March 31, 2016
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Darlene M. Shell, age 74, of New Washington, Ohio passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at Willard Mercy Hospital in Willard. She was born on December 2, 1941 in Reed Twp. Seneca Co., Ohio to the late Henry and Lorena (Faeth) Roth. She is a 1959 graduate of Attica High School and attended OSU. Darlene worked at R.R. Donnelley, Willard Hospital, and owned Appleview Farm for 40 years. She was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church, Altar and Rosary Society, New Washington American Legion Auxiliary, Attica Garden Club, Dutchtown Dillies Red Hats, New Washington Golden Gems (post activity coordinator), and a former instructor at the Shelby YMCA.
She is survived by four children, Jacqueline (Robert) Mead, Brian E. Shell, Mark (Larysa) Shell, MJR. Craig (Sarah) Shell; six grandchildren, Lindsay Slone, Abigail Kohlhorst, Evan Kohlhorst, Kristine Shell, Alexander Shell, Henry Shell; great grandchildren, Avery Slone, Brooklynn Osborn; two brothers, James H. (Joan) Roth of Saline, MI, Kenneth A. (Wilma) Roth of Reedtown; one sister, Paula (Joseph) Gregoire of Goshen, CT.
In addition to her parents, Darlene is preceded in death by her husband, Eugene E. Shell, who passed away in 2013.
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in New Washington, Ohio on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. A funeral mass will be on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church with Father Eric Culler officiating. Burial will take place at St. Bernard’s Catholic Cemetery at a later date. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com
I am sorry to hear of the passing of Darlene. I am her cousin Eileen. I remember visiting with her at the Roth events and hearing about her fun at her cottage at the lake and children. She was a special person.
We wish your family our deepest sympathy and will keep her in our prayers. Dianne was a good person and struggled with her illness.
To Jackie, Brian, Mark, Craig, spouses, kids and grandkids-
You all are in our thoughts and prayers during this time. Please remember how amazing your mom was – her love of life, joy in traveling to visit all of you (and even us in MD!!). May we all follow her example to live life to the fullest. We pray that even as you grieve, you feel God’s strength and peace knowing that she is with your dad once again.
Our deepest sympathy to each and every one of you at this time. May the sweet memories of Darlene comfort you in the hard days to follow. Our prayers are with you !!
My heartfelt sympany to the family of Darlene. Darlene and my mom, Jane Templeman, were the best of friends for years and had so much fun together. I also became friends with Darlene when I moved back to Ohio in 1983. She was a true friend and a gem of a lady. Darlene always had such a positive attitude eventhough she was always struggling with her health. I will miss you my friend! Until we meet again.