Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Thomas M. Ebert, Jr.

Thomas M. Ebert, Jr., age 74, of Mansfield, died Friday, January 8, 2021 at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital.

Tom was born January 13, 1946 in Hammond, IN to the late Thomas M. and Ruth (Ellerby) Ebert. He attended and graduated from St. Peter’s High School and served his country during the Vietnam Era in the United States Army from 1963-1966. Tom worked at Hartman Electric in Mansfield, retiring after 19 years of service, and prior to that, worked at AMF in Shelby for 12 years.

Tom thoroughly enjoyed tinkering and working on anything he could get his hands on. His infatuation with old cars took him to area cars shows and sometimes just to appreciate one found parked in a parking lot he happened to be parked in himself. He always dreamed of owning and restoring one himself. Tom loved the outdoors and, more recently, had taken up coin collecting and going to the Senior Citizen Centers in Lexington and Ontario where he sometimes called Bingo. After retirement, Tom found pleasure in meeting up with other retiree friends for morning coffee.

Although ironic for Tom, at a local dance a handful of years ago he met and soon after married Ila I. (Spencer) Ebert on June 9, 2016. She survives along with his children: Thomas M. (April) Ebert, III of Galion and Tricia (Randy) Shults of Shelby; grandchildren: Nicole Ebert, Allie (Matt) Strong, Brittany Belcher, Gavin Belcher, Jacob Clark, Jessica (Matt) Evans; a great granddaughter: Riley Strong; a sister: Kimberly (Gary) Brown; a sister-in-law: Terri Clayton; and other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, Tom was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Mary M. (Timmer) Ebert, on November 19, 2014, and his brother, Robert L. Clayton.

Family and friends are welcome on what would have been Tom’s 75th birthday, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 from 10-11 am at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where funeral services will immediately follow at 11 am. Fr. Jim Sanford will officiate the services and burial will follow in Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital,

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Memories & Condolence

  1. Nick & Janet. Clayton says:

    We are truly sorry for your loss. Uncle Tom was a person that was enjoyable to be around and a great conversationalist. May the Lord’s peace be with Uncle Tom and his loved ones.

  2. Ralph Wells says:

    My condolences for your lose of a wonderful individual! Played Bingo with him as caller several times! May he R.I.P. and may GOD Bless and comfort Ila and family!

  3. Mr. & Mrs. Joseph M. Clark says:

    Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his and the souls of all the faithfully departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

  4. Ms Oreo says:

    Ila and family ;
    So sorry for your loss. Tom was an awesome man. He was kind hearted as anyone who knew him would agree. He will be fondly remembered by all. I will be keeping you and your family in my prayers. Sincerely, oreo

  5. Sharil and wsyne says:

    Dear Ila,
    So sorry to hear of Tom’s death. May you know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Blessings and good health to you. Love from Wayne and sharil

  6. Katrina Diskin says:

    So sorry to hear this,Tom was always very nice to me And kinda took me under his wing when I first started at Hartman. He was a good man who loved his grandchildren as he often spoke of them. Rest in peace my friend

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