Diane Shelton

September 26, 1960 ‒ September 04, 2020

Galion, Ohio

Diane Shelton had a smile and presence that lit up the room. She loved everybody and especially children. Shirley Diane Shelton, 59, of Galion passed away Friday, September 4, 2020 at her residence after an extended illness.

She was born September 26, 1960 in Richlands, Virginia and was the daughter of Otis Lee and Dixie Lee (Byrd) Shelton.

Diane attended New Hope in Mansfield and enjoyed her twisty toys, old country music, puzzles and of course her Hershey chocolate bars, she will be remembered for her kisses.

She is survived by her step-father Harold Oyster of Mt. Gilead; sister/caregiver Rita Smith of Galion and sister Rose Shelton of Columbus; brothers Otis Lee (Cyndie) Shelton, Jr. of Wisconsin, Lawrence Edward Shelton of Mansfield, Dave Shelton of Mt. Gilead and Jackson (Loretta) Shelton of Bellville; uncle Hassell (Wendy) Byrd of Illinois; numerous nieces and nephews and special caregivers, nephew/caregiver, Billy Smith and nieces/caregivers, Tabitha (Brent) Hakes and Tara Smith.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by brothers, James Shelton and Junior Lester.

The family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833 where services will be held at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Rev. Joe Stafford officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Avita Home Health and Hospice in care of the funeral home. The family would like to the thank Avita Home Health and Hospice for their compassion and care that they offered to Shirley.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Shirley Shelton, and condolences may be made to them at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

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    • I’m so sorry I just told jj. Diane was an awesome person. When we would go see Dixie I always took her a Hershey bar. She always wanted me to play with her pennies and get her coffee. She will be deeply missed

  • Shirley has been blessed with amazing love and devotion during her lifetime. Her family and friends are an inspiration to all. She has no earthly limitations now! Praise God.

  • The family of Shirley Diane Shelton would like to take a minute to express our deepest gratitude to Anastasia Eckstein. There are no amount of words we can say to show our appreciation for what you have done for us. You offered our family a little piece of mind during this time of loss, and all we can say is simply…Thank You! You are an angel and God bless you! From the bottom of our hearts…..THANK YOU!