Anne Mary Schellhase, 70, of Pemberville, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008, in Otterbein-Portage Valley Retirement Village.
She was born April 23, 1922, to James and Mary Edmunds. She attended Central High School in Columbus, Ohio, and Columbus Academy of Fine Art. She met and married Pastor Norman C. Schellhase while he was attending Evangelical Lutheran Theological Seminary. Throughout their lives together, Anne was a loving support to the ministry of Norm as well as the parishes he served in Marion and Sandusky, Ohio, Detroit and Dearborn, Mich., and Pemberville, Ohio.
She was a frequent inspirational speaker at women's groups and mother-daughter banquets giving life lessons based on her hat collection. She was a fashion coordinator and sales promotion manager at Jacobson's Department Store, Dearborn. She also taught fashion merchandising and interior design at Patricia Stevens Career College, Toledo.
Anne and Norm's Lakeside cottage was a meeting place for family and numerous social gatherings. She was known as the "hostess with the mostest." Their children are David Schellhase (sons Joel, Ben, Zach) and Susan Dean (Christopher and Allyson).
Family and friends may visit 5-8 p.m. Friday in Eggleston Meinert Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon Chapel, 440 S. Coy Road. Visitation will continue from 11 a.m. Saturday until service at noon in Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 220 Cedar St. Pemberville. Interment will take place in Pemberville Union Cemetery.
Those wishing to make an expression of sympathy in Anne's name are asked to consider Lutheran Housing Services, Hospice of Northwest Ohio or Otterbein-Portage Valley.