Kevin W. Shinaberry
February 26, 1957 ‒ December 11, 2019
Kevin W. Shinaberry, age 62 of Marengo passed away at home Wednesday, December 11, 2019 surrounded by his family.
He was born in Mt. Gilead on February 26, 1957 to the late Walden “Jiggs” and Lucille (Weaver) Shinaberry. A graduate of Highland High School in 1975, he played football and basketball.
Kevin was a lifelong generational farmer with his father, brothers, and family. Farming shaped him and his work ethic, which continued into his very own Donkeyberry Farm operation. He was truly a farmer for life. Kevin also worked 19 years with Crawford Construction until 1997 when he became the superintendent of Morrow County Highway Department until his retirement in 2018.
His work ethic left little time for hobbies; however, he took great pride in the fruits of his labor. Dedicated and strong willed, he believed in getting his work done early. While not materialistic, he meticulously took care of what he had.
Kevin was a coach in both life and sports. He especially enjoyed being able to coach his sons. He also enjoyed hunting and watching the Kentucky Wildcats. Selfless, he was both mentally and physically strong. He was big hearted and loved animals, especially his beloved donkey Pedro.
Kevin was a proud man, his life centered on his family and their care. Traits for which he will be forever remembered and endeavors that he provided until the very end.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 37 years Karen (Smith), sons: Kyle Shinaberry of Marengo, Karter and Kacey Shinaberry of Fredericktown, grandchildren: Kennedy, Kamden, his brother: Neil & Rita of Cardington, sister-in-law: Brenda Shinaberry of Marengo, father-in-law Wade Smith, many nieces and nephews, cousins, and extended family.
In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his brother Kent in 2016, sister Sue Belcher in 2009, nephew Ryan in 2007, mother-in-law Mildred Smith, and life mentor Lawrence “Smitty” Smith.
Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Monday at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. St. Rt. 61 at St. Rt. 3, Sunbury, Ohio 43074 where funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m.. Burial will follow in Fulton Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to Marion General Hospital Foundation/Spirit of Hope Fund, 1000 McKinley Park, Marion, Ohio 43302.
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com