Ellen M. Shields
Ellen M. Shields age 73, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away at 10:45 P.M.
on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at the Brethren Retirement Community in
Greenville. Ellen was born May 20, 1938 in Laura, Ohio, to Florence
(Sluterbeck) Dietrich of Laura and the late Glen Dietrich.
In addition to her mother, Ellen is survived by her husband, Duane E.
Shields whom she married August 16, 1958; son & daughter-in-law,
Doug & Susan Shields of Greenville; grandchildren, Marc, Elizabeth
and Jason Shields; brothers & sisters-in-law, Ronald & Sue
Dietrich of Arcanum and Donald & Mary Jane Dietrich of Greenville;
niece, Julie & Mike Maloney of Dayton; and a nephew, Jeff &
Tammy Dietrich of Arcanum.
In addition to her father, Ellen is also preceded in death by a nephew,
Ellen began teaching 5th grade at Greenville School in 1958 until her
retirement in 1993 with 35 years of service. She graduated from the
University of Dayton with a Bachelors Degree in 1961 and the University
of Arizona with a Masters of Education in 1975. Ellen was a member of
St. John Lutheran Church in Greenville where she was secretary of the
Women of the Church. Ellen was a member of D.A.R.; D.A.V.; Darke County
First Families; Farm Bureau; Greenville V.F.W. Post 7262 and Secretary
of the Darke County Republicans Club. Ellen was a life member of the
Greenville V.F.W. Post 7262 Ladies Auxiliary; Ohio Teachers
Association; O.E.A.; Darke County Retired Teachers Association and the
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Monday, February 6,
2012 at St. John Lutheran Church 7814 St. Rt. 121 North Greenville with
Pastor Alan Knoke officiating. Burial will follow in Abbottsville
Cemetery in Darke County. The family will receive friends on Sunday
from 2:00 to 6:00 P.M. at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville and
Monday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. at the church. Memorial
contributions may be made to the Brethren Retirement Community or the
Darke County Cancer Association. Condolences for the family may be
expressed through www.zecharbailey.com