Connie J. Shade

March 03, 1950 ‒ September 14, 2018

Galion, Ohio

Connie J. Shade, 68, of Galion passed away unexpectedly Friday, September 14, 2018 at the Galion Hospital.

She was born March 3, 1950 in Parkersburg, West Virginia and was the daughter of Okey and Cathryn (Kesterson) Furr. On May 8, 1971 she married Danny Shade and they enjoyed 38 years of marriage until his passing on November 8, 2009.

Connie worked at the former Crestline Paints and also at Hy-Stat. Known as “Maw Maw” by the grandchildren she adored, she enjoyed flowers, gardening, making crafts, humming birds and spending time with family and friends.

Connie is survived by her sons Chad (Elizabeth) Shade of Bucyrus and Eric (Sheila) Shade of Galion; six grandchildren Brenna, Madalon, Ashlin and Shylee Shade, Taylor and Crystal Leppert; brothers Jerry (Joyce) Furr, Kenneth Furr and Michael Furr all of Galion and her dog Sadie Mae.

In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by a sister-in-law Femy Furr.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833 where services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, with Rev. Joe Stafford officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Connie Shade, and condolences may be made to them at


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  • Chad, Beth, Eric, Sheila, and families:
    May the love and support of family and friends carry you through this difficult time. Connie was a wonderful person and she will be missed by all whom she loved and was loved by in return. Loss is never easy. Know that we are thinking of you and praying for peace of mind and heart.

  • Connie Shade u will be truly missed. You were truly a good friend,,mother and grandma.Going to miss u big time.Can u tell my mom hi and love her.My prayers go out to u and the family.Love to u and the family.Rest in piece my loving friend.

  • Jerry so sorry to hear of Connie’s passing. I haven’t seen her for years but remember her from school. Always fun to be around. I know she’s happy to be with Danny again, I hope that brings you & her family some comfort. Your in my prayers.

  • Connie you will truly be missed. You were an amazing person. Thank you for making feel so special after I got out of the hospital and writing me that note. I love you like you were my grandma. I will miss you. I’m so sorry to the shade family I know your hearts hurt but she is looking down on you. I love you guys.

  • I’m so sorry for your loss. God promises to be close to the brokenhearted. PS 34:18. I hope you find comfort in God’s promise & in the many wonderful memory’s you made & shared together. You have my condolences.

  • Dear Jerry, Joyce and Family, It was a shock to hear of Connie’s passing. I’m so sorry and praying for all of you as you go through the funeral and adjustment to your loss! Love to each one! Aunt Carolyn

  • Chad and Eric and families, I am so sorry for your loss of such a wonderful person. I will miss Connie very much. I love you all ,take care of each other thru these hard times.

  • Chad, Beth,and family… I am so very sorry for your loss! My your memories bring some comfort and the caring of many releive some of your sorrow.
    Love to each of you!

  • Chad and Beth & girls I am so sorry for your lost Commie was a very beautiful lady everyone love her she will be miss she was someone y wanted to be around she is an angel now she will always be with y and your family god bless u all susan and ralph and family

  • I have fond memories of Connie from school and staying overnight at our house when we were teenagers. We had so much fun back then. Lost contact with her a few years then became friends with her on Facebook again. She was the nicest and sweetest person.

  • So very sorry to hear this. I always liked Connie very much and I know she will be greatly missed by everyone that knew her. Our condolences to family and friends.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Connie was a very good friend and I will miss her. I remember the first day I met her. She had just moved into a house on Dawsett and I was her neighbor. Of course I watched them unload all their stuff (as a good neighbor should) Connie and Dan left in the truck and all of a sudden I hear loud noises. Out in their front yard are two young men just having a big ole fight. So I walked out and asked them if there was a problem. They stopped fighting and jumped up and Chad said No, Eric said we live here now. So I said OK just don’t kill each other. All of us became instant friends. After many cups of coffee shared, I now have to say good bye friend you will be missed.

  • To Connie’s Family,
    Our condolences to you all.
    She was good hearted woman
    Who will always be remembered.
    God bless…

    Marcia and Nelson Delong