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Shirley M. Lugbill

Nov. 30, 1928-Sept. 11, 2008


Shirley M. Lugbill, age 79 years, of Archbold, passed away early Thursday morning, Sept. 11, 2008, at Fulton Manor in Wauseon, following a lengthy illness.

She was born Nov. 30, 1928, at Archbold, the daughter of Ervin H. and Edith (Spengler) Rupp.

She lived in Ridgeville Corners until the eighth grade, when her family moved to Archbold.

As a young girl, she trusted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior, and that decision significantly shaped the rest of her life.

She married Charles E. (Chuck) Lugbill on Aug. 15, 1948.

For more than 40 years she worked in the office of Lugbill Auction, assisting Chuck in many facets of the business.

She was a member of the Archbold Evangelical Mennonite Church, where she served as an organist in hundreds of worship services, weddings, and funerals for over 50 years.

She participated on the Board of Salem Children’s Home in Flanagan, Ill., for several years.

She is survived by her husband, Chuck; two sons, Jerry (Sandra) Lugbill of Durres, Albania, and Tim (Carolyn) Lugbill of Fairfax, Va.; five grandchildren, Lisa Lugbill, Elizabeth (Joshua) Pegram, Nathan (Jessica) Lugbill, Christian and Colson Lugbill; and one brother, Dean (Maryann) Rupp of Archbold.

She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant daughter, Susan; and an infant sister.

Shirley was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She served her family, church, coworkers, customers, and friends in quiet but significant ways.

She encouraged many by sending hundreds of cards and notes each year. She did everything conscientiously and with great attention to details.

She was faithful in praying for her family and many others.

Proverbs 31 says, “…A woman who fears the Lord is to be praised…Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her.”

A memorial service was held on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at the Archbold Evangelical Mennonite Church with Pastors Brad Bame and Stuart Rex officiating. Interment preceded in the Pettisville Cemetery.

Short Funeral Home in Archbold was in charge of the arrangements.

The family suggests that memorials be given to the Archbold Evangelical Mennonite Church or to Miracle Camp at Lawton, Mich.


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