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Lois M. Shell

July 13, 1931 — February 27, 2023

Lois M. Shell, 91, of Dover passed away on Monday, February 27, 2023 in the Walnut Hills Retirement Community.


Born July 13, 1931 in Walnut Creek, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Lester and Selma (Hershberger) Gerber. Lois was also preceded in death by her husband, C. William “Bill” Shell on December 31, 2021; son, Gerald “Jerry” Shell; brother, Edison Gerber and sister, Neva Grosenbacher.


In her younger years, Lois was the owner of the Plain N Fancy Beauty Shop, the first beauty shop opened in Walnut Creek, Ohio. After moving to Dover, she also co-owned and operated the S & S Car Wash in Dover and the B & L Drive Thru in Sugarcreek with her husband, Bill. As a beautician, she worked in several beauty shops in Dover while continuously selling Viviane Woodard Cosmetics. She also worked in the gift shop at The Ernest Warther Museum for many years. A faithful member of St. John’s United Church of Christ in Dover, Lois enjoyed singing in the choir and serving on the Sanctuary Committee. She loved traveling with her husband and family, was a good seamstress, and enjoyed following every marching band/concert band her children and grandchildren were involved in.


Lois is survived by her children, Brad (Barbara) Shell of Kensington, Sheila (Van) Harmon of Dover, Lezlie Shell of Texas, Lesa (Gary) Plantz of New York; grandchildren, Dustin (Stephanie) Shell, Jordan (Priscilla) Harmon, Nick (Becca) Shell, Jeremy (Kristen) Harmon, Corrie Lanzer, Matthew Ashbocker and Elizabeth (Eric) Milsap and nine great grandchildren.


The family would like to thank her special church friend, Barb Domer, who spent many hours with her the last few months and a true neighbor, Bob Berndt.


Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 6th starting at 11:00 am in the Toland-Herzig Funeral Home and Crematory at Dover with Pastor Dotty Hartzell officiating. Interment will be in the Dover Burial Park. The family will be greeting friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 2 to 4 pm. Those wishing to express their fondest memories of Lois may do so by visiting the online obituaries link on the funeral home’s website.


Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s United Church of Christ at 409 North Wooster Ave., Dover, Ohio 44622.



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Visitation

Sunday, March 5, 2023

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Toland-Herzig Funeral Home & Crematory

803 N. Wooster Ave. , Dover, OH 44622

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Monday, March 6, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Toland-Herzig Funeral Home & Crematory

803 N. Wooster Ave. , Dover, OH 44622

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