Shockey Family Newsletter


April  2014  -  Volume 40

Editors: Marie F Shockey – Allegro - 108 Diecks Drive, Apt 224 - Elizabethtown, KY 42701

Lesley L Shockey - 516 Independence Road - Sandyville, WV 25275


Scene from the overlook at PenMar Park showing a portion of the Third Resurvey of Sarah’s Delight

From this overlook one can see the lands that Johann Christoffel owned and lived.





Dear Friends and Shockey Cousins,

It is time to start making plans to attend the Shockey Family Reunion.  This is number 40, and I have only missed one.  That was last year in Oklahoma City.  I was sick.  The doctor said that I had all the symptoms of Lyme Disease but the tests were negative.  I have had a few minor health problems since, but what can you expect when you are 91 years old?

I can’t remember a Winter as bad as this one!  We have missed 7 or 8 Sundays at church due to snow and we are not out of it yet.  There are more pleasant places to spend the winter and I am making plans for that.  I’m going south!

This year the reunion will be held in Winchester, Virginia July 3rd through 7th.  I have reserved rooms at the Holiday Inn Express on the north side of town.  If you come in on route 522, you go through 5 traffic lights and it is right there on your right.  If you come in on I-81, take the route 37 bypass and you can’t miss it.  The cost for rooms is $75.00 plus tax.  Suites are more.  I didn’t price them.  A free hot cooked breakfast is included and coffee and tea is available 24 hours a day.  There is an indoor pool and exercise facility.  The conference room is nice and is available Thursday through Sunday.  For reservations, call 1-540-667-7050 and specify Shockey Reunion.  They have rooms with two queen size beds or King size.  They have a limited number of handicap rooms and they used to have a few rooms that allow smoking.  I didn’t ask about that.  Reservations must be made by June 26th and cancellations at least two weeks prior to the reunion.  Make your reservations early in order to have your choice of rooms.

There are lots of places to eat nearby.  The motel is located right behind Sheetz, Kentucky Fried Chicken and Arby’s.  Across the road are the Venice Italian Restaurant, McDonald’s Starbucks and Subway.  There are two large Supermarkets nearby and Wall Mart and Applebee’s are about half a mile.  I will provide directions to Olive Garden, TGI Friday’s, Cracker Barrel, Red Lobster and Golden Corral.  There is shopping near the restaurants.

The Conference room will be open on Thursday, July 3rd through Sunday.  Les will be there and I plan to be there Thursday afternoon. 

Friday, July 4th , we will be in the Conference room all day to help with your genealogy, add information and pictures to the database and if necessary, figure out just where you fit in.  If you are a Shockey or related to one, then you do fit in somewhere. 

On Saturday, we offer a tour of the Shockeysville area, John Shockey’s cabin in Oakland and the Oakland cemetery where many Shockeys are buried.  We end the tour at Shockeysville Church about lunch time.  Scott Luttrell usually brings things to make sandwiches, lemonade and iced tea and we have lunch across from the church.    Scott will tell you the history of Shockeysville, many facts about the area and some amusing stories too.  We don’t charge for the lunch, but a donation to the church is appreciated.

On Sunday we attend services at Shockeysville Church.  Services are at 10:00, so we need to leave the motel by 9:15.  We all leave together so no one gets lost and we carpool too.  We have lunch about 12:30 and the general meeting.  I don’t know which will come first.  Two of my grandsons have promised to cater the lunch. They have previously done a good job.  I hope to be able to do the lunch for $10.00 each.  If I can’t, I may have to charge a dollar or two more.  Kids under 6 eat free.  Just pray it don’t rain! 

Those who don’t do genealogy or have extra time to spend, there are things to do around Winchester.  There will be brochures at the motel.  Berkeley Springs, WV is only 35 miles and they have some interesting things to see.  They have several antique shops and specialty shops, but I don’t guarantee that they will be open.  They have a real castle and there is a spa that is nor very expensive.  The mineral water from the spring is 73 degrees the year round and is said to cure all sorts of things.  It is said that the Indians came all the way from North Carolina to ‘take the waters’ for their Arthritis.  George Washington came there often too.  There is a ‘tub’ hewn out of stone that is said to be George Washington’s bath tub.  This is all in a nice little park right in the center of town.  Washington D.C. is only a one hour drive from Winchester.  There  are endless things to see there.  You can see all of the monuments for free and the WWII Memorial is spectacular.  The parking is a whole other story.

The 2013 reunion was held in Oklahoma City, OK.  It was hosted by John L. and Betty Shockey of Lonsdale, Arkansas.  The people of Oklahoma City made us welcome and made sure that we were scarcely aware that there had been devastating tornados.  I was not there, but I heard nothing less than praise for the people of Oklahoma City, especially Jimmy and Mary Arms and Judy Arms who had lost her home, but was there working.  I remember Judy; I had met her at the reunion in Hot Springs AR.  Les will have to tell you what all they did.  I do know that they had Sunday lunch at Golden Corral.  Our thanks to John L. and Betty Shockey for making this all possible.

There were folks there from 10 states and I counted 51 that signed the guest register.  Those attending were:

Les and Naomi Shockey, Sandyville, WV.;  Gerald and Ruth Shockey, Parker, TX.; Stephen and Nancy Shockey, Glendale, AZ.;  Kaylene Sylvester, Watkins, CO.; Mary and Jimmy Arms, Harrah, OK.;  William Arms, Harrah, OK.;  Paul Browne, Mt Airy, MD.;  James ‘Bud’ Roseberry, Ammen, ID.;  Polly Arms and Bob Hupp, Midwest City, OK.;  Sean Grice, Lawton, OK.;  John L. and Betty Shockey, Lonsdale, AZ.;  Barb and Dick Klopshinski, Arcansas Pass, TX.;  Johnny and Shirley Shockey, Leedey, OK.;  Clarice Davis, Coddo Mills. TX.;  Kristy Norman, Derby, KS.;  Heather and David Schultz, Bentonville, AR.;  David and Toni Shockey, Hot Springs, AR.;  Judy Arms and husband, Oklahoma City, OK.;  Carol Shockey, Harlem, GA.;  Charlotte Shockey, Harlem, GA.;  Bonnie Tennant, Grovetown, GA.;  Landon Shockey, Springdale, AZ.;  Leonard and Mavis Shockey, Ardmore, OK.;  Richard and Louise Gibson, Ozark, AR.;  Richard Millican, Oklahoma City, OK.;  John A. Shockey, Kirksville, MO.;  Jade Shockey, El Dorado, AR.;  Justin, Jaxon and Jenny Shockey, Benton, AR.;  Martin Shockey, TX.;  Chris Arms, Harrah, OK.;  Mary Ann Shockey Stigleman, Oklahoma City, OK.;  Robin Kim Shockey, Edmond, OK.;  Richard and Sue Dexheimer,  Dallas, TX.;  Veronica Davis, Borger, TX.;  Betty Mc Connell, Choctaw, OK.

I am sorry that I couldn’t be there to visit with friends and meet all of those that I have never met before.  I hope you can come to Virginia this year and let us show you where your ancestors lived.  Virginia and West Virginia are beautiful states with scenery that is quite different from where you live and there is a lot of Civil War Battle Fields and museums.

I hope you are not finding a problem with the newsletter being on line.  It finally had to come to that due to the continued increase in cost and the decrease of donations.  I only had $280.00 in donations for last year and I would have had to spend more than $2,000.00 and hope to get it back, which I would not have.  My expense was only $56.50 to get it on line and let folks know how to find it and print it.  Please continue to send dues and donations to the treasurer as we still have expenses such as taxes, fee for the conference room for reunions and other expenses that are unexpected.  None of us receive any compensation for the research expense, the things we mail, computer supplies or any other related  expense.  If I don’t charge enough for the Sunday lunch, I don’t ask to be reimbursed for that either.  We just need to collect enough dues to cover our legal obligations.

Too bad that the t-shirts were not available in Oklahoma.  I would have mailed them to anyone that wanted one.  All you needed to do was send me your size, $15.00 for the shirt plus mailing cost.  I will have them in Winchester in a full range of sizes.

If you plan to fly, I suggest that you come to Dulles Airport, rent a car, take route 7 west to I-81 north toward Martinsburg, get off at the Stephenson exit and go left on the route 37 bypass, get off at the route 522 exit and turn left.  The motel is right there.  This may sound complicated, but it is not. 

Candy Hill Camp Ground is a short distance from the motel on route 37 west of Winchester.  The phone number is 1-540-662-8010.  It is the only camp ground anywhere near, so you might need to make reservations early.  Just drive carefully and arrive safe.

I am moving into an Assisted Living facility in the next few weeks.  It is in Elizabethtown, Kentucky near where my son lives.  When I need assistance, it doesn’t need to be more than two hours away or maybe not the day or week that I need it.  I don’t need to be a ‘worry’ for my children and grandchildren when there is a better choice.  This is a good move.  I will be at the reunion and have an address, phone number and email address for you.


Marie Shockey


108 Diecks Drive, Apt 224

Elizabethtown, KY 42701                         

Phone:  270-763-1880


Email address is:






JULY 7, 2013


Thank you to Stephen for taking the minutes of the meeting in the absence of Donna Shockey, Secretary.


The meeting began with a prayer.


Reading of the minutes from the 2012 General Meeting.  Les Shockey made a motion to accept the minutes from the last meeting of July 7, 2012. The motion was moved, seconded and approved as read.


Treasurer’s Report:  Balance is $1,292.23.  The annual Audit Report was postponed.  Moved, seconded, and approved the Treasurer’s Report.


Beginning Balance                                                                                                       $1,292.23

                                           General Fund                                      $220.00

                                           Dues                                                    $320.00

                                           Total                                                   $590.00




Les Shockey, set-up online newsletter                                          $   108.18       

Marie Shockey, 2012 newsletter                                                   $1,097.24

David Shockey, Corp Renewal                                                      $     35.00

Co. of Frederick, Virginia land tax                                               $   194.81

Bank Charges                                                                                 $     30.00


                                           Total                                                   $1,475.43


Ending Balance                                                                                                                 $  406.80


Genealogy Report:           20,509 people

25,815 events

18,432 citations


Moved, seconded, and approved the Genealogy Report.


Church Report:     Roughly $3400.00     Repairs done were painting, maintenance, and underground power lines.  Moved, seconded, and approved the Church Report.


Old Business:  Donna Porter was unable to attend.  Request to change banks from Wells Fargo.  David L. Shockey is now the permanent Chaplain.  Moved, seconded, and approved the Old Business.


New Business:  Howard Shockey is now dropped from the Board.  Replacement needed.  Moved, seconded, and approved the New Business.


Future Reunions:   2014  -  Shockeysville, VA                2015  -  To be Determined


Meeting Adjourned at 3:10 p.m.





JULY 6, 2013


Board Members Present:

Lesley “Les” Shockey, Director . Genealogist, Newsletter Editor (West Virginia

James “Bud” Roseberry, Director, Computer Genealogist (Idaho)

David L. Shockey, Chaplain, Director (Arkansas)

John Lewis Shockey, Director (Arkansas)

Gerald Shockey, Vice President, Computer Genealogist, (Texas)


Board Members Absent:

Marie F. Shockey, Director, Genealogist, Newsletter Editor (West Virginia)

Scott Luttrell, Director, State Representative (Virginia)

William “Bill” Shockey, Director (Maryland)

Ralph N. Shockey, Jr., Director (Maryland

David F. Shockey, President (Kentucky)

Donna P. Shockey, Secretary (Kentucky)

Donna J. Porter, Treasurer (Colorado)


Thank you to Stephen for taking the minutes of the meeting in Secretary Donna Shockey’s absence.


The meeting began with a prayer.


Reading of the minutes from the 2012 Board Meeting.  Les Shockey made a motion to accept the minutes from the last meeting of July 7, 2012. The motion was moved, seconded and approved as read.


Treasurer’s Report:  Balance is $406.80. Moved, seconded, and approved the Treasurer’s Report.           


Beginning Balance                                                                                                     $1,292.23

                                           General Fund                                      $220.00

                                           Dues                                                    $320.00

Total Income                                                                                      $590.00

Total                                                                                                                       $1,882.23




Les Shockey, set-up online newsletter                                              $  108.18        

Marie Shockey, 2012 newsletter                                                        1,097.44

David Shockey, Corp Renewal                                                                35.00

Co. of Frederick, Virginia land tax                                                        194.81

Bank Charges                                                                                           30.00


Total                                                                                               $1,475.43


Balance after expenses                                                                                          $  406.80


Genealogy Report:           20,509 people     25,815 events     18,432 citations

Moved, seconded, and approved the Genealogy Report.

New Business:  Les Shockey made a motion to reimburse Marie Shockey for family reunion postcards, $16.50 (33 postcards at 50 cents each) and computer hard drive recovery, $40.00. Motion was moved seconded and approved. A new board member still needs to be selected for 2014.


Future Reunions:   2014  -  Shockeysville, VA                2015  -  To be Determined


Meeting Adjourned at 2:40 p.m.






David F. Shockey, President, 4 Oakwood Ct., Rineyville, KY 40162



Gerald D. Shockey, Vice President, 5406 Kara Lane, Parker, TX 75002

Phone: 214-442-1892


Donna J. Porter, Treasurer, 1840 S. Wolcott Ct., Denver, CO 80219

Phone: 303-922-8856


Donna P. Shockey, Secretary, 4 Oakwood Ct., Rineyville, KY 40162

Phone: 270-737-7119


Lesley L. Shockey, Computer Genealogist/Newsletter Editor, 516 Independence Rd., Sandyville, WV 25275

Phone 304-273-3525


James “Bud” Roseberry, Computer Genealogist, 2255 Cabellaro Drive, Idaho Falls, ID 84306


Marie F. Shockey, Newsletter Editor/Genealogist, Allegro, 108 Diecks Drive, Apt 224, Elizabethtown, KY 42701     Phone : 304-258-5616


David L. Shockey, 447 Bull Bayou Rd., Hot Springs, AR. 71913

Phone: 501-767-3977


Scott Luttrell, Church Treasurer/State Representative, 912 Old Charlestown Road, Stephenson, VA 22656

Phone: 540-931-2379


John L. Shockey, 3001 Angling Creek Dr., Lonsdale, AZ 72087


Ralph N. Shockey, 128 Willowdale Dr., Apt 11, Frederick, Md. 21702, Phone: 301-305-2338


William Shockey, 907 Horizon Rd., Mount Airy, MD 21771

Phone: 301-407-8741


Clifford Hill, 2321 Westminster St., Wheaton, IL. 60189

Phone: 630-665-8997


You may contact any of us at any time.  We will answer your questions or direct you to someone who can.



SHOCKEY Genealogy Updates

By:  Lesley Shockey

What is happening to time?  It seems such a very short time since we were enjoying the 2013 SHOCKEY Family Reunion and now it is time to start preparing for the 2014 reunion.  The 2013 reunion was strange in one way for Naomi and I.  It does not seem that long ago that we were among the new ones at the reunion and this year we were the couple that had the longest unbroken string of trips to the Shockey reunion.  Although we missed several of the cousins who regularly attend reunions, we met many cousins for the first time and everyone at the reunion enjoyed the visit to Oklahoma City.  Those who were unable to attend sure missed some really good food and the singing next door.  A few of the Shockey cousins were employees at the Best Western Saddleback Inn and helped to make the visit special.

This year we will be gathering in Winchester and Shockeysville, Virginia with Marie Shockey again hosting the event.  Marie has the complete details for you to make your reservations in her article.  I plan to once again lead tours on Saturday morning and Monday.  Friday will include stops at the John Shockey cabin at Oakland, the Oakland cemetery where many Shockey family are buried and also where on entire row of the Shockey family were dug up and moved to an undisclosed location. Last but not least will be a stop at Shockeysville.  On the Monday tour we will head north on I-81 through Maryland to Pennsylvania.  Stops on Monday will include the old mill and the Shockey barn in Rouzerville, the Valentine’s cave area, the overlook at PenMar Park, Harbaugh Church and Cemetery, the Harbaugh home site where Valentine’s cabin was located, the Shockey Station area and the Shockey farm where eight generations of a Shockey family has lived.

The Century Aluminum Retirees continue our fight to regain our stolen health insurance benefits which we earned and were paid for with money taken from our paychecks for every hour worked.  We all knew that we were exposed to many dangerous chemicals and hazards and so were willing to accept less pay in order in insure full medical coverage the remainder of our lives.  As with any effort, there are only about thirty of us working to regain the benefits for over seven hundred retirees and their families.  I was one of the eight chosen to be deposed by lawyers and the first of those to be questioned for slightly over three hours.  We do not know how many years it will be before this comes to trial but there are plans to continue the fight as long as necessary.  Many who have never been in our situation say things like “well you have Medicare so what is the problem?”  The problem is that to obtain a decent supplemental policy costs over $400.00 per month.  Century Aluminum is the same company that locked us out for twenty months in the early 1990s in an effort to break our union.  This resulted in many of us using up our life savings in order to survive.  The NLRB ruled against the Company for the illegal Lockout and their stealing our health insurance is yet another effort on their part to get revenge.  We will continue to fight.

At my age I feel that I need to slow down some but I have three more years as president of the local S.O.A.R. Chapter.  This is an organization of the retiree and their family of both the Fabrication and Reduction plants at the Ravenswood Aluminum facility.  I also serve as president of the Independence Cemetery Association.  Of course my first priority is my church work and Bible study.

When I wrote last year’s article Naomi had completed the first week of treatments and was doing remarkably well.  By reunion time she had completed the two rounds of Chemo treatments which consisted of six days each and all 38 radiation treatments.  Even the doctors were surprised as how well she come through the treatments.  She did lose her hair but it came back thicker and curly.  One funny incident happened during the Chemo treatments.  The first day of the second round was a long day taking almost nine hours.  Shortly after noon I needed to get something to eat.  The restaurant that was within walking distance was a McDonald’s.  I called Naomi’s cell phone to tell her.  She said to bring her a Big Mac, fires and a coke.  She was about half way through eating the sandwich when her Chemo Oncologist walked through..  He was three steps past her when he turned around to take a better look.  He then told her that he had never had a patient eating a Big Mac during Chemo.  It was obvious that most of the other patients were not interested in eating.

Shortly after the 2013 reunion Naomi had another PET Scan.  The results were great.  There was no sign of any living cancer cells.  The next PET Scan was scheduled for January 7th.  The result of this scan was questionable and the Chemo Oncologist wanted a biopsy.  The surgeon said that would be a waste of time as the radiated mass would show positive regardless.  It was decided to do another scan.  It was scheduled for March 10th.  This scan shows five new spots.  The Chemo Oncologist wanted a biopsy immediately.  The surgeon had just left for a two week vacation.  We finally have a biopsy scheduled for March 31st.  The wait was very frustrating but the day that we finally received the results turned out to be worse.  The first visit that day was to the surgeon who had taken the biopsies.  He told us that he was 95% sure that there was no cancer.  Two hours later we were in a room waiting for the Chemo Oncologist.  Bad news, the cancer was back.  Naomi has now started another round of Chemo treatments.  This time she only goes one day a week and receives two different drugs.  This will last for two months and then she faces another scan.



By: Lesley Shockey

The SHOCKEY DNA Project is part of the Family Tree DNA.  Descendants who carry the bloodlines from John Christopher Shockey belong to Haplogroup Q.  Those who have had more extensive testing show that we belong to the Q1b1a subclade which is quite rare in comparison to other groups. 

We now have forty members in the Shockey DNA Project.  Of these, twenty nine men have their DNA tested and nineeen are males with either the Shockey surname or persons who match the Shockey DNA.  There are seven women who were born with the Shockey surname and have taken part in the mtDNA testing.  There are twelve in the group that have taken advantage of the Family Finder test, nine men and three women.  With all the women who had ask about this test to prove their Shockey ancestry and to determine which line they belong to, I was expecting many to take advantage of this test once it was in operation.  

I am the only family member to take advantage of the Y-DNA 111 marker test.  We do have twenty five who have tested the Y-DNA 67 marker test.  Due to a change in the Deep Clade testing, they now only consider one to have taken the test instead of the six that was listed for the Deep Clade test before.  They do still show four of us with true sub-clade of Q1b1 or Q1b1a. 

You can become a member of the SHOCKEY DNA Project by sending me an e-mail requesting the form link and I will email you a message with a clickable link, or you can visit the FamilyTreeDNA page and enter the Shockey surname:

My e-mail address

The cost of the various DNA tests continues to drop as more people join the testing.  Details of the test kit can be seen on the following page. 

Much more can be learned about the tests at:


SHOCKEY Email List

The Shockey Email list is still located on the server. The address to send an item is: 

To subscribe or unsubscribe from the mail list, send the request to  

We now have 102 subscribers on the email list.  Other addresses have either gone bad and a new address was not been subscribed or their research questions were answered.

50th Wedding Anniversary

Barbara and Carl Alan Shockey of Parkersburg will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 31.

They were married on Dec. 31, 1963, at the Jefferson Baptist Church in Parkersburg. The ceremony was officiated by the late Rev. Harley Bailey.

She is the daughter of the late Roddy R. and Grace Mullins Stewart of Parkersburg. She is retired from the jewelry business with 30 years of experience.

He is the son of the late Carl A. and Maud Emerick Shockey of Ravenswood. He is retired from DuPont with 25 years of service.

They are the parents of Shawn (Sharon) of Vienna, Chris (Sara Reeves) of Parkersburg, and Matt (Becca) of Parkersburg.

They are the grandparents of Sarah, Ryan, Noah, Grace, Ross, Leah and Cooper Shockey.

A pasta luncheon will be held in their honor by their children from noon to 5 p.m. December 28 at DERC.  It is requested that gifts be omitted but cards would be appreciated.



Independence Cemetery Veterans Memorial dedication includes flag-raising ceremony

SANDYVILLE - Veterans, relatives and government officials gathered at Independence Cemetery Monday afternoon to dedicate the new veterans memorial there.

Randall Bare, newly elected chairman of the West Virginia Veterans Council, served as master of ceremonies for the dedication which included the singing of the Star Spangled Banner by veteran Roy Guthrie, the Pledge of Allegiance led by Bare, and the raising and lowering to half-mast of the American Flag by Gareth Smith of the Jackson County marine Corps League and the raising of the flags of the five Armed Service branches by Marine Corps League and other attending veterans.

U.S. Air Force Chaplain Jack Miller delivered keynote remarks calling on each of those in attendance to honor those who answered the call to duty to defend freedom who came before, who currently serve and who will serve in the future, and to remember the sacrifice and dedication of the American warrior.

Spectators were reminded by Bare of the stone-like resolve to keep our nation free represented by the dark granite of the new Independence Cemetery memorial and the blank space left following the listing of armed conflicts represented by veterans buried in the cemetery: American Civil War, Spanish American War, World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Granada, Beirut, Panama, Gulf War, Somalia, Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Philippines, Liberia and Iraq.

World War II veteran Edward Kipp delivered remarks praising those who have followed he and his comrades as living history.  Bare recognized those principle players including the Shockey Brothers, David, Lesley and Gene, who helped make the Independence Veterans Memorial a reality and awarded the American Patriotic Medal to David Shockey for his leading role in the memorial project. 
Shockey, in turn, thanked all who donated to make the project come to fruition.

Landscape design by David W. Shockey and Monument design by Les Shockey.


Memorial Weekend Shockey Family Reunion


There is a Shockey Family Reunion held every year at the Shockey Family Pavilion 2435 East 29th Road, Seneca, Illinois on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend  Stop by and meet Shockey cousins.   It start at  noon we supply the tables and chairs if you want a chair to sit in the yard you need to bring one.  Everyone brings a dish to pass and we cook fry chicken everyone put something in the pot to help cover cost.  We usually have a pot going to fry vegi's, mushrooms, onion rings, etc.  Some will bring something cleaned and ready to fry too. For information please feel free to call me at 815-357-6752.

Thanks Marion Modesitt.




The following section is devoted to the SHOCKEY family members who are no longer with us.  It is a way for us to pay our last respects to the family members and as a memorial that we would not otherwise be able to offer.  If any are missed it is because no one sent a copy to Marie or me.  Our mailing addresses are shown on the cover page of the newsletter and our email addresses appear in various places.

If you would like to see more articles about the lives of our SHOCKEY cousins, you need to send them to one of us.  Using email makes it easier but most articles sent in will be included either way.


Mary Frances Shockey Jones Burke, 72, Superior


Mary Frances (Shockey-Jones) Burke, the daughter of Charles and Kitty (McClanahan) Shockey, was born on July 22, 1940 in Galt, Missouri. She passed away on April 28, 2013 in Superior, Nebraska at the age of 72 years.

She married August-Lagar Jones on September 16, 1956 in Galt, Missouri and to this union seven children were born. They later divorced and she was then married to William Peter “Bill” Burke.

She lived in Galt, Missouri; Thief River Falls, Minnesota; Guernsey, Wyoming where she lived the majority of her life, Douglas, Torrington and Cheyenne all in Wyoming; Holdrege and Superior, Nebraska.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers George and Dennis Shockey, one sister Donna Marie Shockey, and a sister-in-law Veda Shockey.

She is survived by her husband Bill Burke of Edgar, Nebraska; and her children Maleta Mae Rueschhoff (Bernard) of Gillette, Wyoming; Vernon Leroy Jones (Ginger) of Guernsey, Wyoming; Janet Lynn Garrison (Jim) of Cheyenne, Wyoming; Donald Ray Jones (Veva) of Huachuca, Arizona; Timothy Lee Jones (Darlene) of Gillette, Wyoming; Michael Dean Jones (Rhonda) of Douglas, Wyoming; and Cindy Ann Jones (Gary) of Superior, Nebraska; 22 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren, brothers Charles S. Shockey, Jr. of Independence, Missouri; and Dick Lee Shockey (Monica) of Torrington, Wyoming; and sisters, Marjorie Ann Fronapfel (Carl) of Harlingen, Texas; Carol Sue Miller (John) of Hot Springs, South Dakota; Dolly Kay Grady (Kevin) of Sunrise Beach Missouri; and Linda Darlene Sams (Douglas) of Boise, Idaho.

Private family services were held.

Megrue-Price Funeral Home of Superior, Nebraska was in charge of the arrangement

Mark Dwain Shockey, 45, Romney

Mark Dwain Shockey, 45, of Romney, W.Va., died Thursday, May 2, 2013, at his residence.

Mark was born on Nov. 29, 1967, in Romney, W.Va., the son of Mildred Autumn (Cheshire) Zirk, of Romney and the late James Alfred Shockey. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Linda Faye Shockey and one brother, Bryan Allen Shockey.
Mark was a graduate of Hampshire High School, class of 1986. He was employed by Baugh Northeast, Front Royal, Va. as warehouse manager. He loved woodworking and built many pieces that he donated to be auctioned for Relay for Life. Mark was a wonderful loving husband, father and stepfather who always put his family first.

Mark is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Vicky Ann (Mangold) Shockey, having just celebrated their anniversary April 20, 2013; one son, Tyler J. Shockey, of Romney, W.Va., one daughter, Brandee N. Cain, of Cross Lanes, W.Va.; five brothers, Mike Shockey and wife Lisa, of Augusta, W.Va., Ronald Shockey and wife Rowanne, of Augusta, Alfred Shockey and wife Missy, of Augusta, James Shockey and wife Hali, of Slanesville and Robert Shockey and companion Alma, of Winchester, Va.; two sister; Bonnie Carter, of Romney and Pamela Mejia, of Fort Myers, Fla.; 12 nieces and nephews and his father and mother-in-law, Donald and Barbara Mangold, of Keyser, W.Va.

The family will receive friends on Monday from 3 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.  

There will be no service and interment will be at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Shaffer Funeral Home, Romney, W.Va.


William L. Shockey, 67, Southwest Florida

William Lincoln Shockey of Southwest Florida passed away with his loving family by his side on Tuesday, May 14, 2013.

He was born in Warren, Ohio on August 2, 1945, the proud son of Effie Lucille (Carder) and Robert L. Shockey.

William lived in Southwest Florida for many years and was known and loved by many. His viewing will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 7-9 p.m. and a Memorial Service will be celebrated on Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. both in the chapel at Anderson-Patterson Funeral and Cremation Services, 2701 Lee Boulevard, Lehigh Acres, Florida 33971, (239) 368-7080.

He is preceded in death by wife Coral Ann Shockey; mother and father , one brother and two sisters. He survived by daughter Cynthia Balmer (Bruce Balmer); daughter Candice Hunter( Anthony Hunter); daughter Crystal Shockey; and grandchildren Brooke Hendry(Jr Hendry), Elizabeth Balmer, Sebastian Shockey, Ethan Hunter; great-grandchildren Allan Hendry, Tucker Hendry, Zoey Adcock and step-greatgrandchildren Deanna, Brooke and Faith Hunter.

William retired form Sprint, he was a loving father and grandfather and will be missed by many.

Those who wish to offer condolences to the family at this difficult time are urged to visit William's memorial webpage at and sign the guestbook.

James Floyd Shockey, 84, Carrollton

James Floyd Shockey, 84, known to most as Floyd, died on May 22, 2013 in Carrollton, Texas.

Friends are invited to join Floyd's family for visitation on Tuesday, May 28 at North Dallas Funeral Home from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The funeral service will take place on Wednesday, May 29 at First Mexican Baptist Church, in Dallas at 10 a.m.

A concise description of Floyd: loving, encourager, jovial, strong, tender, affectionate and never shy to ask for pecan pie. For complete obituary see website:

Published in Express-News on May 26, 2013

Susan E. Matt Shockey, 64, Cicero

Susan E. Matt Shockey, 64, of Cicero, passed away peacefully Tuesday at her home. She was a graduate of Central Square High School and was employed in the insurance industry. She was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church of Cicero.

Surviving are her husband of 37 years, Randy M. Shockey; her children, Andrew M. (Miranda Flett) Shockey and Carrie (Michael) Wittke; a brother, Mark (Cheryl) Matt; two sisters, Lisa Matt and Catherine (Michael) Matt-McLaren and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank Dr. Gary Freeman and his office for their support.

A Mass of Catholic Burial will be Saturday, June 15 at 1 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church of Cicero. The family will greet friends following Mass in the church hall.

Donations may be made, in lieu of flowers, to Anna's Pantry, c/o Sacred Heart Church, 8229 South Main Street, Cicero, New York 13039.


Lester B. Shockey, Jr., 62, Fayetteville

On Monday, July 22, 2013, Lester B. Shockey, Jr., 62, of Fayetteville, PA, passed away at Chambersburg Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Janice A. Krysztofiak Shockey; daughter, Kelly Shockey-Ellis; son, Christopher Shockey; and two sisters, Jeannie Stone and Shirley Semone.

Service will be held at 11 AM Friday, July 26, 2013 in the Chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, PA. ublished in Baltimore Sun on July 25, 2013



Syra J. Stout, 58, Lafayette

Syra J. Stout, 58, of Lafayette passed away on June 11, 2013 at 12:19 p.m. at St. Elizabeth East. Syra was born on January 5, 1955 in Lafayette to the late Shirley and Mary Jane (Shockey) Stout. Syra graduated from Wainwright High School in 1981. She worked as a Library Tech at Purdue University for over 15 years, and then for Lafayette School Corporation as a Paraprofessional. Most recently she worked for Addus Healthcare. Syra loved her family, especially her grandchildren. She loved her animals, reading, and collecting angels.

Surviving are two children, Shannon (husband: Tony) Rogers of Valparaiso, and Autumn (husband: Brandon) Brooks of Lafayette. Also surviving are three siblings, Gordon (wife: Pat) Stout of Lebanon, Dawn (husband: Doug) Wagoner of Lafayette, and Ava (husband: Bob) Englert of Lafayette, six grandchildren, Arís, Anika, Flannery, Max, Ty, and Sonya, and several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by one brother, Rex Stout.

Services will be held on Monday, June 17th at 2:00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the services at Simplicity Funeral Care. Major Jim Irvine will be officiating the service. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Natalie's Second Chance No Kill Shelter. Simplicity Funeral Care entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences at

Published in the Journal & Courier from June 13 to June 14, 2013


Betty A. Buck, 81, Grand Junction

Betty A. Buck February 13, 1932 – June 6, 2013 Betty A. Buck of Grand Junction, CO, passed away June 6, 2013, in Meridian, Idaho. Betty was born February 13, 1932, in Man, WV, to George Roy Anderson and Ruth Gladys Shockey.

She attended University of Mary Washington and received a masters in social work from Tulane University.

On December 27, 1959, she married David Gillespie Buck. They had two daughters, Julia and Jane.

David and Betty lived in numerous locations across the country, including Wyoming, Ohio, Kentucky, Texas, New York, Pennsylvania, Montana and Colorado. In that time, she held a variety of jobs, including social worker, hotel owner, bookmobile librarian, temporary employment agency owner and part-time newspaper reporter. Retirement didn't slow Betty down. As she got older, her sense of adventure grew stronger, earning her a well-used passport and thousands of miles on her car. Betty traveled to all 50 states and multiple countries, including China, Turkey, Peru and South Africa. In the last ten years, she climbed Machu Pichu, rode a zip line in Costa Rica and went skydiving with her grandchildren. Recently, she volunteered for her church and the local chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Betty will be remembered for her strong, independent spirit, her love of family, her quick wit and her sense of humor. She spent her last days traveling to visit family members, and she will be sorely missed.

Betty is survived by her two daughters, Julia (Victor) Parslow of Monroe, Utah, and Jane (Richard) Davlin of Meridian, Idaho; eight grandchildren, Amanda (Christopher) Beckstead, Adam Parslow, David (Bridget) Parslow, Serena Parslow, Kristopher Parslow, Melissa (Nate) Davlin Poppino, Brian (Amanda) Davlin, and Jason Davlin, as well as three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews across the country.

She is preceded in death by her husband, David, and her sister, Charlotte Miller. A public memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. June 22, at First Presbyterian Church, 3940 27 1/2 Road, Grand Junction, CO. Please wear bright colors. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Meals on Wheels or the Colorado-Wyoming Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Published in The Daily Sentinel on June 16, 2013


Nancy R. (Thomas) Bumbaugh, 73, Quincy Village

Mrs. Nancy R. (Thomas) Bumbaugh, 73, a resident of Quincy Village and formerly of 3152 Anthony Highway, Chambersburg, died at 7:10 a.m, Thursday, June 20, 2013 in the nursing home.

Born November 18, 1939, in Fayetteville, she was the daughter of the late William and Maude (Peck) Thomas.  She lived her early life in the Fayetteville area.

She and her husband of over 49 years, Donald M. Bumbaugh, were married on March 28, 1964 in Hagerstown, Md. They have lived together on Anthony Highway since the marriage.

Mrs. Bumbaugh was a homemaker. She was a member of the Greenwood Assembly of God Church. Mrs. Bumbaugh enjoyed the time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoy going out to eat at KFC and watching cooking shows.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by four children, Donald S. Bumbaugh and his wife, Kris of Chambersburg, Beth Ann Shockey and her husband, Kenny of Blue Ridge Summit, PA, Trudy Stevens and her husband, Blaine of Chambersburg, and Robert Thomas and his wife Kelly of Chambersburg; four step-sons, Delmer Bumbaugh and his wife, Sue of Chambersburg, Steve Bumbaugh and his wife, Candy of Carlisle, Timothy Bumbaugh and his wife, Lynn of Florida, and Jeffrey Bumbaugh of Newburg, PA; several brothers and sisters; and a number of grandchildren, step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

Services will be held at 1:30 P.M., Monday, June 24, 2013, in Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro, with the Rev. Dr. A. Robert Cook officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Zion Cemetery, near Quincy. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday afternoon, in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Lutheran Home Care and Hospice, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17202. Online condolences may be expressed at

Porter L. "Butch" Shockey, 65, Rockford

Porter L. "Butch" Shockey, 65, passed away suddenly Tuesday, June 18, 2013, in St. Mary Hospital, Madison, WI.

Born on July 3, 1947, in Sioux City, IA, he was the son of Raymond and Eleanor (Garett) Shockey.

He married Sharon Van Buskirk in Rockford on Oct. 30, 2004.

He retired from Gates Rubber after working there 21 years. Butch enjoyed fishing, boating, and swapping books with friends.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon Shockey; son, Scott Shockey; grandchildren, Angel and Brandon Shockey; stepchildren, Tim Van Buskirk, Kelly and Debbie Williams, and Thomas and Henryetta DuFoe; step-grandchildren, Sara, Brad, Ashley, Katelynn, Amanda, and T.J.; brother, Dave Shockey; sisters, Gloria Baker and Clara Eye; and his former wife, Shirley Shockey.

Predeceased by son, Troy; brother, Gene; and his parents.

Visitation from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Monday, June 24, 2013, in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL, with funeral service beginning at 1 p.m. Interment in Willwood Burial Park. Online condolences may be included at www.sundbergfh. com.

Published in Rockford Register Star from June 22 to June 23, 2013


Glenn Edward Fogle, 81, Thurmont

Mr. Glenn Edward Fogle, 81, of Thurmont, MD, passed away Monday, July 1, 2013 at Frederick Memorial Hospital.

He was the husband of Christine Shockey Fogle his wife of 50+ wonderful years.

Born April 17, 1932 in Creagerstown, MD, he was the son of the late Anna Bell Starner and Clarence Solomon Fogle.

He graduated from Thurmont High School in 1950 and married his late first wife, Shirley K. Weishaar in 1952. Glenn worked in con- struction. He loved doing wood working, making many rocking horses, doll houses for all his granddaughters and barns for his grandsons and for many others. He made so much more with lots of love. Glenn worked with the Boys Little League for 15+ years in Thurmont. He loved to spending time with his family, hunting, fishing and watching the Orioles play.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children Bonnie Mayland and husband Jim of Buffalo Center, Iowa, Shirley Knott and husband Raymond of Emmitsburg, MD and Bryan Fogle and wife Melody, Fairfied, PA, nine grandchildren, eight great grandchil- dren, brother Frank Fogle and wife Jean of Thurmont, sister-in-law Susie Fogle and family and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a daughter Dottie Fogle, a granddaughter Tara Mayland, eight brothers, and four sisters.

The family will receive friends at the Stauffer Funeral Home, 104 E. Main Street. Thurmont, MD on Friday, July 5, from 10 a.m. until service time at 11 a.m., with Pastor James Mayland, Jr. officiating. Interment will be private. Online condolences may be expressed to

Published in The Frederick News-Post on July 3, 2013





Cordelia Shelton, 88, Galesburg

Cordelia Shelton, 88, of Galesburg, passed away at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at the Knox County Nursing Home in Knoxville.

Cordelia was born Oct. 19, 1924, in Elkhart, the daughter of William and Chrystle (Shockey) Suttory. She married Orville Shelton on Aug. 21, 1941. in St. Louis, Mo.

She is survived by her five children, Gary (Jenean) Shelton of East Galesburg, Mike (Mildred West) Shelton of Galesburg, Bobby (Bonnie) Shelton of Farmersville, Texas, Judy (Carl) Carlson of Knoxville, and Margie (Wayne Duncan) Shelton of Cottonwood, Ariz. She is also survived by her three siblings, LeahDell Turner of Cisco, Gwen Rosenfeld of Elkhart, and Louis (Rochelle) Suttory of Springfield; 11 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.

Cordelia worked for Maytag for several years and also the former Hotel Custer in Galesburg. She was a member of the Church of God in Galesburg.

A graveside funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, July 5, 2013, at East Linwood Cemetery in Galesburg. Rev. Don Reynolds will be officiating. Memorial donations may be sent to OSF Hospice or to the Knox County Nursing Home. Online condolences can be left at

Published in The Register-Mail on July 5, 2013


Connie Sue Shockey, 56, Middletown

Connie Sue Shockey, age 56, of Middletown, passed away Saturday, July 13, 2013 at Kensington Place where she had been a patient for two weeks. She was born June 4, 1957 in Wolfe County, Kentucky but lived in Middletown most of her life.

She was a homemaker.

Preceding her in death was her mother, Pauline Risner Shockey.

She is survived by her daughter, Brooke Shockey, fiancé Cory; three grandchildren, Isaih, Camron, and Evan; her father, Garry "Rex" Shockey; her companion, James Mize; two sisters, Charlotte Chumley, husband Ricky and Sandy Vest, husband Arthur; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and many friends.

Visitation will be Monday, July 15, 2013 from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. at the Herr-Riggs Funeral Home, 210 S. Main St., Middletown, followed by services at 2:00 p.m. with Dr. Dan Flory officiating. Interment will be at Woodside Cemetery, Middletown. Arrangements by Herr-Riggs Funeral Home, 210 S. Main St., Middletown, OH.

Published in The Middletown Journal on July 14, 2013


Alvin Kraus, 76, Marana

Alvin Kraus, 76, of Marana, AZ died July 23, 2013. Beloved husband of Linda Shockey Kraus; father of Monique Beaudry, Jerold (Jenn) Kraus, Michael S. (Jenny) Kraus and Lisa E. (Brian) Cohn; dear brother of Sheldon (Lynn) Kraus; grandfather of 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Mr. Kraus served in the U.S. Navy as a 2nd Lt. He was self-employed as a Lighting Manufacturer Representative and was a consummate salesman for 30 years prior to retiring. He also was a volunteer at Block Cancer Hotline.

Graveside Service Saturday, July 27, 2013, 11 a.m. at Evergreen Cemetery, with Rev. Robert McLeod officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Peppi's House or the Community Food Bank. Arrangements by Evergreen Mortuary & Cemetery, N. Oracle and W. Miracle Mile, Tucson, AZ.

Published in The Washington Post on July 26, 2013


Keith Shockey, 62, Parkersburg

Keith Shockey, 62, of Parkersburg, W.Va., passed away on July 26, 2013, at Camden Clark Medical Center, Memorial Campus.

He was born Aug. 27, 1950, in Ravenswood, W.Va., a son of Ila Tryphena Smith Shockey of Parkersburg, and the late Glen A. Shockey.

Keith was a graduate of Parkersburg South High School with the class of 1968, and a graduate of Huntington Barber College. He was a barber by trade and owner/operator of Keith Shockey's Barber Service. He was a kind and generous person and enjoyed hearing and telling funny stories and jokes. He was a caring person with a soft heart, always wanting to help others. He enjoyed old cars and was a member of the Church of Christ. He was dedicated to his family and will forever be missed.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by two brothers, Mark Shockey (Carolyn F.) Shockey of Vienna, W.Va., and Brian Shockey (Brenda) of Parkersburg; one sister, Vicki Shockey of Ripley, W.Va.; nephew, Aaron Shockey of Cleveland, Ohio; and nieces, Amy Ray of Nashville, Tenn., Brenna Shockey of Ripley, and Crystal Boyter of Davisville, W.Va.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Pike Street, south Parkersburg. Private family service and interment at Sunset Memory Gardens will be held at the convenience of the family.

An online guestbook will be available at




John William "Tiny" Cochran, 64, Kansas City

John William "Tiny" Cochran, 64, KCK, passed away Wed., August 7, 2013, at his home. Graveside funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Tuesday, August 13, in Bonner Springs Cemetery. Friends may call 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Tuesday at Joseph A. Butler & Son Funeral Home, 19th & Minnesota Ave., KCK. A KCK native, John was preceded in death by his brother, Jim Cochran and his grandchild, Josy Asbery. He leaves his wife, Vickie; four daughters, Shanna Willey, Kelly Shadden, Tammy Crigger and Heather Shockey; his sister, Kathleen Randall; brother, Donnie Track, and eight grandchildren, along with several family members and friends. (Arr.: Joseph A. Butler & Son, 913- 371-7000; )
Published in Kansas City Star on Aug. 10, 2013


Jessi Radoi, age 16, of Mt. Vernon

Jessi Radoi, age 16, of Mt. Vernon, Missouri, formerly of Redlands, California, passed away at 1:54 p.m. on Monday, July 15, 2013, at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri.  She was born April 9, 1997, in Fontana, California the daughter of Vasile “Bill and Jennifer (Shockey) Radoi.

Jessi was a junior at Mt. Vernon High School and attended the Kingsway Christian Church.  She loved spending time with her family and friends.

She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her parents Bill Radoi of Mt. Vernon; and Jennifer Radoi of Monett; her brother, Jacob of Mt. Vernon; maternal grandparents, Nancy and Steven Shockey of Glendale, Arizona; paternal grandparents, Nicolae and Maria Radoi of San Antonio, Texas; maternal great grandfather, Ted Shockey of Phoenix, Arizona; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

A funeral service, under the direction of Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home, Mt. Vernon,  will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, 2013, at the Kingsway Christian Church with burial at the Mt. Vernon IOOF Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 1:00-2:00 p.m. in the church prior to the service. 

Online condolences may be shared at


Jerilee J. Shockey, 62, Sedalia

Jerilee J. Shockey, 62, of Sedalia, died Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at Bothwell Regional Health Center. Memorial services will be held in the spring.

Published in on Jan. 3, 2014



Eric Neal Shockey, 44, of Copper Hill

Eric Neal Shockey, 44, of Copper Hill, passed away on August 3, 2013. He was the son of Francis S. Shockey Jr. and Donna Lyons Shockey.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Donna Lyons Shockey.

He is survived by his loving daughter, Samantha R. Shockey and her mother, Christine M. Farrell, of Floyd; his father, Francis S. Shockey Jr. and his wife, Ellen P. Shockey, of Copper Hill; brother, Clinton T. Shockey and wife, Patricia, of Vinton; and sister, Shannon R. Shockey Rogers, of Copper Hill; uncles, Harold S. Shockey and wife, Loretta, of Copper Hill and Gary L. Shockey and wife, Judy, of Roanoke; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Eric was born on December 25, 1968, in Nuremberg, Germany. Eric was a very loving father. Eric had a gift with art, he loved to draw. Eric lived life to the fullest and cherished every moment of every day. Eric had many devoted friends that he shared his life with. He had so much wisdom to share and always was there to listen to anyone who needed him. His trials and tribulations were numerous in his short lifetime. His steps were many and led him along many pathways. He was always thinking outside the box in some way or another. Eric enjoyed the outdoors and thoroughly enjoyed listening to music, especially music by The Rolling Stones.

The family's sincere appreciation goes out to all friends and family who extended their love and kindness to Eric on his journey.

The family will receive friends at Oakey's South Chapel on Wednesday, August 7th, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Mount Olivet Baptist Church in Copper Hill, Virginia at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 8, 2013, with the Rev. Greg Mills presiding, followed by the burial service at Restvale Cemetery. Flowers are welcomed and appreciated at Oakey's South Chapel.

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Nora B. Shockey, 87, of Kansas City

Nora B. Shockey, 87, of Kansas City, KS, passed Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at Liberty Hospital.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 AM Saturday August 10, 2013 at The Porter Funeral Home 1835 Minnesota Ave. Kansas City, KS 66102. Visitation will be from 9-10:00 AM Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery Lineville, IA.

Nora was born February 22, 1926, in Mercer, MO to George Bryan and Della Egelston.

She married William F. Shockey and had five children.

She was a lifelong member of Immanuel Baptist Church. Nora enjoyed gardening, mowing her lawn, canning, quilting and spending time with her grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, infant daughter Debra and two sons-in-law Darren Derks and Gregory Ganong.

Survivors include her four children Pamela Ganong-Parins "David", Melody Shockey-Derks, Craig Shockey "Debbie" and Angela Shockey-Coleman "Terry", Six grandchildren and Two great- grandchildren.

(Condolences may be expressed at: Arrangements: Porter Funeral Home & Crematory, 1835 Minnesota Ave. Kansas City, KS (913) 621-6400) Porter Funeral Homes and Crematory

Published in Kansas City Star on August 9, 2013


Earl R. Harbaugh, 92, Greencastle

Mr. Earl R. Harbaugh, 92, of 9252 Rabbit Road South, Greencastle, died Sunday, August 11, 2013 in his home.

Born July 28, 1921, in Pittsburgh, PA, he was the son of the late Guy S. and Ethel M. (Cordell) Harbaugh.

He lived his early life and attended school in the Pittsburgh area. Mr. Harbaugh served as a corporal in the United States Army Air Corp during World War II. During his time overseas he was a medical corpsman attached to the Radar Detection System 556 in Reykjavik, Iceland.

He and his wife of over 64 years, Jennie A. (Fitz) Harbaugh, were married on October 16, 1948 in Hagerstown, MD.

Mr. Harbaugh worked as a master carpenter for various companies and contractors in the local area. He retired in 1984. He was a member of St. Stephen's UCC in Upton, PA and the National Rifle Association. Mr. Harbaugh enjoyed woodworking, hunting, archery, and gardening.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by six children, Bonnie Shockey and her husband, Ken of Greencastle, Linda McNew and her husband, Kermit of Chambersburg, Elaine Heffner and her husband, Steve of Greencastle, Guy Harbaugh and his wife, Linda of Greencastle, Betty Ryder and her husband, Rick of Greencastle, and Joann Ryder and her significant other, Michael Snyder of Hagerstown, Md.; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one sister, Ruth Woller of Greencastle; and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Brenda Sue Harbaugh who died in 1954; and two brothers, Clarence Harbaugh and Paul Harbaugh.

Services will held at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 15, 2013 in Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro, with Rev. J. Denise Smelley officiating. Burial will follow in Harbaugh Church Cemetery, Rouzerville. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday evening, in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Lutheran Home Care and Hospice, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17202; or St. Stephen's UCC, 5441 Buchanan Trail West, Greencastle, PA 17225. Online condolences may be expressed at

Published in Public Opinion on August 13, 2013

Lilly B. Irwin, 92, of Springfield

Lilly B. Irwin, 92, of Springfield died at 8:15 a.m. on Thursday, August 15, 2013, at St. John's Hospice. She was born February 9, 1921, in Elkhart, Ill., to Oren and Eva Shockey VanFossan. She married Oscar Irwin in 1942 and he survives.

She is also survived by one daughter, Sandy (Michael) Branham of Springfield; two grandchildren, Candi (Josh) Laurent and Jacki Summers; and three great-grandchildren, Taylor, Vincent, and Victor. She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, and one sister.

Lilly was a lifelong resident of Springfield and retired from Sangamo Electric after 33 years.

Visitation: 4-7 p.m., Monday, August 19, 2013, at Staab Funeral Home.

Funeral Service: 10 a.m., Tuesday, August 20, 2013, at Staab Funeral Home with Rev. Sara Isbell officiating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Paralyzed Veterans.


COL Cyrus Reyon Shockey (RET), 98, Shawnee

COL Cyrus Reyon Shockey (RET), 98, passed away Aug. 16, 2013.

A visitation will be held Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, from 7-8 p.m. followed by a funeral service on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. Both will be held at the Monticello United Methodist Church, 23860 W. 75th St., Shawnee, KS.

Cy was born Feb. 8, 1915, on a farm near Elkhart, Ill.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Stella Shockey; brother, Edward; and sisters, Amanda, Leona and Irene.

Cy graduated from Illinois State University in 1939 and then taught high school in St. Anne, Ill. Cy was drafted into military service as a private in June 1941. Selected to attend Officer Training School, he was commissioned as an officer in 1942 and retired from the Army in 1970 as a Colonel. He was a graduate of the Armor Advance School, Command and General Staff College and the Army War College. Cy served as aide to General Robert Grow, Division Commander, 6th Armored Division under General George Patton, Commander of Third United States Army in World War II.

In 1948 he served on the staff for the High Commissioner of the US Zone, Austria. Although Cy was an Armor officer, he served as Commanding Officer of an infantry battalion during the Korean conflict and then served in the United Nations Military Armistice Commission in Korea. Cy was awarded the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Distinguished Service Medal and the Silver Star for valor in action. His last tour of duty was as Professor of Military Science at the University of Iowa.

Following his retirement from the service, he worked as Business Office Director at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa, retiring from that position in 1980. During his retirement he volunteered often and was fundamental in establishing the LifeLine program at Mercy Hospital.

In 1943, he married Elizabeth (Bette) Stadtman at Camp Cooke, Calif. Cy and Bette enjoyed 63 years of marriage before Bette passed away in 2006.

They are survived by their son and daughter-in-law, John and Mary Shockey of Anaheim, Calif.; daughter, Barbara Royer of Shawnee, Kan.; four grandchildren: Brian Shockey, Stacy Wright, Jason Royer and Kevin Royer; three step grandchildren: Sara Lyons, Chris Bauer and Jef Holove; and thirteen nieces and nephews.

In 2007, Cy married Candace Eales. Cy is survived by Candace and her sisters and brothers-in-law, Cynthia and Wayne Sjoberg and, Beverly and Don Silvers; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Linda Eales; five nieces; one nephew and seven great-nieces and -nephews.

Cy and Candace enjoyed his last years traveling, playing golf and being involved in church and community activities.

Arrangements by: Porter Funeral Homes & Crematory, 8535 Monrovia, Lenexa, KS; 913-438-6444. Condolences may be expressed at

Published in The Lincoln Courier on August 20, 2013 - See more at:

The Lincoln Courier on August 20, 2013


Sylvia I. Wilson of Parkersburg

Sylvia I. Wilson of Parkersburg, W.Va., who would have been 100 years old in eight days, passed away Oct. 2, 2013, at Worthington Nursing and Rehab.

She was born Oct. 10, 1913 in Marietta, Ohio, a daughter of the late Albert Ross and Della Delong French. She was a homemaker and a member of Lynn St. Church of Christ.

Sylvia is survived by her daughter, Brenda S. Moore (David) of Vienna, W.Va.; a sister, Edna Kachner of Stow, Ohio; three grandchildren, Neil Cummons, Trudi Shockey and Terri Cummons; and three great-grandchildren, Katelyn Shockey, Jacob Shockey and Geneva Cummons.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard Arza Wilson in 1978; and a sister, Zella French Fortney.

Services will be 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, in the chapel at Eastlawn Memorial Park in Marietta, Ohio with Hoss Ridgeway officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be from 2 p.m. until time of services Friday in the chapel.

Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Green Street, Parkersburg is assisting the family.


Hal Shockey, age 86, Saskatchewan

Hal Shockey, age 86, passed away October 1st, 2013.

Hal once said, the best decision he ever made was marrying his wife Lil. He loved his family being the oldest of eight, he always set a good example for his siblings, Glen, Norma, Vern, Eleanor, Clifford, Gerald (predeceased) and Shirley.

Hal built roads all over Saskatchewan. He was a dedicated employee to Evans Construction and Corman Park municipality, but his passion was aviation and hunting. After he retired, his son, Jim included Hal on the television show "Jim Shockey's Hunting Adventures", where Hal achieved celebrity status.

He was a really good father to his children, Jim, Geraldine and Barbara. As a grandfather he was enjoyed by Branlin, Tony, Eva, Jamie and Thomas. Everyone loved and respected Hal, his wife, siblings, children, grandchildren, nephews and nieces. He will be greatly missed.


Etta Mae Gearhart, 86, Lancaster

Etta Mae Gearhart, 86, of Harclay Place, Lancaster, Pa., passed away Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, at Lancaster General Hospital.

Born Dec. 6, 1926, in Ringgold, Md., she was the daughter of the late Harry Benjamin and Ruth Marie (Davis) Shockey.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Floyd A. Gearhart Sept. 4, 2006.

She was a graduate of Smithsburg High School class of 1944 and was a homemaker.

She was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity of Lancaster.

She loved to read and do crossword puzzles.

She is survived by one daughter Maxine "Mickey" Erisman and husband Jim of York, Pa., one son Benjamin Gearhart of Lititz, Pa., one brother-in-law George Martin and one sister-in-law Anna Shockey, both of Chambersburg, two grandchildren Dennis Erisman and Penny Ferency, two great-grandsons Elek Ferency and Odin Ferency and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister Mary Jane Martin and one brother Paul K. Shockey.

A graveside service will be held Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Smithsburg Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity, 31 S. Duke St., Lancaster, Pa. 17602.

Arrangements were made by J.L. Davis Funeral Home of Smithsburg, Md.

Published in Waynesboro Record Herald on Nov. 2, 2013


Lewis W. Shockey Sr., 93, Atchison

Lewis W. Shockey Sr., 93, Atchison, died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 at the Atchison Hospital.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 at Trinity Lutheran Church with Rev. Robert Ziegler officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Vernon Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15 at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are suggested to Trinity Lutheran Church Building and Grounds Fund or Trinity Lutheran School Grant Fund and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be left online at

Lewis was born on March 2, 1920 in Atchison, the son of Frank and Gladys (Jenkins) Shockey. He attended Atchison Schools and worked for Wilson’s Poultry Company prior to enlisting in the United States Army in 1941. Mr. Shockey participated in General Patton’s march across Germany, he returned from Europe in 1945. He was married to his sweetheart Louise Kuhnert on Oct. 28, 1945 in Atchison at St. Andrew’s Chapel, and they made their home in Atchison. To this union one son was born, Lewis W. (Sonny) Shockey Jr. Mr. Shockey went to work for Midwest Solvents in 1945 and worked as the maintenance foreman until he retired in 1985. After retirement Lewis enjoyed hunting, fishing and visiting with friends. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, was a lifetime member of American Legion Post 6, Atchison, and the VFW Post 1175, Atchison, and was an avid supporter of the Ducks Unlimited.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years Louise Shockey, of the home, three grandchildren, Cassie (Elena) Shockey Holguin, Dallas, Texas, Angie Shockey Fish, Seattle, Wash., and Lewis W. (Andrea) Shockey III, Wichita, two great-grandchildren, Zoey Fish, Seattle, Wash., and Wesley Shockey, Wichita, and three sisters, Betty Nelson, Midland, Texas, Delores Simpson, Rosemary Cornforth, of Leavenworth, and sister-in-law Joan Shockey, Leavenworth and his Godchildren, Jeff Kuhnert, Rushville, Mo., and Cathy Kuhnert Higley, Cummings. His parents, his son Lewis W. Shockey Jr., four brothers Jim, Bill, Jack and Paul Shockey, three sisters Loretta Shockey, Bessie Simpson, and Marge Baker preceded him in death.


Virgil Glenn Shockey, 92, of Abilene

Virgil Glenn Shockey, 92, of Abilene, Kansas, passed away Wednesday, October 9th 2013, at Memorial Hospital in Abilene. He was born on a farm near Atlanta, Kansas, the son of Harley and Grace (Reeves) Shockey. Glenn attended grade school and high school in Atlanta, Kansas, and junior college in Arkansas City, Kansas. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in November of 1942. He served in the Aleutian Islands and the South Pacific including the campaigns on Kwajalein, Tarawa, Saipan, Tinian, Iwo Jima and the occupation of Japan. He was honorably discharged in November of 1945.

Glenn married Helen G. Kaufman on April 21, 1946, in Wichita, Kansas. They moved to Abilene from Newton, Kansas, in 1965. He retired as an agent for Santa Fe Railroad in Abilene after 35 years of service. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Abilene. Glenn is survived by his two sons: Jim (Helen) Shockey, and Mark (Brenda) Shockey; three grandchildren: Erin Shockey (Peter) Lementowski, Derek Shockey and Michael Shockey; one great-granddaughter, Ellen Lementowski, one great-grandson, Alex Lementowski; and his sister Evelyn (Dwayne) Simon. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Helen, his two brothers, Lauren Shockey and Lloyd Shockey; and three sisters, Doris (Shockey) Meyers, Alma (Shockey) Wadsack, and Helen Shockey.

Funeral services for Glenn will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 16, 2013, at the First United Methodist Church, 601 North Cedar Street in Abilene, with the Reverend John Collins officiating. Burial will follow in the Abilene City Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, October 15, 2013, from 9 a.m until 9:00 p.m. at the Martin-Becker-Carlson funeral home, 414 NW Third Street in Abilene. Condolences may be left online at

Glenn's family greatly appreciates the love and support of his many friends and neighbors, especially Ron Shouse, Wendi Pratt, Paul Martin, Don Feller (deceased), Toni Schwarting, Jim Laricks and Jo Schwartz. Thanks to Dr. Brian Holmes and associates, the staff at Abilene Memorial Hospital, the caregivers at Sterling House, and members of the First United Methodist Church for taking such good care of Glenn.

In lieu of flowers, friends may contribute to the First United Methodist Church in his memory.

Contributions may be left at the funeral home or sent in care of Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home, 414 NW third Street, Abilene, Kansas 67410.


Gary L. Shockey, of Roanoke

Gary L. Shockey, of Roanoke, passed away Sunday, November 10, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, Francis S. and Margaret Shockey; sister-in-law, Donna Shockey; nephew, Eric Shockey; and father-in-law, J. Edward Slusher. Surviving to cherish his life and love are his wife of 44 years, Judy Shockey; his daughter, Robyn Hurley and significant other, Allan Kirby, of Salem, Amanda Shockey and significant other, James Rogers, of Goodview; brother, Francis Jr. and wife, Ellen and Harold and wife, Loretta, all of Copper Hill; and his mother-in-law, Lois Slusher, of Floyd. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.

Gary attended Floyd County High School graduating in 1966 and then attended Mars Hill College where he majored in chemistry and biology.

After graduation he was employed by the Salem Water Department. He and Judy moved to Jonesboro, Ga. where he was employed with the National Life and Accident Insurance Co. Both missed Virginia, and after returning he worked both construction and maintenance for Sans Souci Apartments. In 1979, he joined Lawrence Transportation and became a coast to coast Master Lease Operator for United Van Lines until his retirement in 2004.

Although he was away from home, he would call home often to check on "his girls". Each moment he could spend at home with his family was cherished. He was a loving husband to Judy and a wonderful father, role model, and "advice giver" to both Robyn and Amanda. They will cherish his love and devotion to each of them and the many wonderful memories he gave them.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Salvation Army 724 Dale Avenue S.E. Roanoke, VA 24013.

Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Thursday, November 14, 2013, at Simpson Funeral Home, 5160 Peters Creek Road, by Pastor Angela Carr.

Interment will follow in Evergreen Burial Park. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Simpson Funeral Home. 540-366-0707.


Mary Evelyn Shockey, age 93, Rio Rancho

Mary Evelyn Shockey, age 93, passed away October 27, 2013 in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.

She was born October 20, 1920 in Muskogee, Oklahoma and moved to Albuquerque in 1937 to live with her aunt and uncle, Jim and Daisy Bass.

She loved needlework and did beautiful knitting, needlepoint and counted cross stitch.

Mary Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents James and Almeda Novy, husband L.G. Shockey, son Randy Shockey, and brothers Jim and Bob Novy.

She is survived by her daughter Glenelle Franzmeier, granddaughters Terra Lynn Goldberg (Jeff) and Nicky Phillips (Jeremy) as well as her great grandchildren Payson and Harley Rogers.

Services will be held Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 11:30 am in St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 518 N. Alamada. In lieu of flowers, gifts to the Shriners' Hospital may be made.

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on Nov. 14, 2013


Richard Allen Funke, 66

Richard Allen Funke (Dick). March 1, 1947 - November 11, 2013

Dick Funke, dog lover, recreational pilot, do-it-yourself man (stubborn but always right), impatient driver and despiser of anything eggplant, passed away on Monday, November 11, 2013 at the age of 66. Not for the faint of heart, Dick was a man of great passion and intensity. After attending Yale University he joined the workforce, was a First Scholar and obtained his MBA at University of Chicago. He was both practical and idealistic which was reflected in his leadership of his municipal bond company. He was an exceptional forward thinker. His insatiable curiosity for new challenges led him to great heights and while he was often a bit of a challenge himself, he was deeply loved by all that knew him. Dick was never fully able to wrinkle his impossibly large nose, though he tried (and failed) often. Known for occasionally dancing like an Egyptian, impersonating a wide-mouthed frog, or giving out casual "pinchadoodies," he was a man that lived and preached his own motto - "Some people get the joke and some people just don't." For those overcome by sadness and loss, stop right there. "Suck it up," he would always say. Understand that there is so much life to live and Dick did a wonderful job of living it right up until the end. He never gave up, and he certainly inspired his family and friends to do the same. If anything, Dick was always a man who pushed those he loved to be the best versions of themselves.

He was the beloved son of Gene and Mabel Funke and is survived by six children who all take after him in their own ways.

From his marriage to Julie Ann Carroll, he fathered four children; Court (Lisa), Jordan, Moira (Paul), and Morgan. He later went on to marry Margot Shockey and had two more children; Eugene Shockey and Mary Ellen Martha. He was Grandpa to Grace and Lilly and Babu to Marley Asha. He was preceded in death by his beloved dog Sophie.

A memorial party will be held at Skokie Country Club Saturday Dec. 7 from 4-6pm. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to the LeelanauConservancy in Leland, Michigan. PO Box 1007, Leland MI, 49654 or An online guestbook may be sign at

Published in Chicago Tribune on Nov. 14, 2013


Grover Lee Luttrell, 71, Middletown

Grover Lee Luttrell, 71, of Middletown, Virginia, died Monday, November 12, 2012, in his home.

Mr. Luttrell was born in 1941, in Frederick County, Virginia, the son of the late Harry and Annie Luttrell. He was a Tree Surgeon with Asplundh Tree Service, retiring after 49 years of service.

He married Helen Lee Haun on February 26, 1959, in Hagerstown, Maryland.

Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Diana Seal and husband, Jerry, of Winchester, Tammy Jones and husband, Denis, of Martinsburg, West Virginia; three grandchildren, Zachary Fisher of Inwood, Denis Jones, Jr., of Martinsburg, Amanda Rae Triplett of Hedgesville; great grandson, Clayton Jones and great granddaughter, Zoey Fisher and numerous brothers and sisters.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening, from 6:00-8:00 PM, at Omps Funeral Home, Amherst Chapel.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Thursday, at Shenandoah Memorial Park with Reverend Isaac Luttrell officiating.

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Herman Eugene “Gene” Luttrell, 82, Bunker Hill

Herman Eugene “Gene” Luttrell, 82, of Bunker Hill, WV, passed away Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at his residence with his “special angel” Pauline Ruble, his children and his brothers and sisters by his side.

He was born August 13, 1931 in Frederick County, VA the son of Harry and Annabelle Mason Luttrell and was one of eighteen children.

Mr. Luttrell had been a motor equipment operator for the public works department of Winchester, VA.  He was awarded the city’s Distinguished Service Award in 1987, to which he said, “I’m not too famous, just a worker.”  His humor, energy for life and free spirit will be missed by all.  Mr. Luttrell was baptized Sunday, September 1, 2013.  He attended Shockeysville United Methodist Church and the Bunker Hill Brethren In Christ.

Surviving are six children, Patty Thomale, Barbara Cox, Chester Luttrell, Roseann Holtsclaw, Lisa Weir and Kathy Baker; five sisters; seven brothers and seventeen grandchildren.

Two children, Bonnie Luttrell and James Luttrell; a granddaughter, Jennifer Luttrell; a great-grandson, Brandon Lepley; two brothers and three sisters are all deceased.

A funeral service will be Saturday, November 16, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. in Phelps Funeral Chapel, 311 Hope Drive, Winchester with Pastor Raymond R. Martin officiating.

Burial will follow in Shockeysville United Methodist Church Cemetery, Shockeysville, VA.

Friends will be received on Friday, November 15, 2013, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the funeral chapel.

Casket bearers will be James E. Weir, Jr., David Crim, Timothy Madigan, Jerry Ruble, Steve Woodard, Joedy Holtsclaw, Scott Lewis and Chester Luttrell, Sr.

Honorary bearers will be Matthew Woodard, JR Swartz and Dave Holtsclaw.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 122 Waverly Court, Martinsburg, WV 25403.


John R. "Turk" Noll, 63, Waynesboro

John R. "Turk" Noll, 63, of 7181 Pine Hill Road, Waynesboro, Pa., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, in his home following a nine year battle with cancer.

Born Feb. 15, 1950, in Waynesboro, he was the son of Mrs. J. Jacqueline (Whisler) Noll of Waynesboro and the late Kenton E. Noll. He was a lifelong resident of the Waynesboro area.

Mr. Noll was a graduate of Waynesboro High School with the Class of 1968.

He and his wife of 36 years, Mrs. Cheryl J. "Cheri" (Shockey) Noll, were married May 10, 1977.

Mr. Noll took his machinist trade at Landis Tool Co., Waynesboro where he was employed for 11 years. He later worked at Beck Manufacturing, Waynesboro for 31 years. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Quincy, Pa., and Joe Stickell American Legion Post 15, Eagles Club Inc. and Owls Club, all of Waynesboro.

Mr. Noll enjoyed golfing with the "10th Hole League" and reading, especially about the Civil War.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by two children, Michelle L. Bowders-Neese and her husband, Korby of Rebersburg, Pa., and John M. "Matt" Noll and his companion, Connie Chow of Brisbane, Calif.; five grandchildren, Jasmine, Jordan, Desiree, Molly and Kaden; one great-grandson, Kyle Anthony; two brothers, Michael R. Noll and his wife, Pam, and Paul W. Noll and his wife April, both of Waynesboro; one niece; and four nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 8469 Anthony Highway, Waynesboro, with Pastor James M. Russell officiating. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Alexander Hamilton Memorial Library Building Fund, 45 E. Main St., Waynesboro Pa. 17268, or Lutheran Home Care & Hospice, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, Pa. 17202.

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Published in Waynesboro Record Herald on Nov. 14, 2013


Darlene Sue Shockey, 58, Carrollton

Darlene Sue Shockey, 58, of Carrollton passed away Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer.

She is survived by her husband of 39 years, John; children, Chad (Tonya), Dustin (Erika), and Cody (Julie); parents, Paul and Donna Case; sister, Debra (Ed) Wise; twelve grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Darlene was preceded in death by her grandparents, Walter and Ethel Myers and Rani and Felix Case; brother, Paul Daniel Case; mother-in-law, Dorothy Block Shockey; and brother-in- law, William Shockey Jr.

Darlene enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and could often be seen rooting them on from the sidelines. Many thanks go out to Carroll County Hospice for their caring staff and support.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013 at 1 p.m. in Sweeney-Dodds Funeral Home of Carrollton. Burial will follow in Union Valley Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11 a.m. until time of service in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers Darlene requested that donations be made to Community Hospice, 1040 Trump Road, Carrollton, Ohio 44615.

Published in The Times Reporter on Nov. 18, 2013


Christopher (Chris) C. Cooper, 43, Rocky Mount

Christopher (Chris) C. Cooper, 43, of Rocky Mount, passed away Thursday, November 28, 2013.

Chris was preceded in death by grandparents, Joe and Tillie Cooper; grandmother, Rosa Shutt; grandfather, Hoten Shockey. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Angela Boothe Cooper.

Chris was a very loving person and a devoted father. He was employed with MW Windows/Plygem for 14 years.

Surviving are his sons Colton Ryan Cooper and Logan Wyatt Cooper; his parents, Roger and Patty Cooper; his brother, Brian Cooper and his children Cameron and Brittany; many special aunts; uncles and cousins; numerous other family and friends.

Chris always loved raising money for children at Christmas each year. Therefore, in lieu of flowers, his family asks that this Christmas, donate to your local Bikes for Tykes organization. His family also kindly request no food.

Funeral Services will be conducted from Conner-Bowman Funeral Home (Rt. 220 Chapel) 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Doug Hayes and the Rev. Mark Griffith officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Memorial Park. His family will receive friends Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service at Conner-Bowman Funeral Chapel, Rt. 220, 62 Virginia market Place Dr., Rocky Mount.


Marion Romeo, age 89, of Dayton

Marion Romeo, age 89, of Dayton, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at Brookhaven Nursing Home.

She is survived by her three children: Patricia Oates, Jon Romeo, and Thomas Shockey; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Marion was an avid reader and animal lover. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Memorial services will be held at Tobias Funeral Home – Belmont Chapel, 648 Watervliet Ave. at Fauver Ave., on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 3:00pm with Pastor Virgil Gallagher officiating. Family and friends may call on the funeral home from 2:00pm until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Marion's name to the Humane Society of Greater Dayton, 1661 Nicholas Rd Dayton, Ohio 45417.


Anna L. Shockey Henry age 88, Marietta

Anna L. Shockey Henry age 88 of Marietta and formerly of Lima died 9:30 p.m., Thursday Dec. 5 at Worthington Nursing Home in Parkersburg, WV.

She was born April 9, 1925 in South Bend, IN to John and Marie (Burden) Shockey, who preceded her in death. She married Robert F. Henry Oct. 31, 1943 and he preceded her in death March 2, 2013.

Mrs. Henry had been a member of Shawnee Community Church, Shawnee Garden Club, YWCA, Allen County Senior Citizens, a Gray Lady at St. Rita's the Twenties Club and enjoyed bowling and quilting.

Survivors include a son: John Ellsworth (Anna J.) Henry of Marietta, OH, a grandson Robert John Franklin Henry and 3 brothers: Edward (Rosie) Shockey of Wapak, Larry (Judy) Huebner of Dayton, OH and Bill (Connie) Shockey of Florida.

A memorial service will be held noon Tuesday, Dec. 17 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville with Russ Thomas officiating. Burial will follow at Shawnee Cemetery and the family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Allen County Museum or Honor Flight Northwest Ohio P.O. Box 23018, Toledo, Ohio 43623 and condolences may be shared at


Richard James Wobith, Sr., 68, Mosca

Mosca resident Richard James Wobith, Sr., 68, passed away peacefully at home in December 29, 2013.

Richard was born in North Judson, Indiana the son of Edward Wobith and Marceil Short Wobith on August 12, 1945. He attended college in Leadville and worked for many years as a Truck Driver and Heavy Equipment Operator. He married his wife of 42 years, Jessie Lollie McColm on June 20, 1971 in Alamosa.

He loved to spend time with his family and to be outside working in the yard, camping, fishing and hunting. He was very proud of his son Richard for serving 20 years of active duty with the United States Navy and his upcoming retirement. Most of all, Richard’s grandbabies were his pride and joy.

He is survived by his loving wife Jessie Wobith of Mosca; his children Bobby (James) Aldridge, Richard (Danielle) Wobith, Jr., Justin (Cassandra) Wobith; his grandbabies Travis, Brandon (Shay), Chris Aldridge, Fox, Lillian, Jessie Wobith Kristopher, Keith, Lindley Wobith; his sisters Sue McEwen and La GeanGeanie” Schick; his step-brothers Ed and Bob Tauteris; his special friend Stanley Bundy as well as numerous extended family and friends.

Richard is preceded in death by his parents Ed and Marceil and by his mother-in-law Jessie Lora Shockey and father-in-law Owen Leon McColm, Sr.

A Funeral Service and Celebration of Life will be held 2:00 pm Monday, January 6, 2014 at the Rogers Family Mortuary in Alamosa. Interment will follow services in the Alamosa Cemetery. Contributions are suggested to either the Cancer Centers of America or to Children’s Hospital in his memory and may be made through the funeral home office.


Violet Elizabeth Moyer, 91, Fostoria

Violet Elizabeth Moyer, 91, of Fostoria, died Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Fostoria.

She was born March 26, 1922, in Shockeysville, W.Va., to Harry and Anna (Mason) Luttrell. She married Snowden Moyer Sr. June 29, 1939, in Shockeysville, Va., and he preceded her in death.

She is survived by two daughters, Jean (Richard) Burdock of Mount Blanchard and Anna Plott of Fostoria; three sons, Snowden (Barbara) Moyer Jr. of Tucson, Ariz., William (Irene) Moyer Sr. of North Baltimore and Kyle E. Moyer of Findlay; a daughter-in-law, Sue Moyer of Tiffin; four sisters, Betty, Ruby, Esther and Lucille; seven brothers, Calvin, Scott, Burt, Glenn, Branson, Charlie and Edgar; 21 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and 17 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, James and Steven Moyer; three sisters, May, Barbara and Marie; and three brothers, Eugene, Howard and Grover.

Her funeral will begin at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, 301 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria, with the Rev. Roger VanDonkelaar officiating. Burial will follow at Knollcrest Gardens, Arcadia.

Visitation will be 3-7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Trinity United Brethren Church or Alzheimer's Foundation of America.

Retha Martin Shockey, 94, Eugene

Retha Martin Shockey died Jan. 10, 2014 at age 94.

Born Retha E. Martin on August 26, 1919 near Dwight, Kansas. Retha was the youngest of seven children; all of whom preceded her in death. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews & great, great nieces and nephews.

Retha attended school in the Council Grove, Kansas area, before she married Leon Shockey in 1943 in Lawrence, Kansas. They moved to Needles, California, then settled in Rialto, California. They both worked for Santa Fe Railroad for over 30 years. Retha moved to Sheldon Oaks Retirement Community in Eugene, Oregon in 2007 to be near nephew, Doug Griesel. She attended Garden Way Church

Retha was the family historian, and kept in touch with her expanded and distant family. She is remembered for her strong faith, generous spirit, sharp mind and great sense of humor.

A memorial will be held at Sheldon Oaks Retirement Center, 2525 Cal Young Rd at 2:30 pm on Sunday, January 19, 2014. A graveside service will be held at Green Acres Cemetery, in Bloomington, California on February 24, 2014 at 1pm.

Arrangements entrusted to Musgrove Family Mortuary. Please access the obituary and you are invited to sign the guestbook at

 Eugene Register-Guard on Jan. 17, 2014


Garnet L. Vickers (Nee Shockey), 82

Garnet L. Vickers (Nee Shockey) age 82, late of the East Side passed away on Friday, January 24, 2014.

Beloved wife of the late Oscar. Loving mother of Frank (Christine) Carper, late Debbie Carper, Danny Carper, Judy (Marty) Niksich and Trudy Reyna. Devoted grandmother of eight and cherished great- grandmother of six. Also survived by three brothers, three sisters, nieces, nephews and dear friends.

Preceded in death by her parents and three brothers. Retired employee of Trinity Hospital. Garnet was an avid bingo player.

Visitation Wednesday 2:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral services Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Elmwood Chapel 11200 S. Ewing Ave. Chicago. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. 773-731-2749.




Judith Ann Davis Shockey, 72, Savannah

Judith Ann Davis Shockey passed away Thursday, January 30, 2014 at Hospice Savannah.

She was a native of Waynesville, North Carolina, a homemaker, and has lived in Savannah since 1985.

Surviving are her husband, Donald K. Shockey, Lt. Col., U.S.M.C. (Ret.); daughter, Shannon Shockey Lambert; son, Lamar Kent Shockey, and grandson, Brian Lambert.

The family will have a private funeral service at a later date. Remembrances may be made to Hospice Savannah, Inc., PO Box 13190, Savannah, GA 361416. Please sign our on-line guest book at Savannah Morning News January 31, 2014

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Published in Savannah Morning News on Jan. 31, 2014


Stephen Wayne Shockey, 57, North Richland Hills

Stephen Wayne Shockey, 57, passed away Monday, Feb. 3, 2014.

Memorial service: 2 p.m. Sunday at Crossroads Church, 6331 Boulevard 26, Suite 250, North Richland Hills.

Steve was born Dec. 3, 1956, in Bryan to parents Ruby Hall and Robert Jack Shockey.

He served in the Air Force in Montana where he met and married his wife in 1979. After his discharge, he quickly returned to his roots here in Texas. Steve never met a stranger. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, bother and devoted friend to all.


Giles Milton Thompson, 92, Vienna

Giles Milton Thompson, 92, of Vienna passed away February 19, 2014 at his home.

He was born February 8, 1922 in Parkersburg, a son of the late Giles and Claudia Mae Shockey Thompson.

Giles was a member of the Grace Baptist Church, was retired from the U. S. Postal Service as a Clerk with 20 years of service and he was a WW II Veteran, having served in the Army Air-Force

He is survived by two step daughters, Sharon (Charles) Davis Fisher of Vienna, and Mary Sue (Roger) Davis Helmick of St. Albans.

Four step grandchildren, Charles Frederick Fisher, Jr. of Vienna, Paul Richard (Thresa) Fisher of Davisville, Paul W. (Kristen) Helmick of Charleston and Deborah Lynn (John) Fernatt of Hurricane.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Nina L. Pryor Davis Thompson in 2004 and his sister, Betty Jane Clark.

There will be a Graveside Service Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Evergreen North Cemetery. Pastor Paul Drake will officiate and Military Rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post #15.  There will be visitation at Kimes Funeral Home, 521 5th St., Parkersburg also on Saturday from 1-2 p.m.  Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting  Memorial donations may be made to the Vienna Public Library.


Dennis James Ratay, 67, Lincoln Hills

Dedicated and loving husband, father, grandfather and brother, Dennis James Ratay, 67, of Lincoln Hills, CA, passed away at his home on February 5 after a six month battle with pancreatic cancer with his wife of forty-two years, Margaret Rose (Shockey) Ratay, by his side. Den fought courageously with a smile on his face and he and Margaret remained faithful and optimistic throughout his journey.

Born in Pittsburgh, PA, Den shared a birthday and most of his time as a youth with his best friend and identical twin brother, Dave. He also lived in St. Petersburg, FL as a teen; Atlanta, GA while he attended Georgia Tech, Phoenix, Az where he met Margaret and his daughter Shannon was born. They moved to Bloomington, MN where their son Ryan was born. Den and his family spent 20 years in Hopkinton, MA where he served as President of Hopkinton Little League and on the St. John the Evangelist parish council committee for a number of years before relocating to California in 2000.

Den's motto was 'family first.' He loved traveling the country playing golf and going to car races with his brothers, Dave and Don. He looked forward to Florida visits to see his sister Sue and his Aunt Madeline. A highlight for Den was being with Ryan, Marcela, and cherished grandson, Patricio. His greatest hiking joy was summiting Yosemite's Half Dome with Shannon.

Den was surrounded in his life by incredible friends. As President of the Lincoln Hills Hiking-Walking Club, Den led hikes in the Sierras and enjoyed photographing each one. He was a member of Lincoln Hills Softball Teams and his favorite position was second base. His passion for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Boston Red Sox was contagious. He loved In'n'Out burgers and his frequent trips to Costco.

The family is so grateful for the kindness and support shared with them by family and friends. Whether it was a meal provided, a visit, prayers, or a chat with Den, it all meant so much.

Den is additionally survived by special cousins, beloved nieces and their families and many friends across the country.

A funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Saint Joseph Catholic Parish, 280 Oak Tree Lane, Lincoln, CA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the UCSF Pancreas Cancer Program ( research/pancreas) or Hospice (

Published in The Sacramento Bee on Feb. 9, 2014


Robert E. Hampton Sr., age 75, Beartown

Robert E. Hampton Sr., age 75, of Beartown and a resident of the Village of Laurel Run, Fayetteville, was called home to be with Lord on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Jan. 24, 1939, in Beartown, Pa., he was the son of the late John William and Frances Cecelia (nee Shockey) Hampton Sr.

He briefly served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

He was the husband of the late Mary Margaret (nee Reed) Hampton, whom he married on Dec. 6, 1959, in Highfield Church, Highfield, Md.

Mr. Hampton worked for Knouse Food in Orrtanna in sanitation and maintenance.  He loved sports in general. He loved to hunt, fishing, golf and woodworking. He was a fan of the Orioles and Redskins.  He was a member of Greencastle Church of God, Greencastle, Pa.

He is survived by four children, Tina Gossard of Hagerstown, Teresa Butterfield of Warfordsburg, Robert E. Hampton Jr. of Mont Alto, and Melissa Senn of Waynesboro, 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, Lorraine Barkdoll of Waynesboro, Marie Rowland and their brother John W. Hampton Jr., both of Beartown. In addition to his parents and wife he is preceded in death by a brother Clark L. Hampton.

Celebration funeral service will be held on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at 11 a.m. in Beartown Calvary Chapel, 13318 Mentzer Gap Road, Beartown (Waynesboro) Rev. Norman Gloeckler officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Lochstampfor Funeral Home Inc., corners of South Church and West Second Street, Waynesboro, and on Friday, at the church from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Beartown Calvary Chapel Cemetery.

Mr. Hampton's family has entrusted his care to the independent family owned funeral home Lochstampfor Funeral Home Inc., Waynesboro, Pa. For Funeral Service time, details, to read Mr. Hampton's full obituary, share your memories, photos, and offer your condolences go to:

Published in Waynesboro Record Herald on Feb. 25, 2014


Catherine Anne (nee Cameron) Shockey, 83

Catherine Anne (nee Cameron) Shockey, 83, passed away peacefully on March 4, 2014 after a short illness.

She was united in marriage to Russell Shockey for 60 years making their home at Luther Village in Arlington Heights.

Children were an important part of her life, serving as a high school teacher, enjoying time with their grandchildren and great-grandchildren, opening their home as foster parents for 45 children, and serving as missionaries impacting the lives of many people in Mongolia for 20 years.

Cathy opened Shockey Jewelers in Elgin, IL in 1977 and continued to play a part in the family business throughout her lifetime. She was active in several congregations and at the Lutheran Home Chapel. She lived out her faith in an unashamed way that affected others with the love of her Savior, Jesus.

She is survived by her children, Paul (Linda) Shockey, Carolyn Hansen, Peter (Lisa) Shockey, Mark (Joann) Shockey; her grandchildren; her great-grandchildren; her stepmother, Geraldine Brooks.

A Funeral celebration will be held at the Chapel of St. John the Beloved, The Lutheran Home, 800 W. Oakton, Arlington Heights, Saturday 11:00 a.m. March 8, 2014; visitation will be held Friday 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. March 7, 2014, also the Chapel of St. John the Beloved. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Trinity Lutheran Church Mongolia Mission Fund are preferred: 405 S. Rush Street, Roselle, IL 60172.

Arrangements by The Healy Chapel, 370 Division Dr., Sugar Grove, IL. For further information please call (630) 466-1330 or visit our website at to sign the online guestbook.


Dorothy L. "Dottie" (Hatton) Shockey, age 78, Middletown

Dorothy L. "Dottie" (Hatton) Shockey, age 78, of Middletown, passed away Sunday, February 23, 2014. She was born July 16, 1935 in Middletown the daughter of Ray and Ila (Centers) Hatton.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Johnny Hatton.

She is survived by three daughters, Joni Chapman, Lee Ann Otte (Steve), Sue Ann Shockey; four grandchildren, Jeremy Gerz (Jessica), Steve Otte, and Sandra and Danielle Shockey; five great grandchildren; one sister, Joyce Francis; four brothers, Tom (Bonnie), Donnie (Janet), Jerry (Cathy), and Jim (Patty) Hatton; one sister-in-law, Karen Hatton; numerous nieces and nephews; and a very special life-long friend, Barbara (Roberts) Williams.

A celebration of life will be held 2:00 PM, Saturday, March 15 at Wildwood Golf Club. Condolences may be sent to

Published in Journal-News on Mar. 9, 2014


Maryalice (Shockey) Susi, 84

Maryalice (Shockey) Susi, died on Thursday February 27, 2014 at Kobacker House. She was born in Bexley (OH) on June 11, 1929 to the late Rufus and Lora (Tagg) Shockey.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother James Shockey and his wives Jean and Donna.

Maryalice is a graduate of The Ohio State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education and a Master of Arts degree in Counseling and Guidance. While an undergraduate, she served as president of Delta Omigron Honorary Music Sorority. She had a wonderful, rewarding and fulfilling career as a teacher of orchestral strings for the Mt. Vernon (OH) and Dublin school systems and as an English teacher for the Ohio School for the Deaf. As a violinist and violist, she was a member of the Columbus Symphony, Westerville Civic Symphony, Central Ohio Symphony, The Capital University Community Symphony and the Granville Symphony orchestras. In addition she performed with pit orchestras for many of the touring and local musical productions.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Les Susi; her brother-in-law, Vincent Susi and his wife, Jenny; nieces, Jan Shockey (Dave) Harvyasi, Julie Susi (Frank) Daniel, Leslie Susi (Buck) Dent; nephews, Dan (Christine) Shockey, Drew (Cathy) Susi, Vincent John (Amy) Susi, Eddie (Felicia) Susi and Eric (Michelle) Susi; many great nieces and nephews and her beloved cats, Olivia and Fiona.

Les wishes to thank Dr. Kristin Oaks, Primarycare, Dr. Nse Ntukidem, Oncologist, and the staff of Hospice and Kobacker House for their most professional and compassionate care.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at the John Quint Treboni Funeral Home, 1177 West Fifth Avenue from 11 a.m., until time of her funeral at 2 p.m. Rev. William L. Snider and Deacon Jeffrey Fortkamp, presiding. Entombment to follow, Union Cemetery Mausoleum. Contributions in Maryalice's memory may be made to Kobacker House (Ohio Health Foundation), 180 E. Broad St., FL 32, Columbus (43215). Condolences may be sent via


Joanne "Jody" Duncan, 72, Elk City

Joanne "Jody" Duncan was born October 9, 1941 in Sayre, Oklahoma to Cleo Pauline and Orville Anderson Shockey. She passed away January 11, 2014 at Elk City, Oklahoma at the age of 72 years, 3 months and 2 days.

Jody grew up in Gentry, Arkansas and graduated from Gentry High School in 1959. After graduation, she was married to Ross Vernon Duncan and they moved to many different towns following Vernon's job until moving to Elk City in 1963. Jody worked for Southwestern Bell, Brewers Answering Service, Great Plains Regional Medical Center and eventually became a nurse for home healthcare before her retirement in 2000. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, painting and riding and caring for horses.

She was preceded in death by her parents and 1 daughter, Polly Duncan.

She is survived by 1 daughter, Becky Scott and husband, Tom, Elk City, OK; 2 grandchildren, Franklin Duncan and wife, Lindy, Elk City, OK; and Whitney Duncan, Elk City, OK; 2 great grandchildren, Cherokee Duncan, and Fallon Duncan, 2 brothers, Dave Shockey and wife, Dorothy, Nenana, AK; and Ben Shockey and wife, Beverly, Watts, OK; and a host of other relatives and friends.


Shelly (Diersing) Shockey, 41, Marion

Shelly (Diersing) Shockey, 41, of Marion died March 9, 2014. Born May 2, 1972 in Shelby, she was the daughter of Henry A. and Alice Sue (Cline) Diersing. More than anything, Shelly loved spending time with her son Dalton, her granddaughters, and her family and friends.

Surviving are her parents, Henry and Alice Sue Diersing of Mansfield; daughter, Amber Diersing (Jason Haferd) of Galion; son, Dalton Shockey of Mansfield; granddaughters, Taryn, Jayda, and Kinley Haferd; brother, Troy (Gloria) Diersing of Ligonier, IN; niece and nephew, Charissa and Caleb Diersing; maternal grandmother, Adith Cline of Mansfield; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Shelly was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Bill A. Cline; paternal grandparents, Henry and Laurestine Diersing; and several aunts and uncles.

Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, March 16, 2014 from 2-6 p.m. at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington Springmill Rd., Ontario. Funeral services, conducted by Pastor Troy Diersing of Ligonier Evangelical Church, and Pastors Phil Green and Mark Barth, both of Real Life Community Church, will be held Monday, March 17, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Friends are invited to call one hour prior to the service from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Park. To assist Shelly's young son, memorial contributions may be made to the family.


Elmer Ray Shockey, Jr. 58, Springfield

Elmer Ray Shockey, Jr. 58, of Springfield, passed away Saturday, February 15, 2014 in his home. He was born September 2, 1955 in Portsmouth, Ohio, the son of Elmer Ray and Patricia Ann (Marcum) Shockey, Sr.

Mr. Shockey was a member of the Ohio Iron M. C. and had worked at Valco Industries. He enjoyed fishing, camping, dune buggies, and dirt bikes.

He is survived by three children, Rebekah Ahrens, Kathryn Shockey, and Chyann Shockey, all of Springfield; three grandchildren, Riana Luallen, Steven Ahrens, and Kayleana Shockey; two brothers, John (Charlene) Shockey, De Graff, and Kim Shockey, Springfield; one sister, Karen Shockey (Ted Munch), Springfield; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Pete, Debbie, Scott, Mike, Kevin, Bair and Casper.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 2:00PM until 5:00PM Saturday in the Jones-Kenney-Zechman Fundral Home.

Published in Springfield News-Sun from Feb. 19 to Feb. 21, 2014


Florence R. "Becky" Shockey, age 73 of Chambersburg

Florence R. "Becky" Shockey, age 73 of Chambersburg, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at her home. She was born Sunday, November 10, 1940 in Chambersburg, the child of the late John W. and Nancy H. (Hoover) Shockey.

Florence graduated from Chambersburg High School Class of 1958. She was employed by Chambersburg Hospital as an Accounting Clerk for 30 years. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church. She was also a member of the 2287 AARP. She loved to sew, especially making quilts. She loved traveling and camping with her sister Edris.

She is survived by her sister, Edris R. (wife of Floyd) Furl of Chambersburg, one brother, John W. (husband of Nancy) Shockey Jr., of Fayetteville, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister. Professional services are being handled by Dugan Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., Shippensburg. Memorial Services will be held 10:00 AM Tuesday, March 18 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 26 West Commerce Street, Chambersburg, PA 17201, with Rev. Neil Hively and Rev. Tara Magoon officiating. Interment will follow in Lincoln Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church, 26 West Commerce Street, Chambersburg, PA 17201. Friends may express online condolences at

Published in Public Opinion on Mar. 15, 2014


J. Rosemary Shockey, 92, Freeport

J. Rosemary Shockey, 92, of Freeport, and former Ridott resident, died, Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at Freeport Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. Born April 22, 1921 in rural Lena, Illinois to Charles N. and Lavina (Lobdell) Schoeny.

On July 25, 1948 she and Donald L. Shockey were married in rural Lena on the Charles Schoeny farm. Donald predeceased her on December 3, 1990.

After graduating from Lena High School in the class of 1939, she graduated from Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois. She was an elementary school teacher for 30 years, beginning her career in a one-room rural schools in Stephenson County, then teaching in Freeport at the Lincoln School, North Ridott School, Ridott Village Town School and finished her teaching career at Empire School, in Freeport District 145. Rosemary's love of teaching and education inspired her family to honor her by the dedication of the J. Rosemary Shockey HCC Bookstore in September, 2013. She was a member of the Stephenson County Retired Teachers Association, a life member of Illinois and National Retired Teacher's Association. She served 15 years on the Highland Community College Foundation, and was later an Honorary Member.

Other organizations included, the Home and Community Education Association, Rock Run Unit and serving as the County HCEA Secretary, Freeport Women's Club as Secretary and the Stephenson County Farm Bureau. She enjoyed teaching, helping children learn, gardening and serving people. Rosemary was a past member of the First Baptist Church of Freeport where she was an active member of the Ambassador Sunday School class. More recently she became a member of Zion Church of Freeport.

Surviving Rosemary are two daughters, Jewel Shockey, of Freeport, and Joan (Bill) Knutsen, of Seattle, Washington and her son, David D. Shockey of Ridott. Also surviving her is one brother, Gerald Schoeny, and two sisters, JoAnn Schoeny and Anna Marie Schoeny.

She was predeceased in death by her parents, her husband, one brother, Charles Hugh Schoeny, two sisters, Doris Richards and Betty Mills, two sisters-in-law and three brothers-in-law.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Zion Church. The Rev. Gardy Cronk will officiate. Visitation will be Wednesday, 4 to 7 p.m. at Burke Tubbs Funeral Home, Freeport. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. A memorial fund has been established in memory of J. Rosemary Shockey and contributions will be made to Zion Church of Freeport and the Highland Community College Foundation. Please sign the guestbook and share a memory at

Published in The Journal-Standard from Mar. 16 to Mar. 18, 2014


Roberta Jean (Shockey) Atchley, 65, Clinton

Funeral Services for Roberta Atchley, 65, Clinton resident will be held 2:00 Saturday, February 1, 2014 in the United Methodist Church, officiated by Rev. Charles Murphy and Rev. Eugene Thieszen. Burial will conclude in the Parkersburg Cemetery under the direction for the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.

Roberta Jean (Shockey) Atchley was born June 22, 1948 to Leon A. Shockey and Carmel A. (Crowder) Shockey in Sayre, Oklahoma and she passed away early Thursday, January 30, 2014 in the Integris Clinton Regional Hospital in Clinton.

Mrs. Atchley was raised in Carter, Oklahoma and graduated from Carter high School in 1966. She was married to David L. Atchley on May 14, 1966 in Carter. They made their home in Clinton where she was employed with Clinton Public Schools and served as secretary at Washington Elementary. She also worked for Dr. Bob Thompson and for the past 15 years she worked for Atwoods, retiring in June of 2013.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and a grandson, Brice Atchley.

She loved to garden; she was a great cook and she enjoyed basketball which she played in high school; and she enjoyed watching her grandchildren’s sports.

She is survived by her husband, David, of the home, three sons, Bryan Atchley and wife, Kathy, Brent and wife, Jill and Brandon and girlfriend, Amber, all of Clinton; two brothers Steve Shockey, Lois, of Oklahoma City and Jack Shockey and wife, of Leedey.

She is also survived by four grandchildren, Brantley Atchley, BrylerAtchley, Madison Atchley, and Brooklynn Athchley.


Robert Francis Farrell, 65, Lance Corporal, USMC, Quincy

Robert Francis Farrell, 65, Lance Corporal, USMC, of Quincy and formerly of Hull, passed away on March 14, 2014.

Robert was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Joseph Farrell Jr., Master Sgt. USMC, his mother, Eleanor Rosetta (Bryant ) Farrell and his brother, Richard Bryant Farrell.

He will be deeply missed by his daughter, Christine M. Farrell, her fianc, Ronald J. Penn of South Carolina, his only granddaughter, Samantha R. Shockey, of Rockland, his brothers, Raymond Francis Farrell of Sandwich, and John Scott Farrell of Quincy, nephews, Jason, Jeremy and Daniel and special friends, the MacKenzie Family.

Robert was a Lance Corporal in the US Marine Corp., in the tradition of his father. He proudly served his country for four years, during the Vietnam Era. He was a very smart man and he could learn to do anything he set his mind to, making him very versatile. He worked at a few top notch hospitals as a Respiratory Therapist, specializing in the Neonatal units. He also spent some years running his own tree removal service. Robert Enjoyed life to the fullest. His travels were numerous and took him far, often in the company of his daughter, Christine and youngest brother, John, creating memories they will never forget. He will be greatly missed!

Robert will have a small, graveside ceremony at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, MA on Monday, March 31, 2014 at 2:45 p.m. See or call 1-800-Keohane for directions and online condolences.

Published in The Patriot Ledger on Mar. 29, 2014


Berniece Elaine Shockey Jones, 65, Malvern

Berniece Elaine Shockey Jones of Malvern, wife of the late Alvy Jones, died March 27, 2014. She was born in Philippi, W. Va.  Berniece and Alvy were married 65 years.

Berniece was the loving mother of Pamela (Paul) Thomas and Deborah Weaver. Berniece has two grandchildren, Paul Thomas Jr. (LuAnne) and Krissa Weaver Mayhew (Steven); and six great-grandchildren, Bryan Thomas, Sierra Thomas, Savannah Thomas, Austin, Raymond, and Edward.

Berniece worked as payroll supervisor for Burrough Corp. of Paoli. She was a member of the Church of Christ of West Chester.

Berniece's Life Celebration services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 31st at the West Chester Church of Christ, 1326 Park Avenue, West Chester, PA 19380. Pastor Todd Deaver will be officiating the service. Visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church on Monday. Interment at Whitemarsh Memorial Park, Ambler, PA 19002.

Published in The Daily Local on Mar. 30, 2014


Giles James Boechler, 58 , Kelowna

Giles James Boechler, August 24, 1955 - March 25, 2014

It is with sadness that the family of Giles Boechler announces the passing of their son, brother, uncle, brother-in-law and husband in Kelowna, BC, on March 25, 2014 at the age of 58.


Giles is remembered by his loving wife Gwen (Shockey) Boechlet, his mother Pat Boechler, brothers Gary (Elaine), Allan (Donna), sister- in-law, Wendy (Jack) Andrews, mother and father-in-law, Flora & Merle Shockey, brother-in-law Warren (Lenore), sister-in-law Karen (Steve) and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his father Kasper, brother Guy, nephew Kaz Andrews and sister-in-law Janice Boechler.

Giles was born in Saskatoon, Sask. and was raised on a farm near Allan, Sask. He took his schooling there, then went to Kelsey Institute to study mechanics. He worked as a mechanic in Saskatoon, finishing out his years there as head mechanic for Hertz Bus Lines. It was in 1989 that he and Gwen moved to Kelowna and in 1990, he became owner and operator of Purolator delivery services. Giles was always a hard, loyal worker and over his 23 years with Purolator, his outgoing personality gave him an instant connection to his customers and co-workers.

Giles had many loves in his life. His cars (particularly his passion for his Corvette), curling, skiing, the Saskatchewan Roughriders, his family, and most of all, his beloved wife Gwen of 37 years.

The family would like to thank the staff of Kelowna General Hospital for their kindness, compassion and dedication. Funeral Mass will be held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 839 Sutherland Ave. on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Condolences may be sent to the family through Click on stories and type in "Giles Boechler." Arrangements are entrusted to First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna, BC, 250-762-2299.

Published in The Saskatoon StarPhoenix on Mar. 27, 2014

Betty J. (Smith) Fahl, 77, Springfield

Betty J. (Smith) Fahl, 77 of Springfield, passed away on Sunday, March 23, 2014 in the Springfield Regional Medical Center. She was born on February 5, 1937 in Springfield the daughter of the late Earl and Alice Effie (Anderson) Ferryman.

She graduated from Springfield High School in 1955 and later retired from the Mercy Hospital after twenty-seven years of services.

Betty is survived by her husband Leo Fahl, four daughters: Melinda McCabe, Brittany and Davis Blanton, Felicia Deel, and Alice Shockey; five sons: Jerry Lee Smith, David Earl Smith Sr., David Earl and Candy Smith Jr., Dennis Leroy and Diana Fahl, and Samuel and Terry Fahl all of Springfield, many grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death two sisters and two brothers. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Wednesday from 5-7 pm in the Littleton & Rue Funeral Home where services will be at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Vicki Downing officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Mechanicsburg. You may express condolences at


Nancy S. Black, 79, Gettysburg

Nancy S. Black, 79, Cumberland Drive, Gettysburg, died Sunday, March 30, 2014 at the York Hospital.

She was born May 29, 1934 in Gettysburg, the daughter of the late Frederick and Margaret Shockey Sanders.

Nancy was widowed twice. Her first husband Joseph A. Temple died in 1972 and her second husband H. William Black died in 1997.

Nancy was a very active member of the Foursquare Gospel Church in Gettysburg. She was a 1952 graduate of Gettysburg High School. Nancy was a secretary in the area for many years at the Gettysburg Area School District, the Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary and Herf-Jones Yearbook Company, retiring in 1996. Nancy enjoyed being active by going to the beach, participating in various card clubs, bowling, traveling, volunteering and spending time with family and friends.

Nancy is survived by three children; Connie Thompson and her husband Charles of Gettysburg, Edward F. Temple of Hanover, Neil A. Temple and his wife Jacquelyn of Gettysburg; three step-children; Kimberly Strickhouser and her husband Larry of Biglerville, Stephen D. Black of Westminster, Md., Sandra B. Staley and her husband Ryan of New Jersey; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by a granddaughter, Rebecca Eyler and a sister, June Burdette.

Funeral services will be held, Thursday, April 3rd at 11 a.m. from the Foursquare Gospel Church, Gettysburg, with Rev. Mark Chester officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg. There will be a viewing Wednesday evening, April 2nd from 6 until 8 p.m. from Monahan Funeral Home in Gettysburg. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Foursquare Gospel Church, 330 W. Middle St., Gettysburg, PA 17325.

Online obituary and condolences available at


Blendena Lou Shockey, 80, Akron

Blendena Lou Shockey, "Lou," a resident of Canal Pointe Nursing Home, earned her wings on March 29, 2014 at the sweet age of 80 years old. Blendena was a very compassionate and caring lady. She loved her family of seven children, many grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, and loved the Lord even more. Blendena also enjoyed animals, flowers, and her friends.


The family requests you to join them in a memorial service on Saturday, April 5, 2014, 11 a.m., at Akron Baptist Temple Church (2354 Manchester Road, Akron), Pastor Randy Vandemark officiating. Services provided by Adams Mason Funeral Home, 186 Cutler Parkway, Akron, Ohio 44305. (330-535-9186)


Thomas Kipp, 82, Parrish

Thomas Kipp passed of February 13, 2014 at home in Parrish, Florida at the age of 82. Thomas Ray Kipp was born March 10, 1932 in Washington Township, Apollo PA. The son of Curtis V Kipp and Alice-Roberta Shaw, he grew up in rural western Pennsylvania and attended Washington Township high school where he was a stand out athlete and star basketball player.

He graduated high school and worked construction with his father briefly before being hired at Alcoa where he spent his entire 40 year career at the technology campus outside of New Kensington Pa.

When he was 16 years old he met the person who would become the love of his life, his best friend and companion; his wife Patricia J. (Shockey) Kipp. After marrying they had three children: Barbra, Pamela and Corey. They have three grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Pamela passed of Leukemia in 1981, she was 19.

They lived and worked in the Alle - Kiski area of Pennsylvania until 2000 when they followed Pat's mother, Helen Shockey, down to the warmer weather of Florida and settled in Parrish. They made many friends and great memories here. Tom golfing and helping as the local go to handy man. Well liked and deeply respected, he was a man of few words and deep principles. He had a razor sharp, dry wit to those that it was shared with and an uncanny eye for observation of everything into the simplest yet meaningful terms. He lived life simply, proudly and with quiet resolve. He will be dearly missed and never forgotten. Few times are we lucky enough to share the sidewalk with a man like Tom. Those that did will never forgot the journey.

Published in The Bradenton Herald on Feb. 16, 2014


Richard Otey Feltner, Sr., 72, Winchester

Richard Otey Feltner, Sr., 72, of Winchester, Virginia, died Wednesday, April 2, 2014 in the Winchester Medical Center.

Mr. Feltner was born May 12, 1941 in Bluemont, Virginia, son of the late Robert Edward Feltner and Elsie Mae Chapman Feltner.

He was a master carpenter and a member of Mountain Baptist Church.

He married Beverly Clegg Feltner in 1975.

Surviving with his wife are three sons, Richard O. Feltner, Jr. of Winchester, VA, Robert E. Feltner and his wife, Roxann, of Winchester, VA and Dickie L. Feltner of Augusta, WV; an adopted daughter, Peggy Wilmoth and her husband, Jason, of Berryville, VA; three sisters, Marie Shockey of Rineyville, KY, Helen Hummer and her husband, Roger, of Virginia and Velma Lewis of Arlington, VA; a brother, Andrew Feltner and his wife, Elene, of Bluemont, VA; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and an adopted granddaughter, Shelbie Moore.

His sister, Reva Mae Webb Feltner and brother, Edgar Chapman Feltner, preceded him in death.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 A. M. Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Mountain Baptist Church, Bluemont, with Rev. Dennis Griffin officiating. Burial and a reception will follow at Mountain Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mountain Baptist Church, 780 Frogtown Rd., Bluemont, VA 20135.


Andrew F. Feltner, 79, Boyce

Andrew F. Feltner, 79, of Boyce, VA died Sunday, April 6, 2014 in the Winchester Medical Center.

Andy was born October 5, 1934 in Clarke County, VA to the late Robert Edward and Elsie Chapman Feltner.

He was a member of Mountain Baptist Church for 68 years and served his Lord and Mountain Baptist faithfully as trustee, deacon, member of the choir, grounds keeper, maintenance person, and cleaned the church and educational building each week. He loved the church and his church family. He always took such pride in keeping God’s house and grounds in order.

He was owner of Feltner Construction since 1986 and was a carpenter by trade.

He married Elene Erickson Feltner on January 1, 1955.

Surviving with his wife are twin sons, Blaine Feltner and Kim Feltner and his wife, Bonnie; one daughter, Andrea Feltner; two granddaughters, Alisha Feltner and Jade Feltner; two grandsons, Jacob “Jake” Feltner and Brandon Feltner; three sisters, Marie Shockey, Helen Hummer and her husband, Roger, and Velma Lewis; and two special nieces, Bonnie Kilby and LaVonne Beach.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Reva Webb and two brothers, Edgar Feltner and Richard “DickieFeltner.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 A. M. Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Mountain Baptist Church, Bluemont, VA with Rev. Dennis Griffin officiating. Burial will follow in Mountain Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

Pallbearers will be Blaine Feltner, Kim Feltner, Jacob Feltner, Brandon Feltner, Bob Beach, and Jack Kilby.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mountain Baptist Church, 780 Frogtown Rd., Bluemont, VA 20135 - designated to the cemetery fund.


Mary V. (Lampognana) Morton, 88, Winsted

Mary V. (Lampognana) Morton, 88, of Winsted, Conn., passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Quincy Village.

Born March 28, 1926, in Winsted, she was the daughter of the late John and Salavtrice Lampognana. She was a lifelong resident of the Winsted area.

She and her husband, the late Mr. Edward J. Morton, were married Oct. 30, 1948. Mr. Morton passed away July 3, 2005.

Mrs. Morton was employed as a cook for the school district in Winsted, and was later a clerk at First National, later Finest Grocery Store, all of Winsted.

She was a very active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and Daughters of Isabella's, both of Winsted. She also volunteered at Winsted Hospital.

Mrs. Morton enjoyed cooking, baking, knitting and taking walks.

She is survived by two children, Virginia L. "Ginny" Shockey and her husband, Terry of Waynesboro, Pa., and Edward J. Morton and his wife, Barbara of Winsted; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one sister, Anna Parsons of Florida; one brother, Thomas Lampognana of Winsted; and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one sister, Antoinette Fredsall; and one brother, Angelo Lampanaro.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 21, 2014, in Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro, where the Rev. John Bateman will conduct a prayer service at 8 p.m.

Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: St. Joseph Catholic Church, P.O. Box 808, Winsted, Conn. 06098, or Quincy Village Benevolent Care Fund, 6596 Orphanage Road, Waynesboro, Pa. 17268.

Online condolences may be expressed at:

Published in Waynesboro Record Herald on Apr. 15, 2014



Edna L. Stouffer, 95, Shippensburg

Edna L. Stouffer, 95, of Shippensburg, passed away on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at the Shippensburg HealthCare Center.

She was born Tuesday, July 30, 1918, in Waynesboro to the late John M. and Hazel (Shockey) Toms.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Kermit S. Stouffer of Shippensburg; son, Paul Eugene Decker, his wife Donna A. Decker and granddaughter Kimberly Sue Decker, all of Centreville, Va.

Professional services are being handled by Dugan Funeral Home and Crematory, 51 Asper Drive, Shippensburg, PA. 17257. A graveside service will be held at Green Hill Cemetery, 953 S. Potomac St., Waynesboro, PA 17268, Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 2 p.m. The family will welcome friends Friday, April 18, 2014, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. There will be no viewing. Friends may express on-line condolences at

Published in Public Opinion on Apr. 17, 2014