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Ellen Nora Shay


Service: 1:30pm Fri. April 28th, 2017
Location: Conroy Funeral Home

SHAY, Ellen Nora, 73, of Springfield, born to Thomas and Genevieve (Hayes) Campbell, passed away Monday, April 24, 2017 at the Masonic Rehabilitation Center. She graduated in 1961 from Catholic Central High School. She later graduated in 1962 as an LPN from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing and worked, for several years, as a nurse on the second floor south section delivery room before moving on to work for Dr.’s Beasley and Smith, OBGYN’s. In 1964 she married Robert L. Shay. She gave birth and raised two daughters, who she loved very much, Robin Shay and Kelly Shay. She continued to work helping her husband get his degrees until retiring in 1973 due to illness. She loved her heritage which included her father, Tom Campbell, who while working at International Harvester in the paint department, organized its union as well as most of the unions in southern Ohio. Her grandmother was Ellen O’Brien Campbell, whose uncle, Dave Stewart, built the Snyder Park Lagoon’s stone walk over bridge. Dave also planted all the beautiful peony bushes in Snyder Park. Her great grandmother worked as a maid in the Hertzler House. Ellen will be remembered as a strong woman who loved her family and friends and made her feelings and opinions heard. Her two granddaughters, Shay Ellen Thomas and Maya Jordan Shay, were the center of her life. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Alice Mullinix and her brother, Jim Campbell. Ellen’s other survivors include her sister in law, Bonnie Campbell, her beloved Brother & Sister in law’s David M & Theresa Shay, Kathy Callison, Mary Ann Evans & close friend, Mary Katherine Sullivan & numerous nephews & nieces. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:30 pm on Friday in the CONROY FUNERAL HOME with Deacon Norm Horstman officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior.
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- Delonte, Sunday May 21st, 2017

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

- Greg & Marilyn , Saturday April 29th, 2017

So sorry to hear of Ellen's passing. We had many good times together when we were growing up. Your family will be in my prayers.

- Trudy and Charlie Pitt, Friday April 28th, 2017

Bobby, I just wanted you to know how sorry I am for your loss and that I am thinking extra of you and your family. Please take good care of yourself.

- Judi Riley, Thursday April 27th, 2017

Bob sorry to here of your loss. Know you are in our prayers 🙏🙏🙏

- Wayne &Karon Routzahn , Thursday April 27th, 2017

Prayers to the Shay family. Good memories dating from 1961 at 1024 N. Limestone to today. A very nice lady !

- Tommy Dingeldein and family, Thursday April 27th, 2017

Bob and family, I am so sorry for your loss. So many wonderful memories of all our good times together. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

- Phyllis Worrell Palmer, Thursday April 27th, 2017

Bob sorry to here of your loss. Know you are in our prayers 🙏🙏🙏

- Wayne &Karon Routzahn , Thursday April 27th, 2017

Bobby and Family. Sorry for your loss. I remember going down on Bechtel Ave. And Ellen would take me rides on her bike when I was real little and years ago. Had good times visiting the entire family. Take care.

- Paul Meyer Jr, Thursday April 27th, 2017

- Elaine and Sean Doane, Thursday April 27th, 2017

Many fond memories of St. Mary's dance classes, CCHS football games & sock hops, Snyder Park socials and parties with Leroy & her. May she now rest in peace.

- Tom Palmer, Wednesday April 26th, 2017

My prayers are with family. Aunt Ellen, I am sure going to miss you. You are now in Heaven with mom and Uncle Jimmy. We love until we meet again.

- Debbie Coyne , Wednesday April 26th, 2017

Bobby Robin Kelly So sorry to hear of Ellen's passing please know that we are thinking of you and you are in our thoughts and prayers

- Jim and Barb Mentges , Tuesday April 25th, 2017

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