Monty C. Shira

September 17, 1967 ‒ June 24, 2019

Shelby, Ohio
Formerly of Fredericktown, Ohio

Monty C. Shira, 51, of Shelby formerly of Fredericktown passed away unexpectedly Monday afternoon, June 24, 2019 at his home. He was born on September 17, 1967 in Mount Vernon to Phyllis (Statzer) Shira and the late Roger C. Shira.

Monty was a 1986 graduate of the Fredericktown High School.  After graduation, Monty proudly served four years in the Marine Corps.  He attended the Spartans School of Aeronautics. Monty was a Corrections Officer for the Marion Correctional Institution.  Growing up, Monty participated in 4-H and enjoyed showing and racing horses.  He was an avid Buckeyes fan.

Monty is survived by his children, Scott Crossley of Coshocton, Monica (Adam) Ridenbaugh of  Nashport and Malary (Nathan) Fry of Mount Vernon; grandchildren, Rainier Crossley, Adam Jr. and Aaron Ridenbaugh, Tucker, Raelynn and Thatcher Fry; his mother, Phyllis; and a sister, Jody  (L. Pat) Mickley of Danville.

In addition to his father, Monty was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Cora Crossley.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 30, 2019 at the First Baptist Church, 22 East Sandusky St, Fredericktown with Pastor Patrick Bailey officiating.  A private burial will be held in Forest Cemetery.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the memorial service.  The Knox County Joint Veterans Council will provide Military Honors at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Knox County 4-H Foundation or the Knox County Joint Veterans Council.

To share a memory or send the family an expression of sympathy visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

The Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Monty C. Shira.

 

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  • So very sorry to learn of Monty’s passing. Same age as my Judd–and that is way too young. Always enjoyed him. Hugs and prayers for peace and comfort in the days ahead.

  • Phyllis, Jody and family, what a shock. Far too young to pass. If you need anything please let me know.

  • Phyllis, Jody and family: I was so sorry to hear about Monty’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Phyllis and family:
    So very sorry for this unexpected loss of your son. Thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  • Phyllis and family:
    So very sorry to learn of Monty’s passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  • Phyllis, Jody and family members,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May your memories of your time with Monty give you comfort and joy in the days, months, and years to come.
    Our memories of watching Monty with the horses in the fields bring smiles to our face.
    Hugs to each of you.
    Janet and Rich Hiles

  • We are so sorry to hear about Monty. Our prayers are with you and hope we can help if you need someone to talk to and be with you.

  • This is a shock and brings sadness to us. Our sincerest thoughts and prayers are with the entire family during this very sad and difficult time for you all.

    Michael and Marti Mauhl

  • So sorry for the loss of Monty. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Deepest Sympathy to all.

  • Phyllis, Scott, Monica, Malary and Jody, what a shock and so sorry to hear about Monty. Hugs and our sympathy goes out to you. If you need anything give us a call, we’ll be thinking of you .

  • Jody and Phyllis and family: So sorry to hear about Monty passing. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Hug!
    Lori (Bryan) Dendinger and Margaret Bryan

  • So sorry for the loss of Monty. He was always very kind. Prayers for you all!

    Brenda (Cunningham) Hampton

  • Phyllis my heart goes out to you and your families over the loss of Monty. My deepest condolences.

  • Phyllis and family,
    This is very sad for me Monty and I had a lot of fun growing up riding horses as kids. RIP old friend.

  • So sorry to hear about Monty. Praying for your whole family during such a difficult time.

  • So sorry for your loss Phyllis. I’ll keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers

  • 6-26-19…….Phyllis, I did not know your son but I remember you and I am so sorry for yours and your family’s loss. Take care.

  • Dear Phyllis and Family,

    Our hearts go out to you…the loss of a child. There are no words.

    Love, Barry and Connie Groseclose

  • Phyllis and family, so sorry to hear of Monty’s passing. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Jona Hammond

  • So sorry to hear this, I remember him well from high school. Thoughts and prayers to all of you.

  • Phyllis and family ,so very sorry for ur loss.May God help u through this
    difficult journey.Bless u all ,
    Jackie (Pence) Montgomery

  • Phyllis and family, I am so sorry to hear about Monty. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Phyllis, you are in my thoughts and prayers a lot there’s no pain like the loss of a child I lost my daughter seven years ago next month God be with you and bless you for the days ahead

  • I’m so sorry Phyllis to hear of Monty’s passing. Sending prayers and hugs🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻💖💖💖💖((((((((HUGS)))))))

  • Phyllis, Jody, Monica, And Malary
    Please know that we are keeping you all close in prayer. So so sorry to hear of Monty’s passing.

  • So sorry to hear of the loss of your son and brother Phyllis and Jody. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Barrie Fearn

  • Phyllis, Judy & family, Sorry to hear of Monty’s passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Phyllis, Jody and family:
    I am sad to hear about Monty. My heart aches for all of you. Each and every one of you are in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs!
    Dawn Stricker

  • Phyllis, Jody and family:
    I am sad to hear about Monty. My heart aches for all of you. Each and every one of you are in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs!

  • Phyllis and Family, I am sorry to hear of Monty’s passing. May your many memories give you some comfort. Prayers and hugs,
    Chris Fearn Well

  • We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear Monty. May the memories you share carry you though these tough days and the love for his family hold you tight.

  • Phyllis,Monica,and Malary,so Sorry of the sudden Passing Of Monty.Prayers be with you all and God give you all Strength through the rough Days ahead.Hugs and Love.

  • We are so sorry to hear about Monty’s sudden passing! You are in our thoughts and prayers. Cindy (McFarland) & Mike Ruckman

  • We are so sorry to hear of Monty’s sudden passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Phyllis and Jody and families –
    You have my Deepest Sympathy and Prayers at the loss of Monty Shira. May God Bless You at this Sad Time. Blessings and Love, Mae Matheny and families

    • Phyllis so sorry to hear about the loss of your son my thoughts and prayers go out to you

  • Phyllis and family.

    We are saddened to hear of Monty’s sudden passing. Our thoughts are with you and the family at this time. Have thought of you Phyllis, many times through the years.

  • Phyllis, Jodie and family so sorry to here about Monty passing. George and I are keeping your family in are prayers.

    George and Sue Levengood

  • So sorry for the loss of your love one. I will keep the Shira family in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Dear Phyllis and the extended Shira/Statzer family,

    Please know how very sorry we are to hear about your loss. May God grant you peace and your loving memories bring you comfort in the days ahead.

    Sincerely,

    Scott and Julie Shoemaker

  • Phyllis and family, so sorry to hear of the passing of Monty, you have our sympathy and many blessings and prayers.

  • Phyllis and all your family, Connie and I are so sorry about the loss of your son. May God take care of you all during these terrible times of loss. GOD bless you all. Go with God. Love Steve and Connie

  • We were so terribly sorry to hear of Monty’s passing. Prayers to the family. God’s blessings and prayers. Thank you for your military service Monty. R.I.P ~ you will never be forgotten.

  • To the Shira Family, So sorry to hear of Monty’s passing you are in our thoughts and prayers. He was a loving son, brother, father and grandfather.

    Lea and Ruth Kearns