The Van Wert County Courthouse

Tuesday, Mar. 21, 2023

Ethel M. Shinabery

Ethel M. Shinabery, 83, of Harold, Kentucky, and formerly of Van Wert, died Friday, January 30, 2015.

Ethel M. Shinabery
Ethel M. Shinabery

She was born May 23, 1931, in Celina.

Survivors include a son, David L. Shinabery of Wauseon; five daughters, Janis K. Beougher of Pikeville, Kentucky, Catherine A. Bellar of German Town, Bobbie S. Poe and Jill M. (Bob) Hufford, both of Van Wert and Nicki J. (James) Fields of Harold, Kentucky; 28 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

A son, Robert M. “Mike” Shinabery; and one grandson, Eddie Fields, also preceded her in death.

Mrs. Shinabery was a member of American Legion Post 178 in Van Wert. She loved gardening and her little dog, Lanie.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, February 2, at Brickner Funeral Home in Van Wert, with the Rev. David Ray officiating. Burial will follow at a later date.

Calling hours are from 2-8 p.m. Sunday, February 1, at the funeral home.

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POSTED: 01/30/15 at 10:00 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries