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Elizabeth A. (Herbst) Shinhearl

February 29, 1916 ~ July 4, 2020 (age 104)


A private mass was held for Elizabeth A. Shinhearl on July 9, 2020 at St. Bede the Venerable Church in Mentor, Ohio.  Burial was in Riverside Cemetery.

Elizabeth died peacefully at her residence at Brookdale in Mentor on July 4, 2020.  Elizabeth was the seventh of twelve children born on Leap Day, February 29, 1916, to Michael and Kunigunda Herbst in St. Marys, PA.

Elizabeth married her dearly beloved Frederick M. Shinhearl on April 18, 1941 in St. Marys, PA.  The couple, along with their first born Betsy in tow, moved to Ohio in 1942 where they lived and raised their seven children.

Elizabeth is survived by her loving children Betsy Wise, Marie (Robert – deceased) Nelson, Joan (James – deceased) Langan, Denis (Bonnie), Rita (James) Flynn and Brian (Kathleen), 12 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 8 great, great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, parents and siblings, Elizabeth was preceded in death by her beloved son Frederick D. and granddaughter Stacy M.

We all deeply mourn the loss of this feisty little red head who blessed this world for 104 plus years with her intelligence, beauty, charm and sharp wit.

Rest in peace dear Elizabeth.

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