Obituaries

Martha Eileen Corwin Baker, age 90, of Shelby, died Friday, July 25, 2014 at Lutheran Village of Ashland.

Eileen was born November 12, 1923 in Bellefontaine, Ohio the daughter of the late Wilmuth Titus and Leona Coats Corwin. She graduated in 1941 from Shelby High School and on June 27, 1942 she married Robert Elton Baker. They celebrated 69 years of marriage before his death in 2011.

Eileen was employed at Shelby Metal Products, City Loan and Seltzer Electric. For over 25 years she served the American Cancer Society as a Reach To Recovery volunteer. She was a long-time member of First United Methodist Church in Shelby.

Surviving are 2 daughters: Barbara Jo Hess of Sanford, NC and Karen Kay Reiker (fiancé Scott McClaran) of Ashland; a granddaughter: Cherie McMillian of Sanford, NC; 3 great grandchildren: Alyssa, Skyler and Kaycee; a great great grandson: Jeremiah; 2 sisters-in-law: Marilyn (Rudy) Korbas and Chris Corwin. In addition to her parents and husband, Eileen was preceded in death by: her step-mother: Gweneth Fulton Corwin Kirkpatrick; 2 brothers: Dwight Corwin and William Corwin; a half-brother: Richard Alexander; a half-sister: Irma Rowe.

Family and friends are welcome on Monday, July 28, 2014 from 5 to 8 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 11 AM with Rev. James Macdonald officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby. Memorial expressions may be made to First United Methodist Church in Shelby or to Hospice of North Central Ohio.

The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the staff of Lutheran Village of Ashland for their exceptional care and devotion.

To leave a condolence or to share a memory with the Baker family, please visit: www.turnerfuneralhomeshelby.com

Betty Jayne (Pry) Poland, age 89, longtime Shelby resident, died early Saturday morning, July 26, 2014 at Wedgewood Estates in Mansfield.

Born June 25, 1925 in Shelby to Emmitt & Jenny (Beach) Pry, she has been a Shelby area resident most of her life.

Betty was a member of the 1st United Methodist Church in Shelby and also the Shelby Country Club. She enjoyed traveling with her husband, playing bridge but most of all loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, F. Herbert Poland, whom she wed September 11, 1948; two daughters, Patty (Brad) Harvey of Shelby and Judy Poland of Naples, Fl.; five grandchildren, Kristopher (Shannon) Johnson, Nicolas (Lori) Johnson, Philip Johnson (Miranda Russo), Kelly (Josh) Palm and Angie (Jeremy) Mohn; four great grandchildren, Lexi & Lucas Mohn and Braden & Riley Palm.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Doris Weber and one brother, Jaque Pry.

Graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday July 29, 2014 at Oakland Cemetery where Rev. Carl Beighley will officiate. Barkdull Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

Online condolences may be made at www.barkdullfuneralhome.com

Linda Carol Artz, age 61, of Shelby, died early Saturday morning, July 26, 2014 at OhioHealth MedCentral Mansfield Hospital after a long illness.

Linda was born on April 4, 1953 in Williamson, WV, the daughter of Ernest and Billie Jean (Napier) Hensley. She was a 1971 graduate of Shelby High School and was a homemaker. For several years Linda attended the First Church of God in Shelby where she played the role of an angel in the annual Easter pageant for many years. It was there that she earned the nickname "Grandma Angel." Linda currently attended Trinity United Methodist Church with her husband, Jim. Although her health did not allow her to do a lot, she loved to spend time with her family and would watch the grandchildren whenever possible.

On October 24, 1992 Linda married James Edward "Jim" Artz and he survives. Also surviving are: 4 children: Dodi (Chuck) Moore of Lucas, Reggie (Susan) Lowe of Ontario, Erin (Garrett) Bunnell of Butler, Jamie Artz of Ontario; 8 grandchildren: Tyler, Trevor, Chelsie, and Spencer Kegley, Dalton (Kayla) Lowe, Derek Lowe, Wesley and Wyatt Bunnell; her mother: Billie Jean (Napier) Hensley Tridico of Shelby; 2 sisters: Sharon (Ronnie) Lawson of WV, Teresa (Grant) Mitchell of Monroe; a brother: Dan (Julie) Hensley of Shelby; mother-in-law and father-in-law: Dean (Grace) Artz of Mansfield; a sister-in-law: Lora (James) Wiedmayer of MI; a brother-in-law: Jerry (Adrienne) Artz of NC; several nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Linda was preceded in death by her father: Ernest Hensley in 1969, and her step-father, Frank Tridico in 2002.

Family and friends are welcome on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 from 5-8 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11 AM. Rev. Dr. Edna Stahl will officiate and burial will follow in Little London Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

To share a memory or express a condolence, please visit: www.turnerfuneralhomeshelby.com

Betty L. Seibert, age 87, resident of Willard, Ohio passed away on Friday, July 25, 2014 in the Stein Hospice Care Center in Sandusky, Ohio.

She was born on March 5, 1927 to the late Clarence and Gladys (Martin) Willier and had been a life long Willard resident. Betty was affiliated with Eastern Stars, Moose Lodge, Eagles Club, American Legion, and the V.F.W.

She is survived by two daughters, Margo (Kenny) Barnett of Willard and Debbie Hayes of Shelby; 11 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and two half brothers, Clarence Willier of Mansfield, and Lawrance Willier of Findlay.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth M. Seibert in 1999; a son, Dr. Steven Seibert; one granddaughter, Jenna Seibert; sister, Eulawhan Adair; brother Elbert Willier; and son-in-law, Clifton Hayes.

Friends called at Secor Funeral Home in Willard, on Sunday, July 27, 2014 from 3-6 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Bill King officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Willard.

Memorial contributions can be made to Stein Hospice of Sandusky. Online condolences can be made at www.secorfuneralhomes.com

Charles Kenneth Hahn, age 79, resident of Ashland, former Willard resident, passed away on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at the Ashland Samaritan Hospital in Ashland.

A private funeral service was held at Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Saturday, July 26. Burial followed at Maple Grove Cemetery, New Haven.

Online condolences can be made at www.secorfuneralhomes.com

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