Shelby J. Chain

February 14, 1944 - August 14, 2020

Shelby J. Chain, age 76, of West Union, Ohio, died Friday August 14, 2020 at Mercy Health – Anderson Hospital in Cincinnati. She was born February 14, 1944 in Blue Lick, Kentucky.  She was preceded in death by parents, Stanley Orville Sapp and Lucille Zornes; one daughter, Johnna C. Florence; one son, Darrell Cox and one brother, Wayne Sapp.

Shelby is survived by husband, Albert Chain of West Union, two sons: Michael Sapp of (Lisha Brock) of Manchester and David Jenkins of West Chester; three daughters: Lisa Sapp of Cincinnati, Lucinda Chain (Chanda Bradford) of Winchester and Autumn Fulton; four brothers: J.C. Sapp (Nancy) of Florida, Anthony Sapp (Kelly) of Cincinnati, Tim Sapp (Lisa) of Batavia, Rodney Sapp (Debbie Merfert) of Seaman; six sisters: Shirley Fetters of Winchester, Teresa Hayslip (Mike) of Ripley, Beverly Frankfurth of North Dakota, Brenda Roberts of South Carolina, Mardella Bowles (Walter) of Arizona, Judy Jordan (Alan) of Hillsboro; four grandchildren: Melissa Leahy of Florence, Kentucky, Jeania Smith (Chris Travis) of Independence, Kentucky, Stephanie Stegall (Annie Bishop) of Florence, Kentucky, Crista Scott (Blake) of Ripley; many great- grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and cousins.

She was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to:

Lafferty Funeral Home Incorporated, P.O. Box 5, West Union, Ohio 45693.

The public visitation is 3 – 6 PM Friday, August 21, 2020 at Lafferty Funeral Home in West Union.

The public funeral is at 6 PM Friday, August 21, 2020 at Lafferty Funeral Home in West Union.  David Benjamin will officiate.

As a covid-19 precaution please wear a mask.

Lafferty Funeral Home Incorporated of West Union is serving the family.


Lena Bradford - Aug 19, 2020
Shelby was a beautiful woman. May God give her family peace and comfort during these difficult days ahead.
Esta Clyta Deborah Carter - Aug 19, 2020
So sorry for your loss.
Tonya and Nikki Darnell - Aug 19, 2020
Mike (Dad) I'm so sorry ur having to go throught this you and Cindy Lisa and Melissa and Jeania are in my thoughts and prayers I'm here dad I'm so sorry I love u guys
Phillip and Vicki Rhonemus - Aug 19, 2020
Dear Chain Family, Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers at this time. Sincerely,