Robert W. Shellhouse, 96, formerly of rural Sycamore, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, at 3:13 p.m. at his daughter’s residence in Tiffin.
He was born on March 18, 1924, in Wyandot County, to Ray and Anna (Burns) Shellhouse. He married Doris L. (Wolfe) Shellhouse on Oct. 19, 1952, and she died March 10, 2016.
Surviving are the following children, David (Theresa) Shellhouse, Delaware; Barbara (Verne) Hedges, Fruita, Colo.; Lori Sauber, Tiffin; Diana (Joe) Miley, West Salem; Francine (Jeff) Neal, Tiffin; and Scott (Kit) Shellhouse, rural Sycamore. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren, Eric Shellhouse, Elizabeth (Travis) Carmical, Emily (Ryan) Spitzer, Andrew Hedges, Adam and Daniel Ginsburg, Stephanie (Justin) Kiser, Thomas (Jessica) Reed-Munoz, Jason (Amy) Miley, Anna Miley, Audrey (Kyle) Nickles, Clayton Neal, and Cameron and Liam Shellhouse; plus six great-grandchildren; and a son-in-law, Steve Ginsburg, West Chester, Penn. Bob was preceded in death by a daughter, Jeannine Ginsburg, on Nov. 6, 2015, and three brothers, Forrest, Arthur and Russell Shellhouse.
Robert was a retired farmer and also for over 50 years owned Shellhouse Home and Farm Sales, where also for 25 years sold New Holland Farm Machinery. He was a member of the Sycamore United Church of Christ where over the years served on many committees throughout the church and also was on the church dartball team. He was a 1943 graduate of Sycamore High School where for many years organized the Sycamore alumni banquet. He was a former member of the Wyandot County Farm Bureau, was a 4-H advisor also for many years helping with the former Mohawk Eager Beavers 4-H club. He was a member of the Mohawk Historical Society, loved to go to livestock shows to watch his children and grandchildren show their livestock and he never missed attending the Ohio State Fair ever in his lifetime except this year. He also was responsible for putting Bob’s Mystery Photo every week in the Mohawk Leader for years and loved to videotape any event in the area for many years.
Visitation will be held Friday, Aug. 7, from 1-3 p.m. at Walton-Moore Funeral Home, Sycamore. A funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. the same day at the funeral home with Paul Kostyu officiating. Social distancing and masks are required at the funeral home due to the coronavirus. Burial will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery, Sycamore.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Mohawk Historical Society, Sycamore United Church of Christ or the Wyandot County 4-H endowment fund in care of Walton-Moore Funeral Home, P.O. Box 350, Sycamore, OH 44882. Online expressions of sympathy can be made at waltonmoorefuneralhome.com.