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Mary Justine Shimel

October 9, 2013
The Advertiser-Tribune

Mary Justine Shimel, 86, of Tiffin, died Friday morning, Aug. 16, 2013, at St. Francis Home, Tiffin.

She was born June 27, 1927, in Tiffin, to John and Eva Fern (Cooper) Sullivan. She married Byron H. Shimel Aug. 18, 1961, and he preceded her in death.

Survivors include one daughter, Holly (Craig) Laskey of Michigan; two sons, Mike (Pamela) Biller of Utah and Larry (Deborah) Shimel of Maumee; two stepchildren, Darrell (Norma) Shimel and Janet (Robert) Byerly, both of California; 16 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Also preceding her in death were her parents and three grandchildren.

Mary was a member of Harmony United Methodist Church. She retired in 1987 from Mercy Hospital, Grayling, Mich., where she worked as a registered nurse. Mary loved reading, playing the piano, holidays with family and visiting with friends.

Her memorial service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at Harmony United Methodist Church with Pastor Matt Garrabrant officiating. Burial will follow at Mexico Cemetery, Wyandot County.

Memorials may be made to Harmony United Methodist Church and St. Francis Home.

Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, Tiffin, is assisting with arrangements.

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