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Marlyn Shellabarger

July 24, 1944 — July 8, 2019

Marlyn Kay (Kuhn) Shellabarger, 74, of Brookville, Ohio, formerly of Greenville, Ohio went to be with the Lord on Monday, July 8, 2019, at The James Cancer Center in Columbus, Ohio.

She was born July 24, 1944, in Greenville to Betty (Paff) Kuhn of Arcanum, Ohio and the late Perry Kuhn.

Marlyn was a hardworking and lovable person. She was known for her love of doing laundry, hanging out clothes, and her favorite pastime of ironing clothes. Maryln loved her family. When she isn't at home with her husband, Don, she could be found supporting her grandchildren at many different sporting events. From basketball, football, and track to even cheerleading, she loved them all. Marlyn was a faithful follower of God and enjoy attending church services with her family. She liked singing and was a part of the singing group, "Kuhn Sisters".

In additional to her mother, Marlyn is survived by her husband of 56 years, Don Shellabarger, whom she married on May 5, 1963, at Christian Missionary Alliance Church in Greenville; her son and his family, Todd Shellabarger of Botkins, Ohio, his children, Andrea Shellabarger, Carrie Shellabarger, and Brooke Shellabarger of Englewood, Ohio, and his grandchildren, Adey Shellabarger and Amaya Young; her daughter and her family, Tina & John Jasinski of Portage, Michigan, their children, John II, Zachary, and Kaylah Jasinski, and their grand child, Carter Jasinski; her daughter and her family, Tara & William Schwartz of Arcanum, Ohio, their children, Wyatt, Madison, Josie, William, Rhett, and Oakley Schwartz; her son and his family, Ty & Heather Shellabarger of Clayton, Ohio, and their children, Darryn, Aaron, and Tyler Shellabarger; and her siblings and their spouses, Leora and Emerson Minnich of Nappanee, Indiana, Janet and Jim Dunwoody of Ansonia, Bill and Joyce Kuhn of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Eva and Sonny Custer of Wayne Lakes

A celebration of Marlyn's life will take place at 3:00 PM on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at Immanuel Baptist Church, 500 W South St, Arcanum, OH 45304 with Pastor Dave Kingsbury officiating. Burial will follow in Ithaca Cemetery.

Guests may visit with the Shellabarger family from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus, on Thursday July 11, 2019.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial contributions be made to Tribute Funeral Homes to assist with final expenses.

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

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