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Daniel D. Shelly, 84

Wooster — Daniel D. Shelly , age 84, of Wooster, passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2023, at Wayne County Care Center in Wooster, following a period of declining health.
Daniel was born on October 3, 1939, in Wadsworth, Ohio, to the late Delbert and Cleo (Leatherman) Shelly and graduated from Smithville High School in 1957.  He married Kathy  Teach on July 14, 1962, in Marshallville. They were married for 61 years.
He  worked as a meat cutter, for Sheller Meats for over 25 years and was also an industrial cleaner for various companies. He retired in 2003.
Daniel enjoyed fishing, going to races, classic cars, flea markets, history, and music. But most of all he cherished spending time with his family.
In addition to his wife, Kathy, surviving are three children, Jim Shelly, John (Penny) Shelly, and Janell (Scott) Criss; five grandchildren, Alexx Shelly, Zachary Shelly, Chloe Shelly, Aubrie (Kyle) Kearney, and Caleb (Molly) Criss; four siblings, Diane (Kay) Dyer, Donna (Bill) Clarke, Dale (Karen) Shelly, and Debbie (Bill) Johnson; sister-in-law, Kay Zuercher; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by son, MSgt Jason Shelly; stepmother, Helen Shelly; and siblings Dick Zuercher, Donald Shelly, and David (Brenda) Shelly.
Friends may call on Saturday, December 9, 2023, at Auble Funeral Home, 512 East Oak Street, Orrville, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
Auble Funeral Home in Orrville is handling the arrangements. Online registry and expressions of condolence may be made at

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