Shellie Belle Robb (nee Sheeler) was born April 29, 1969, to Rodney and Alice Sheeler in Akron, Ohio. She grew up in Valley View and later raised her family in Brooklyn Heights. As an empty nester, Shellie resided in Old Brooklyn before moving south to Hocking Hills. Upon her terminal pancreatic cancer diagnosis, Shellie returned to the Cuyahoga Valley. Her last year was spent surrounded by her lifelong friends. Shellie peacefully passed away at 53 years old on July 20, 2022.
Shellie had many talents. She played softball throughout most summers and loved to hike Hinkley and Hocking Hills. She had an extensive flower, berry, herb, and vegetable garden. Shellie could easily cook homemade meals fully from scratch for two hundred people and did so regularly with Care on the Square Ministries (careonthesquare.org). Shellie loved the Tow Path Trail so much that she joined the West Creek Preservation Committee (westcreek.org/project/brooklyn-heights-park/) to assist in bringing the path through Brooklyn Height's Tuxedo Park. Specifically, she wrote the grant for the bridge connecting the old foot path to an island across the creek.
Shellie had an in-home child day-care business. Over 20 years' time, she reared over 20 children, several of them from infancy to school age.
First and foremost, Shellie intentionally poured herself entirely into her children. Sacrifice was her anthem; love was her tune. Shellie's legacy of character includes a life of sacrifice, hospitality, faith, hard work, and kindness. To carry this legacy on, Shellie leaves behind her son Andrew with his wife Dana, and her daughter Hollie with her husband Jason. In addition to her children, Shellie also leaves four grandchildren: Jane Anna (2), Bruce Beowulf (1), Ruth Oletta (6 months), and Baby No. 4 (expected in January 2023).
Romans 8 was Shellie's favorite Bible passage. Specifically, this was because of God's saving, gracious, and unconditional love as stated in verses 38-39: "For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
In lieu of flowers, Andrew and Hollie ask that you donate towards Providence House. Shellie dedicated her life to provide hope and a better future for her children and others in her life. Providence House is a shelter and resource for children and families of abuse and crisis. One may contribute here: at https://www.provhouse.org/donate-online.
A memorial gathering will be held from 6-8pm on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at Tuxedo Park's Third Pavilion.