Katherine Josephine Shellaberger, 89, of Rockford, Ohio, passed away at 1:21 a.m. Thursday, December 10, 2020, at Van Wert Health.
She was born May 26, 1931, in Medina, Ohio, the daughter of Warren Cleveland Lance and Laura (Rickert) Lance, who both preceded her in death. On April 17, 1948, she married Perry Richard Shellaberger who passed away May 9, 1993.
Katherine is survived by her three children, James (Ann) Shellaberger of Lima, Perry (Gene) Shellaberger of Dayton and Belle Agler of Rockford; eight grandchildren: Katie Jump, John (Ramsey) Hutson, Jennifer (Travis) Sloan, Benjamin (Diana) Shellaberger, David Shellaberger, Laura (James) Heisner, Beth Shellaberger and Sarah Shellaberger; two step grandchildren: Nikki (Kent) Stanton and Brent (Jennifer) Agler; 21 great grandchildren; six great great grandchildren; and three step great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by ten siblings and a son-in-law Marvin Lee Agler.
Katherine worked as a housekeeper at St. Rita’s Hospital in Lima for over 25 years.
Services will be at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at Cowan & Son Funeral Home with Pastor Randy Bevington officiating. Burial will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery, Lima, Ohio at a later date. Calling hours are 2:00 p.m. until time of services on Wednesday.
Preferred memorials are to Ohio City Community Church.
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