Shelby J. Allgire, 80, of Montpelier passed away Thursday evening at Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center. She was born on August 5, 1938 in Jackson County, Michigan to Orville and Vivian King. She lived in Jerome, Michigan until she married Leo Allgire in 1956. She moved to Montpelier in 1960 where she babysat and helped her husband in his Sinclair station as a gofer for parts and as a bookkeeper. She also worked at Santa’s exit 2 restaurant and at Robinair for 24 years.
Shelby was a loving mother and wife, she enjoyed camping, NASCAR races, crocheting and reading.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years Leo; sons Kevin (Sonja) Allgire of Angola, Indiana, Jerry (Debbie) Allgire of Bowling Green and Tim (Mary) Allgire of Montpelier; eleven grandchildren, Adam, Josh, Steve, Ashley, William, Chris, Anna L., Anna W., Steven, Justin and Mollie; nine great grandchildren, Liam, Kyla, Gabe, Lily, Jade, Logan, Aidan, Kalynn, and Kellie, seven step grandchildren and one great great grandchild Ruger Alonzo.
Shelby was preceded in death by her parents, brother Gerald Lee King, sister Shirley King French and daughter-in-law Pamela Allgire.
Visitation for Shelby will be on Wednesday, May 8th from 1-3pm and 5-7pm at the Thompson Funeral Home on Main Street in Montpelier. Services will be on Thursday at 1pm at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Montpelier. Memorial contributions may be made to Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center.