North Auburn OH 44887 11/19/2015 10:00:00
North Auburn OH 44887 11/19/2015 11:00:00
Melvin J. “Buck” Shell, age 76, resident of rural New Washington, Ohio passed away on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at the Elmwood HealthCare Center in Green Springs, Ohio. He was born on February 14, 1939 in Auburn Township, Crawford County, Ohio to the late Albert and Viola (Cramer) Shell. He was a graduate of the New Washington High School and earned an Associate’s Degree from North Central Ohio Technical College. Mr. Shell had been employed with the former Kibler Bros. in New Washington, Quanex Mfg. in Shelby and retired from Crest Bending in New Washington. He was a member of the Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church in North Auburn and enjoyed wood working, fishing and hunting. He had served in the Ohio National Guard in the early 1960’s as an artilleryman.
He is survived by his wife, Judith (McCarthy) Shell whom he married on May 9, 1959; seven children, Deacon Melvin (Cathy) Shell of Fremont, Elizabeth (Paul) Jeffrey of Bucyrus, David (Terese) Shell of Dublin, OH, Cynthia (Timon) Weithman of New Washington, Deacon Timothy (Sandi) Shell of Willowick, OH, Suzanne Shell of Columbus, and Melissa (Alecia) Barrett of Whitehouse, OH; 14 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; two brothers, Richard (Alice) Shell of Tiro, and Allison (Susan) Shell of Shelby; two sisters, Carolyn (Terry) Watson of Newark, and Patricia (Custar) Crase of Norwalk; a sister-in-law, Darlene Shell of New Washington; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a grandson, William Anthony Jeffrey; and a brother, Eugene “Nip” Shell.
The family will receive friends at the Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church in North Auburn, Ohio on Thursday, November 19, 2015 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM where a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM with Father Eric Culler officiating. Burial will follow in the Mother of Sorrows Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the St. Bernard’s Catholic School Tuition Fund. Online condolences can be made at www.secorfuneralhomes.com
To the Shell family did not know that Melvin passed away until today. Was so sorry to hear. He sure was a man of righteousness and so glad he was a neighbor when I lived across the road. Cindy I am praying that you will find peace knowing he is with an Awesome God.
Mel and Family,
May His peace, not the peace of this world, fill you and your lives at this time of loss. My prayers are with you, my heart is in communion with yours as it is heavy with sadness. In Christ, Frank Tello
To the Shell Family,
Very sorry for your loss.
Surely he was a righteous man, as he raised his children with high morals, dedication to this country and all serve God Well.
We are very sorry to hear about Buck. He will be missed by many. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Dear Shell Family we all would like to extend our deepest sympathy on the death of your dad and grandfather I know that you will have a very special angel watching over you.
Judy and Family, Sorry to hear the loss of Buck. May he rest in peace. Prayers are headed your way.
My sincerest sympathies on the passing of your father. I know this is a difficult time. Please give your mother and family members my assurance of prayers for them and for your father.
Hi Mel, I am truly sorry for your loss. You and your dad will be in our prayers. May he rest in peace and may you and, your family find comfort in this difficult time.
Missy and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. May you find comfort in family and friends and strength from all the prayers being lifted up for you.
Steve Sue Gray
Dear Mel, Cathy and family,
Know that you’re in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
I did not know “Buck”, but I do know one of his sons. If Tim was any representation of him then he must have been a great man! MY family’s thoughts and prayers go out to your family!!
My deepest sympathy to the entire Shell family, and especially Dave. May you find comfort in knowing that Melvin is resting in the loving arms of our Lord. My God grant you peace and comfort in this most trying time. You will be in my prayers often.
Dear Mel, Cathy and family,
Remembering you in my prayers at this time. I’m sorry I’m unable to be there to pray with you. Anne
MEL AND FAMILY YOU ARE IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. ETERNAL REST GRANT UNTO HIM OLE` LORD. MAY HE REST IN PEACE. MEL I NEVER MET YOUR DAD BUT IF HE WAS HALF AS NICE AS YOU HE WAS A WONDERFUL MAN.
We are blessed to know Tim and his family. May Buck rest in peace. He left behind many wonderful people. Our prayers are with all of you.