D. Presley "Shotgun" Mynhier, age 91, resident of Port Orange, FL and former Shelby resident, died Thursday, April 30, 2015 at his home in Florida.
Born June 20, 1923 in Morehead, Kentucky to Marion and Millie (Gregory) Mynhier he had been a Shelby resident the majority of his life before moving to Florida in 1984. Presley had worked at Ohio Steel Tube in Shelby for 42 years and later worked at Publix in South Daytona Beach, Florida.
He loved spending time with his family and friends, fishing, gardening, bowling, working jigsaw puzzles, as well as cheering on his favorite sports teams - The Cleveland Indians, Atlanta Braves and The Ohio State Buckeyes.
Presley is survived by his daughter, Deborah Harley of Lakeland, FL; his grandchildren, Mike and Marty Loveless, Beth Meabe, and Katy McDevitt; great-grandchildren, David and Robbie Loveless, Liam McDevitt, and Sofia Meabe and great-great-grandchild, Logan Loveless.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia (Howard) Mynhier in 2013; his daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Robert Loveless; five sisters, Dorothy Shepherd, Flora Baldridge, Cora McLain, Clora Stidam, and Nora Keeney; two brothers, Leonard and Hobart Mynhier.
Graveside services will be held at 12:00 PM Friday July 3, 2015 in Oakland Cemetery with Chaplain Chris Mason officiating. Calling hours will not be observed. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Halifax Health-Hospice http://www.hovf.org
Online condolences may be made at www.barkdullfuneralhome.com
We lost the blessing of Gene E. Johnson's presence, age 89, of Shelby early Tuesday morning June 30, 2015 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.
Born June 20, 1926 in Shelby to Ralph R. and Flossie (Seaton) Johnson, he had been a Shelby resident all of his life. He attended Shelby Senior High and immediately after graduation in 1944 he enlisted in the U. S. Navy. He served proudly for 2 years as a diesel mechanic in the South Pacific. He returned home from the Navy and married his high school sweetheart and the love of his life, Margaret (Tink) Ann Reynolds. They were married on July 26, 1946. They had a wonderful and happy life together which included many rounds of golf, where he had a hole in one at the Shelby Country Club. He was co-owner operator of Bloom and Johnson Auto Sales and was formerly employed with Bourgeois Auto Sales. He was a member of the First Lutheran Church, former member of the Shelby Country Club and a member and past commander of the American Legion Broderick Post #291 where he had bowled on the American Legion league team. Gene's greatest joy was spending time with his family.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law Dr. Gary and Tammy Johnson; one daughter and son-in-law Terri and Denny Hummel all of Shelby; 8 grandchildren Kris (Shannon), Nic (Lori) and Phil (Miranda) Johnson, Tiffany (Josh) Foy, Brooke (Tim) Melia and Garrett (Lauren) Hummel , Kelly (Josh) Palm and Angie (Jeremy) Mohn; 6 great grandchildren, Lexi & Luke Mohn, Braden & Riley Palm and Adalyn Gene & Brynley Foy; one brother Michael Johnson of N. Canton; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Linda and Jim McBride and Laurie and Dick Parrish, all of Shelby; his step-mother, Beatrice Johnson; special friend, Marilyn Terman; nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret (Tink) Johnson in 2008 one brother, Dean Johnson and an infant sister.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM Friday July 3, 2015 from the Barkdull Funeral Home. Rev. Russel Yoak will officiate with Military Services provided by the Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail at Oakland Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 5-7 PM at the funeral home. Memorial expressions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or to the Mid-Ohio Animal Welfare League.
On line condolences may be made at www.barkdullfuneralhome.com.
Wilma Jean Edwards, age 78, of Shelby, died Wednesday, July 1, at Crestline Nursing Center in Crestline.
She was born September 20, 1936 in Chillicothe, the daughter of the late John S. and Beulah (Lykens) Kennard.
She was a 1954 graduate of Willard High School. She retired from United Church Directories in Galion and had previously worked at Miami Systems in Shelby.
Jean was in a group that was instrumental in getting the Shelby City Schools to start their kindergarten program and was a member of the Young Timers Mothers Club. Jean was a wealth of knowledge on her family's history. She knew all the birth dates of her immediate family as well as all the nieces, nephews and cousins.
She enjoyed reading, playing bridge and crocheting; however, her greatest joy was spending time with her family – especially her grandchildren.
Survived by w\two daughters: Jill (Bob) Humphrey of Shelby and Susan Wolf of Ashland; three sons: Jack (Suzan) Dunbar of Calif., Jim (Sally) Dunbar of Shelby and Jerry Dunbar (Deborah Bauer) of Fla; seven grandchildren: Helen (Andrew) Martin, Brett (Laurie) Dunbar, Lauren Williams, BJ (Emily) Humphrey, Emily (Free) Reyes, Erika Whatman, Nolan Wolf; 10 great-grandchildren; Step mother: Georgia Zoll; Aunt: Jewel Adams of Willard; Brother: Dr. Gregory (Beverly) Kennard of Tenn.; Brother-in-law: Gene Haynes of Willard; three Step children: Marsha Porter of Shelby, Rhonda Edwards of Millersburg, and Scott (Lisa) Edwards of Ga; Numerous nieces and nephews; Numerous step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband: Ross G. Edwards in 1990; three grandchildren: Elizabeth Jean Dunbar, Jackson Dunbar, and Juliette Dunbar; two sisters: Donna Haynes and Patty Jo Kennard; three step children: Brenda Thompson, Lisa Bernhart and Darrell Porter; two half-brothers: Randy Kennard and Jeff Kennard.
Family and friends are welcome on Sunday, July 5, from 1-4 p,m, at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby where funeral services will be conducted on Monday at 10 a.m. with her cousin Rev. J. Art Kennard, officiating. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby.
Memorial expressions may be made to Ohio Health Hospice or Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
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