Duane E. Emerson, age 81, of Shelby died Wednesday June 20, 2018 at Ohio Health Mansfield.
Born June 16, 1937 in Shelby to Earald and Thelma (Randall) Emerson, he had been a 1955 graduate of Shelby High School. A 1959 graduate of Ohio University, Duane married his high school sweetheart and started his career at Price Waterhouse in New York. He had lived in many places, including Toledo, Muncie and Singapore. After his retirement from the Ball Corporation in 1997, Duane had lived in Arkansas and Florida, returning to Shelby after his wife's passing in 2005.
A member of the Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Duane was a runner and enjoyed athletics. He was an avid reader and enjoyed autobiographies and historical non-fiction and was a member of the "400" Club at Ted & Ali's on Thursday mornings for breakfast.
He is survived by his wife, Marie (Bettinger) Emerson of Cold Water, Michigan; two sons, Thomas (Yvette) Emerson of Wichita, Kansas, Michael (Julia) Emerson of Houston, Texas; two daughters, Kathryn Emerson of Shelby, Mary Ann Emerson of Asheville, NC; seven grandsons Joseph, Benjamin, Nathaniel, Samuel, Sean, Maximino & Thomas; 5 step-children and 14 step-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife Suzanne (Bourgeois) Emerson and sister Dorothy Bilsing.
Friends may call at the Barkdull Funeral Home & Crematory from 5:00 to 7:00 PM Sunday, June 24, 2018. A Funeral mass will be held at 10:00 AM Monday at the Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Shelby. Father Chris Mileski will officiate and interment will be held in the Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial expressions may be made to the Texas Children's Hospital at 6621 Fannin CC1410, Houston, TX 77030.
Online condolences may be made at www.barkdullfuneralhome.com.
Carol Ruth Belsterli age 80, resident of Shelby died Thursday, June 21, 2018 at Crestwood Care Center in Shelby.
Born September 23, 1937 to Carl and Alice (Noecker) Bendle, she had been a life long Shelby resident. Carol was a graduate of Shelby High School and was formally employed at Shelby Insurance Co., Perrotti Chrysler and Broadway Auto Parts.
A member of the first Lutheran Church in Shelby, Carols enjoyed knitting, sewing, crocheting and helping with costumes for Pat Faulkners School of Dance as well as bowling, playing cards, line dancing and especially loved jigsaw puzzles.
She is survived by two sons, Gary and Rob Belsterli, both of Shelby; two daughters Teresa "Teri" Kuhn of Shelby, Amy Belsterli of Mansfield; ten grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren; one sister Pat Faulkner of Bradenton, FL; nieces, nephews and other relatives
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Robert E. Belsterli in 2013; three daughters, Tammy Belsterli, Annette Belsterli, and Valerie Jean Ritchie, two brothers, Glen Bendle and Gerald Bendle; one sister Janice Clark and brother-in-law Skip Faulkner.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, June 25, 2018 in Crawford County Memorial Gardens officiated by Reverend James Robinson. Barkdull Funeral Home & Crematory in Shelby is assisting the family with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001
Memorial contributions can be made at www.barkdullfuneralhome.com