to Ontario First Church of God or to Race To Cure Sarcoma Cleveland
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Memories & Condolence

  1. Barbara fugate says:

    My sympathy to your family. I have many fond memories of Ted. He always had a smile and a conversation. Thinking of you. Barbara

  2. Barney & Penny says:

    Please accept our deepest sympathies for your loss, we are truly blessed to have met him and realize what a great man he was. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Ginny Cyrus Roub says:

    Kay, Jean, and Tim,

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I remember spending many days in the summer at your house playing. Jean you were my first friend and I think we stayed that way all through high school.

    I know the pain you are all going though. Please do know that it will never be the same, but eventually your memories will bring comfort and joy, I know now it causes pain, but later, it will bring comfort.

    Your family and loved ones are in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Keith & Karen Rittenhouse says:

    Our prayers, thoughts, and blessing of God’s grace is our wish for the entire family. Ted has touched so very many lives, we consider ourselves to be blessed by his love and compassion. We wish nothing but the best of memories as you reflect on this amazing man’s life.

  5. Keith Frank says:


    My, how many years has it been since I saw you and Ted? I remember bailing hay with Rose and Crystal on the Ollie Fairchild’s farm. I have thought of you and Ted occasionally over the years and wondered where you were and what you were doing. I’m very sorry to hear of Ted’s passing.


  6. Jackie Yenco says:

    We am so very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  7. Lisa Crain says:

    It was an honor to know this man! Not only did Shelby Baseball suffer a great loss but our community and Ted’s friends and family as well! He will be missed.

  8. Len and Judy Hubbard says:

    We will miss Ted, but what a wonderful legacy he leaves. He was known to be a Christian, giving man and there are so many good memories. He loved his family very much and was a great example for all of us on how to be a father.

  9. Mel & Diana Hershey says:

    Kay & Jean,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you & your family at this time of grief. Ted will be greatly missed.

  10. Mike Reich says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. I remember playing wiffle ball in the side yard, and Mr. Newmeyer would come home from a day of work, and start playing with us, no matter how tired he was. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

  11. Babe Ruth Baseball says:

    All of us at Babe Ruth Baseball want to extend our deepest sympathy for your loss of husband, father and grandfather. Teds work on our field was only a fraction of what we got from him. He was one of us ,and every bit as important in making the program what it is.He was always ready with advise when we put our heads together.His work will never be forgotten, and every kid whose played at Connelly ,knew who was responsible for the field they played on.Thanks for sharing him with us! Mark,Rich,Jaimie,Randy,Chance@Kody

  12. Doug Ebersole says:

    God rest his soul and bless the families!!!

  13. Greg Davis says:

    Kay and family. So sorry for your loss. Greg & Pam Davis.

  14. HermanLesterJr. says:

    Deepest condolences to Lee and family

  15. Joni young says:

    I just had the nicest visit with him maybe two weeks ago at the grocery store. He had the biggest smile on his face when I asked about Lee (grandson I had in K class) wow he was proud of Lee told me all about him. He will be missed. Hold on to the memories. Sincere sympathy to all. God’s blessings at this difficult time.

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