Michele 'Shelly' Zeedyk


HICKSVILLE -- Michele M. "Shelly" Zeedyk, 55, Hicksville, died Monday, July 29, 2013, at CHP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center, Defiance, Ohio.

She was born on April 30, 1958, in Defiance, the daughter of Roger and Karen (Coplin) Farlee. Shelly was a 1976 graduate of Tinora High School. She attended college at Northwest State Community College, earning an associate's degree in accounting and earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from Indiana Wesleyan University in management.

On September 21, 1985, she was united in marriage to Zane Zeedyk. Shelly was the chief fiscal officer of the Defiance Public Library, Defiance. She attended First Church of God in Defiance and Grace United Methodist Church in Hicksville. She was an active supporter of Relay for Life (RFL) and the 2012 RFL honorary chairperson. She was a member of Hicksville Village Players for many years, being very active in theater and drama. Shelly enjoyed volunteering at the Payne Church Camp and loved long hikes and traveling.

Shelly is survived by her husband, Zane; three daughters, Erin (Jon) Timbrook of Bryan, Ohio, Jessica (Nathan) Clark of Pataskala, Ohio, and Jennie (Michael) Ingram of New Bern, North Carolina; two sons, Colby Zeedyk of Maumee, Ohio, and Nathan Zeedyk of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina; five grandchildren, Andrew and Natalie Timbrook, Jackson and Camdyn Clark and Makayla Ingram; her parents, Roger and Karen Farlee; a sister, Melissa (Mitchell) Diemer of Defiance; and a brother, Mitchell Farlee of Columbus, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by a baby brother, Michael Farlee.

Funeral services for Shelly will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, Hicksville, Ohio. Visitation will be Friday from 2-8 p.m. at Smith & Brown Funeral Home, Hicksville.

Preferred memorials may be made to Defiance Public Library, Relay For Life of Hicksville or Payne Church of God Association Campground. Online condolences may be shared at www.smithbrownfuneralhome.com.

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