Lena O Preston

September 14, 1921 ~ December 8, 2018 (age 97)

Lena O. Preston, age 97, resident of Shelby, died December 8, 2018 at Crestwood Care Center in Shelby.

Born Sept. 14, 1921 in Phoenix City, Alabama to Fonnie and Florence (Wright) Truett she had been a Shelby resident since 1950.  Mrs. Preston was a former employee of the Shelby Mutual Insurance Co. retiring in 1983.  She was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Shelby and was affectionately known as the "Bag Lady" at the church food pantry where she volunteered for many years. She also enjoyed line dancing at the Shelby Senior Center.

Survivors include her niece and care giver Kathy Booth of Delaware; one half sister Joyce Schoonoder of  Canton; nieces and nephews and numerous other relatives.

 In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Norman Preston 1994; one brother Howard Truett; her step-mother, Irene (Hobbs) Truett; three half brothers Jerre, Frank and Edsel Truett; two half sisters Doris Bernberg and Margie Mitchell.  

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, December 15, 2018 at the Barkdull Funeral Home & Crematory in Shelby. Pastor Russel Yoak will officiate with interment in Greenlawn Cemetery, Plymouth. Friends may call at the Funeral Home one hour prior to the service at 10:00 AM.

In lieu of flowers memorial expressions may be to First Lutheran Church or the church food pantry at 33 Broadway St, Shelby, OH 44875. 


Donations may be made to:

First Lutheran Church
33 Broadway St., Shelby OH 44875

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