Myrta L. Shellenbarger

February 04, 1931 ‒ September 09, 2020

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Myrta L. Shellenbarger, age 89, of Mount Vernon passed away on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at her home.

She was born on February 4, 1931 in Knox County, Ohio to the late Clarence and Melissa (Moreland) Saunders.  Myrta enjoyed sewing, playing cards, canning and gardening.  But most of all, she loved the time she spent with her family.

She is survived by her sons, Francis Shellenbarger, John (Patti) Shellenbarger, Nathan (Aleta) Shellenbarger, Colin Shellenbarger; her daughter Rebecca Smith; thirteen grandchildren; and nineteen great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Myrta was preceded in death by her husband Francis Shellenbarger; her son Lewis Shellenbarger; four brothers and five sisters.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 beginning at 11AM in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

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  • My sincerest condolences to the Shellenbarger family. I didn’t know Myrta personally, but growing up with the Shellenbarger’s, I heard great things about her. All of you are in my prayers. May she Rest In Peace.

  • Sandra, Mary, and family
    Julie and myself want to express our sorrow to you and the rest of the family for the loss of your Mother. I know that you got to celebrate her birthday recently and be together for that (as much as the nursing home would allow). Hope you find some comfort in knowing that she is not suffering and not in pain anymore, and that she is now in a far better place than this world. I know she will be missed by all who knew her and loved her and I feel like I got to know her from my talks with Sandra about the shared experiences our Moms were going thru. I think I know where Sandra got her love for animals from-as I remember Sandra talking about all the animals your Mom had at her house. Thinking of you in this time of sorrow and sending prayers of strength and courage to help you get thru these difficult days of grief.
    Karl & Julie Stromeier

  • My deepest sympathy to all of the family I still remember her grape arbour. She was a very sweet n funny woman. Glad to have had her in my life when younger. I pray for the family to have peace through this difficult time .

  • Our deepest sympathy to all the family, sending prayers for comfort and strength. She was a very special lady. God Bless

  • I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Myrta’s home was my second home growing up. So many memories. Prayers and hugs to all of the Shellenbarger family.

  • Colin, Grant, Bryant, Marcus & the Shellenbarger families,
    So very sorry for your loss.
    Deepest sympathy to all.

  • Rebecca’s and family so very sorry for the loss of your mother. Praying for you all through this very difficult time.

  • I am sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I fondly remember her when visiting Frances and John when growing up in Mount Vernon.

  • Dearest Francis, Jason and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. I know how much she meant to all of you. T