Roger Shellenbarger

July 19, 1944 - October 6, 2022
Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.
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Wednesday 10/12, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.
419-645-4501 |
Wednesday 10/12, 1:30 pm
Walnut Hill Cemetery
Wednesday 10/12

Roger E. Shellenbarger, age 78 of Lima, passed at 9:30 p.m., Thursday, October 6, 2022 at his residence. He was born July 19, 1944 in Kenton, Ohio to the late Raymond and Helen Shellenbarger. In December of 1977 he married Gail Money who passed January 28, 2022. Roger graduated from Waynesfield High School and theContinue Reading

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Amy Emmelhainz left a message on October 12, 2022:
You don’t know me, but I have know Donna for over 3 years now, and have met Roger three maybe 4 times.He was funny, always had a story, or 3, welcomed me into their home for a little respite while driving to & from Lima back to columbus. I always travelled up in the summertime, and there he was surrounded my grandkids, great-grandkids, a welcome home.Love, caring and family. Center stage at their home, a welcome place to go, always good to share a few stories, and if I needed to stay, I know they would have welcomed me.Thank you for your service. Many people older than me have shared what a traumatic time it was to return from service, but as a teacher one of my commitments is to teach that we honor our veterans, shelter the sick and heal them, offer anything to assist in making people be the best that can be. Pay it forward, sacrifice when you can for the betterment of the whole. I wonder if his illness had not claimed him now if he would live another 20 years, because those who served tend to keep going until something brings them down.Roger to me is a great example of how things used to be, and good strong example of how we want our American Values to be again. They have not been lost, maybe we are just tired and it is hard to reinforce these 3 values of responsibility, honor and faith.He reminds me a lot of my grandfather, who passed away when I was just 3 years old, 42 years ago. both were Navy veterans, my grandfather an iron worker, roger a steelworker and a petroleum foundry worker. A man built from war and responsible for his family, and always made sure their needs were taken care of so they can live their lives to the fullest.These simple values of responsibility, honor and faith are values that transcend all we know, and can be reinforced no matter how we feel, but through our daily actions. Where Roger stood with God, I think he was very matter of fact - an open conversation for sins passed and physical pain to make sure that he goes on the peaceful rest. Where do we stand? Can we all pay it forward to someone in need? Can we give a little more, ask a little less, push through physical suffering to reach a higher fulfillment? Absolutely, in the smallest of ways. Maybe in large ways. But we all can work to be the best we were meant to be. Give.I see memorial to be given to the Veterans. I would not have expected any less.
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Wishing you comfort and peace during this difficult time. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
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