Obituaries

Robert E. "Bob" Heifner, age 88, resident of Shelby died Monday, January 15, 2018 after a brief illness in Ohio Health Mansfield Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was born January 2, 1930 in Ashland, Ohio to Elmer and Ruth (Heifner) Lance and was adopted and raised by his maternal grandparents John and Dessie (Burns) Heifner. Bob had been a Shelby resident since 1950. He was a 1948 graduate of Shiloh High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean Conflict. Bob had been employed for 43 years with Shelby Business Forms retiring in 1993. He then took employment with the Shelby Daily Globe where he was still actively working.
He was a very active member of the First Lutheran Church in Shelby where he had served as head of the Worship Committee, and was a Sunday School teacher and superintendent, usher, and served on numerous committees with over 60 years of service. He was a past recipient of the Jesse Rath award along with his wife Alice. He was the assistant scout master with the Boy Scout Troop #403. During local parades Bob had driven the lead truck for Denise's Twirlettes. He also coached his son’s Little League and granddaughter’s softball teams. He enjoyed following his grandchildren’s activities as well as the Ohio State Buckeyes, Pittsburgh Steelers and, especially the Cleveland Indians.
Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Alice (Seaman) Heifner whom he wed October 29, 1950; his children Denise (Andy) Thompson of Shelby, Michael "Mike" (Laurie) Heifner of Marysville and Danette (Phil) Mueller of Shelby; grandchildren Brittany (Aaron) Brill of Grove City, Brett (Helen) Thompson of Powell, Jason (Alexis) Rice of Mansfield, Robert “Rob” Heifner of Hilliard, Hannah and Sam Heifner both of Marysville; great-grandchildren Keagan and Evelyn Brill, nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents Elmer (Isabelle) Lance, and Ruth (Roy) Dershimer, adoptive parents John and Dessie Heifner, brother Paul Heifner, special aunt Dorothy Williams, and son-in-law Robert "Bob" Rice.
Friends may call at Barkdull Funeral Home & Crematory in Shelby from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Monday, January 22, 2018. A Funeral service will be held at 12:00 PM on Monday. Reverend Russel Yoak will officiate with interment held in the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Shiloh.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Lutheran Church at 33 Broadway St. Shelby, Ohio 44875 toward the purchase of devices for church members with hearing impairments.
Online condolences may be made at www.barkdull funeralhome.com


Janet Scheid, a long time resident of Shelby, Ohio, died unexpectedly on Saturday January 13th at the age of 86. The daughter of Harold and Hazel (Bowman) Payne, was born on December 30, 1931 in Shelby. A proud 1949 graduate of Shelby high school, Janet continued to maintain her high school friendships up until her passing. She was a lifelong member of The First Christian Church of Shelby. Her involvement at the church included being church historian and elder.
Her love of history and antiquing helped prepare her for being Co-founder of the Shelby Museum. Her hobbies included reading historical novels and watching WWII movies. She had a passion for antiques, learning all she could about the pieces she collected. Frank Sinatra was her favorite singer, bringing back memories of her youth.
Janet is survived by her husband Ron Scheid, and her sister Sandra Lybarger also of Shelby. She is also survived by her children Susan (Mickits) Gerber of Spring, Texas, and Stephanie (Mickits) Yoder of Salt Lake City, Utah. Her five grandchildren include Cathy (Gerber) Horn, Heather (Yoder) Fowler, Sarah (Yoder) Thomas, Bethany (Yoder) Gusmer, and Jennifer Yoder. She was also great-grandmother to Mitchell Horn, Matthew Horn, Madeleine Gusmer, Grayson Gusmer, and Benjamin Thomas.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her son David Scheid.
Friends may call at the Barkdull Funeral Home and Crematory, on Saturday January 20th from 10:00am to 12:00pm. The funeral service will immediately follow, conducted by lay pastor Steve Grover. A private family burial will be held in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby.
The family appreciates your thoughts and prayers. In lieu of flowers, memorial expressions may be made to the American Heart Association or to Raemelton. Therapeutic Equestrian Center, 569 South Trimble Rd.,Mansfield, Ohio 44906.
Online condolences may be made at www.barkdullfuneralhome.com.

James C. Widdig Jr., age 56, resident  of Shelby died Monday January 15, 2018 in Columbus.
Survived by his daughter, Joelle Cunningham, son Nicholas Roberts; two grandchildren and other relatives.
A Memorial service will be held 5:45 P.M. Friday January 19, 2018 from the Barkdull Funeral Home & Crematory. Reverend Eddie Douglas will officiate.


Lonzo I. Stover Sr. age 77 died Monday, January 15, 2018 at Crestwood Care Center in Shelby.
Born March 19, 1940 in Artie West Virginia to William "Will" and Madge (Dunbar) Stover, he had been a New Washington resident for the majority of his life before moving to Shelby 10 years ago in 2008. A 1958 graduate of Clear Fork High School, Lonzo had worked and retired from the North Fork Western Railroad.
A member of the York Chapel and the Church of God in Shelby, he had enjoyed playing bingo, foraging for mushrooms, cooking, hunting, watching sports and collecting walnuts in the woods.
Lonzo is survived by his wife Beth (Ritchie) Stover, whom he wed January 25, 1993, five children Lonzo Stover Jr. of Bloomville, OH, Chris (Annabel) Sallee of Bellevue, Dianna (Rick) Roberts of Shelby, Timothy Sallee of Bucyrus and Dennis Sallee of Tennessee; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; four siblings Diane (Mike) Hall of Beckly, WV, William (Joetta) Stover of Holton Lake, MI, Lewis (Nancy) Stover of Conneaut, OH and Robert Stover of Cleveland.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife Martha (Roberts) Stover in 1990; one brother Earsel Stover; four sisters Nellie Biondi, Audra Shea, Sue Ann Workman, and Alice Gene Woodword.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, January 19, 2018 at the Barkdull Funeral Home & Crematory in Shelby. Pastor Calvin Robinson will officiate with interment held in Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St Jude Children's Hospital at 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105
Online condolences may be made at www.barkdulfuneralhome.com


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