Virgil Thomas Schroeder, age 93, of Shelby, died Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Elmcorft of Ontario.
He was born March 4, 1924 in Glandorf, Ohio the son of Henry B. and Gertrude (Kleman) Schroeder. Virgil was an Army veteran of WWII and was a farmer all of his life. Although farming and everything about farming was his passion, he also sold Knapp Shoes for 40 years, sold Pioneer Seed Corn for 32 years, and sold Moormans Livestock Feed for 8 years. Virgil was a member of the Richland County Farm Bureau and Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church.
Virgil is survived by 1 son: Donald Schroeder (Deb Parks) of Shelby; 7 daughters: Dianne (Thom) Powers of Oregon, OH, Nancy (Jim) Schell of Lewisville, TX, Jean Ann (Keith) Fairchild of Shelby, Ursula (Ken) Esterline of Shelby, Lisa (Abel) Hernandez of Dayton, OH, Barbara Schroeder of Salisbury, MD, Julie (Mark) Friebel of Shelby; 1 daughter-in-law: Brenda Schroeder of Shelby; 21 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren: 1 great great grandchild.
On June 11, 1947 Virgil married Joan May (Kiene) Schroeder and she preceded him in death on October 25, 2005. Also preceding him in death were 2 sons: Richard Schroeder and Steven Schroeder; a grandson: Michael Schroeder; a daughter-in-law: Jeannette Schroeder; 3 sisters: Mildred Kuhlman, Norma Meyers, Juletta Krietemeyer and 2 brothers: Harold Schroeder and Ambrose Schroeder.
Family and friends are welcome on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 1-3 and 5-7 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby where the Rosary will be recited at 7 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 10:30 AM at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 29 West Street, Shelby. Father Chris Mileski will officiate. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Plymouth with military honors conducted by the Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail.
Memorial expressions may be made to St. Mary School or to Shelby Senior and Community Center. To send a condolence or to share a memory with the Schroeder family, please visit

Dean F. Boardman, age 91, resident of Shelby, died Sunday, April 23,2017 at his daughter's home in Glenford Ohio.
Born January 2, 1926 in New Haven Twp., Huron County, Ohio to Ray C. and Wauneta (Maynard) Boardman, he had been a Shelby resident since 1951. A 1943 graduate of N. Fairfield High School, he served in the US Navy during WWII and graduated from Ashland College in 1951.
Mr. Boardman was employed with the Shelby Mutual Insurance Company retiring in 1986. He was a member of the First Lutheran Church, a past master of the Shelby Masonic Lodge #350 F&AM, a member of Shelby Chapter RAM #178, Al Koran Shrine, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus; American Legion Post #326; past member of Shelby Kiwanis Club and a past president of the Shelby Jaycees. He enjoyed golf and woodworking.
He is survived by daughters, Judy (Jim) Vatter of Glenford, Ohio, and Joni (John Hribal) Ramey of Mt. Perry, Ohio; one son, John (Edwina) Boardman of Ghent, West Virginia; one step-daughter, Deborah (Witchie) Curren of Ontario; 13 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren and 1 great-great granddaughter.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley A. (Frietchen) Boardman in 2012 and one brother, Earle Boardman.
Funeral services will be held at 7:00PM Thursday April 27, 2017 from the First Lutheran Church in Shelby, with Reverend Russel Yoak officiating. Burial will be held at a later date. Friends may call Thursday at the church from 5:00-7:00PM. Memorial expressions may be made to the First Lutheran Church , 33 Broadway, Shelby, OH 44875 or Hospice of North Central Ohio, 1050 Dauch Drive, Ashland, Ohio 44805
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Pauline M. Gross, age 87, resident of Shelby died Monday, April 24, 2017 at her home.
Born July 21, 1929 in Attica, Ohio to Lester and Bertha (Musselman) Hutchison she had been a Shelby resident since 1952. Pauline was a 1947 graduate of Willard High School and was a former employee of Shelby Insurance Co. retiring in 1990. Following her retirement she was a babysitter for numerous area families and had assisted in the Calvary Baptist Church nursery for over thirty years. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church and was a sixty six year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, former Rizpah Chapter #153. She enjoyed crocheting and looked forward to her family get togethers.
Surviving are one daughter, Sherri (Greg) Woodall of Shelby; one son Ken Gross of Austin, Texas; two grandsons, Michael (Megan) Davidson and Tyler (Cierra) Woodall; three grandchildren Hayden and Eli Davidson and Aubree Woodall; her "adopted" daughter Linda (Bert) Royce and her children Mindy and Adam; sister-in-law Pat Hutchison; nieces, nephews and other relatives.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Ted E. Gross in 1998; two brothers Donald and Gerald Hutchison and sister-in-law Martha Hutchison.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Thursday, April 27, 2017 at the Calvary Baptist Church in Shelby. Reverend Steven L. Schag will officiate with interment in Bethel Cemetery, St Rt. 224 Attica, Ohio. Friends may call at the Barkdull Funeral Home & Crematory Wednesday from 3:00 to 5:00 PM and 6:00 to 8:00 PM where Eastern Star services will be held at 7:45 PM. Memorial expressions may be made in care of the Calvary Baptist Church at 21 Washington St., Shelby, OH 44875.
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Nathan Scott Kessler, age 50, resident of Willard, Ohio passed away at his home on Saturday, April 22, 2017 following a year long illness.
He was born on December 24, 1966 in Willard, Ohio to Paul and Linda (Branham) Kessler and had been a lifelong Plymouth/Willard resident.
Scott was a 1985 graduate of Plymouth High School and had been employed with Pepperidge Farm in Willard for 30 years. He was a veteran of the US Air Force having served at the Lahm Air Force Base in Mansfield.
Scott enjoyed camping, fishing, NASCAR, and tinkering, and most of all playing with his grandson, Liam.
He is survived by his wife, Michelle M. (Roth) Kessler, whom he married on April 23, 1988; three children, Melinda Kessler (Brandon Kamann), Christopher Kessler, and Heather Kessler (Chris King) all of Willard; a grandson, Liam Kessler; his parents, Linda and Paul Kessler of Plymouth; and a sister, Lori (Royce) Reed of Lawrenceburg, TN.
He is preceded in death by his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Sandra and Curt Roth.
Visitation will be held at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio on Monday, May 1, 2017 from 1 to 5 p.m. where a memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. with Reverend Linda Kaufman officiating.
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