Stella S. Tussey

November 27, 1918 ‒ December 31, 2005

Handshoe, Kentucky

Stella Tussey, 87, of 822 Biddle Road, Galion, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005 at Galion Community Hospital.

Born Nov. 27, 1918 in Handshoe, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Harris Handshoe and Luverna Shepherd Handshoe. She was preceded in death on April 28, 1961 by her husband, Ellis Shepherd whom she married on November 8, 1935.

She was a member of the United Baptist Church in Ky. and attended Free Methodist Church in Galion. She enjoyed making quilts, gardening and playing the banjo and guitar. She was a stay at home mom and later worked in the Cafeteria of Prestonsburg, Ky. Elementary School.

Surviving are her three daughters and two sons-in-law, Ethel and Dave Smith and Evalee Signs, all of Galion and Bonnie and Lee Sexton of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; one son and daughter-in-law, Lowell and Melvia Shepherd of Hueysville, Ky.; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, three brothers and three sisters.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2005 at Richardson-Davis Funeral Home in Galion and from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan 5, at Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Galion Community Hospital Rehabilitation Dept., 269 Portland Way South, Galion, OH 44833.