Shelba Jean Poth

October 02, 1937 ‒ January 13, 2018

Bellville, Ohio

Shelba Jean Poth passed away Saturday, January 13, 2018 in Ohio Health Mansfield Hospital surrounded by her family. She was 80.

She was born October 2, 1937 to parents Charles & Etta (Maynard) Simmering in South Webster, Ohio. On February 12, 1954, she married Walter B. Poth and they have spent 63 wonderful years together. Not long after the two were married they began their family and had four children.

In spare time, she took pleasure in gardening and working outdoors. But above all, Jean cherished and loved spending time with her family.

She is survived by her husband Walter B. Poth; children David E. (Pat) Poth of Chillicothe, Richard A. Poth of Shelby, Stephen W. Poth of Bellville, and Marcia (Ron) Thompson of Greenwich; 8 grandchildren; 2 step grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; and brothers Ray Simmering and Bob (Carolyn) Simmering.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings Harold Simmering, Bertha Glorioso, Marcella Glorioso, Mildred Young, Betty Kibbee, and Charles Simmering Jr.

The Poth family will receive friends Friday, January 19, 2018 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home with a funeral service following at 4 p.m. Celebrant Dave Roberts will speak. Burial will take place privately.

Contributions in Jean’s memory to the family may be made at the funeral home.

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  • So very sorry to hear about Aunt Jeannie. She was always such a joy to be around, laughing and smiling. She will be missed so much. Sending my love and prayers to you, Uncle Walt, Rick, Steve, David and Marcie.

  • To my Uncle Walt, Steve, Rick, Marcia and David,

    I pray that god gives you the strength that you will need to get thru this loss. Just remember, Aunt Jean was the most loving person we knew for a while. Aunt Jean was not just my Aunt but she was like my mom after mom passed. I lovedher dearly and would give anything to be there to support all of you with my love I have for you guys. You see, we weren’t just cousins, but I felt like we were brothers and sisters as well . That is what Aunt Jean did for us.
    I love you all and wish the best for all of you.

    Your cousin,