OBITUARY

Shelby Lynne Bey

June 5, 1991November 16, 2018
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Shelby Lynne Bey age 27, of Versailles passed away at 3:15 AM on Friday, November 16, 2018, in Versailles. Shelby was born June 5, 1991, in Greenville to Jerry & Sundra (Wakefield) Bey III of Versailles and Michael Heaton of Russia. In addition to her parents, Shelby is also survived by her brothers, Bo Bey of Versailles and Cael Bey of Versailles; sister, Brett Bey of Versailles; maternal grandmother, Rita M. Wakefield of Versailles; paternal grandparents, Jerome & Bonnie Bey Jr. of Versailles; paternal great-grandmother, Loretta Bey of Versailles; and numerous aunts and uncles. Shelby was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Vaughn G. Wakefield; maternal great-grandparents, Zeno & Julianna Brackman and James & Thelma Wakefield; paternal great-grandparents, Jerome F. Bey Sr. and Al & Ruth Hoelscher; aunt, Melissa Wakefield; and uncle, Daniel Wakefield. Shelby worked at Briarwood Village in Coldwater where she was a STNA. She was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles. She was a 2009 graduate of Versailles High School and in 2014 she received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree at Wheeling Jesuit University in Wheeling, West Virginia. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, November 24, 2018, at St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles with Rev. Fr. Jim Simons celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Valbert Cemetery in Versailles. The family will receive friends on Friday from 2:00 to 8:00 PM and Saturday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 AM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorial contributions may be made to Versailles Emergency Medical Services.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, November 23, 2018
  • Visitation Saturday, November 24, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, November 24, 2018
REMEMBERING

Shelby Lynne Bey

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Joyce and Joe Magoteaux

November 22, 2018

So very sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless!

Lisa Johnson

November 21, 2018

So very sorry for your loss, keeping you all in my prayers. May God help to ease your pain.

Susi Byram

November 21, 2018

Sunni and family, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers💗

Jackie Gerten

November 21, 2018

I am soo sorry for your loss! Prayers and many hugs to you!❤️❤️❤️❤️

Annette Worden

November 20, 2018

I am so very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Deb Ernest

November 20, 2018

My dear Shelby, what a beauty. Always had a good time working with you. Your smile was infectious. You will always be in my heart!! Xo

Connie Seibert

November 20, 2018

Just remember when Amber broke Shelby’s 100 breaststroke record of 1.11 and Shelby came up to her and gave her a big hug and said “congratulations”!! Amber kind of felt bad about it because Shelby held that school record for a few years. Shelby looked at her and said “ Don’t feel bad because records are meant to be broken “💝

Chris Chamberlain

November 20, 2018

I hope your at peace sweet woman. We crossed paths briefly but I genuinely respected your struggles and understood your pain. Best wishes to your family. God bless you.

Soni Smith

November 20, 2018

Sundra.

I am so very sorry for your loss you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God lay his hands on you and your family and carry you through this sorrowful time.

Soni Smith
Ansonia, OH

Carolyn Waymire

November 20, 2018

Our deepest sympathty to the entire family. I can not imagine the sadness you feel, because we are sad and did not know her personally. We do know the family and we are so very sorry. May she rest with the angels.
Carolyn and Don Waymire

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Biography

Shelby Lynne Bey was known as many things to many people. She was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew her best, Shelby will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

      Shelby was born on June 5, 1991 at Wayne Hospital in Greenville, OH. She was the daughter of Sundra and Jerry Bey. Shelby grew up in Versailles, OH.

      Shelby was raised with three siblings. She had one younger sister, Brett, and two younger brothers, Bo and Cael. Shelby was usually involved in all sorts of activities with her siblings. She and her siblings experienced rivalries typical of a growing family, but they shared many life experiences over the years.

      As a young girl, Shelby had a number of interests. Like most children, she enjoyed playing and making up games. She was curious about the world around her and was often eager to explore it. Shelby was an active child who took part in swimming, volleyball, softball, basketball, and soccer as a child. She was a Girl Scout and member of the Darke County YMCA swim team. In her spare time she liked to read, play sports, and care for her siblings. Shelby's memorable achievements included qualifying for Zone Championships in YMCA swimming several times. However, to Shelby, the most fun to be had was simply playing and spending time with her friends.

      Shelby graduated from Versailles High School in 2009. She enjoyed some classes more than others, having favorite subjects and teachers. The teacher she enjoyed learning from the most was her Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Mortensen. She graduated with honors and was the starting setter on the state qualifying volleyball team. She also received the MVP award in Swimming and held many school and MAC conference records in swimming.

      Shelby enjoyed her college years, which may have been a challenge with all of the academics, responsibilities, and the sudden freedom that accompanied them, but Shelby was able to manage the balancing act. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Wheeling Jesuit University in 2015. Shelby was a member of the Wheeling Jesuit varsity swim team and also played volleyball for Wheeling Jesuit's practice squad.


      Fortunately, Shelby enjoyed what she did for a living. Showing a strong work ethic, Shelby worked diligently and did her best to succeed in her career. Her primary occupation was a STNA at Briarwood Village in Coldwater, OH. She enjoyed providing care to elders who often claimed she was their favorite aide due to the extra TLC she provided. Shelby always sought to be a team player, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done and providing coverage for coworkers often which resulted in working many hours of overtime. Shelby would have made an exceptional Registered Nurse one day due to her heart of gold and endless caring for others.

      Shelby enjoyed her leisure time by taking part in various hobbies. Her favorite pursuits were reading, listening to music, animals, and sitting around the campfire with her dog-Hammer. She was content to enjoy her favorite pastimes alone but was also willing to share her interests with others.

      Shelby found pleasure in sports. In high school, Shelby played volleyball, swimming, and softball. In her college years, Shelby continued to stay active by playing volleyball and swimming. Recreational sports included running with her uncle-Tony. Shelby was also something of a sports fan and enjoyed following her siblings' sporting events whenever she had the chance to do so.


      Though she never set out to gain individual recognition, Shelby was given accolades for her many and varied accomplishments throughout her life. Some of her most prestigious awards included receiving the Presidential Scholarship at Wheeling Jesuit University and also receiving a swimming scholarship there. Shelby was also highly recruited to play volleyball in college but chose swimming as she was always an amazing swimmer.

      Shelby enjoyed traveling and time away on vacations. It was a chance for her to renew and relax, to visit new places and experience new things. Favorite vacations included Lake White with the Mescher, Mills, and Knapke families, Norris Lake with the Bey family, and a trip to Europe including a Mediterranean Cruise with the Bey family where she was able to surprise her Uncle Tony who was stationed at a Naval base in Rota, Spain. Shelby also enjoyed driving back and forth to Washington State every summer with her Grandpa Wakefield to visit her Wakefield relatives where she was able to go to the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone Park, and many other adventures with Grandpa Wakefield.

      Shelby was a lover of animals and cherished her pets. One of her favorites was Shelby loved her dog Hammer. They were best friends for about 13 years.

      Shelby passed away on November 16, 2018 just outside Versailles,OH. Shelby fought a brave battle against depression and bipolar disorder. She is survived by her parents, Sundra and Jerry Bey, and her siblings, Brett, Bo, and Cael Bey. Services were held at St. Denis Catholic Church. Shelby was laid to rest in St. Valbert's Cemetery.

      Simply stated, Shelby was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by her family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Shelby leaves behind her a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life she touched will always remember Shelby Lynne Bey and her big, beautiful smile that would always light up the world.