Zelma Lou Shook, 88, of New Philadelphia died peacefully at her home on January 9, 2021.

Born in Guernsey County on March 24, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Raymond Ernest Green Blackwell and Ados Lee (Bates) Blackwell.

On May 6, 1953, Zelma married the love of her life, the late Samuel Shook, II, and celebrated 67 years of marriage prior to his passing last month.

Zelma was well known throughout the community for her crocheted crafts and writing skills.

She was also a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.

She will be deeply missed by her children, Randall (Diane) Shook, Pamela (Paul) Wallace and Benjamin (Jody) Shook, all of New Philadelphia and Jennie (Gill) Msangi of Canton, and Samuel (Jacki) Shook, III, of New Philadelphia; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and her sisters, Ramona (TR) Runions, Marsha Runions, and Vera (Russell) Runions. Numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews complete the family.

In addition to her parents and husband, Zelma was preceded in passing by her grandson; 5 brothers and 2 sisters; and her brother-in-law, Tom Runions.

Visitation will be held in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 from 1 to 2 p.m. A service celebrating Zelma’s life will beginning at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow in Evergreen Burial Park at New Philadelphia.

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