Shelley Ann Gonyer

1985 - 2019

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Shelley A. Gonyer, 34, of Rudolph, died at 10:05am on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at Bowling Green Manor, after a long struggle with Friedreich's Ataxia. She was born on June 24, 1985 in Bowling Green to Terry and Sarah (Ford) Gonyer and they survive. She is also survived by a sister, Stacy (Brad) St. Clair; and a brother, Greg (Amber) Gonyer. Also surviving Shelley is a nephew, Hayden St. Clair; nieces: Madelyn St. Clair, Jenna Gonyer, Cailynn Gonyer, and Tess Gonyer; grandparents: Raymond and Carol Gonyer; and a big, loving family of aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her grandparents: Cecilia and Kenneth Dauterman, and Val H. Ford. Shelley graduated from Bowling Green High School in 2003. She worked for a short period of time at the Woodland Mall in Bowling Green. She was currently taking online classes with Independence University for Graphic Design. Shelley always had a smile and a positive attitude. Her favorite saying was, “Everything happens for a reason.” Life challenges never stopped her fight and will to live life to the fullest. She also loved music, animals, and crocheting. A funeral service will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at Holy Family Catholic Church, North Baltimore, with Father Arthur Niewiadomski as celebrant. Burial will follow at New Maplewood Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 9 from 2:00-4:00pm and 6:00-8:00pm at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore. Memorial donations may be made to the Wood County Humane Society, Holy Family Catholic Church, or the Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA), 533 West Uwchlan Ave, Downingtown, PA 19335. Online condolences may be left for the family at

Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    515 N. Main St
    North Baltimore, Ohio 45872
    Tuesday, July 9th 2019 2:00 - 4:00 PM & 6:00 - 8:00 PM

  • Funeral Service:

    Wednesday, July 10th 2019 - 11:00 AM

  • Service Location:

    Holy Family Catholic Church [Map]
    115 E. Cherry St
    North Baltimore, Ohio 45872

  • Final Resting Place:

    New Maplewood Cemetery [Map]

    North Baltimore, Ohio

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Condolences For Shelley Ann Gonyer

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To : Terry Sarah Bob Michelle Ray Carol and Family
Date :Monday, July 8th 2019
From : Dale David
There are no messages or words that can fill the emptiness of the loss of a loved one. Know that I am thinking and praying for you to feel comfort in knowing you are being held up during this time. God and Christ will sustain you. I always amazed me how Shelley ALWAYS had a smile when ever I saw her. May the memories become more sweet and cherished with time. Sending love to you all!

To : Terry and Sarah
Date :Monday, July 8th 2019
From : Cindy Tyson Ely
Dear Sarah and Terry: I can’t imagine the sadness you are feeling. Nothing could be worse than the loss of a child. Knowing she is no longer suffering has to be your strength. I know you have strong family support. Hold on to the good memories. Love to you both.

To : The family of shelley gonyer
Date :Monday, July 8th 2019
From : Andrea Abrams steen
I would like to send my sincere condolences and heart felt prayers during this very tragic time to everyone who knew Shelley and her whole family. She will be greatly missed and I'm so sorry to hear of her passing. Rest in peace shelley, I will cherish our memories forever.

To : Shelley's family
Date :Monday, July 8th 2019
From : Molly Kirian
My thoughts are with you at this time.. heaven gained a beautiful soul! I was so blessed to be able to know and teach her piano. I will always remember her wonderful smile, her amazing sense of humor and her positive outlook on everything she set her mind to!

To : Sara and family
Date :Tuesday, July 9th 2019
From : Kathy Schnuth Bertha Kane's daughter
So sorry to learn of your daughters passing.I remember her from when I worked at the high school. She was so nice and a very pretty girl!
With Sympathy,Kathy

To : The Family of Shelley Gonyer
Date :Tuesday, July 9th 2019
From : Sue Hagemeyer Houtz
So sorry to hear of this sad news. You are all in my thoughts and prays. May God Bless you all in this sad time in your lives. I believe that Shelley is still smiling and being loved and hugged by Jesus! May you all have His peace, love and comfort! Sending my love to all of you!

To : Terry and Sara and Family
Date :Wednesday, July 10th 2019
From : Jim and Brenda Long
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Shelly. You are in our thoughts and prayers and we ask God to lift you up and give you strength, comfort and peace during this sad and difficult time, and always. These words and others never seem to be enough and our hearts are breaking for you. We do believe she is resting with great love and joy in the arms of Jesus.
May the warmest memories remain with all of you.
Jim and Brenda❤️

To : Gonyer Family
Date :Thursday, July 11th 2019
From : JR
My thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends.

To : Terry and Sarah
Date :Friday, July 12th 2019
From : Teresa Lorenzen
Dearest Terry and Sarah,, I just now got a message from my sister that you have lost your dear daughter. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and I think of you daily. May God be with you and your family during this time. I can't even imagine what you must be going through. Much love