Shockey Family Newsletter
April 2015 - Volume 41
Editors: Marie F Shockey – Allegro - 108 Diecks Drive, Apt 224 - Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Lesley L Shockey - 516 Independence Road - Sandyville, WV 25275
Shockeysville Church, July 2014
NEWSLETTER NUMBER 41
Dear Friends and Shockey Cousins,
It is time to make reservations for the Shockey Reunion. It was decided at the last reunion for at least the next two years we would hold the reunion in the Virginia/Shockeysville area here in Winchester. Most of the folks who attend on a regular basis have health problems and handicaps which makes travel a real Challenge and we are getting old. After my last health check-up they said I was as ‘healthy as a horse’. That sounded good until I thought, ‘how healthy is a 92 year old horse.?
I have reserved 30 rooms at the Holiday Inn Express for July 1 through 5. There are 10 king, 10 double queen, 3 queen suites, 2 king suites and two handicap king with roll-in showers. The discount rate is $70.00 for standard rooms and $80.00 for suites plus 7.3% tax. Rooms not reserved by June 16th will be released to the public at the standard rate. In order to get the discount rate, guests must specify Shockey Family Reunion. The meeting room will be open Thursday through Sunday. Les will be there to greet you and I will be there later that day. The reunion is the only vacation some of us have. It is such a joy to spend time with our Shockey cousins. I get to visit with my own family too. There are not many of them left. In the past year I lost my two brothers, a cousin and a brother-in-law. I still have two sisters, some nieces and nephews, three grandsons and two great grandchildren in that area. My son, Ralph lives in Frederick. He had a knee replaced in May of last year and it became infected and after numerous antibiotics, four surgeries and a lot of nursing home and rehab, he is just now regaining his health and walking with a cane. I haven’t seen him since the last reunion either.
The itinerary remains the same as in previous years. We always have new cousins every year, so on Saturday we offer a tour of the Oakland cemetery, John Shockey’s original cabin, the Oakland Post Office and end up at Shockeysville church about noon. Scott Luttrell will meet you there and give you the history of Shockeysville and the church. He usually includes some local history and a few humorous stories of the area and its people. He has always provided sandwiches, iced tea and lemonade at no charge. A donation to the church is appreciated.
On Sunday we attend church services at the church followed by a picnic lunch and the general meeting. After that we take a group picture in front of the church. I plan to provide the lunch again for $10.00 per person, kids under six are free. If the cost of the food exceeds my budget, I may have to charge a dollar or two more. I plan to have my two grandsons do the work. I just give them the menu and money to pay for it and they take it from there.
On Monday we do the Maryland/Pennsylvania tour. I am not physically able to do that one, but it is very interesting, historical and scenic. After the tour, some folks return to the motel and others continue on their way home filled with stories to tell their families and friends.
Last year we had 54 guests that signed in and showed up for lunch. Eleven states were represented. Those from West Virginia were: Les and Naomi Shockey, Sandyville, Bill and Cindy Shockey, Kingwood, Neal and Edna Shockey, Cindy Pritt, Debbie Riggleman and five other family members from Mabie, WV. From Virginia: Scott Luttrell, Stephenson. Rev. Isaac and Diane Luttrell, Gore, VA. John Gregory, Winchester, VA. Dan and Dottie Shockey, Danny and Lyn Butler, Abby and Nga and Diane Martinez, Stafford, Va. From Maryland: Ralph and Brian Shockey, Frederick, MD., Bill, Vanessa, Mickela and Annabelle Shockey, Mt Airy, and Paul Browne, Mt Airy, Md. From Pennsylvania: Mildred Hoagland, David Hoagland, Shoemakersville, PA., Glen and Virginia Shockey .From Kentucky: David and Donna Shockey, Rineyville , KY., Marie Shockey, Elizabethtown, KY. From Georgia: Bonnie Tennant, Grovetown, GA., Charlotte Shockey and Carol Shockey, Harlem, GA. From Arizona, Stephen and Nancy Shockey, Glendale, AZ. From Idaho: James ‘Bud’ Roseberry, Idaho Falls, ID., From Nebraska: Kayleene Silvester, Champion, NE. From Iowa: John and Tamara Sprole, Des Moines, IA., From Ohio: Jim and Helen Lambert, Belpere, OH., Dennis and Janel Tegardin, Brunswick, OH.
The Motel is easy to find. The address is 142 Foxridge Lane, Winchester, VA. It is on the north side of Winchester. If you come in on route 522, you go through 5 traffic lights and it is right there on your right behind Sheetz, Arby’s and Kentucky Fried Chicken. If you come in on I-81, get off at the Rte 37 by-pass to route 522, turn left on 522 and the motel will be on your right. There are plenty of places to eat close by. Across the highway is the Venice Restaurant, Starbucks, Mc Donalds and Subway. Olive Garden, Red Lobster and Cracker Barrel are a short distance away. We will provide you with directions. The Motel provides a free deluxe continental breakfast. There are two Supermarkets nearby if you need some snacks.
If you plan to fly, I suggest that you come to Dulles Airport, rent a car, take Route 7 west tiI-81, north toward Martinsburg, get off at the Stephenson exit, turn left on the route 37 bypass, get off at the route 522 exit and turn left. This may sound complicated but it is not. Candy Hill Campground is a short distance from the motel on route 37 west. Their phone number is 1-540-662-8010.
I don’t have a report on Shockeysville Church. I presume that all is going well. Scott would let me know if they had any problems.
OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS OF THE SHOCKEY FAMILY MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIP, INC.
David F. Shockey, President, 4 Oakwood Ct., Rineyville, KY. 40162 Phone 270-737-7119. email@example.com
Gerald D. Shockey, Vice President, 5406 Kara Lane, Parker, TX 75002 Phone: 214-442-1892 firstname.lastname@example.org
Donna J. Porter, Treasurer, 1840 S Wolcott Ct., Denver, CO 80219 Phone: 303-922-8856 Porterdj81@Reagan.com
Donna P. Shockey, Treasurer, 4 Oakwood Ct., Rineyville, KY 40162 Phone: 270-737-7119 email@example.com
Lesley L. Shockey, Computer Genealogist/Newsletter Editor, 516 Independence Rd., Sandyville, WV 25275 Phone: 304-273-3525 Cell 304-532-0276 LesShockey@frontier.com
James “Bud” Roseberry, Computer Genealogist, 2255 Caballero Drive, Idaho Falls, ID 84306 budroseberry@Q.com
Marie F. Shockey, Newsletter Editor/Genealogist, 108 Diecks Dr. Apt 224, Elizabethtown KY. 42701 Phone: 270-763-1880 firstname.lastname@example.org
David L. Shockey, Chaplain, 447 Bull Bayou Road, Hot Springs , AR, 71913 Phone: 501-767-3977 email@example.com
Scott Luttrell, Church Treasurer/State Representative, 912 Old Charlestown Rd. Stephenson, VA. 22656 Phone: 540-931-2379
John L. Shockey, 3001 Angling Creek Dr. Lonsdale AZ 72087 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ralph N. Shockey, 128 Willowdale Dr., Apt.11 Frederick. MD 21702 Phone: 301-305-2338 ObfRalph222@hotmail.com
William Shockey, 907 Horizon Rd., Mountt Airy, MD Phone: 301-337-5806 , Obf@email@example.com
Paul Browne, 204 Maple Avenue, Mount Airy , MD 21771, firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 410-375-3516
SHOCKEY FAMILY MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIP, INC
MINUTES OF THE GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
SUNDAY, JULY 6, 2014
Board Members Present
David F. Shockey, President (Kentucky)
Donna P. Shockey, Secretary (Kentucky)
Lesley (Les) Shockey, Director/ Computer Genealogist/ Newsletter Editor (West Virginia)
Marie F. Shockey, Director/Genealogist/Newsletter Editor (Kentucky)
James (Bud) Roseberry, Director/Computer Genealogist (Idaho)
Scott Luttrell, Director/State Representative (Virginia)
Ralph N. Shockey, Jr, Director (Maryland)
William (Bill) Shockey, Director (Maryland)
Board Members Not Present
Gerald Shockey, Vice President (Texas)
Donna J. Porter, Treasurer (Colorado)
David L. Shockey, Director/Chaplain (Arkansas)
John Lewis Shockey, Director (Arkansas)
Cliff Hill, Director (Illinois)
President David F. Shockey opened the meeting. The opening prayer was given by Scott Luttrell.
David recognized all those who served in the military and thanked them for their service. Each gave their name, rank, and branch of service.
David also recognized Dan Shockey who served in the Navy and also served as Vice President of the Shockey Family Memorial Fellowship for many years. His contributions were greatly appreciated.
The Board of Directors were recognized by name and each stood.
Donna Shockey read the minutes from the 2013 family reunion. Motion was made, seconded, and approved to accept the minutes as read.
Treasurer’s Report: Donna J. Porter submitted the report. Beginning balance was $406.80. Income Received was: Dues: $370.00, General: $180.00, Other: $412.68, Total Balance Received: $962.68. Total Expenses were: $255.81, with an Ending Balance of $1,113.67. Motion was made, seconded, and approved to accept the Treasurer’s Report.
Genealogy Report: Les Shockey reported that there were 20,933 individuals and 7,447 families on the data base. Out of 29 males in the group, 19 are true Shockeys. Twenty individuals tested for the maternal line. Six Shockey females did the mtDNA testing.
Bud Roseberry continues to work on the Shockey Data Base. Motion was made, seconded, and approved to accept the Genealogy Report.
Newsletter Report: Les reported that for the past two years, the Newsletter has been published on-line. This was due to Marie’s computer crashing and also the cost of mailing the Newsletters was extremely high. The Newsletter is sent out on e-mail and Rootsweb. If anyone doesn’t want their name to be on either of these lists, provide Les with their individual e-mail and he can send separately.
David mentioned if anyone doesn’t receive the Newsletter or has anything to be put in the Newsletter to get with Les. Motion was made, seconded, and approved to accept the Newsletter Report.
Church Report: Scot Luttrell reported that he is doing some small upkeep and repair but looking at doing some bigger jobs around the church. The Shockey/Luttrell Memorial Fund has over $50,000. So far, he hasn’t withdrawn any money for upkeep of the church building or grounds.
Motion was made, seconded, and approved to accept the Church Report.
Old Business: A few years ago, the Board voted on and approved providing Les with some funds to continue the DNA study. Les has $200.00 to assist with the DNA study. Motion was made, seconded, and approved for Les to use these funds for this particular testing. There is confusion in the database over if certain descendents are from the Abraham, the son of Abraham and Margaret or from Abraham, the son of John Aaron and Susannah. There are unique DNA markings for descendents of John Aaron.
Discussions have been made on the location sites of future Shockey reunions. When the reunions were first started by Ralph and Marie, they were all held at Shockeysville. Over time, they have been held in other locations such as Parkersburg (WV), Arkansas, Utah, Colorado, Texas, Kentucky, Illinois, Oklahoma, etc. This was an excellent idea but now there are travel issues for some in rotating to different locations. As a result, the Board suggested the reunion be held in Shockeysville for 2015 and 2016. Would re-look at the location sites in 2016 and decide then whether to continue having the reunion in Shockeysville or rotate. Motion was made, seconded, and approved to have the reunion at Shockeysville in 2015 and 2016.
New Business: Clifford Hill, Director, has submitted his resignation. Motion was made, seconded, and approved to accept Cliff’s resignation.
Donna P. Shockey, Secretary, Board of Directors, has submitted her resignation after 15 years.
David F. Shockey, President, Board of Directors, has submitted his resignation after 15 years. They both need to focus on other responsibilities but will carry out the duties until 2015. Motion was made, seconded, and approved to accept both resignations.
David asked that anyone who has suggestions for proposed candidates for these positions to contact him. There will be a process to go thru. The candidates should have a high level of commitment.
The Board nominated Paul Brown as Director to replace Cliff Hill. Paul has attended several reunions, is always willing to help out where needed, and would be an asset to the Board and Shockey Family Fellowship. Motion was made, seconded, and approved to accept Paul Brown as Director.
David has all of Ralph and Marie’s research papers. He will look through the documents and decide where best to have them stored.
Dan Shockey brought up the fact that the restroom facility at the church is not very accommodating. The Board asked Scot Luttrell to look into some options and costs involved in updating the facility. He will give a report at the 2015 reunion.
Isaac Luttrell he has been here for 28 years. He wanted to thank everyone for their donations for the food bank. A big thank-you to Brian Shockey for catering the lunch at the church. The food was delicious and he did a great job. Meeting adjourned at 1:05 p.m.
Respectfully Submitted, Enclosure: Treasurer’s Report
Donna P. Shockey, Secretary
SHOCKEY Genealogy Updates
Once again it is that time of year to begin our planning and preparing for the Annual Shockey Family Reunion. This year we will once again 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.
It has been six months since Naomi second round of Chemo for her lung cancer ended. The CT scans last week, and 3 and 6 months ago are all showing no increase in the mass in her lungs. The bad news is that she does have considerably more fluid buildup around her heart and doctors are in the process of scheduling an echocardiogram to learn more about this fluid. They may be using a needle to obtain a biopsy to test the fluid or make arrangements to drain this fluid.
In addition to Naomi’s health problems I have been experiencing considerable lower back pain as well as trouble with both hips and my legs going numb after a few minutes of walking or standing. I did have X-rays earlier this week. I hope that there is an easy solution to these problems as I do not have time to be laid up from surgery.
Once again I have not had as much time to spend on the Shockey Family database as what I would like. (It seems like the day, weeks and months are all becoming shorter.) I do add to the data as time permits. It is always a really big help when family show up at annual reunion with their branch of the family prepared and with a GEDCOM to make the import of the data easy. Having your database well documented will bring big smiles from any genealogist.
Remember to bring your family photographs that can be scanned and entered into the database. If you do not have a database that can be exported by a GEDCOM, at least be sure to bring additions or corrections to the reunion. Make notes of dates and places in order to insure that we enter the correct information. Too much information is always better than not enough.
SHOCKEY Email List
The Shockey Email list is still located on the Rootsweb.Ancestry.com server. The address to send an item is: Shockey@rootsweb.com
To subscribe or unsubscribe from the mail list, send the request to:
We now have 116 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.
Nomination for Birdie Monk Holsclaw Volunteer of the Year Donna J. Porter
Our Mrs. Donna J. Bishop Porter took her very first genealogically related class in Billings Montana in 1957. By the mid 1960's she was settled in West Palm Beach, Florida where she and the DAR Regent started the city's first genealogical Society. She has been a faithful and active genealogist ever since. She received the very first Genealogical Certification (CG) awarded in Colorado. She has been a member of the Colorado Genealogical Society for dose to 50 years. She was corresponding secretary in 1968-69, President in 1969-70, 2nd Vice President. and program chair 1971-73. She was editor of the Colorado Genealogist from 1970-75. She was a founding member of Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies and held the office of President. She was a charter member of Foothills Genealogical Society of which she was president and genealogist. She has been very active in W.I.S.E. She has been a long standing member of Colorado Chapter of Palatines to America in which she held the offices of Vice President and President. For many years she conducted the genealogical Stagecoach Lending Library from her home. She was a member of
NSDAR Peace Pipe Chapter in Denver where she was State Lineage Chair and
Chapter Registrar. In 1968 she co-authored with Phyllis Boykin Welding Link: An
Introduction to Genealogy and was editor of The Virginia Area Key: Genealogical
Aids for State of VA in 1981. She has been an active member of many societies
outside Colorado including Ohio Genealogical Society, Ohio Historical Society, Ross County Ohio Genealogical Society, Society of Genealogy London, and National Genealogical Society in which she was Foothills Genealogical Society representative for many years. She has been a member of the Maryland Genealogical Society and Fellowship of the Brethren Genealogical Society as well as the Utah Genealogical Society and Missouri State Genealogical Society. For many years Donna was the Latter Day Saints Family History Center coordinator in Lakewood, Colorado. Because of her wide interest and understanding of genealogy and her willingness to share, she has been in demand as a lecturer, instructor, teacher and mentor for many many years.
Liz Burdick – Foothills Genealogical Society, Inc.
SHOCKEY DNA Project
The SHOCKEY DNA Project is part of the Family Tree DNA. Descendants who carry the bloodlines from John Christopher Shockey belong to Haplogroup Q (most likely Q1b1a subclade) which is quite rare in comparison to other groups.
We now have forty seven members in the Shockey DNA Project. Of these, thirty one men have their DNA tested and twenty are males with either the Shockey surname or persons who match the Shockey DNA. There are at least nine women who were born with the Shockey surname and have taken part in the mtDNA testing. There are twenty in the group that have taken advantage of the Family Finder test, ten men and ten women. However two of the women have ordered kits recently and their results are not back as of today when I am writing this article.
There are now five family members who have taken 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. All the Shockey males that have tested at least 67 markers are showing a Haplogroup of Q-M378. Dennis and I have tested for the sub Haplogroup Q-L245 and both tests were positive. I have now ordered the F1680 test to refine these results even more. I should know before the reunion the results of this.
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 LesShockey@frontier.com
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: http://www.familytreedna.com/products.html
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.
Bertha H. Defenderfer, 88, of Chambersburg
Bertha H. Defenderfer, 88, of Chambersburg Bertha H. Defenderfer, 88, of Chambersburg, went home to be with her Lord, on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Born on October 23, 1925 in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of the late Guy R. and Minna F. Jacoby Hoover.
Her beloved husband, Carson W. Defenderfer, preceded her in death on July 18, 1998.
A rich piece of Bertha's family history includes a great-grandfather who was born in Germany and settled in Chambersburg where he worked for the Cumberland Valley Railroad until he was 85 years of age. He witnessed the Burning of Chambersburg by Confederate Troops on July 30, 1864.
Bertha was a homemaker most of her life and a member of Chambersburg Church of Christ.
She is survived by two children, Michael C. Defenderfer and wife Mary of Chambersburg, and Thomas E. Defenderfer and wife Sharon of Palmyra, PA; four grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four sisters, Nancy Shockey, Dorothy Gibbons, Martha Ciminoe, and Minna (Patsy) Powell, a brother Guy R. Hoover, and a grandson Joel T. Defenderfer.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 in the Chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, PA. Rev. Sampson and Nancy Myers will officiate. Interment will follow the service in Air Hill cemetery.
The family will receive friends
on Monday, May 5, 2014 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM and one hour prior to the service
on Tuesday at the funeral home. Condolences may be shared on her Book of
Memories Page at www.geiselfuneralhome.com
Published in Public Opinion on May 3, 2014
Dwight Eugene Shockey 55 of Weston
Eugene Shockey 55 of Weston, West
Virginia passed away May 16, 2014 at the Charleston Hubbard House.
He was born February 13, 1959 in Ravenswood a son of Nancy Marie Shook Shockey of Parkersburg (formerly of Ravenswood) and the late Ivan Eugene Shockey.
Dwight was a member of the church of Christ and was a former employee of the T C I Cable Company.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Melinda Watkins Shockey of Washington, WV. One son, Nathan Lee Shockey of Washington. One daughter, Erika Nicole (Quentin) Brady of Washington. Three grandchildren, Gabriella, Hailey and Jackson Brady. One sister, Melissa (Randy) Reeder of Beavercreek, Ohio and nieces and nephew, Angela and Trevor Price, Carrie and Jimmy Friend and Jason and Andrea Reeder.
A visitation with viewing will be held on Sunday from 1-4 PM at Kimes Funeral Home, 521 5th Street Parkersburg.
Memorial donations may be made to the Hubbard Hospice House; 1001 Curtis Price Way, Charleston, WV 25311
Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visitng www.kimesfh.com
Ila Tryphena Smith Shockey, 87, of Parkersburg
Ila Tryphena Smith Shockey, 87, of Parkersburg, passed
away on May 26, 2014.
She was born April 24, 1927, in Jackson County, W.Va., the youngest of six daughters of the late Harry Hudson and Alma Jane Stallings Smith.
Ila was an outstanding student and she could have been anything. After teaching school for a short time, she chose to be a homemaker. She married Glen Shockey on Jan. 14, 1950. Her life's work was nurturing and caring for her husband and four children. A quiet person in public, her family enjoyed her considerable wit and humor. She created a happy and supportive home and is cherished by her family. She was a faithful member of the Church of Christ.
She is survived by her children, Brian (Brenda) of Parkersburg, Mark (Carolyn) of Vienna, W.Va., and Vicki of Ripley, W.Va.; grandchildren, Mark Aaron Shockey of Cleveland, Ohio, Amy Ray of Nashville, Tenn., Crystal Boyter of Parkersburg and Brenna Shockey of Ripley; and great-grandchildren, Damon Shockey, Buddy, James, Michala and Ben Ray, Douglas Gillispie and Abigail Boyter. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Glen Alvin Shockey; her son, Donald Keith Shockey; and her sisters, Auleen Holleron, Edith Rawson, Miona Wilhelm, Mary Smith and Ethel Smith.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday, May 30, at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Pike St., south Parkersburg, with Evangelist David Newberry officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 29, at the funeral home.
An online guestbook will be available at www.lamberttatman.com
Paul Shockey Sr., 85, of Nitro
Shockey Sr., 85, of Nitro, went home
to be with the Lord and his wife, Yoshi, on June 11, 2014, at Hubbard Hospice
House after a courageous battle with cancer.
Paul was an Army veteran and retired from Union Carbide, Institute, with 35 years of service. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Yoshiko Shockey; his parents, Walter and Audrey Shockey; sisters, Mildred Smith and June Blackwelder; and brother, Lewis Shockey.
Surviving are his son, Paul Shockey Jr. and Pam of Cross Lanes; daughter, Kay Little and Ray of Dry Fork; and sisters, Shirley King and Don of Richmond, Va., and Sarah Martin of Warner Robins, Ga. Paul had six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Paul was a member of Fairview Methodist Church, Tyler Mountain.
Gathering of family and friends will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 13, at Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, 5233 Rocky Fork Road, Cross Lanes.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 14, in the funeral home chapel. The interment will follow at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hubbard Hospice House, 1001 Curtis Price Way, Charleston, WV 25311.
Patricia A. Mead (nee Shockey), 83, of Ft. Myers, Florida
Patricia A. Mead (nee Shockey), 83, of Ft. Myers, Florida
passed away with her two daughters Joy and Heather by her side. She was born in
Chicago, Illinois to John and Maxine (Benson) Shockey.
Patricia attended the local schools and graduated in 1949 from Lake Zurich High School.
She worked for National food store in Palantine, IL and later took care of children in her home until she retired.
Patricia moved to Mt. Dora, Florida in 1996 and later to Ft. Myers where she resided until her passing.
She enjoyed reading, counted cross stitch and her many church activities. She enjoyed spending time with family especially during the holidays of which Christmas was her favorite.
Patricia is survived by two daughters: Joy (Thomas) Laver of Venice, FL and Heather (David) Meyer of Palm Harbor, FL, six grandchildren; Julie (Jason) Casey of Baltimore, MD, Sarah (Chad) Landis of York, PA, William Trempe Jr. and Aimee Trempe both of Venice, FL, Oksana Meyer and Alexander Meyer both of Palm Harbor, six great grandchildren; Taylor, Mackenzie and Connor Myers and Bethany, Elijah and Aaron Landis; five step great grandchildren, one brother; Donald (Rina) Shockey of Black River Falls, WI; one sister; Lynne (Larry) Todd of Harvard, IL and many nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by parents and husband Wilmer in October 1973.
Private famliy services will be held at a later date.
Grace Tatum Vitez, 78, of Vero Beach
Grace Tatum Vitez,
78, of Vero Beach, died June 10, 2014, at her home in Vero Beach.
Grace was born in White Oak, N.C. and lived in Vero Beach for 26 years coming from Kearneysville, WV.
She was a graduate of White Oak High School, White Oak, NC Class of 1954.
Grace was a veteran of the United States Army.
She was a member and Treasurer of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Vero Beach.
Survivors include her companion, Donald L. Gates of Vero Beach; children, Karen Christ (Pete) of Ft. Wayne IN, Dennis Vitez (Robin Shockey) of Satellite Beach, FL, Mark Vitez of Chesapeake Beach, MD, Susan Vitez of Frederick, MD, Thomas Vitez of New Symrna Beach, FL, Phyllis Hernandez of Huntingtown, MD and Barry Vitez (Sheri) of Littlestown, PA; brother, Jack Tatum (Dot) of Falmouth, VA; cousins, Laurie and Richard Smith of White Oak, NC and George Council of White Oak, NC; 11 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
Grace was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Vitez and brothers, Samuel Tatum and Charles Tatum.
Memorial contributions may be made to the White Oak Baptist Church, P.O. Box 296, White Oak, NC 28399 in memory of Grace Tatum Vitez.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 5 until 7 p.m., Monday, June 16, at Strunk Funeral Home, Vero Beach.
Catherine P. Shockey, 99, of Urbana
Catherine P. Shockey, 99, of Urbana, passed away Sunday, June 29, 2014, in her home.
She was born March 24, 1915, in Enon, Ohio, the sixth of nine children to the late Milton James and Daisy Elizabeth (Hart) Strong.
Catherine married Frank Shockey on October 28, 1933. The family was blessed to live the rich farm life for many years. She belonged to the Catawba United Methodist Church where all members were like family. At the church, Catherine played the piano and belonged to The Women's Society, Come Join Us Class and The Daughters of the American Revolution.
Later she worked at the Bellefontaine Country Club, then Grimes Manufacturing until her retirement in 1980. That summer she and childhood friend Dolly Ark traveled to Germany to see The Passion Play. The same year she joined the Urbana Senior Center. She was soon a member of a special group, "Keep Movin." They performed line dancing routines. Catherine enjoyed teaching the line dancing at the Center for nearly 10 years. It was at this time she met Helen Martin from DeGraff. They became like sisters from then on. The "Keep Movin" group traveled around the States, Europe and Hawaii performing the line dancing for Senior Centers. They also went to many camps, always living and enjoying life at the fullest.
For many years she and her siblings were together during the summer either in Ohio or California. Catherine enjoyed many hobbies, especially painting, sewing and quilting. Her children and grandchildren (as they married) received a treasured quilt. She loved being with her family to play cards, Rummikub and Dominos. There has been a puzzle always in progress for many years.
Catherine was a loving mother to her daughter, Janet (David) Williams of Mechanicsburg and her son, Don (Joyce) Shockey of Urbana, who survive her. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Cathy Weidner of Toledo, Michael (Esperanza) Williams of Circleville, Gary (Lisa) Williams of Reynoldsburg, Brian (Amy) Shockey of Urbana, Neil Shockey of Moraine, Bill (Grace) Lamoureux of Colorado Springs, CO, Gretchen Kirkwood of Fort Worth, TX, Chris Lamoureux of Urbana, Tracey (Randy) McGill of West Liberty, 28 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank, who passed away October 2, 1974; grandchildren, Billy Williams, Ryan Weidner and Matthew McGill; siblings, Anna, Marie, Edna, Gertie, John, Robert, Martha and Eugene; many nieces, nephews and friends.
A special thanks to a very special niece, Jane Hupp, and to Community Mercy Hospice in the help of caring for her.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 2, 2014, in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana, with Rev. Dr. Harley Roston officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Burial will follow in McConkey Cemetery, Catawba.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Urbana Champaign County Senior Center, 701 S. Walnut St., Urbana, OH 43078, the Catawba United Methodist Church, 61 S. Champaign St., Catawba, OH 43010, or to Community Mercy Hospice, 444 West Harding Rd., Springfield, OH 45504. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.
Published in Springfield News-Sun on June 30, 2014
Todd S. Leidig, Sr., 50, Chambersburg
Todd S. Leidig,
Sr., 50, 1035 Hade Rd., Chambersburg, died unexpectedly Saturday, June 28,
2014, at home.
He was born September 4, 1963, in Chambersburg. He was the son of Samuel and Linda (Shockey) Leidig, Chambersburg.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and had been employed as a truck driver.
Surviving are his wife, Melissa (Piper) Leidig; one son, Todd Leidig, Jr.; two daughters, Jennifer Leidig, and Felicia Lucas; a sister, Tracy Nelson; six grandchildren; three nieces; and a nephew.
The funeral service will be 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at the William F. Sellers Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Dianne B. Salter and the Rev. Donald Nolder officiating. Interment will be private. There will be a visitation one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.sellersfuneralhome.com
Published in Public Opinion on July 1, 2014
James Vincent Kinser, Sr., 84, Oldham County
Vincent Kinser, Sr. died on June 30, 2014 at the age
Vince was the first of George W. and Lillian Blair Kinser's 12 children, nine of whom survive him, and a lifelong resident of Oldham County, where he will be remembered for his post retirement career as a bus driver trainer in the Oldham County School District. His interest in transportation extended throughout his life, from the tractors he drove on the family farm in youth, to long haul truck and motor coach driving later on and to his rewarding role as mentor to school bus driver trainees. He was also an airplane pilot. Always eager to travel, he surprised no one when he said at the end of his life that he was ready to go.
Vince was a founding member of Immaculate Conception Church in La Grange and a fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus.
He is preceded in death by his brothers, Pat and Mike Kinser.
Vince is survived by his wife of 63 years, Maxine Shockey Kinser, six children, Carolyn (Richard Kingrey), Trish Turover (Steve), Jim (Mary Ellen), Tim, Beth DeGeorge (Joe), Greg (Nilka); siblings, Mary Jane Miller (Tom), Joyce Carpenter (Don), Donald Kinser (Georgia), George Kinser (Dot), Koss Kinser (Mary Jane), Johnny Kinser (Barbara), Bobby Kinser (Bonnie, Tony Kinser (Vicki), and Larry Kinser (Cheryl); grandchildren, Matthew Gardner (Beth), Lauren Gardner, Jason Kinser, Justin Kinser, Chad Snyder (Sarah), Kristen Stearns (Greg), Adam Kinser (Johanna), Tristyn Kinser, Alysha Bodenbender and two great grandchildren, Madelyn and Emily Snyder.
Visitation will be 2-8p.m. Wednesday at Oldham County Funeral Home 706 W. Jefferson St. in La Grange. A funeral mass will be celebrated at Immaculate Conception Church 502 N. 5th St. in La Grange Thursday at 10:30 a.m. with burial to follow at Valley of Rest Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers donations may be to Hosparus of Louisville or donors favorite charity.
Yvonne Shockey, age 84, Clinton, MO
Shockey, age 84, passed away
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at Clinton Healthcare & Rehab Center, Clinton,
Missouri. She was born March 19, 1930 to Louie and Helen Schimelfenig
in Weatherby, Missouri. She had one brother, Sammy Schimelfenig of Wahpeton, North Dakota, and one sister,
Mary Francis Schimelfenig who preceded her in death.
In June 1952 she married Raymond (Ray) Shockey. They moved around to follow construction and settled in Deepwater, Missouri in 1964. To this union a son, Sammy, and a daughter, Helen, were born. Yvonne had three stepsons; Jerry, Chester, and Curtis Shockey.
Yvonne belonged to the Methodist Church in Weatherby, Missouri. She sang at many services for the church. After moving to Deepwater she later moved to the Finey Area to care for Albert Stadler and Audara Stadler Lutjen until Ray had to be put in a nursing home in Clinton. She then moved into Deepwater Senior Housing in 1986 and started volunteering in the kitchen at the Deepwater Senior Center, until it closed. She loved to cook for everyone. Cooking and going to the Casino with her daughter, Helen, were her hobbies.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her siblings, two stepsons, and two grandchildren.
Survivors include her son, Sammy (Cindy Rhoads) Shockey, her daughter, Helen (Clifford) Crowder of Deepwater, Missouri, stepson, Chester Shockey of Clinton, Missouri, her grandchildren; Sammi, Randi, Christina, Robert, Clarica, Tammy, Raymond, Charles, Marla, Christopher, Shannon, Heather, Jessa, Justin, Cannon, Dusti, and Nicholas, along with several great and great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and a host of other family and friends.
Graveside services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington, Missouri. Fond memories and condolences may be left online at www.vansant-millsfuneralhome.com.
Services are under the direction of Vansant-Mills Funeral Home of Clinton, Missouri.
Russell G. Myers, age 91, of Morris
Russell G. Myers, age 91, of
Morris, passed away peacefully July 9, 2014 at the Illinois Veteran's Home in
Born February 11, 1923 in Pembrook Township, Kankakee, Illinois, he was the son of the late Carl and Myrtle (Bydalek) Myers. He married Mildred Shockey from Seneca, Illinois (who preceded him in death in September 1961). In 2011, Russell married Cheri (Asbell) Myers.
Russell joined the U.S. Army and served during WWII in the infantry division in the European Theater of Operation and was awarded five battle stars: the Purple Heart, Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star, Medal and Combat Infantry Badge.
He farmed in Norman Township in Grundy County for over 40 years and was employed with Caterpillar in Joliet for 16 years.
Russell was a charter member of the Disabled American Veterans, a lifetime member of John Martin Steele Post #6049 of V.F.W., and the Morris American Legion Post #294. He was a former member of the Morris Moose Lodge.
Russell is survived by a brother, Ken Myers of South Carolina; and sisters, Ester (Ted) Struck of Morris and Dorothy Hougas of Morris; nine children, Mildred (David) Fessler of Seneca, Lila (the late Tom) Morris of Arizona, Russell (Debbie) of Verona, Ruth (Jim) Schott of Ottawa, Barbara (Lenny) Hawks of Colorado, Debbie (Stephen) Eiben of Arizona, Tina (David) Sergenti of Ottawa, Becky (Dan) Cummings of Arkansas, Claudia Myers of Minnesota; 22 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Babe Hougie; brothers, Robert and Paul Myers; and 2 grandsons, Kett Fessler and Aca Shipley.
Visitation will be held Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the U.C. Davis-Callahan Funeral Home located at 301 West Washington Street in Morris. A Celebration of Russell's Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Steve Larson of First Baptist Church of Morris officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Morris. Full military honors will be conducted by the Morris Color Guard.
Memorials may be made in Russell's name to the donors choice.
Arrangements have been entrusted with U.C. Davis-Callahan Funeral Home, 301 W Washington Street, Morris, Illinois. For further information visit the website at www.ucdaviscallahan.com or contact the funeral home at 815- 942-0084. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting our website.
Published in Morris Daily Herald on July 12, 2014
Randell "Randy" Dale McGill, age 52
"Randy" Dale McGill, age 52, passed away July 24, 2014 surrounded by
family after a long courageous battle with cancer.
He was born June 23, 1962 in Xenia, OH. Graduated from Urbana High School in 1982. Graduated from Urbana University with a Masters of Business Administration in 2006.
Randy was an avid Reds, Buckeyes, and Bengals fan. He will be remembered for his sense of humor and unconditional love for his family.
Preceded in death by grandfather, Everett Higgins; son, Mathew McGill. Survived by wife, Tracey (Shockey) McGill; daughters, Danielle McGill, Tasha (David) Fleury, Rebecca McGill, Colleene McGill, Leighanne McGill; parents, Martin and Mary McGill; in-laws Don and Joyce Shockey; brothers, Michael (Pat) McGill, Dave (Patty) McGill, Allen (Leica) McGill; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral will be held 10:00AM Monday, July 28, 2014 at Grace Chapel Church, 500 Linden St West Liberty, OH 43357. Pastor Josh Gellat officiating. Calling hours 2:00- 4:00PM and 6:00-8:00PM Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Grace Chapel Church. Burial at Highland Memorial Park.
Published in Springfield News-Sun on July 26, 2014
Mrs. Janice Lea Powell Lewis, 51 of Brunswick, MD
Mrs. Janice Lea Powell Lewis, 51
of Brunswick, MD fought a courageous battle for 7 ˝ months and finally
succumbed to this horrible disease called cancer on August 4th surrounded by
her family at the John Hopkins University Hospital.
Janice is survived by her husband, Randy Lewis, her son Greg and wife Stephanie, her parents, Frank and Elizabeth Zientek, siblings, Frankie Zientek and wife Patti, Tonia Shockey and husband, Bryan, Dean Zientek, Richard Powell and wife Patti, Maria Pippin and husband Greg, David Powell and wife Stephanie, Jeffrey Powell and wife Beth. She is also survived by her precious granddaughter, Hadley Raven Howell and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is also remembered by her in-laws, Donald and Peggy Lewis and sister in-law, Kera Pridemore and husband, Tim.
Janice is preceded in death by her father, James R. Powell, Sr. and nephew Jake Shuron.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to Bethany Lutheran Church, Brunswick, MD.
Friends and family are invited to attend a "Celebration of Janice's Life" at the Brunswick City Park on Saturday, August 9th from 6pm – 9 pm.
Arrangements are by Stauffer Funeral Home, Brunswick.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.staufferfuneralhome.com
Published Online in The Frederick News-Post from Aug. 7 to Aug. 8, 2014
August Emil "Augie" Adam, III., 61, of McKeesport
August Emil "Augie"
Adam, III., 61, of McKeesport, died Wednesday, August
6, 2014. He was born March 14, 1953 in McKeesport and was the son of Pearl
Porter Adam of North Versailles and the late August Emil Adam, Jr.
He was a Inspection Mechanic at Bob's Garage in McKeesport and had previously worked as a Machinist for Westinghouse Airbrake and as a Trainer for Mayflower Bus Co. August was a Hunter and Fisherman and loved NASCAR.
He is survived by his wife, Beverly Kennedy Adam, daughters, Shauna M. Adam of McKeesport, and Jennifer Adam of York, Sons, August E. (Elizabeth) Adam of McKeesport and William Adam of York, sister, Bonnie (Rick) Sostaric of Versailles and May (Rod) Shockey of North Versailles, grandchildren, Charlotte Adam, Danielle Gribschaw and Aaron Lennon, nieces and nephews.
Private visitation was held in the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. Condolences may be made at www.gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com
Martha Lou (Murdock) Dalson-Kentzel, 72, of Great Falls
Martha Lou (Murdock) Dalson-Kentzel, 72, of Great Falls passed away Sunday,
August 3, 2014.
Following her wishes, no services are planned at this time. Cremation has taken place under the direction of O'Connor Funeral Home.
Martha was born August 28, 1941 to Warren and Evelyn Murdock in Ft. Meade, SD. She ran the local office for Congressman Rehberg for many years, was a member of the National Rifle Association, Pachyderm, and volunteered for many years at Benefis hospital. She enjoyed knitting, reading, word puzzles and gardening.
Martha is survived by her daughters, Melodee Shockey of Fort Worth, TX , Jennifer Kentzel of Great Falls, and Wendy (Herman) Jackson of California; son Ronald (Heather) Kentzel of Bozeman; brother David Murdock of Sanger, TX; grandchildren Ryan Baylor, Erik Shockey, Derek Shockey, Trevon Kentzel, LJ Jackson, Nakia Jackson, Taylor Kentzel, Karlie Kentzel, and Alexa Kentzel.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald and daughter Evelyn.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation or the Humane Society.
Condolences may be left online at www.oconnorfuneralhome.com.
Published in Great Falls Tribune on Aug. 10, 2014
Sharon Lee Collins, age 63
Sharon Lee Collins, age 63 passed
away suddenly on Saturday August 9, 2014.
She was preceded in death by her parents Harry and Wanda Shockey and her grandson Daniel Meyer.
She was born in Springfield, Ohio and moved to Pensacola in 1964 at the age of 13. She was a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother.
Sharon is survived by her husband of 47 years, James (Charlie) Collins; her daughter, Missy (Steve) Meyer; her son, Mike Collins; three grandchildren, Britnie Reid, Tyler Collins and Jacob Meyer; her sister, Bonnie Tennant, Harlem, Georgia; two brothers, Harry Herbert Jr. (Su) Shockey, Copperas Cove ,Texas and William(Carol) Shockey, Harlem, Georgia; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held at Oak Lawn Funeral home at 619 N New Warrington Rd, Pensacola, FL. On Friday, August 15, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.
Oak Lawn Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.
Virginia (Shockey) Rose, 95, Chambersburg
Virginia (Shockey) Rose, 95, a resident of Falling Springs Nursing and
Rehabilitation Center, Chambersburg, and formerly of 214 Mount Airy Ave.,
Waynesboro, died at 5:20 a.m. Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in the nursing home.
Born February 21, 1919 in Quincy, PA, she was the daughter of the late Isaac B. and Vanetta (McCarney) Shockey. She was the widow of the late Norman R. Rose.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Bethel Church Cemetery, 16924 Raven Rock Road, Cascade. Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro, is handling the arrangements.
Wilma I. Findley, age 78, of Kirtland
Wilma I. Findley, age 78, of
Kirtland since 1979, passed away Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, at TriPoint
Medical Center in Concord Twp.
She was born May 14, 1936, in Belington, West Virginia.
Mrs. Findley worked in the cafeteria at Willoughby South High School for 26 years. She was a member of the Mentor Church of Christ and a loving and devoted wife and sister.
Survivors are her husband, Robert R. Findley; siblings, Loyd (Shirley) Shockey, Ruth Auvil, June (Merl) Golden, Armen (Deanna) Shockey, Neal (Peggy) Shockey, Jean (John) Addison and Emalene (Gary) Lewis. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Hugh and Roxie Shockey; and her brother, Ralph Shockey.
Funeral Service will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, at the Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060.
The family will receive friends from 3 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home. Interment will be at Western Reserve Memorial Gardens, Chesterland.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Mentor Church of Christ, 7201 Burridge Ave., Mentor, OH 44060.
Please offer condolences at www.brunners.com
Barbara L. Osborne (Barbie), 68, of Xenia
Barbara L. Osborne (Barbie), 68,
of Xenia, passed away Friday, August 29, 2014, at her residence surrounded by
her loving family.
She was born January 24, 1946 in Dayton, Ohio, the daughter of James E. and Juanita Shockey Harris.
She is survived by her husband, John L. Osborne, whom she married June 18, 1965; her mother Juanita Harris, Goes Station; a daughter, Heather L. (Brett) Caplinger, Xenia; two sisters, Melva (Michael) Knemeyer, Yellow Springs, and Helen (Jerry) Voiles, Waynesville; a brother, James E. Harris, II, Goes Station; several nieces and nephews, many close friends, and a beloved Grandpuppy, Ozzy.
She was preceded in death by her father, James E. Harris, on August 27, 1994, and by a son, John Christian Osborne.
Barbara was a former office manager for Dr. Howard Carl and Dr. Edward Thomas at the Ohio Eyecare Institute.
She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, Sept 7, 2014 at Waynesville United Methodist Church, 297 North Street, Waynesville 45068. Rev. Ken Martin will officiate the service at 2:00 pm. Contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, OH 45420, in her memory.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.NeeldFuneralHome.com.
Lucille Laughlin, 95, of Marietta, OH
Lucille Laughlin, 95, of Marietta,
OH, passed away August 31, 2014, in the Marietta Center.
She was born October 13, 1918, in Ravenswood, WV, a daughter of the late James Blaine and Roxie (Battin) Shockey. Her husband, Guy S. Laughlin, a grandson, Donald R. Hill, II, a brother and three sisters, also preceded her in death.
She was a member of the 36th Street Church of Christ in Vienna, WV, a lifetime member of the volunteer program at Camden Clark Medial Center, and a member of Modern Woodman of America. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting and quilting.
Survivors include her sons and daughter-in-law, Daniel and Sheila Laughlin of Ravenswood, and David Laughlin of Fairmont, WV; daughters and sons-in-law, Connie and Don Hill of Peterstown, WV, and Sue and Roger Inman of Williamstown, WV; sister, JoAnn Wright of Huntington, WV; grandchildren, Michael (Amy) Hill, Marti (Billy) Hescht, Scott (Denise) Inman, Lance (Samantha) Inman, Ty Laughlin, Whitney Laughlin, Jonathan Laughlin, and Joshua Laughlin; 12 great grandchildren, and four great great grandchildren.
Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, September 4, 2014, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Ravenswood, WV, with Minister Mark Mason officiating. Burial will follow in Ravenswood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.
Mary Dale (Shockey) Oldham Wenrich, 89, of Boiling Springs, PA
Mary Dale (Shockey) Oldham Wenrich, 89, of Boiling Springs, PA, passed away Saturday, December 14, 2013, at the Forest Park Medical Center in Carlisle.
Born May 19, 1924, in Ravenswood, WV, the daughter of the late James Blaine Shockey and Roxie Janette Battin Shockey.
A member of the Carlisle Church of Christ, homemaker, she predeceased one brother Blaine Battin Shockey, two sisters, Leeola Cornelia Freeman and Lora Rebecca Circle, and husband of 34 years, James William Oldham, Sr., and of 22 years, Harry Edgar Wenrich.
Survived by sisters Edna Lucille Laughlin, 94, and Theo Jo Anne Wright, 85; children James William Oldham, II, (Ginger) of Plano, TX, Joseph Blaine Oldham (Donna) of Huntingdon, PA, Virginia Lee Oldham of Boiling Springs; grandsons Jonathan Brodie Oldham (Lindsay) of McKinney, TX, and Zachary James Oldham (Ronna) of Allen, TX, Adam Blaine Oldham (Ashley) of Carlisle, Seth Oldham (Brittany) of Columbus, OH, and five great-grandchildren, Emory Faith & Blaine William Oldham, and Deacon Sanders, Bryer Ivey, and Ryder Stone Oldham.
Steadfast in her faith, Mary was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother for whom family was her highest priority and passion; a superior cook, seamstress/tailor, and homemaker, she took great joy in cooking and doing for them and delighted in all their successes. She enjoyed her many cherished friends, reading, golf, and God's nature and flowers.
By the often-expressed wishes of
Mary, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer
Society, the American Heart Association, or any charity of one's choice.
Graveside services will be held at the old Walnut Bottom Road Church of Christ's historical cemetery now the Cornerstone Chapel of Hope in Cummingstown, PA, on a date in to be announced by the family in the Spring.
Hetrick Bitner Funeral Home
Francis J. (VanSitlen) Miller, age 83, of Lowell
Francis J. (VanSitlen)
Miller, age 83, of Lowell, passed away on Sept. 5, 2014, in Ionia. She was born
Dec. 31, 1930, in Lake Odessa the daughter of Clark and Doris (Snyder) VanSitlen.
She married Leon Miller on July 5, 1949. He passed on Dec. 17, 2013. Francis was a member of First Baptist Church in Lowell.
Francis is survived by her son, Leon (Judy) Miller of Ionia; sisters, Catherine Roy of Alabama, Eulah (Elmer) Gostnell of Lake Odessa, Clara Haney of Sheridan, Martha (John) Shockey of Ionia, and Marica Fox of Nashville; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leon Miller; daughters, Patricia and Peggy; four brothers and two sisters.
Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, Sept. 10, 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Lowell with Rev. W. Lee Taylor officiating. Interment at Oakwood Cemetery in Lowell. Visitation on Tuesday at Lake Funeral Home in Ionia from 4-7 p.m.
Those wishing, may make donations to the family. Online condolences may be made at www.lakefuneralhomes.com.
Published in Ionia Sentinel-Standard on Sept. 6, 2014
Patricia Ann (Waldridge) Wells Shope 71 of Springfield
Ann (Waldridge) Wells Shope
71 of Springfield, died at home on Saturday, September 6, 2014 in Springfield,
Ohio. She was born July 18, 1943 in Jefferson County, KY, the daughter of J.C. Waldridge and Angie (Kinser) Waldridge, Rhodes.
She was a member of Northside Baptist Church since 1984. She was the Secretary for the Wren Wood Condo Association from 2005-2014. Also an Administrative Assistant at Northside Baptist Church from 1996-2005, Bookkeeper at WB Marvin Manufacturing Company in Urbana from 1972-1996, Bookkeeper at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Chattanooga, Tennessee from 1970-1972, Bookkeeper at East Chattanooga Lumber Company in Tennessee from 1968-1970, Secretary for Baptist International Missions, Inc. located in Rossville, Georgia from 1967-1968.
She attended Clark State College and is a graduate of Louisville High School in Louisville, Kentucky. Her passion was teaching Sunday school which she did for 50 years.
Survivors include two daughters, Robin Chadeayne (Robert) of South Charleston, Ohio and Charlene Shockey (John) of DeGraff, Ohio. Brothers Ronald Waldridge (Kay) Shelbyville, KY, J.C. Waldridge Jr. (Shirley), Stephen (Connie)Waldridge of Taylorsville, Ky. One sister, Sue Lettie (William) Louisville, Ky. Her grand-children are Jared Shockey, Dayton, Ohio, Jessie Shockey, Rosewood, Ohio, Carah Foster (D.J.) of St. Paris, Ohio and one great grandson, Jase Sterling Foster. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents and one brother. Services will be held on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. in the Littleton & Rue Funeral Home with Pastor David Hill officiating. Friends may call from 2-4:00 p.m. prior to the service time. Private family burial will be held in Louisville, Kentucky. You may express condolences at www.littletonandrue.com
Richard Allen "Dick" Funke, 66
Richard Allen "Dick" Funke, 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, December 7 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 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 http://leelanauconservancy.org/donate/
Published in Pioneer Press North from Nov. 21 to Nov. 27, 2013
Doris M. "Dorie" Crick (nee Graham), 89
Doris M. "Dorie" Crick
(nee Graham), 89, born Oct 8, 1924, passed away Sept. 5, 2014.
Dearly beloved wife of the late Calvin John. Dearly beloved mother of Thomas (Melissa) Crick and Nancy (Rick) Shockey. Beloved grandmother of Rachel and Sarah Crick and Daniel and Lindsey Shockey. Loving great-grandmother of Avin Shockey. Special great-grandmother of David and Devon Anderson.
Dearest daughter of the late Hugh and Alby (nee Bartek) Graham. Dearest sister of Anne "Mickey" Graham, Margaret "Margie" Graham, John (Jennifer) Graham and the late Hugh E. Graham, Jr. Dear aunt of Hugh (Evelyn) Graham, John Graham, Daniel (Lisa) Graham, Jeffrey (Abigail) Graham, Mark (Noel) Graham and Laura (Daniel) Sweeney. Dear great-aunt of 14.
Interment Calvary Cemetery, Cleveland. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Immaculate Conception Church, Willoughby. Family will receive friends and family 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday at McMahon-Coyne- Vitantonio Funderal Home, 38001 Euclid Ave., Willoughby. www.MCVfuneralhomes.com
Published in The Plain Dealer on Sept. 7, 2014
Earl E. Schildt, 81
E. Schildt, 81, passed away Saturday, September 13,
2014, at York Hospital.
He was the husband of Theda A. (Rudolph) Schildt, to whom he was married for 57 years.
A Celebration of Life tribute service will be held at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at Calvary Bible Church, 125 Calvary Church Road, Wrightsville, with Pastor Joe Fauth officiating. A viewing will be held from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. prior to the service.
Burial will be in Harbaugh Church Cemetery in Rouzerville, Pa. at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 17. Life Tributes by Olewiler & Heffner Funeral Chapel & Crematory, Inc., 35 Gotham Place, Red Lion, is in charge of arrangements.
Born February 17, 1933, in Waynesboro, Earl was a son of the late Charles H. and Violet M. (Fleagle) Schildt. He worked as a machinist for Caterpillar for 27 years until his retirement in 1994. Mr. Schildt served our country during the Korean War in the United States Navy. Earl was a member of the Calvary Bible Church in Wrightsville. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. He also loved to watch his grandchildren play football and cheerlead.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Schildt is survived by two sons, Jeffery Schildt of Red Lion and Michael Schildt and his wife Michele of Dallastown; two grandchildren, Joshua Schildt and his wife Natalie of Sicklerville, N.J. and Jessica Schildt of New Tripoli, Pa.; two brothers, Donald Schildt of Washington, Ill. and Paul Schildt of Falling Waters, W.Va.; and three sisters, Joyce Shockey of Smithsburg, Md., Wilma Hollaway of Hagerstown, Md. and Arlene Montgomery of Hagerstown, Md.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Missionary Fund at the Calvary Bible Church, 125 Calvary Church Road, Wrightsville, PA 17368. Send Condolences at BestLifeTributes.com
Ola Lee May Simpson, 101, of Delaware
Lee May Simpson, 101, of Delaware, formerly of Marysville, died Thursday, Sept.
18, 2014 at Delaware Court Nursing Home.
She was a retired associate of Eljer Plumbingware after 27 years.
A devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and sister, she will be lovingly remembered as a true "matriarch" of the family. She guided and supported her loved ones and especially enjoyed gathering them together for dinners and reunions. She liked to sew and garden. She was also an avid quilter and a great cook. Her children will lovingly and humorously remember her for keeping them "in line" with her broom — with just a gentle sweep on the bottom.
She was born Dec. 26, 1912 in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky to the late Charles and Eliza "Cricket" Handshoe May.
She was also predeceased in 1998 by her husband, Reed Carl "Cod" Simpson; her son, Charles "Bill" Shockey; three grandchildren, George "Eddie" Shockey, Kenneth Breece and Nancy Burchett; a great-granddaughter, Ericka Burton; her siblings, Nola Bennett, Clara Grooms, Bette Bair, Jose Shepherd and Charles, Richard, Leonard and Willard May.
She is survived by her daughter, Norma Breece of Delaware; her son, Harold Shockey of Marysville; two stepdaughters, Betty Jean (Bill) Keim and Patty (Ray) Sharritts; a daughter-in-law, Bulah Shockey; 11 grandchildren, Lee Anna (Charles) Dickason, Keith (Sue) Breece, Karen (Dave) Burton, DeeAnna Schrader, Rachel (Rick) Miller, Becky Schertzer, Mary (Rod) Price, Jane (Mark) Reisinger, Ann (Dave) Reid, Terri Bowen and Tom (Angela) Shockey; many great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; her sister, Ethel Huff; two half-sisters, Lucy Jones and Della May; a half-brother, Charles May; and numerous nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, at Underwood Funeral Home, 703 E. Fifth St., Marysville, where funeral services will be held at noon Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. Rev. Andy Freeman will officiate. Interment will be at Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Alzheimer's Association.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.
Rita Marie Dobbins, 26
Rita Marie Dobbins, 26, of 907
Brown Town Road, wife of Jamie Dobbins, was called home to be with her Lord on
Thursday, September 18, 2014.
Born in Greenwood, she was the daughter of Jasper Glorita Tran and Carol Marie Shockey.
Rita worked at Glamour Nails and attended Real Life Ministries.
Surviving, in addition to her husband of the home and her parents of Greenwood, are three children, Dakota Dobbins, Destiny Tran and Zackery Tran; a sister, Christy Woodard; four brothers, Brandon Woodard, Tony Woodard, Allen Tran and Austin Tran; a father-in-law, Scotty Dobbins; and mother-in-law, Michelle Hughes.
A celebration of her life will be at 2 p.m. on Monday at Harley Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Chuck Sprouse officiating.
Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Jody Hughes, Scotty Dobbins, John McBride, Chris Tran, Dillon Dobbins, Jimmy Brock and Brooks Nguyen. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 12 to 2 p.m. The family is at the home. Messages of condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.harleyfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Index-Journal on Sept. 20, 2014
Jerry R. Scruggs I, 72, of Blue Ridge Summit, PA
R. Scruggs I, 72, of Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania, went to be with the Lord
on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Born in Kings Daughters Hospital on Feb. 10, 1942,
in Staunton, Virginia, he was the son of the late Harvey C. and Alta M.
Jerry lived his early life in Staunton. His father served in the United States Army and was stationed at Fort Ritchie, Maryland. He graduated from Smithsburg High School class of 1960, where he met and later married his high school sweetheart, Mary Esta Shockey on Dec. 16, 1959.
They resided in Blue Ridge Summit where they raised four children, Denise, Sandy, Jerry and Cheryl who donated her kidney to him in 2004.
After high school graduation, Jerry and Mary Esta worked together at the Officer's Club at Fort Ritchie. He later was briefly employed at Landis Tool Co., Waynesboro. He was last employed at Mack Truck Manufacturing, Hagerstown, Maryland, where he retired in March 1996 after 32 years of service.
Jerry's hobbies included horses, history, auctioneering, and especially antiques. In 1981 he partnered with Bob Benchoff to establish Scruggs and Benchoff Auctioneering which they continued until 1986. Following his retirement in 1996, he continued this profession, mentoring and assisting many auctioneers. He participated in many charity events, including the first annual Waynesboro Gala Cancer auction where he continued to volunteer for many years. He and Mary Esta also owned and operated Monterey Antiques in Blue Ridge Summit.
Jerry loved God, his family who meant everything to him, and his friends. His character was defined by his amazing sense of humor, his vast knowledge of many topics, his extraordinary ability to foster lifelong friendships from mere acquaintance, his generosity which knew no bounds and helping so many others in any given circumstance, often strangers.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Mary Esta, his four children, Denise Clark and her husband, Tony of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Sandy Bowling and her husband, John of Waynesboro, Jerry Scruggs II of South Mountain, Pennsylvania, and Cheryl Scruggs of Blue Ridge Summit; nine grandchildren, Sarah Clark Keefer, Rachel Clark Anderson, Andrew and Benjamin Bowling, Bradley, Corey and Clayton Scruggs, Joey Scruggs and Christopher Wertz; three great-grandchildren, Emma, Landon and Willow; and three cousins, Donald, Thomas and Daniel Southard of Virginia, whom he considered and loved like brothers. Jerry was preceded in death by a precious granddaughter; Olivia Lynne Bowling who we are certain welcomed her PawPaw into Heaven.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, in Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, with the family receiving guests one hour prior to the service at Jacob's United Church of Christ, 495 Harbaugh Valley Road, Fairfield, Pennsylvania, with the Rev. Richard Daughtridge officiating. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Jacob's United Church of Christ, 495 Harbaugh Valley Road, Fairfield, PA 17320, or Blue Ridge Summit Free Library, P.O. Box 34, Blue Ridge Summit PA 17214.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.bowersoxfuneralhomes.com
Published in Waynesboro Record Herald on Sept. 29, 2014
Doris Lee Keegan, 81, La Habra
Doris Lee Keegan, 81, died
September 30, 2014, with her family by her side at her home in La Habra.
Born in Oklahoma to Theodore and Annie Alexander, her family relocated to Oregon where she attended Klamath Union High School. She spent most of her adult life in Orange County, California working in healthcare as an Office Manager. Doris loved to spend her days reading, crocheting, watching her favorite programs on television and going to lunch with the friends she loved. Road trips with her husband, to visit her family and friends in Oregon, Washington, Texas, Oklahoma and Florida were always treasured moments.
Doris was an active member of the Fullerton Emblem Club and spent many hours sewing quilts with her Emblem sisters for our Military Veterans.
Doris was survived by her husband, Jack; her brothers, Doyle Alexander and his wife, Jeri, Bob Alexander and his wife, Judy; her sister, Juanita Shockey; her son, Terry Rickman and his wife, Elaine; her daughter, Teresa Acosta; her grandchildren, Jessica, Rachelle and A.J.; and her great-grandchildren, Isaac and Jacob.
Memorial Service will be held on Monday, October 6, 2014 at 1:00 pm at McAulay and Wallace Mortuary in Fullerton. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Childhelp Merv Griffin Village in her honor. McAulay and Wallace Mortuary
David Lee Stewart, 59
21, 1955 - Oct 3, 2014
David Lee Stewart passed away Friday Oct 3, 2014, at his home in Ceres and entered into the presence of God. He was 59. Born and raised in Ceres, after graduation from Ceres High School, Dave enlisted in the military, serving in the United States Air Force. After marriage, he and former wife, Sheila, began their family in Ripon, CA where they were residents for several years.
David worked in many different aspects of construction and was experienced in various construction trades, such as masonry, concrete and electrical. He was also a skilled fork-lift driver. But his primary vocation was that of mechanic --- and he was a natural.
His curiosity, about all things, began early in his life. His incessant questions most often pertained to how something worked. He was 4 yrs. old when he asked "Is there a switch that turns on the moon?" On his first day of school, the bus driver had to bring him home, as he didn't get off at any of the stops. He simply explained, "I like riding the bus." Dave's interests and hobbies were simple. If it ran on gas and had wheels he wanted to drive it or ride it...the faster the better, and he loved driving his 1932 Ford Roadster. He also loved to water ski, perfecting his 'step-start' so he didn't have to get into the cold water. He was an avid fan of NASCAR and Moto GP racing. But foremost, he was a lifelong, devoted fan of the San Francisco 49'ers. Chess was a favorite game, and The History Channel was his "go-to" TV.
David was a fun-loving person who always had a smile on his face, earning him the nickname 'Smiley'. A co-worker was once overheard complaining, "Does he always have to be so happy?" Like many of us, David had struggled in his life, and didn't always make the best choices, but he was a good man with a kind and gentle spirit. David was a loving father, loyal friend to many and was always willing to help someone in need.
He is survived by his children; Jaime Newton of Georgetown, TX; Sherri Shockey of Ripon; Sean Stewart of Modesto; and soon to be 6 grandchildren; parents, Polly Steinpress of Modesto and Herman Stewart of Ceres; sisters Sharilyn Borrelli, Pam Stewart and Grandmother Letha Thomas, all of Modesto; step brothers Martin and Wayne Steinpress; David was preceded in death by step-father Irwin Steinpress; Grandfather Cleveland Thomas and Grandmother Mary Stewart.
Services will be held at Salas Brothers Funeral Chapel, 419 Scenic Drive, Thurs. Oct 9, at 10:00 a.m. Internment will follow at Lakewood Memorial Park. There will be viewing Wed. evening, Oct 8 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
A gathering of family and friends will be at David's home, 1904 Poppy Ln, Ceres, following the internment.
Dorothy May Newport, 92, Edgewater
May Newport, 92, a forty-nine year resident of Edgewater, died on October 9,
2014 of natural causes at Household of Angels Assisted Living in Gambrills.
She was born on December 5, 1921 in Bowling Green, VA to the late Lonnie and Esther Whitaker.
Dottie was a stay at home mother and homemaker. She enjoyed playing the guitar, singing and writing country music, bingo and slot machines.
In addition to her parents, Dottie was preceded in death by her husband, Gothern "Gene" Newport; her brother, Lonnie Whittaker, Jr. and a sister, Mildred McClamb.
She is survived by four children, Teresa Edwards, Shirley Godbout and Gene Newport, all of Edgewater and Gothern "Beau" Newport, Jr. of Davidsonville; a sister, Virginia Merry of Waldorf; and 11 grandchildren, Michael Newport of Glen Burnie, Maximillian and Christopher Marinelli, Robert and David Armstrong, Gene W. Newport, Jr., Thomas J. Miller and Shelly (Dennis) Paddy all of Edgewater, Cheryl Hardy of Deale, Jackie Garner of South Carolina and Rivi Shockey of Davidsonville and 10 great-grandchildren.
Friends are invited to Dottie's Life Celebration from 6 to 8 pm on Sunday, October 12, at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater, MD, where her funeral service will be held at 1:00pm on Monday, October 13. Interment will follow at Lakemont Memorial Gardens in Davidsonville. An online guestbook is available at: www.kalasfuneralhomes.com.
Peter Charles Wilton, 83
Wilton, born December 4, 1930 in Vienna, Austria. Died
surrounded by his loving family, Friday, October 10, 2014.
Beloved husband of Jane Wilton (nee Weber), dear father of Karen Wilton Crane (Frank), Michael B. Wilton, Peter T. Wilton, Steven M. Wilton, Amy K. Wilton and the late Andrew M. Wilton, brother of Herb Wilton and the late Betty Wester, loving grandfather of Erin Crane Dunigan (Kevin), F.J. Crane (fiance Jessica), Sean Crane, Colin Crane, Casey Crane, Rachael Shockey, Hannah Shockey, Susan Wilton, Ashley Wilton, Brandon Wilton and Austin Wilton. Also loved by his great-grandchildren.
Peter came to the U.S. in January of 1938. Graduate of Purcell High `School and Xavier University. Served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict.
Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Gathering at Geo. H. Rohde & Son Funeral Home, Mt. Lookout, Tuesday, October 14 from 4-7pm. A Memorial Mass will be held at Christ the King Church, Mt. Lookout, Wednesday, October 15 at 10:00am. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the American Heart Assn. , 5211 Madison Road, 45227, or, the charity of your choice . Condolences may be expressed at: rohdefuneral.com
RaNae Brown Drew, 58, Murray, Utah
Brown Drew was born November 21, 1955 in Murray, Utah to Sharon (Shockey)
and Howard Brown. She was the oldest of three children. She grew up in the
Bountiful area and graduated
from Viewmont High School.
RaNae married Randy Drew on June 20, 1974 in Pocatello. Together they have two children, Jamie and Shana.
RaNae loved bowling, traveling, camping, cruises and spending time with her family and friends. RaNae had a deep love for children and worked at the Fox and the Hound Daycare for 13 years.
RaNae was a two-time breast cancer survivor, yet lost her battle to heart disease on October 12, 2014 at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah.
RaNae is survived by her husband, Randy; son, Jamie (Steffanie) Drew; daughter, Shana; two granddaughters, Ashley and Lacee; mother, Sharon (Lou) Sanders; brothers, Mark (Wendy) Brown and Eric (Carol) Brown; and mother-in-law, Ava Dean Drew.
RaNae is preceded in death by her father, father-in-law, and grandparents.
Graveside services for RaNae will be held at 11:30am, Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Restlawn Memorial Gardens, 2864 So. 5th Avenue. A memorial gathering will be held from 6-8pm, Friday evening at Wilks Funeral Home, 211 W. Chubbuck Road.
Condolences for the family may be sent online at www.wilksfuneralhome.com. The family suggests memorial contributions be given in her name to Wilks Funeral Home to help them with her final expenses.
Gayford M. Williams, 81, of Lubeck
M. Williams, 81, of Lubeck, passed away on Oct. 22,
2014 at his residence after an extended illness.
He was born in Ritchie County on Feb. 19, 1933, the second son of the late James C. Williams and Amy Tingler Williams.
He graduated from Calhoun County High School in 1953 and served in the U.S. Army for two years. He retired from DuPont, Filaments Division, in 1991 after 33 years and nine months of service.
He was a member of Lauckport United Methodist Church, where he served on the board of trustees and was an usher. He enjoyed Sunday dinners with his family, hunting, spending time with his DuPont friends at the southside McDonalds and going to Boone's Bow Shop. He was also a member of the DuPont silhouette shooting team.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Glenna Jackson Williams; daughters, Beth Baker (Chris) of Washington, W.Va., and Sara Reeves (Chris Shockey) of Lubeck; granddaughter Breanne Baker of Dunbar; step-granddaughter, Megan Reeves (Justin Rhodes); step great-grandson, Bryson Rhodes of Parkersburg; his mother-in-law, Kathleen Jackson; brother, Roydice (Sue) Williams of Grantsville; and sister, Erma Yost (Arthur) of Amesville, Ohio. He has two sisters-in-law, Violet Williams of Big Bend and Sharon Williams of Parkersburg, as well as several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Wilford and Bernard Ray Williams; sister, Freda Purdue; and one infant sister, Naomi Williams.
He will sadly be missed by his family and friends.
Services will be Saturday, Oct. 25, 11 a.m. at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Revs. Ken Nolan and Jamie Sprague officiating. Burial will follow with full military rites at Lubeck Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, Oct. 24, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lauckport United Methodist Church, 908 Camden Ave., Parkersburg, WV 26101 or to the charity of your choice.
Eugene K. "Gene" Keebaugh, 84, of Fayetteville, PA
Eugene K. "Gene"
Keebaugh, 84, of Fayetteville, PA, died Tuesday morning, October 21, 2014 at
Providence Place. Born December 28, 1929 in Metal Township, Franklin County,
PA, he was a son of the late Cloyd A. and Gertrude S.
He owned and operated the former Keebaugh Sheet Metal in Chambersburg for many years.
Eugene was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ where he taught Sunday School for over 50 years. Gene was also a longtime member of the Antique Auto Club of America. He enjoyed traveling with his late wife, Barbara, and with his in-laws.He helped to build a replica of a 1911 airplane that is permanently housed at the Heritage Center in downtown Chambersburg.
His wife, Barbara Owen Keebaugh, preceded him in death on April 25, 2005.
He is survived by a sister, Lois Shockey of Chambersburg.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Cloyd A. "Art" Keebaugh, Jr.; and a sister, Janet Reasner.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, October 27, 2014 at Lincoln Cemetery with Rev. Mark Ruzicka officiating. There will be no viewing. Arrangements are entrusted to Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Chambersburg, PA. Condolences and memories may be shared on his Book of Memories Page at www.geiselfuneralhome.com
Kathryn L. "Toot" Ommert, 71, of Newburg
L. "Toot" Ommert, 71, of Newburg, died
Thursday, October 16, 2014, in the Holy Spirit Hospital.
She was born October 11, 1943, in Newburg, Cumberland County. Kathryn was a daughter of Walter C. and Esther S. Hurley Dunlap of Newburg.
She retired from Affiliated Industries in Shippens-burg and many years ago worked for Richard's Textiles.
Kathryn was a member of the Newburg First Church of God and the Shippensburg Fish and Game Association. She was a 1961 graduate of the Shippensburg Area Senior High School. Her biggest joy was hunting with her nephew Wes and friends. She also enjoyed her flowers and watching birds. Toot loved her many dogs and cats, living and past.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by a brother, Roy L. (Susan) Dunlap; a sister, Vonnie M. (Robert) Shockey; her best friend and caregiver, Linda McNew, all of Newburg; two nieces, Tricia (George) Mandrick, and Kelly (Brooks) Berrier, all of Shippens-burg; two nephews, Wesley Swartz of Shippensburg, and Mark Dunlap of Virginia; a step niece, Heidi (Mike) Beidle of Fayetteville; two step nephews, Tom Shockey and Dan (Jozie) Shockey of Waynesboro; and 14 great nieces and nephews.
Toot was preceded in death by a sister, Bonnie Dunlap; a niece, Tammy Swartz; maternal grandparents, Elmer and Annie Hurley; and paternal grandparents, John and Nannie Dunlap.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 2 p.m. in the Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home, Shippensburg. Officiating will be the Rev. Kevin Dunlap and the Rev. John Byers. Burial will be held in the Otterbein Cemetery. A viewing will be held one hour prior to the services in the funeral home Saturday afternoon. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lupus Foundation of PA, 100 West Station Square Drive, Suite 1920, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Online condolences may be expressed at fogelsanger-brickerfuneralhome.com
Esther P. (Wagaman) Hockenberry, 94, Chambersburg
Esther P. (Wagaman)
Hockenberry, 94, a resident of Falling Spring Nursing
and Rehabilitation Center, Chambersburg, and formerly of Bino
Road, Greencastle, died at 6:45 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in the nursing
Born Dec. 16, 1919, in South Mountain, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late, Levi and Nellie (Carbaugh) Wagaman.
Mrs. Hockenberry graduated from Washington Township High School with the class of 1938.
She and her husband, the late Eugene W. Hockenberry, were married on Nov. 2, 1946. Mr. Hockenberry died on April 29, 1992.
During her life, Mrs. Hockenberry worked at the South Mountain Restoration Center, Nu-Way Cleaners in Waynesboro, Landis Machine Co., Waynesboro, and the Waynesboro Shoe Factory.
She was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church, Waynesboro, and enjoyed music, especially playing the organ and piano.
She is survived by three children, Reginald E. Hockenberry of Nazareth, Pennsylvania, Joan K. Shockey of Greencastle, and Jeffrey L. Hockenberry of Waynesboro; Gary A. Peck of Waynesboro, whom she raised; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; one sister, Ruth Wagaman of Rouzerville; one brother, Elvin Wagaman of Waynesboro; and a number of nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one great-grandson, Spencer Hockenberry; and one sister, Leila Crider.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, in St. Andrew Catholic Church, 12 N. Broad St., Waynesboro, with Rev. Augusty Valomchalil, MSSCC officiating. Burial will follow in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Gettysburg.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday evening, and from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Friday morning, in Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro.
Online condolences may be expressed at
Published in Waynesboro Record Herald on Oct. 29, 2014
Ralph Eugene "Ted" Helm, 70, Waynesboro, PA
Ralph Eugene "Ted" Helm, 70, of 508 Clayton Ave., Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 30, 2014, in his home surrounded by his loving family after a hard fought battle against cancer.
Born Sept. 9, 1944, in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late Ralph E. Helm Sr. and Madalyn (Noll) Helm.
Mr. Helm owned and operated Helm's Fire Extinguishers along with his wife and his brother D. Keith Helm for over 40 years. He also managed and owned Helm's Property Rentals. In his early years, he owned and operated Ted's Quality Market and Helm's Abattoir.
Mr. Helm was a member of the Always There Hook and Ladder Fire Co. and for a time served as a fire truck relief driver and a fire policeman. He was, also, a member of Jacobs Church, Blue Ridge Summit.
Ted loved and enjoyed his family including his dogs. He liked to spend time at his home in Bethany Beach, Delaware; and he was a kind, caring man that helped many people.
Mr. Helm is survived by his wife of almost 50 years Phyllis "Penny" (Baer) Helm. They were married on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, 1965. He is also survived by three children, John P. Helm and wife Pamela J. Helm, of Waynesboro, Michael T. Helm and wife Michele M. Helm, of Waynesboro, Tammy T. Helm of Shrewsbury; five grandchildren, Jennifer A. Helm and Timothy J. Flavin, whom he raised; Micaiah N. Helm, Marshall R. Helm, and Madalyn D. Forder; one brother D. Keith Helm, of Waynesboro; and one soon to be grandson-in- law Stephen T. Malick.
Services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, in Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro, with Pastor Richard Daughtridge of Jacobs Church officiating. Burial will follow in the Ringgold Cemetery, Ringgold, Maryland.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m., Sunday evening, in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Not Forgotten Ministries for the Elderly, P.O. Box 44, Cavetown, MD 21720-0044. - The Record Herald, Waynesboro, PA, October 31, 2014
Dianne P. Workman, 63, of Ripley, WV
Dianne P. Workman, 63, of Ripley,
formerly of Charleston, passed away Friday, Nov. 7, 2014 after a long-term
She graduated from Charleston High School in 1969. She retired from Union Carbide, now Dow Chemical, as a safety administrator in 2001. Dianne was a proud 16-year breast cancer survivor.
Dianne was the ultimate pet lover; the only thing she loved more than her dogs were her grandchildren, a Coach purse outlet and dessert before any meal. She was a beautiful lady who had a smile that would stop a crowd. She loved her clothes and loved to shop, but never met a stranger she wouldn't give the clothes off of her back. Dianne was the ultimate fighter who relentlessly faced many of the battles in her lifetime with unwavering courage ... Shine on you crazy diamond.
She is survived by her two sons, Bob Wilkinson of Ripley and Brian Wilkinson of Charleston, S.C.; her grandchildren, Stormie Wilkinson, Starr Wilkinson, Che Wilkinson and Emma Wilkinson; her sisters, JoAnne McCoy of Charleston, Brenda "Cookie" Escue of Sod, Betty "Buzzy" Coleman of St. Albans, Dorothy "Dot" Workman of Charleston and Janet "Lee" Kidd of Charleston; brother, James Workman of Cross Lanes; and more nieces and nephews than we can afford to print.
Funeral service will be 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, at Valley Christian Assembly, 1703 Bigley Ave., Charleston, WV 25302.
In lieu of flowers, gifts in memory of Dianne P. Shockey-Workman may be directed to support the Pulmonary and Critical Care Department at Johns Hopkins Medicine. Please make checks payable to Johns Hopkins University. Gifts may be mailed with a memo indicating that this gift is in memory of Dianne P. Shockey-Workman to The Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine, Office of Medical Annual Giving, 750 E. Pratt St., Suite 1722, Baltimore, MD 21202, or you may make a gift online at www.hopkinsmedicine.org/support.
The online guestbook may be accessed at www.wilsonfuneralandcremation.com.
Wilson Funeral Home, Charleston, is serving the Workman family.
Ronald R. Horst, 76, of Chambersburg, PA
Ronald R. Horst, 76, of
Chambersburg, PA, passed away Thursday afternoon, November 13, 2014 at his
Born December 31, 1937 in Marion, he was a son of the late Reuben and Elsie Horst.
Ron served honorably in the US Army from 1961-1964. Following his discharge from the Army he was employed by his father's family business as a truck driver. Ron continued his life-long career as a truck driver at Baumgardner's and at Chambersburg Waste Paper Co., retiring from Super Value (Save-A-Lot) in 2006 after twelve years of service.
He attended King Street United Brethren Church and was a member of Charles Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW, Burt J. Asper Post 46 American Legion, Hume-McNeil-Byers AMVETS Post 224, and the Marine Corps League, all in Chambersburg. He was a former member of B.P.O. Elks Lodge #600, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #842, the Masonic Lodge, and Veterans of Vietnam War Post 41.
Ron enjoyed keeping up with the most current technology and always had the newest gadgets available. He enjoyed traveling, gardening, computers, and photography.
He is survived by his loving wife, Lucille Wible Cowan Horst; his son, Vince Horst of Chambersburg; his daughter, Terri Shockey (Jim) of Chambersburg; three step-children, Craig Cowan (Dianna) of Hershey, Chris Cowan of Chambersburg, and Melody Cowan (Buddy Smith) of Willow Hill; three step-grandchildren, Bradley Cowan of Neelyton, Ashley Rodichok (Jon) of Tower City, and Tiffany Martin (Chris) of Chambersburg; and four great-grandchildren, Sofia, Olivia, and Emilee Martin, and Mark Rodichok. He is also survived by three brothers, Daryl Horst (Pam) of St. Thomas, Tom Horst (Linda) and Dean Horst (Lana); as well as a sister, Jane Kuhn (Clyde), all of Chambersburg.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Sonya Vance Horst in May of 1982.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM Monday, November 17, 2014 in the Chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, PA with Rev. Lester F. Stine and Rev. Harold E. Yeager officiating. Interment with military honors by members of the Charles Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW Honor Guard will follow at Parklawns Memorial Gardens. The family will receive from 6:00-8:00 PM Sunday and from Noon-1:00PM Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Franklin Fulton Unit, 384 Floral Ave. Chambersburg, PA 17201 or to the Wounded Warrior Project, 301 Grant Street, Suite 900, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Condolences and memories may be shared on his Book of Memories Page at www.geiselfuneralhome.com
Carol Ann Shockey, 62, of Waynesboro, PA
Carol Ann Shockey, 62, of Waynesboro, died Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, at her home
in Waynesboro. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, in Lochstampfor Funeral Home Inc., Waynesboro. Burial will be
in Mount Zion Cemetery, Quincy. The family will receive friends one hour prior
to services Friday in the funeral home.
Published in Waynesboro Record Herald on Nov. 19, 2014
Larry Ray Brown, 67, Vancouver, WA
Ray Brown, passed away at his home in Vancouver, WA on
Nov. 6, 2014. He was born Jan. 5, 1947 to Leroy and Imogene (Hawkins) Colby in
Vancouver, WA. He was adopted by his step-father, Robert Hylla.
Then after the death of his mother (1959), he was adopted by his Aunt and
Uncle, Donald and Marjorie (Hawkins) Brown. Larry graduated from Fort Vancouver
High School in 1966, where he lettered in football, track and wrestling. Many
classmates were dear friends his entire life.
He was an Eagle Scout and served as a Scout Master while stationed in the Air Force in Germany. He served 16 years in the USAF, ending up as a Supply Officer and worked with nuclear weapons.
Larry worked much of his life as a carpenter. He and his brother Lon built several new homes and helped to rebuild the south entrance to the Grand Canyon. Larry started working in housekeeping at the VA hospitals in Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA. He later became the locksmith at both facilities, working with a new computerized system. One of the projects he worked on for the VA was building a sweat lodge for Native American Veterans.
Larry loved dressing in costumes and won several Halloween costume contests at the VA. He was a dashing pirate, a heck of a tooth fairy, a cereal killer, a mad doctor and a very ugly bearded woman to name a few.
Everyone who knew Larry knows he had strong and very vocal political views. He was a firm believer in unions and protecting the middle class and workers rights. He was well known to protest with signs and marchers anything he thought was unfair.
Larry loved bowling, playing online poker, and gardening. He grew 83 types of hot peppers and challenged relatives and friends to hot pepper eating contests earning him the nickname "Pepperman". He was the president of the Minnehaha Neighborhood Association for two years and took an active interest in his neighborhood. He was an avid photographer, always snapping pictures of family, friends and places.
Of all the things in his life, his family, especially his grandchildren, were the most valued. Larry loved to take the grandkids Christmas tree hunting, let them sit in the front seat of his 1958 Pontiac Superchief pretending they were driving. He let them shampoo his hair and played with them until they fell asleep on his chest in his recliner (he was usually sleeping too). Larry would take each of them home individually for the weekend so that they all had the chance of being the "special" grandchild for a weekend. His favorite cake was wedding cake which may explain why he was married five times.
Larry is survived by his companion and best friend, B.J. Berry; former wife, Nancy Wagoner Christner; step-son, Jason Christner; grandchildren, Magnus, Isabella and Abram Christner; siblings, (natural and adoptive), Lon Brown, Susan (Mark) Million, Sandra Dobratz, Nancy (Stephen) Shockey, Tim (Debbie) Hylla, Ralph Hawkins, Connie Leavell, Helen Morgan, JoAnne Carls, Barbara Hylla; and William Hylla, a nephew he and Nancy raised from age 14.
Larry will be interned at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, OR on Fri., Nov. 21st at 10:00 a.m. There will be a short ceremony ending with a Military Honor Guard. A Celebration of Life will be held after the Thanksgiving holiday.
Please sign his guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits. - See more at: http://obits.columbian.com/obituaries/columbian
Pearl L. Adam, 83, of North Versailles
Pearl L. Adam, 83, of North
Versailles, died Friday, November 28, 2014 at the home of her daughter and
caregiver, May L. Shockey.
She was born February 21, 1931 in Elizabeth and was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Marguerite Keenist Porter. She was the wife of 43 years of the late August Emil Adam, Jr., who died December 9, 1995.
She is survived by daughters, Bonnie Sue (Richard "Rico") Sostaric of Versailles and May L. (Rodney) Shockey of North Versailles, brother, Eugene (Judy) Porter of Elizabeth, sister, Dorothy Porter Barfield of North Versailles, daughter-in-law, Beverly Kennedy Adam of McKeesport, sister-in-law, Barbara Porter of Elizabeth, 4 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her son, August E. "Augie" Adam, III., who died August 6, 2014, and brothers, James Nelson Porter and Kenneth Porter.
Pearl always had a beautiful smile and was a very loving mother and grandmother.
Friends are welcome Monday, December 1 from 6-8:00 PM at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. Service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Monday at 8:00 PM. Condolences may be made at www.gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com
Donald Wilson Cooper, 67, of Catlett, Virginia
Wilson Cooper, 67, of Catlett, Virginia, passed away in his home on Sunday,
November 30, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Cooper was a native to
Northern Virginia where he resided most of his life on his farm with family.
Early in life, he joined the United States Marine Corp in 1966 to serve his country for 24 months in the Vietnam War. Upon his return, he followed his father's footsteps to begin his career at his brother's company GDC Trucking where he served as the Vice President and Dispatcher for over 30 years.
He is survived by his beloved wife Kathie and four children, Michael Koentop, Denise Villano, Shareese Harvey and Shaneale Shockey. As well as his five siblings, Thomas P. Cooper Jr., Jacquelyn Hurst, Anna Carroll, Gerald D. Cooper and Ronald W. Cooper; 14 grandchildren and two great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins; and his loyal pet Kingston.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at Mullins and Thompson Funeral Service, Stafford from 5 to 7 p.m. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 from 12 to 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home, with the family receiving friends an hour prior to the service. Inurnment will follow in Quantico National Cemetery at 1:30 pm. Memorials may be made in his name to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent at www.mullinsthompsonstafford.com
JoAnn C. Schoeny, 81, of Polo
JoAnn C. Schoeny,
81, of Polo died Wednesday, December 3, 2014, at Polo Rehab and Health Care
Center. JoAnn was born May 26, 1933, in Lena, the daughter of Charles and Lavina (Lobdell) Schoeny.
JoAnn worked for many years as a dietician. Surviving are her brother, Gerald (Jane) Schoeny of Shannon; sisters, Sylvia Stevenson of Medford, Oregon and Anna Marie Schoeny of Polo; and many nieces and nephews. JoAnn was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Hugh Schoeny; three sisters, Doris Richards, Rosemary Shockey, and Betty Mills.
Private family services will be held Saturday in the Chapel of Peace at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in JoAnn's memory. Please sign the guestbook and share a memory at www.burketubbs.com.
Published in The Journal-Standard from Dec. 5 to Dec. 6, 2014
John T. Lake, Age 77 of Lebanon, Ohio
T. Lake, Age 77 of Lebanon, Ohio passed away Thursday December 4, 2014. He was
born December 14, 1936 in Lebanon the son of the late Hugh and Ethel (Shockey)
Mr. Lake worked for many years as a truck driver.
On October 8, 1955 in Richmond, Indiana he married Beatrice Hilderbrand and she preceded him in death on January 9, 2014.
He is survived by his four children Karen S. Lake- Murphy, Kathy Lake- Little, Brenda (Mike) McKinney, and John Thomas Lake, Jr., all of Lebanon; eight grandchildren; two great grandchildren and one brother Richard (Margie) Lake of Lebanon. Mr. Lake is also survived by his half sister Sandra (Dave) Drake and half brothers Daniel Lake and Hugh Lake, Jr.
He was also preceded in death by his half sister Linda.
Visitation 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Wednesday December 10, 2014 at The Webster Funeral Home 3080 Homeward Way at RT. 4, Fairfield. Immediately following the visitation a procession will form to proceed to Lebanon Cemetery for a graveside funeral service at 12:30 PM., with Pastor Barry Wilson, officiating. www.websterfuneralhomes.com
Published in Journal-News on Dec. 7, 2014
Karma L. Ryan, 91, Idaho
Karma L. Ryan, passed away December 5, 2014. She was preceded in
death by daughter, Linda Shockey and husband, Jack.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 10 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Eagle Stake Center, 2090 N. Eagle Rd., Eagle, Idaho, followed by burial at Dry Creek Cemetery. There will be a viewing at the Stake Center from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. before the funeral.
Karma was born April 14, 1923 in Twin Falls, Idaho, the daughter of John Earl and Evahlean Morrison. She attended school in Jerome and married her childhood sweetheart, Jack Ryan on January 7, 1939.
Karma was a strong, caring and compassionate woman, always ready to lend her wisdom and love to those who sought it. Her strength is admired by her family and is an example for all who loved her.
Karma, affectionately known as Gammy, will be greatly missed. Her legacy will live on in those who loved her and her memory will be forever cherished.
Survivors include her children, Jack Ryan and Barbara and her husband, Tom Wiley; seven grandchildren, Loree Ryan, Luanne and her husband, Don Newman, Loren and his wife, Chris Shockey, Perry and his wife, Heather Ryan, Scott and his wife, Luz Wiley, Erin and Leif Seligsohn; and twelve great-grandchildren, Clifford Ryan, Austin, Daniel, Amellia and Hannah Quapp, Hailey and her husband, David Osoba, Adly, Bryanna, Michael and Amanda Wiley, Ryan and Bryanna Shockey and Taj Seligshon.
Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society, Box 5386, Boise, Idaho 83705.
Stacie Shockey, 49, Oklahoma
Shockey, beloved daughter of Marcia and Bill Shockey and loving
Mother of Anthony and Amber Warner, died suddenly Dec. 8th, 2014 at the age of
Stacie was a 1983 proud graduate of John Marshall High School, received her Associate's Degree from Okla. City Community College, attended East Central University, and graduated University Central Okla. in 1994.
She was employed at the Okla. Tax Commission and proudly served there for 17 years.
She found great joy and satisfaction in helping those in need of guidance. Stacie loved her dog Hershey, all kinds of music, traveling, going to casinos, movies, Starbucks and celebrating Christmas.
She is survived by her son Anthony Warner, daughter Amber Warner, parents Marcia and Bill Shockey; sister Sheri Bailey (William) of Suffolk VA; aunt Jan Moss, son Jason and daughter Jennifer Carey; nephews Michael and Brandon Bailey and niece Kaitlin Bailey.
Stacie possessed a loving and compassionate spirit.
We will miss her ever-present smile. A memorial service celebrating her life will be Mon., Dec. 15th, at 11:00 a.m. at NEWCHURCH, 9201 N. Rockwell, Oklahoma City, OK.
Published in The Oklahoman on Dec. 12, 2014
June Lee Shadrach Eigenbrot Jablon, 97, Chambersburg, PA
June Lee Shadrach Eigenbrot Jablon, 97, formerly of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, and a
resident of Providence Place, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, passed away Friday,
Dec. 12, 2014, in Holy Family Manor, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Born Aug. 13, 1917, in Waynesboro, She was the daughter of the late Martha (Wilders) Mikesell Shockey.
She graduated from Waynesboro High School and worked as a telephone operator for Bell Telephone on Main Street in Waynesboro. She was then employed as a receptionist for Landis Tool Co., Waynesboro, for 25 years.
She married Lucian M. "Lou" Jablon Oct. 21, 1955. Lou passed away Oct. 22, 1990.
She was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Waynesboro, The Lady Elks of Waynesboro and a volunteer at the Waynesboro Hospital.
Mrs. Jablon enjoyed needlepoint, crossword puzzles and knitting. She was always a fashionable lady, who enjoyed traveling and being with her grandchildren.
She is survived by two daughters: Janice E. Schanck, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and Kristen F. Pechar, and her husband, Octavian S., East Bruswick, New Jersey; six grandchildren: Christopher R.S. Schanck, and his wife, Sheila, Marriottsville, Maryland, and Sarah Park, and her fiance Joseph Riddle, Middle River, Maryland; Laura O. Pechar, and her fiance, Michael Lykes, Milltown, New Jersey, Heather E. Dooling, and her husband, Joseph, Millstone, New Jersey, Todd D. Pechar, Esquire, and his wife, Amy, Lancaster, Ohio and Kelly M. Siacavelas and her husband, Mehael, Milltown, New Jersey, and nine great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Dr. Robert E. Schanck.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, in Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St. Waynesboro, with Rev. Dennis Beaver officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.bowersoxfuneralhomes.com
Published in Waynesboro Record Herald on Dec. 15, 2014
Jenny Lee Shockey, age 34, of Haskell
Jenny Lee Shockey, age 34,
of Haskell passed away on Thursday, December 18, 2014. She was born September
12, 1980, in Benton, the daughter of Robert Lee and Darla Kay Barnes Blevins.
She was a 1998 graduate of Harmony Grove High School and also attended UAMS
where she studied to be a surgical technologist. Jenny attended Fairplay Missionary Baptist Church and Fellowship Bible
Church. She enjoyed reading and spending time with her family. She was preceded
in death by her grandparents, Russell and Dorothy Riley and grandfather, Donald
Survivors, father, Robert Blevins (Diane) of Sheridan; mother, Darla Tiner (Nathan) of Haskell; spouse, Justin Wayne Shockey; sons, Jace Harold Shockey and Jaxon Louis Shockey; daughter, Elizabeth Jade Shockey; brothers, Joe Don Smothers (Amanda) of Haskell; grandmother, Marilyn Barnes of Benton; father and mother-in-law, John and Betty Shockey of Lonsdale; sister-in-law, Heather Schultz (Jacob) of Glen Rose; brother-in-law, Landon Shockey of Glen Rose and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
Visitation will be Monday, December 22 from 6:00-8:00pm at Regency Funeral Home.
Funeral Service will be Tuesday, December 23 at 11:00am at Regency Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Cooper Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Regency Funeral Home. You may sign the guest book at regencyfuneralhome.com.
Leona E. McGreevy
On December 20th, 2014, Leona E. McGreevy, beloved wife of the late William H. McGreevy. Wonderful mother to William McGreevy Jr., John McGreevy, Nancy Shockey, Laura Kimes, and the late Daniel McGreevy. Dear sister of Henry Darnall and Bertha Smith. Also survived by eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and two step-grandsons.
Memorial service on Friday, January 2 at 1:00 pm at Barranco
& Sons, P.A. Severna Park Funeral Home, 495 Ritchie Hwy in Severna Park.
Online condolences may be made at www.barrancofuneralhome.com
Published in Baltimore Sun on Dec. 27, 2014
Nola Eda Warner, age 87 of Riverton, WV
Nola Eda Warner,
age 87 of Riverton, WV, passed away on Monday, December 29, 2014 at Grant
County Nursing Home in Petersburg. She was born in Circleville, WV on July 27,
1927, the daughter of the late Dice and Annie (Bennett) Warner. On March 11,
1944 she married Ray Warner, who preceded her in death on May 17, 2010.
Nola had worked in food services for the Marriott Corporation in MD. She was a member of the Eastern Star, the North Fork Ruritan Club, the Farm Women's Club, VFW Auxiliary and the Circleville United Methodist Church.
Ms. Warner is survived by: 2 daughters, Nancy W. Swain and husband Ralph of Mt. Airy, MD, Doris W. Koch of Clarksburg, WV; a son, Olin Ray Warner and wife Nellie of Maysville, WV; a brother, Roy Barth Warner and wife Loveain of Franklin; 4 grandchildren, Mark Swain and wife Missy, Glenn Swain and wife Vicki, David Warner and wife Donna, Jodi Campbell and husband Hurley; 2 step grandchildren, Mike Nelson and wife Roxann, Amy Shockey and husband Jay; 9 great-grandchildren; 5 step great-grandchildren; 8 great-great-grandchildren; and 2 step great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: 2 brothers, Ralph Jay Warner, Glenn Dice Warner; and 2 sisters, Edna Virginia and Dovie Welton.
Ms. Warner's family will receive friends on Friday, January 2, 2015 6-8 PM at the Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin. Funeral services will be on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 11:00 AM in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Mark McAllister officiating. Interment will be in North Fork Memorial Cemetery in Riverton, WV. Memorials may be made to the Pendleton Manor or Grant County Nursing Home. Memories and words of comfort may be left at www.basagic.com or on Facebook at the Basagic Funeral Home.
Cornelia "Connie" Shockey, 81, of Brandon
Cornelia "Connie" Shockey,
81, of Brandon, went peaceably into Heaven Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015. Connie was born in Kenton County, KY June 14,
She is predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Richard Shockey and their daughter, Ann.
She is survived by her sister, Anne Nichols, who lives in Virginia.
Connie was an active and faithful member of First Baptist Church of Brandon. She was the Director of the Women's Missionary Union for many years. Connie was committed to missions and strongly supported the work of the Great Commission. She was a prayer warrior who daily spent time praying for others.
Because of her deep passion for missions, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Brandon/Missions at 216 North Parsons Avenue, Brandon, FL 33510.
The Memorial Celebration will be held Tuesday, Jan. 13, at 11 am, at First Baptist Church of Brandon. A special thank you to the staff at Alafia Village Assisted Living and the First Baptist Brandon family for your love and care.
Edea Rita Benedetto, 96, Kansas City, Missouri
Edea Rita Benedetto, a native of Kansas City, Missouri and a resident of
Jefferson, LA, passed away on January 17, 2015 at the age of 96.
Edea was the wife of the late Anthony Benedetto who in 1950 with her by his side opened Jefferson Feed & Garden Supply, which is still a thriving business today.
Edea's hobbies included traveling, playing the piano, and painting. She was an active member of the Metairie Art Guild and shared much of her artwork with family and friends. Most importantly, she was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who devoted her life to her family.
She is survived by one sister Wanda Shockey; three children Virginia, married to Ken Stierwald, Rita Benedetto Shedd, and George Benedetto; six grandchildren Deborah, married to Ron Porche, Rebecca, married to Thomas Harper, Patrick Kuhnell, married to Sandy, Erin Shedd, married to Nicole, Ryan Shedd, and Shaina, married to Trent Egbert; and seven great grandchildren Courtney, Brittney, Allison, Mitchell, Andy, Melinda and Ava Clare.
Friends and family who wish pay their respects may do so on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 4747 Veterans Blvd., Metairie from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm at which time the Funeral Mass will begin. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. Condolences may be offered at www.leitzeaganfuneralhome.com.
Published in TheNewOrleansAdvocate.com from Jan. 18 to Jan. 20, 2015
Charles F. Shockey, 81, of Independence, Mo
Charles F. Shockey, 81, of Independence, Mo., passed away Sunday, Jan. 18,
2015, at Village Care Hospice.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, at the Speaks Suburban Chapel, 18020 E. 39th St., Independence, 816-373-3600. Burial will follow in New Salem Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the chapel.
Donations may be made in his name to Village Care Hospice.
Charles was born June 16, 1933, in Galt, Mo., to Charles J. and Kitty Frances (McClanahan) Shockey. He had worked as a truck driver and was a proud member of the Local #41 Teamsters Union for over 18 years. He was also a member of the Ararat Shrine and the Independence Masonic Lodge #76 AF&AM. Charles was a very friendly and outgoing man who enjoyed front porch visits with family and friends. In his early life he raced stock cars and later was a collector of many items including toy trucks, coins and barbed wire. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was married to Veda Mae Wood on July 8, 1956; she preceded him in death on February 2, 2010.
He is survived by 3 daughters, Katherine Swayne and husband, Ronald, and Christine McPherson all of Independence, Mo., and Kimberly Mautino and husband, Larry, of Odessa, Mo.; a brother, Richard Shockey of Torrington, Wyo.; 4 sisters, Marjorie Fronaphel of Harlingen, Texas, Carol Miller of Hot Springs, S.D., Dorothy Grady of Sunrise Beach, Fla., and Linda Sams of Boise, Idaho; 8 grandchildren, Brandy, Michael, Samuel, Serena, Christopher, Crystal, Scott and Eric; and 4 great-grandchildren.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.speakschapel.com.
Published in The Examiner on Jan. 20, 2015
Mary Evelyne (Stouffer) Kahl, 96,Waynesboro
Mary Evelyne (Stouffer) Kahl, 96, a
resident of Quincy Village and formerly of 242 S. Oller
Ave., Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, died Wednesday morning, Jan. 21, 2015, in the
Born Aug. 21, 1918, in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late Arby Amos and Meda Pearl (Shockey) Stouffer. She was a lifelong resident of the Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, and Quincy, Pennsylvania, area.
Mrs. Kahl graduated from Quincy High School with the class of 1936.
She and her husband, the late Herman Cook Kahl Jr., were married on Oct. 25, 1940. Mr. Kahl died on June 8, 1995.
In her early life, Mrs. Kahl helped her parents on their farm in Quincy, Pennsylvania. She later worked at Stanley Company in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. She was a homemaker and a devoted mother to her children.
She was a member of the Waynesboro Church of the Brethren and attended services at Quincy Village during her residence there.
Mrs. Kahl enjoyed reading, playing cards, playing bingo, working on word searches, and especially spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by two children, Judith A. Ell and her husband, Joseph of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, and Michael E. Kahl and his wife, Lesa of Hagerstown, Maryland; three grandchildren, Wendy Smith, Jennifer Speek, and Tyler Kahl; six great-grandchildren, John, Alexandra, Frank, Bradley, Luke, and Payton; and a number of nieces and nephews.
She was the last of her immediate family.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one sister, Janet Cornelia Oyler.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in The Bryson Room at Quincy Village, 6596 Orphanage Road, Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, with Chaplain Justin Isbister officiating. Burial will be private in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro, Pennsylvania.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services, Saturday afternoon, in the nursing home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: The Quincy Village Benevolent Care Fund, 6596 Orphanage Road, Waynesboro, Pennsylvania 17268.
Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, is handling the arrangements.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.bowersoxfuneralhomes.com
Published in Waynesboro Record Herald on Jan. 22, 2015
Marilyn Eve Shockey, Potomac, MD
Marilyn Eve Shockey passed away on Friday, January 23, 2015 at her home in Potomac, MD. Beloved wife of John E. Shockey and mother of Holly Carol Shockey. She is survived by her husband John, her daughter Holly and grandchildren Hunter, Siena, and Raymond Bingham. A memorial celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 7 in the Blair Family Center for the Arts, Bullis School, 10601 Falls Rd., Potomac, Maryland. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name may be made via mail to Adventure Theatre MTC, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD, 20812 - Attn: Janet Berry. Please view and sign the family guestbook at www.pumphreyfuneralhome.com
Robert E. Toms, 84, Waynesboro
Robert E. Toms, 84, a resident of
Quincy Village and formerly of Elder Ave., both of Waynesboro, died Sunday,
February 8, 2015, in the nursing home.
Born May 4, 1930, in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late Lester B. and Sadie M. (Sharrah) Toms. He was a lifelong resident of the Waynesboro area.
Mr. Toms served with the Waynesboro National Guard.
He and his wife, Patricia Ann (Wilson) Toms, were married on April 20, 2006, in Waynesboro.
Mr. Toms worked at the Waynesboro Shoe Factory for 13 years. He later worked at Frick Company and Knouse Foods. Prior to his retirement on May 4, 1992, he worked for 26 years at the Waynesboro Gas Company.
He was a member of Joe Stickell American Legion Post No. 15 and William Max McLaughlin V.F.W. Post No. 695, both of Waynesboro.
Mr. Toms enjoyed working as a crossing guard near Summitview Elementary School and spending time with his dog, Toby.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two step-daughters, Brenda L. Shockey and her husband, Stacey of Middleburg, PA and Wanda K. Cody of Douglass, KS; 8 step-grandchildren; 2 step great-grandchildren; one brother, Glenn A. "John" Toms of Germantown, MD; and a number of nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one step son, William L. Kendall, Jr., who died on July 5, 2013; one step great-granddaughter; three sisters, Dolores K. Beaver, Hazel M. Coleman, and Hilda M. Burns; and one brother, Raymond L. Toms.
Services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, February 11, 2015 in Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services, Wednesday afternoon, in the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Waynesboro Area Human Services, 123 Walnut Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.bowersoxfuneralhomes.com
Published in Waynesboro Record Herald on Feb. 10, 2015
Duane Hubble, 84, of Riverside, MO
Hubble, 84, of Riverside, MO, passed away February 8, 2015.
Visitation at 10am followed by Memorial service at 11am Thursday February 12, 2015, at Platte Woods United Methodist Church, 7310 NW Prairie View Rd, KCMO 64151.
Duane was preceded in death by his parents Earl and Ledah Hubble, 3 sisters and 1 brother.
Survivors include his loving wife of 31 years, Judy, children Connie Perkins (David); Mark Hubble (Kennerd); step-children Michael Shockey, Kelle Bovid and Kris Knight. Grandchildren Michael Hubble; Stacy Frisch; Rebecca Perkins; Shaun Hubble; Matthew, Sarah, and Hannah Knight; Jacob, Ryan, Jenna and Jonathan Bovid; 8 great grandchildren and his sister Edra Snider.
Duane owned and operated Hubble Auto Supply for over 25 years where he was affectionately known as "Hub." After retiring in 1990, he started a lawn mowing business and pursued his hobby of rehabbing old tractors. Duane was an active member of Gladstone Rotary for 35 years. He was a past President and earned the honors of Rotarian of the Year and Paul Harris Fellow. Several years ago, the club created an annual recognition for the member who best represented Rotary's "service above self." The award is named the "Hubble Service Above Self Award" in recognition of Duane's ongoing selfless service. Duane enjoyed working outdoors, attending his grandchildren's sporting events, and volunteering his time to various organizations.
In lieu of flowers, please honor Duane's wishes and make donations to The Energy of Hope P.O box 26074, Overland Park, KS 66225 or The Gladstone Rotary Scholarship Fund. (Arrangements by D.W. Newcomer's Sons White Chapel Funeral Home, 6600 N. Antioch Rd., Gladstone, MO 64119, 816-452-8419) Newcomer's White Chapel Funeral Home & Cemetery, Dignity Memorial, Life Well Celebrated
Published in Kansas City Star on Feb. 11, 2015
Jack J. Mayes, age 88, of Murrells Inlet, SC
Jack J. Mayes, age 88, of Murrells
Inlet, SC formerly of Lehighton, PA, died Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at
Reflections Assisted Living in Myrtle Beach.
Jack was the son of the late Willis and Adaline Shockey Mayes.
Jack was a 1944 graduate of Lehighton High School where he served as class president. He attended Penn State University and graduated from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1950.
He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of WWII serving in the European Theatre. He owned and operated Mayes Funeral Home for over 30 years. Jack enjoyed his retirement in Myrtle Beach for the last 20 years including frequent family visits and an occasional round of Golf.
He will be dearly missed especially his dry wit and sense of humor.
Survivors: include a son, Jay Mayes and his wife Nancy of Center Valley, PA and a daughter, Jayne Imbach of Portland Oregon.
Services: Funeral services will be private. Contributions: An online guestbook is available at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com/obituaries Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Published in Morning Call on Jan. 30, 2015
Janet L. Woodruff, 66, Bainbridge, OH
Janet L. Woodruff, 66, of Pine Top
Road, Bainbridge, Ohio, died Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at her home.
She was born October 25, 1948 in Columbus, Ohio, daughter of the late Daryld Pummel and Esther Wilma Shockey Pummel. In 1997 Janet was united in marriage to Guy Woodruff who preceded her in death in 2003.
Surviving is a daughter, Gina McBee of Bainbridge; three grandchildren, Amber Hinshaw, Cathy McBee and Coleman Gibson; two great grandchildren, Wyatt Allred and Tyler Hinshaw; as well as a brother, Jeffrey Pummel and wife, Jane of Chillicothe, Ohio.
Janet was a retired office manager for Bristol Village in Waverly.
Friend may call at the Botkin Hornback Funeral Home in Waverly from 4-6 p.m. Saturday, February 14, 2015.
Roger Lawrence Shockey, 64, Moorefield, WV
Lawrence Shockey, age 64 of
Moorefield, WV, passed away Wednesday afternoon, February 18, 2015, surrounded
by his family and beloved dog “Rudy”, at his residence after a long, courageous
battle with cancer. He was born October 13, 1950 in Moorefield, WV the son of
the late Floyd Franklin Shockey and
Katie Flo (Wolfe) Shockey.
Roger is survived by his wife of 38 years, Marsha Marie (George) Shockey; a daughter, Amanda S. (husband J.R.) Ketterman of Moorefield, WV; three grandchildren, Noah “Jake”, Grayce & Mady Ketterman; four sisters, Eleanor (husband Jeff) Orndorff of Columbia, MD, Charlotte Crites, Rebecca Shockey & Susan (husband Freddy) Whetzel all of Moorefield, WV; four brothers, Ray (wife Gaithlee) Shockey, Kenny (wife Lavaughn) Shockey, Paul (wife Laura Jean) Shockey & Harry (wife Teri) Shockey all of Moorefield, WV and numerous nieces and nephews.
During his many years of employment, Roger worked for Ryan Homes, Ryland Homes, Michael Prelip Custom Homes and Peacock Cabinetry. His last job was with Oakcrest uilders of Winchester, VA of which he retired in January 2013. Roger was a proud “pap” whom loved his grandchildren as he enjoyed spending time with them and watching their many activities. He attended the Oak Dale Christian Church, had a great love of vintage cars, and was an avid NASCAR fan.
The family will receive friends from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM Saturday, February 21, 2015 at the Oak Dale Christian Church where a Celebration of Life in Roger’s honor will begin at 4:00 PM with Pastor Lynn Rohrbaugh officiating.
Roy Price Shockey, 80, Old Fields, WV
Price Shockey, age 80 of Old Fields,
WV passed this life Sunday morning, February 15, 2015 at his residence. Born
April 13, 1934 in Hardy Co., WV, he was the son of the late Seymour Welton Shockey
and Nellie Mae (Shoemaker) Shockey.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert & Dewey, a sister, Nancy Whetzel and an infant grandson.
He was a US Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Moorefield Church of Christ.
Surviving is his wife of 58 years, Margel Lee (Crites) Shockey; a daughter, Regina P. & Gary Nesselrod of Old Fields, WV; two grandchildren, Gail L. & Wesley Sager of Morgantown, WV and Gary L. & Savanna (Watts) Nesselrod of Martinsburg, WV; four brothers, Raymond Shockey of Moorefield, WV, Dan Shockey of Roanoke, VA, Boyd Shockey of Brandywine, WV and Jerry Shockey of Old Fields, WV; a sister, Alice Shingleton of Old Fields, WV and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be conducted 1:00PM Thursday, February 19, 2015 at the Fraley Funeral Home Chapel, 107 Washington St. with Pastor Russell Webster officiating.
Interment will follow at the Bethel Cemetery, Old Fields, WV. The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 PM Wednesday at the funeral home.
During his life, Roy worked for Hott & Miller Construction and the WV Department of Highways for many years. He eventually retired as a poultry breeder grower. He enjoyed making his rounds every evening by checking on his friends and family and his beloved cat “Babe”.
Gay O'Banion, 82, Elk Grove, CA
passed away peacefully, February 13, 2015, surrounded by her loving family. Gay
was born Nov. 7, 1931, in Oakland, CA to Charles and Eunice Shockey.
Happily married for 62 years to her loving and devoted husband Ernest.
Gay is survived by her husband Ernest, sister Jean McKinnon, children Pamela Leslie, Kathleen Almeida-Hull(Ken), and John O'Banion(Pamela Ellen). Proud grandmother to Jason Werth (Courtney), Jennifer Bever (Jesse), Joshua Werth (Emily), Matthew Almeida ( Heather), Jill Almeida (fiance, Robert) , Katharine O'Banion, and 9 great-grandchildren. Aunt to Michael and Jeffrey Balasa.
Preceded in death by grandson Matthew John O'Banion, neice Debbie Kuykendall, and son-in-law, Mitchell Almeida.
Gay was a 47 year resident of Elk Grove, and worked 17 years for Elk Grove Unified School district working with special needs children. She and Ernie became active in the St Katherine Greek Orthodox church of Elk Grove, from the first liturgy in the 1880's hall. She was a member of the philoptochos society. Gay brought joy into the lives of all who knew her with her contagious laugh and room-brightening smile. She knew the importance of listening, including and accepting everyone for who they are, regardless of circumstances. Gay understood the importance of family and worked daily to strengthen hers. For this reason, she was often the one they relied on in times of grief or struggle and the one they called first in times of happiness and triumph. Her strength and ability to love unconditionally made her the rock upon which her family depended. And it was with that perseverance and big heart that she led her family through both difficult and joyous times. She will be greatly missed.
Trisagion Thursday, 7:00 at Herberger Elk Grove funeral chapel. Funeral services on Friday at 11:00, St Katherine Greek Orthodox church, 9165 Peets Street, Elk Grove, Ca 95758 Donations can be made to St Katherine Greek Orthodox Church Special thank you to our family at Emeritus Laguna Creek, Elk Grove, for all the love and care you gave Gay during her stay.
Kathryn Ann "Susie" Rutigliano, 80
Kathryn Ann "Susie" Rutigliano, 80, passed away on March 6, 2015. Kathryn was
born in Lima, Ohio on May 2, 1934 to Richard and Beatrice Moore. Her father
called her "Susie Q", a name that stayed with her, her whole life.
Kathryn was from the Christian Shockey line. She was the great granddaughter of John W Shockey & Lucille Anna Eleanor "Ella" Church and the granddaughter of Eva Ann Shockey and John Richards Moore
At the age of twenty, her doctor
told Susie that she should move to a dry climate state. So on her own, she
moved to Phoenix. For her first few months, Susie searched for employment.
Finally, with her finances running low, Susie found a position at St. Joseph's
Hospital where she remained for forty years, retiring in 1996.
In 1957, she met her husband at a dance for Catholic young people in St. Mary's in Central Phoenix. Her future husband was stationed at Luke Air Force Base. Susie married Michael Rutigliano on April 12, 1958. They had one son, Michael Rutigliano III, who resides in Beverly Hills, CA with a career in the movie and entertainment industry.
Susie will be missed by her husband of 56 years, Michael Rutigliano, Jr., son, Michael Rutigliano III; brother, William Moore; and sister, Mary Goldsberry; and many special friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Beatrice Moore; and brother, Richard Moore.
Visitation will be on Friday, March 13, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. at Sunland Lakeside Chapel Mortuary, 15826 Del Webb Blvd. in Sun City, Arizona 85351. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 13, at St. Clement of Rome Catholic Church, 15800 N. Del Webb Blvd. in Sun City, AZ 85351. Interment will follow the Mass at Sunland Memorial Park-Valor.
In lieu of flowers, memorial may be directed to the Hospice of the Valley -West, 1510 E. Flower St, Phoenix, AZ 85014.
Claude H. Crandall, Jr., age 84, of Warsaw
H. Crandall, Jr., age 84, of Warsaw, passed away Friday, March 6, 2015, at
Carnegie Village in Belton, MO. He was born on November 24, 1930, in Kansas
City, MO, the son of Claude Harold and Daisy Belle (Rash) Crandall, Sr.
He grew up in Kansas City, Missouri, and graduated from Mortuary Science School. He enlisted into the United States Marines on January 3, 1951, and served during the Korean Conflict in which he received a purple heart. He was honorably discharged on January 2, 1954.
While in the service, Claude was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart, Donna Shockey in Anaheim, California. They made their home primarily in the Kansas City area. Claude first worked as a funeral director and embalmer for Davis Blackmore Funeral Home in Trenton, MO. He later worked for Kansas City Mortuary Services and later began his own service known as Mid-States Mortuary in Kansas City. This was a 40 year career in funeral service. Later he worked as a monument salesman for Sears and also was a date engraver for monuments.
In 1979, they moved to their lake home in Teal Bend near Warsaw where they lived until moving to an assisted living center in Belton, MO, in January of this year. Claude was an oil painter and enjoyed showing his work at Jubilee Days, Raytown Roundup and Heritage Days. He was an all-around sportsman. He loved being with the grandchildren and having family get-togethers and barbeques.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Warsaw.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Edna Louise Strang in February of 1998, and a grandson, Alexander David Crandall on June 18, 2013.
He is survived by his wife, Donna, of the home, three sons, Stephen E. Crandall, and wife, Sheila, of Belton, David L. Crandall, and wife, Dawn, of Oronoco, Minnesota, and James Kevin Crandall, and wife, Becky, of Cleveland, MO, a daughter, Cathy Davis-Berends, and husband, Michael, of Baldwin City, KS, 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at the Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw, MO with Pastor Stephen Crandall, officiating. Visitation will begin at 10:00 A.M. Graveside services with military honors will be at Riverside Cemetery, Warsaw, with Darrin Hensley officiating. Memorials may be made to the Missouri Dept. of Conservation, Kid's Fishing & Youth Hunting program. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw, MO.
Christopher Shawn Shockey, 46, Kansas City, Missouri
Christopher Shawn Shockey, age 46, a resident of Kansas
City, Missouri, passed away on Monday, March 9, 2015, in Kansas City, Missouri.
Christopher was born the son of Chester Shockey and Norma (Sprague) Shockey - Brill on July 29, 1968, in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
He was a 1986 graduate of Southwest High School, Ludlow, Missouri. Christopher worked as a mechanic for Troost Wood Garage in Kansas City, Missouri. He was a member of the Utica Baptist Church, Utica, Missouri.
Survivors include mother, Norma Brill and husband Hoyt of Goessel, Kansas, father Chester Shockey, step-mother Patricia Shockey of Clinton, Missouri; brother Justin Shockey of Appleton City, Missouri; sisters Shannon Reith and husband Mike of Oak Harbor, Washington, Holly Bryant of Goessel, Kansas, Jessica Mealman of Webb City, Missouri and Heather Martin of Chilhowee, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents Elaine and Ray Shockey and Chris and Ruby Sprague.
A memorial service will be held at the Lindley Funeral home, Chillicothe, Missouri, on Saturday, March 14, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. There is no scheduled visitation. Friends may call at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri, on Friday, March 13, 2015, from 12 noon until 5:00 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Chillicothe Humane Society and may be left at or mailed to Lindley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, Missouri 64601.
Online condolences may be made at www.lindleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri.
Published in Kansas City Star on Mar. 12, 2015
Debra Ann Clark, 62
Debra Ann Clark passed away at age
62 on March 10, 2015, at her home, surrounded by her family, after a long
courageous battle with cancer. Debbie was born on May 20, 1952, in Montpelier,
Idaho, to Delbert and Bette Rentfro.
Debbie grew up in Cokeville, Wyoming, and graduated from Cokeville High school. She then continued her education at Ricks College and Beau La Rein College of Beauty, where she graduated with her instructors license. Debbie married Randy Del Clark in 1976. The marriage was later solemnized in the Logan, Utah LDS temple. They raised five children together and were happily married for 39 years. Debbie was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where she served in many callings, including Relief Society president. Throughout her life Debbie managed her own beauty salon, catered for many weddings and events, and taught 4-H classes. She retired from Mark Weese's State Farm insurance office, where she loved all of the people she met and worked with, but her greatest joy in life was her family. She loved being a wife and mother and cherished her grandchildren. She spent her entire life serving others and was a genuinely compassionate and kind person to everyone.
Debbie is survived by her husband, Randy of Paradise, Utah; her mother, Bette Rentfro; her brother Kelly Rentfro; her daughters Amanda (Steve) Shockey, Jessica (Larry) Dockery, Shelley (Dustin) Cazier, her sons Ryan (Megan) Clark, Troy (Sabra) Clark; her grandchildren Braxton Shockey, Madison Shockey, Kaden Hill, Karson Hill, Justin Dockery, Conner Dockery, Tavie Clark, Abigail Clark, Brinley Cazier, London Cazier.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Nyman Funeral Home. There will be a visitation from 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 13, at the Paradise 3rd Ward Chapel, 9060 S. 200 West, Paradise, Utah. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. March 14, 2015, at the Paradise 3rd Ward Chapel. A visitation will be prior to the funeral from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The family sincerely thanks their friends and family for their love and support, Dr. Ali Ben-Jacob and staff, and Access Home Health. Condolences and Memories can be shared with the family at www.nymanfh.com.
Melvin W. Lindon, 79, of Bonita Springs, FL
Melvin W. Lindon, 79, of Bonita Springs, FL, departed this life on Monday, February 9th, 2015. Born August 2, 1935 in Wolfe County, KY, he was the son of the late Sterling and Pauline Lindon.
After serving in the United States Marine Corps, he graduated with honors in Accounting from Miami Jacobs College. A 46 year resident of Troy, OH, he retired from Hobart Manufacturing Corp. with 30 years of service.
Melvin loved gospel music and was the tenor of the Dunn Quartet.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Billie Dunn Lindon; his children, Lisa Lindon (Peter Chwalisz), Sharon Lindon and Jeffery M. Lindon; his sisters Margery L. Wells, Sylvia Karen Lindon Perkins, one brother, S. Keneth Lindon; 2 granddaughters, Brooke and Amanda; and 3 great grandchildren, David, Chloe and Kingston.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Larry W. Lindon.
A life celebration will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, March 14, at the Campton First Church of God.
Gerald Benjamin Martz, Sr., 84, of Hagerstown, Maryland
Gerald Benjamin Martz, Sr., 84, of
Hagerstown, Maryland, passed from this life on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at
Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.
Born on May 5, 1930, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Benjamin D. and Lucy A. (Kline) Martz.
He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, serving during the Korean War.
Gerald was employed as a Milk Truck Driver on a rural pickup route for Bob Lakin, and also has worked as a driver and dispatcher at Conservit. He retired in 1996.
He was a lifetime member of the Dixon-Troxell American Legion Post 211 in Funkstown.
He is survived by his wife, Doris L. (Shockey) Martz; two daughters, Teresa A. Keefer and husband Randy, and Pamela S. Kline and husband Gary, all of Hagerstown; three sons, Gerald B. Martz, Jr. of Hagerstown, Ricky L. Martz and wife Sharon of Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, and Clark L. Martz and wife Julie of Williamsport, Maryland; and one brother, James H. Martz and wife Vivian of Keedysville. He is also survived by twenty grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Betty Lee Martz; two brothers, John L. and Eugene A. Martz; one granddaughter, Stacy Jones; and one great granddaughter, Scarlett Keefer.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, February 16, 2015, at the Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike in Boonsboro. Rev. Jack C. Payne, Jr. will officiate. Final resting place ceremonies will follow at the Boonsboro Cemetery with military honors rendered by the Clopper-Michael American Legion Post 10 from Boonsboro.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, February 15, 2015, at the funeral home.
Bernard Joseph Shockey, 66, of Williamsport
Bernard Joseph Shockey, 66, of Williamsport died Thursday, Feb 12, 2015, in Williamsport. The family will receive friends at Emmanuel Baptist Temple Monday from 10 to 11 a.m. A memorial service will be Monday at 11 a.m. at the church. The Rev. Curtis King will officiate. Burial will be private.
Jesse Luther Hudman, 94
Jesse Luther Hudman
was born on Nov. 16, 1920, to Jesse Earl Hudman and
Bessie Amanda Scott Hudman. He was born at the family
home in Russia Canyon near Cloudcroft. He was the oldest of six children that
consisted of four brothers and one sister. He attended school in Russia Canyon
and Cloudcroft where he graduated as salutatorian of his 1939 class and was also
a member of the winning team of the New Mexico State Championship in six-man
He began his life after school at an early age by working as a rancher and a dairy hand at Leon Green's dairy in Cox Canyon. The family was farmers and ranchers. Jesse did his part by helping with ranch chores, loading the truck with produce, traveling the southern part of New Mexico and some of west Texas and selling produce. He even traded produce for other things the family would like. He later tried his luck as a lumberjack and there he met and married Clotha Willa Mae Fuller on Jan. 27, 1949, in Raton.
The couple came back to the ranch and started a family. Jesse and Clotha had four children -- all girls -- Carolyn Elaine, Viola Kay, Janet Lee and Wanda Fay. At some point around then Jesse helped to construct a track and build a landing where the train "The CloudClimbing Railroad" could go up the hill from Alamogordo to Old Wooten, where it had to back onto the landing they built. The train had to make a fast run to get to the top of the mountain at Cloudcroft.
He was a cowboy, an excellent horseman, a garage owner and a mechanic. He worked for 26 years at "Land Air" Dynalectron Corporation at Holloman Air Force Base. Later in life he became a real estate agent and became New Mexico's Realtor of the Year in 1989. He was inducted by the Cloudcroft Historical Society in 2005 as honoree of the Old Timers Reunion held in Cloudcroft every year. The village of Cloudcroft declared May 7, 2005, to be "Jesse Luther Hudman Day" in his honor.
Jesse is preceded in death by Jesse Earl and Bessie A. Hudman, his parents; Clotha Hudman his wife of 65 years; Carolyn Van Cleave daughter; Harold Jr. Fuller brother-in-law; William "Pete" Shockey son-in-law; Jessica Leigh Scott granddaughter; Angela Sage Van Cleave great-granddaughter; and brothers, Aril Edward Hudman, Emmitt Hudman and William Scott (Bill) Hudman.
His surviving family includes brother, Lee Hudman; sister, Frances Wallace Young; daughter Viola Martin and her husband; Harold O. Martin of Arkansas; daughter Janet Derrick and her husband Donald of Mayhill; his daughter and long-time loving and patient caregiver Wanda Shockey. Mr. Hudman had 18 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and numerous great-great grandchildren.
The family will greet friends from 5 - 7 p.m, Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home Chapel. Memorial Services for Jesse Hudman will be conducted at 10 a.m., Thursday, April 2, 2015 at Bethel Baptist Church, 1316 Scenic Drive in Alamogordo, with Eddie Coleman officiating.
Pallbearers are Kelly Van Cleave, Rodger Van Cleave, Kenneth Shockey, Wayne Shockey, Gary Shockey, and Michael Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Jesse's remaining grand kids, great grand kids, great-great grand kids, and his special friends that took him to coffee each day and to VFW breakfasts every Saturday morning. Burial will follow at Monte Vista Cemetery.
The family will receive family and friends at 3306 Robert H. Bradley Drive.
The Hudman family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home to direct the funeral services. To sign the online register book, please visit www.hamiltonodell.com.
Robert Nolan Styles, 73
Robert Nolan Styles lost his courageous
battle with cancer and made his final journey from this life to the next on
April 2, 2015. Robert was born on March 13, 1942 to the late RV and Jewell
Styles of Sardis, Arkansas.
Robert attended Bryant High School and was a member of the class of 1960. A man of his word he was, family, business and baseball in his younger years. He had a talent for throwing fast balls and a wicked curve ball. He was also an avid outdoors man and had a great love for restoring old vehicles and would be so excited to share his projects with others. Robert was a great diesel mechanic and in later years was service manager for Holt Machinery Company in Austin, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his sister Nancy Riggin.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 54 years, Joan, daughters Dana Shockey and Jeff, Sherri Stephens and Kirk Tammy Resendez and Tony and son Brad Styles and wife Courtney. Grandchildren Chad, Nicole Cruz and Andy, Bethany, Victoria, Reid, Raven, Ryan and Aliyah. Great Grandchildren Jaycob, Jaxon, and Leila. Brothers Max and David Styles
and brother-n-law Dean Riggin and many nieces and nephews and many great friends in the Sardis, Bryant and Benton area.
Graveside service will be 10:30 a.m., Friday April 10 at McPherson Cemetery in Sardis.
Published in The Saline Courier on Apr. 7, 2015 - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/bentoncourier/obituary
A Earl Shockey, Jr., 91, Waynesboro
Earl Shockey, Jr., 91, of Eighth
Ave., Waynesboro, died unexpectedly, Sunday, April 12, 2015 in his home.
Born August 31, 1923 in West Virginia, he was the son of the late Augustus Earl Shockey, Sr. and Audra (Shrader) Shockey.
Mr. Shockey graduated from Tygart Valley High School with the class of 1939.
He and his wife, the late Aueda Jacque (Clark) Shockey, were married on June 26, 1948 in Oakland, MD. They moved to their present residence in 1990. Mrs. Shockey died on December 12, 2010.
Mr. Shockey was an operating engineer with the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local Chapter #77. He retired in 1989.
He was a member of Hawley Memorial Presbyterian Church, Blue Ridge Summit, PA and International Union of Operating Engineers. He was also a Master Mason and a member of Scottish Rite Valley of Washington Orient of the District of Columbia.
Mr. Shockey enjoyed watching sports.
He is survived by two sons, Mitchell E. Shockey and his wife, Deborah of Cascade, MD and Jeffrey A. Shockey and his wife, Michele of Alexandria, VA; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one brother, Herbert Shockey of Edgewater, MD; and a number of nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Sandra (Shockey) Fennelly; and one brother, Charles Shockey.
Services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, April 17, 2015 in Hawley Memorial Presbyterian Church, 14753 Charmain Road, Blue Ridge Summit, with Pastor Carl Batzel officiating. Burial will follow in Fountaindale Union Cemetery, Liberty Township, PA.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday evening, in Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Hawley Memorial Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 582, Blue Ridge Summit, PA 17214.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.bowersoxfuneralhomes.com
Delbert C. "Butch" Shockey, 73, Waynesboro
Delbert C. "Butch" Shockey, 73, of 8769 Goods Dam Road,
Waynesboro, died unexpectedly Monday morning, April 13, 2015, in his home.
Born May 26, 1941 in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late Delbert R. and Abigail (Newcomer) Shockey.
Butch graduated from Waynesboro Area Senior High School with the class of 1959.
He and his wife of over 52 years, Devora K. "Deb" Shockey, were married on August 22, 1962 in Winchester, VA.
Butch worked for Landis Tool Company, the State of Pennsylvania, and CenturyLink. He retired in 2001.
He was a member of the Rouzerville Fish and Game and enjoyed hunting, fishing, hunting mushrooms, and being outdoors.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Susan Needy of Waynesboro, Brenda Marotte and her husband, Chris of Chambersburg, and Kimberly Shockey of Hagerstown; 13 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; one sister, Darlene Weddle of Waynesboro; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, April 16, 2015 in Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro, with Rev. David Rawley officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services, Thursday morning, in the funeral home.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.bowersoxfuneralhomes.com