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Michael Shane McElvain

January 13, 1949 ~ October 10, 2021 (age 72)


Michael Shane McElvain, “Mike” (72) of Kingston, Ohio was born on January 13, 1949 in Mansfield, Ohio to the late James W and Mary A McElvain.  Mike passed away peacefully at home on October 10, 2021.  Mike after high school enlisted in the Army.  Where he was military police and was honorably discharged.  Afterwards, Mike worked at Big Bear for a time where he met his wife, Mary.  Mike started his career at Chillicothe Correctional Institute as a Corrections Officer and became a Power Plant Maintenance Engineer and after 31 years of service he retired in 2009.  He loved spending time with his grandchildren and spent many years collecting his favorite Mickey Mouse memorabilia.  Mike was preceded in death by his wife Mary E. McElvain, son Larry Stewart, brother James McElvain, sister Mary Kathleen Smith (Chuck), mother-inlaw Evelyn Gillian, brother-in-law John Gillian and sisters-in-law Betty Gray and Carol R. McElvain.  Mike is survived by his son Tony (Miki) Tarter, brothers Donald Patrick (Kathy) McElvain, Dennis Wesley McElvain and Richard Irving McElvain, grandchildren Brittani (Chris) Tarter, Brooklyn (Duncan) McQueen, Anthony and Chase Tarter, special nephew Chris (Kelly) Miller and special niece Taylor M Fisher along with many other nephews and nieces, in-laws Bill Gillian (A Mary), Larry Gillian, Mike (Paula) Gillian and Debbie (Dave) Miller.  There will be a private service for the family and close friends.  In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Hospice Foundation or Alzheimer’s Association.   Online condolences can be made to



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