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Zody, Marion P. (5/27/2018)

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
4:00 until 8:00 PM

Funeral Services:
Date: Thursday, May 31, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Shreve United Methodist Church

Marion P. “Shine” Zody, 82, of Kister Road, Wooster, died Sunday evening, May 27, 2018 in The Avenue at Wooster, following a five-month illness. He was born March 7, 1936 in Perrysville and was the son of the late David Fess and Alta (Smail) Zody. Shine was a 1954 graduate of Perrysville High School, received his Bachelor’s Degree in 1958 from Ashland College, and received his Master’s Degree in 1968 from the University of Akron. While in high school, he earned 13 varsity letters for football, basketball, track, and baseball. He was the leading scorer in Ohio and the nation in Six-Man Football during his Senior year. He earned Second Team All-Ohio in Basketball as a Senior and Honorable Mention as a Junior. He pitched a no-hitter in baseball and qualified at the State track meet in the Shot Put and Discus. At Ashland College, he also earned 13 varsity letters and was a football All-League selection all four years and led the nation in punting as a college senior. Following college, he earned a professional football try-out with both the New York Titans and the London (Ontario) Lords.

Shine began his teaching and coaching career in 1958 at Wellington High School. In 1960 he became the head football coach, head baseball coach, assistant basketball and track coach, as well as the Athletic Director at Shreve High School. In 1962, the new Triway High School opened and he continued his career teaching Physical Education, Industrial Arts, History, Driver’s Education, and O.W.A. until his retirement in 1990. Shine was responsible for coining the Titan mascot name. From 1979-1986 he held the position of Triway Athletic Director and coached Freshman football. He was an assistant football coach at the College of Wooster for nine seasons, and at Ashland College for three seasons. In his spare time, he officiated basketball, wrestling, track, and umpired baseball for many years. Following his retirement, he worked in the Admissions Dept. of Ashland University for ten years and served on the Triway Board of Education from 1998-2008. Shine was elected to the Ashland County Athletic Hall of Fame and the Ashland University Hall of Fame. He was a member of the Shreve United Methodist Church, a 54-year member of the Shreve Lion’s Club where he was a Melvin Jones Fellow, and was a member of the Ashland University Gridiron Club. Shine enjoyed woodworking and following all his children and grandchildren’s school and athletic activities.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley A. (Klenk) Zody whom he married August 8, 1959; two sons: Steve (Jacki) Zody of Wooster and Mark (Mike Reep) Zody of N. Ridgeville; his daughter-in-law: Beth Zody of Pickerington; four grandchildren: Colton Zody, Zachary Zody, Nathan Zody, and Lauren Zody; and one brother: Gaylord (Norma) Zody of Loudonville. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son: Scott Zody; three sisters: Juanita Zody, Donna Richards, and Catherine Thornburg; and six brothers: David Jr., Albert "Ebb", Henry “Zeke”, Donald “Popeye”, Harold, and Marvin Zody.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 11:00 AM in Shreve United Methodist Church, 430 N. Main St., Shreve, with Rev. Mike Grant officiating. There will be a luncheon immediately following the funeral service at the church. Graveside services will begin at 2:30 PM in Greenlawn Cemetery, Perrysville. Friends may visit with the family from 4-8 PM Wednesday, May 30 in the Shreve United Methodist Church. The LINDSEY FUNERAL HOME, LOUDONVILLE is honored to be assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Memorial contributions may be given to: The Marion “Shine” and Shirley Zody Endowed Scholarship, c/o Ashland University, Office of Advancement, 401 College Avenue, Ashland, OH 44805, or the Triway Athletic Booster Club, 3205 Shreve Road, Wooster, OH 44691, or LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Road, Wooster, OH 44691.

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