Madge Elaine “Peg” Shock, age 88, of Celina, passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at Van Wert County Hospital.


Born January 12, 1929 in Blackcreek Township, Mercer County, she was the youngest child of the late Ralph A. & Ivadel Dudgeon Shock.


Peg was raised on a Guernsey dairy farm west of Rockford.  She lived in the area for most of her life, before moving to Celina in 2011.


She is survived by two nieces & a nephew: Teala Hellwarth of Fort Wayne, IN, Susan ( Hellwarth ) & Dan Miller of Delaware, OH, and John S. & Mary Jo Hellwarth of Celina, and four great nieces & nephews: Dr. Kristen Hellwarth, DVM of Garfield, NJ, Robin ( Miller ) & Kyle Thrush of Marion, OH, Jordan Hellwarth of Celina, and Kent & Ashley ( Elam ) Miller of Columbus. 


Preceding her in death were a brother & sister-in-law: Max & Dorothy Shock,  two sisters & brothers-in-law: Martha Jane & John F. Hellwarth and Ruthana “Annie” & Charles Hughes, and a Brother-in-law, Clifford Regedanz.


A 1947 graduate of Rockford High School, Peg went on to study at International College in Fort Wayne, and began her working career at the Mercer County Department of Public Welfare.


Peg went on to work nearly 30 years for the Mercer County Board of Education, retiring in 1985, after serving there in various capacities, including - Office Manager, Administrative Secretary, and Secretary/Treasurer of the Board.  


After retiring from the County, Peg worked part-time as secretary at the Celina First Presbyterian Church.


Peg was a member of the Shanes Crossing Historical Society in Rockford, and a past member and secretary of the Celina City/Mercer County Home Health Board.  


Over the years, Peg had taken various adult education courses for personal enrichment, among them classes in golf, photography and stained glass.  She enjoyed creating unique art and craft pieces. 


Peg enjoyed spending time with her family, traveling, and being outdoors, especially working in the garden.  She was very fond of animals.


Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Thursday, December 21, at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home in Celina.

Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Rockford. 


Calling Hours are from 12:00 Noon until time of Services  at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, December 21, at the Funeral Home.


Memorial Contributions may be made to The Shanes Crossing Historical Society, Rockford or The Havlicek Memorial Lecture Fund in  Applied 

Econometrics, at The Ohio State University.


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