Wayne Eugene Shellabarger, 88, of Mendon, passed away Monday, June 20, 2016, at St. Rita's Hospice in Lima.

He was born on September 14, 1927, in Rossburg, Ohio, to the late Ray & Arkana (Crouch) Shellabarger. 


He married Martha (Berry) Shellabarger on November 7, 1953.  Surviving with his wife are: his son Don (Lori) Shellabarger, Mendon, his daughters Deborah (Phil) DuChamp, Rockwall, TX and Diane (Steve) Snyder, Mendon, his son Duane Shellabarger, Huber Heights, 18 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters Frances Stoner & Vivian Hodge of Celina, and numerous nephews and nieces.


Deceased are a son David, his brothers Stanley, Loyell and John Shellabarger, a sister Evelyn Spees and an infant sister.


He worked for Huffy Manufacturing for 11 years, and was a life-long dairy farmer. 


Friends may call at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home in Mendon, on Wednesday, June 22, from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm for visitation, followed by the funeral service starting at 2:00 pm, with Revs. Tim Hollinger and Randy Christian officiating.  Burial will be at Mendon Cemetery.


Memorial Contributions may be made to The Gideon's International.


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