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Rev. Donald W. Shilling

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“I knew him and liked him very much. He baptized my only child (Brody) at Mentor. ”
1 of 6 | Posted by: Larry L. Miller - Kent, OH

“Dear Shilling Family,So sorry for your loss. I remember Rev. Shilling as a kind, gentle man. He will be greatly missed. Justus United Methodist...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Mona Warstler Fair - Navarre, OH

“Don was my pastor at Justus during my college years. He was the first to encourage me to enter the ministry - "The people at the church are praying...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: William ("Jack") Kouth - Omaha, NE

“Uncle Don was always the calm in the storm. Steadfast in his faith he was an example to be remembered and followed. It was always a pleasure to be...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Gary Mazon - Seabrook, TX

“Uncle Don was a gracious, kind, loving uncle who was always there for you. He was always easy to talk with, and you always walked away from him with...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Cathy Nestor - Massillon, OH

“I attend the same church as Don did. It will be strange not seeing him in church again and not being able to tease him about getting a walking stick...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Karen Brothers - Kent, OH

Donald W. Shilling, 86, of Kent, died Thursday, May 17, 2018, at UH Portage Medical Center in Ravenna.

He was born March 20, 1932 in Massillon to Willis F. and Olivia Edna (Baskey) Shilling. He attended Lake Brady United Methodist Church. Don was a loving minister to all. He was pastor at churches in Justus and Pigeon Run, a mission church he helped to build in Lexington, then to Independence, campus ministry at Kent State, Mentor, Firestone Park in Akron, and District Supervisor residing in Mt. Vernon. He dearly loved his family. He will be sorely missed by all.

He is survived by his wife, Waneta (Williams) Shilling, whom he married on June 13, 1954; sons, Mark (Sandy) Shilling of Kent and Philip Shilling of Kent; grandsons, Chris Shilling and Erik Shilling; brother, Ralph (Marie Claire) Shilling of Florida; and sister, Jane Mazon of Massillon.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday, May 22 at Lake Brady United Methodist Church with Pastor Tina Nees officiating. The family will receive friends one hour before the services. Memorial contributions may be made to Lake Brady United Methodist Church, 1995 Brady Lake Road, Brady Lake OH 44211.

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Standing Rock Cemetery

1361 North Mantua Street Kent, OH 44240
(330) 673 3859