Shockey Family Newsletter


April 2016  -  Volume 42

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

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



Some of those who attended the 2015 Shockey Family Reunion at Shockeysville Church


Dear Friends and Shockey Cousins

By: Lesley Shockey

Another year has come and gone and there has been so many changes that I am not sure where to start.  The major change in my life has been the death of Naomi which many of you already know about.  She waged a major battle with her lung cancer for 37 months but the end seemed to have come to suddenly for me.  Later in this newsletter I will include the letter that I wrote that was read at her funeral.

David F. Shockey, who served as the second President of the Shockey Family Fellowship Inc. following the term of John C. Shockey, made the decision to step down from the office in 2014.  I was elected as President to replace him. 

Donna K. Shockey also made the decision to step down as Secretary after during a great job for so many years.  Donna J. Porter also made the decision to step down as Treasurer after so many years of keeping the books in order.  The decision to combine the two jobs was made and Edward Paul Browne II was selected to fill the dual positions.

Marie, who has written at least the opening pages for the Newsletter for the past 41 years, is not able to contribute her usual articles this year.  One of the two major problems is that here computer is down and she cannot send or receive email.  Second she has lost the use of her right hand since her medical problems this past December.

Last year’s Newsletter announced that the next two reunions would be held in Shockeysville or Winchester.  The decision was made at the 2015 reunion to move the 2016 reunion to Arkansas with John L. Shockey and David L. Shockey co-hosting the reunion. 

The 2016 Shockey Family Reunion will be held at the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Benton, Arkansas June 30th through July 4th. Our group rate is $91.00 plus tax.  Amenities include free high speed Internet, free hot breakfast, fitness center and pool.

To make your reservations call 1-501-722-6330 and be sure to mention the Shockey family reunion to receive the discount rate.

Fairfield Inn & Suites in Benton is along I-30 Frontage Road near Exit 118.

Plans include visits to several cemeteries in which Shockey relatives are buried, a trip to Garvan Gardens and Crater of Diamonds State Park, possibly a tour of Hot Springs and Lake Hamilton on a Duck and also a tour of the President Clinton Library if there is enough interest.  If you prefer flying, the nearest airport is Little Rock Airport.  Hope to see you at the Shockey reunion.

Last year we had 41 guests that registered.  Ten states were represented.  Those from West Virginia were: Les and Naomi Shockey of Sandyville, WV, David Shockey of Fayetteville, WV, Neal and Edna Shockey and Debbie Riggleman of Mabie, WV.  The ones from Kentucky were: Marie Shockey of Elizabethtown, KY, David Shockey of Rineyville, KY.  The ones from Maryland include: Paul Browne, Eric Shockey, William, Vanesa, Mickela and Annabelle Shockey of Mt. Airy, MD, Mary Shockey, Ralph Shockey and Brian Shockey of Frederick,.  Those from Virginia were: Sharon Wetzel of Ferrum, VA, Mauri and Heather Shockey of Henrico, VA, Scott Luttrell of Stephenson, VA, Rev. Isaac Luttrell of Gore, VA.  The ones from Georgia were: Charlotte Shockey and Carol Shockey of Harlem, GA, Bonnie Tennant, Grovetown, GA.  The ones from Pennsylvania were: Glen and Virginia Shockey of Greencastle, PA.  The ones from Ohio were: Dennis and Janel Teegardin of Brunswick, OH and Morgan Stein of Hilliard, OH.  The one from Delaware was: Denise Jackson of Lewes, DE. Those from Arkansas were: John and Betty Shockey of Lonsdale, AR, Justin, Jace and Jaxon Shockey of Benton, AR, David and Toni Shockey of Hot Springs, AR.  The one from Nebraska was Kaylene Silvester of Champion, NE.  The ones travelling the furthest were: Stephen and Nancy Shockey of Glendale, AZ. 


Shockey Family Reunion General Meeting

Shockeyville, VA - July 5 2015


OPENING: David F Shockey called the meeting to order at 12:25


OPENING PRAYER: Prayer given by David L Shockey


MEMORIAL: David L Shockey led a moment of silence for departed members

INTRODUCTION OF BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: David F Shockey introduced Board member present:

David F. Shockey, President (Kentucky) 

Marie F. Shockey, Director/Genealogist/Newsletter Editor (Kentucky)

Lesley (Les) Shockey, Director/ Computer Genealogist/ Newsletter Editor (West Virginia)

James (Bud) Roseberry, Director/Computer Genealogist (Idaho)

David L. Shockey, Director/Chaplain (Arkansas)

Scott Luttrell, Director/State Representative (Virginia)

John Lewis Shockey, Director (Arkansas)

Ralph N. Shockey, Jr, Director (Maryland)

William (Bill) Shockey, Director (Maryland)

Board Members Not Present

Gerald Shockey, Vice President (Texas)

Donna P. Shockey, Secretary (Kentucky)

Donna J. Porter, Treasurer (Colorado)

David L. Shockey, Director/Chaplain (Arkansas)

John Lewis Shockey, Director (Arkansas)

ATTENDEES INTRODUCE THEMSELVES AND TELL WHERE THEY TRAVELED FROM: David F Shockey managed an introduction by each attendee.

MINUTES: Minutes from 2014 board meeting were read by Paul Browne. David F Shockey asked for comments and approval from the membership. Move by Les and second by Bill and approved by members.

FINANCIAL REPORT: Financial report (submitted by Donna J. Porter) red by David F Shockey. Move to approve by John L Shockey and seconded by William Shockey. Motion approved.

Bill asked about the $30.00 fee. He was told that it was due to the “manner” in which the fellowship was organized.

NEWSLETTER REPORT: Marie reported assisting Les with newsletter. Les reported that the Newsletter was posted on-line. He reported, however, that there had been fewer than 200 visitors to the download site.

David F Shockey stated that many people do not use the Internet and that he knew of many that had been users that were moving away from Internet use. He stated that the lack of knowledge on computer use; difficulty using software; and difficulty navigating web site were often reasons. He opinionated that it is likely we will se a decrease in use (at least amongst older members) and that the board should consider revisiting the possibility of mailing copies.

Les mentioned that he had only one phone request for a printed copy and that the URL and E-Mail address for web use was on his new business card.

Sharon Wetzel-Shockey opinionated that the use of on-line and social media was a good thing  and would be good for expanding membership.

David H Shockey recommended that there be two portions of the newsletter: The small section and the larger Obituaries section, that way members could download or we could print and mail the smaller part more cheaply for those that don’t want the obituaries.

GENEOLOGY REPORT: Les Shockey gave the geology report - there are currently 7721 families; 28,333 events; 21,454 citations; and 843 photos in the system today.  Les also discussed the DNA program and also solicited for members to add the Family Finder DNA test. In addition, he solicited for male decedents.

CHURCH REPORT: Scott Luttrell gave the church report.


Resigning Members:

David F Shockey reported that Donna Porter was resigning. Les moved to accept. He mentioned that the Secretary and Treasurer positioned were voted to be merged and that Paul Browne was nominated.

David also mentioned that he had resigned and that Les had been nominated as President.

Both were presented to the membership for approval.

Bathroom Issue: The bathroom issue as raised. Scott presented the cost of $30-60K. There is not enough room for a drain field.  Investigate the possibility of getting a Port-a-Potty for free as a temporary measure.

The minister brought up the possibility of having two tanks. The “solid” tank would have to be emptied. The “liquid” could be taken for sterilization and use.

Property: Property discussion about lots. Scott mentioned that the sold property had not been developed and believed that the lots were to be used as hunting lodges or “city get aways” but not residences.


Next Years’ Reunion: David F Shockey reported that the board was recommending that next years’ reunion be held in Hot Springs Arkansas. It was Recommended for approval by Ralph and seconded by David and approved.

Assistance With Tours: David F announced that Paul was to assist on tours in addition to Les.

Les’ Card: Les asked that everyone feel free to pass around Les’ card.

Books on DVDs and Web Assistance:

Charlotte brought up a suggestion that the books be burnt on DVDs for sale. Marie said that she wanted to ensure that it was managed to be a “not for profit” endeavor if approved. Discussion ensued about costs. It was recommended that they be handled like T-Shirts and hats. It was tabled for the next board meeting if not a special meeting.

Les mentioned that Charlotte had asked if assistance was wanted for web site.

CLOSING OF MEETING: David L Shockey moved for adjournment and Les Shockey seconded. Meeting adjourned at 13:42



Lesley L. Shockey, President/Computer Genealogist/Newsletter Editor, 516 Independence Rd., Sandyville, WV 25275 Phone: 304-273-3525 - Cell 304-532-0276 -

Gerald D. Shockey,  Vice President,  5406 Kara Lane, Parker,  TX  75002  Phone: 214-442-1892

Paul Browne, Secretary/Treasurer, 204 Maple Avenue, Mount Airy, MD  21771,    Phone: 410-375-3516    

Marie F. Shockey, Newsletter Editor/Genealogist, 108 Diecks Dr.  Apt 224, Elizabethtown KY. 42701  Phone: 270-763-1880

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

David L. Shockey, Chaplain,  447 Bull Bayou Road, Hot Springs , AR, 71913 Phone: 501-767-3977

Scott Luttrell, Church Treasurer/State Representative, 912 Old Charlestown Rd. Stephenson, VA. 22656  Phone: 540-931-2379

David F. Shockey, 4 Oakwood Ct, Rineyville, KY. 40162 Phone 270-737-7119

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

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

William Shockey, 907 Horizon Rd., Mount Airy, MD 21771 Phone: 301-337-5806

Donna P. Shockey, 317 Taylor Circle, Cookeville, TN 38506   Phone: 270-737-7119

My letter that was read during Naomi’s service:


My dearest Naomi I will be lost without you to share things with.  You have been at the center of my world for a very long time and we enjoyed doing so many things together.


You were a great wife, mother, care giver and so much more.  You were a worrier though and I dreaded hearing the scanner announce and ambulance call or a wreck. This meant that you had to make contact with each of your children and their families to insure that each and every one of them was safe.


You were a caring and kind caregiver and become a part of so many families because of your loving ways and the way they knew that their loved one was in great hands.


You will be missed by many at the national Shockey Family reunions.  All of the extended Shockey family loved you and the special way that you could always relate your various life experiences.  One of your stories that was always a favorite was the one where the young men from southeast Kentucky called us at supper time one day wanting me to furnish them a burial permit so that they could have their father reburied after digging him up at Independence, strapped the casket on to the top of their Jeep and drove away.


You loved to shop so I never had to worry about running out of many things.


I will miss your discovering new things and seeing new places in our travels.


Your loving husband, Lesley

Donna Porter, Volunteer of the Year Award

The following article is from the Foothills Genealogical Society March-April 2015 Newsletter. 

Donna Porter received the Birdie Monk Holsclaw Volunteer of the Year Award at the February meeting of Foothills Genealogical Society. The award was presented to Donna by Pat Roberts, a Colorado Genealogical Society member and national speaker, who read the nomination letter submitted to the awards committee by Foothills Genealogical Society.

Donna, a Colorado native, grew up in Canon City. She married Paul and they lived in many states before settling in Longmont, Colorado in 1980. She took her first genealogy class in Billings, Montana in 1957 before they moved to West Palm Beach, Florida in 1964. Disappointed in the lack of genealogical resources in the West Palm Beach Public Library, Donna started a genealogical society that later honored her in 1984 as its founder.

The family moved to Denver in 1966 and she joined the Colorado Genealogical Society (CGS) that held meetings in members’ living rooms. She was president of CGS from 1968-1970. She received the first Genealogical Certification (CG) awarded in

the State of Colorado and has been a member of the Colorado Genealogical Society for over 50 years. She was a founding member of the Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies and held the office of President. Donna has written books on genealogy and been an active member of at least a dozen other genealogical and historical societies in Colorado and other states. She has been sought after as a lecturer, instructor, teacher, and mentor because of her interest and understanding of genealogy.



Proud of my grandchildren

In the left photo Bailey Shockey is preparing to pitch in a softball game for the Gallia Academy Blue Angels.  She pitched her first winning game on April 12th.  On the right is Warren Shockey, who plays for the Dayton Dragons 11u Select team, delivering a pitch in the game against Waynesville Spartans which the Dragons won 14-0.  This is early in his season but he currently carries a .800 batting average and a 1.000 on base percentage.  Both Bailey and Warren are the children of Charles W Shockey.  Charles also has 10 year old Michael whose baseball season has not started yet.  Getting to watch my grandchildren play helps me get over the loss of Naomi somewhat.


SHOCKEY Genealogy Updates


Lesley Shockey

Naomi and I had to head home one day earlier from the 2015 reunion than planned because Naomi had more fluid building up around her heart and lungs.  Thankfully Paul Browne stepped up and led the Monday tour To Pennsylvania and Maryland including Ringgold, PenMar Park, Shank’s Mill and a tour around the area that comprised The Third Survey of Sarah’s Delight.  We knew coming home that Naomi’s breathing was becoming quite labored.  I helped her to bed with plans to take her to Huntington the next morning.  She woke me up during the night and I check her oxygen level.  It was at 67% so I called 9-1-1 and got dressed while waiting for them.  She spent the next 12 days at St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington having fluid drained from around her heart and lungs.  Over the next seven and a half months she was hospitalized three more times, each for eight days or more. 

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 days, weeks and months are all becoming shorter.)   I do add to the data as time permits.  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. 

The database contains 21,879 people (with some duplicates not eliminated yet), 7,814 families, 28,916 events (births, deaths, marriages etc.), 4,429 places, 22,237 citations and 849 multimedia items (photos, licenses etc.).  The database continues to grow and hopefully someday soon all duplicates will be eliminated.

SHOCKEY Email List

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

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

eMail to:  

We now have 111 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.


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 fifty two members in the Shockey DNA Project.  Of these, thirty three men have their DNA tested and twenty are males with either the Shockey surname or persons who match the Shockey DNA. 

There are twenty one in the group that have taken advantage of the Family Finder test, eleven men and ten women.  Two other men are awaiting the results of their Family Finder test.  Dennis Teegardin/Shockey has 1290 people who show relationship of 5th cousin or closer.  Charlotte Shockey has over 1140 people who are related 5th cousin or closer.  Of course she has had her father, mother and aunt all test.   I have 1551 people  who Family Finder reports as 5th cousins or closer.  The others who have taken part in the Family Finder test also have many relatives listed.  The one thing that I have against Family Finder is for persons who have two or more ancestral lines in common, it calculates a much closer relationship than is actually the case.  For instance, if you have two ancestors in common and you have a 6th cousin in with both lines, it combines the markers in common and lists you as probable 3rd cousin.

Six men have now had the Y-DNA-111 marker test.  On this test I show only one marker difference to one other Shockey, two markers difference on another  and three markers difference to the other two Shockey descendants.

I have taken the Big-Y test which shows we descend from the Swiss Mennonites.  Nine of the twenty nine men that I match show no known SNP differences and with the best match showing 27,317 matching SNPs.  I can see no connections with the nine surnames.   Comparing my SNPs to those of Christopher Baysinger, we have 24,970 matching SNPs and no SNP differences.  However his Haplogroup is showing as Q-BZ4 and mine is now showing as Q=BZ6.  Stephen and Dennis, who have the next highest level of tests, show a Haplogroup of        Q-YP1095.  The remainder of the Shockey males show either a Q-L245 or Q-M378 depending on tests completed.

We are still hoping to find someone who descends from Samuel Christian Shockey, the last son of John Christopher Shockey.  There may be a few male descendants of Samuel and carrying the Shockey surname living in California.  I need to make contact with them.

Alice Jill Frazier

Welcome to the family our new cousin, Alice Jill Frazier, born 1:50am on 21 Jan 2016 at the Metroplex Hospital, Killeen, Bell, Texas. Alice comes in at 8 lbs 9 oz and 22 inches. She is the daughter of Chasity Phipps (Chazzy Phae) and Brent Frazier. Granddaughter of Angela Shockey & Clay Phipps. Great Granddaughter of Herb Shockey and Su-Ching Cheng.  She descends from Isaac Shockey.


Remington "Remi" Marchand Jackson

Welcome the newest cousin to the Shockey family, Remington "Remi" Marchand Jackson to the parents of LaTasha Monique Jackson & Christopher Jackson! Born this morning in Savannah, GA. Coming in at 8 lbs 4 oz and 19 in.  He also descends from Isaac Shockey.



Justin Purcell Harris

Welcome to the Shockey family a handsome baby boy, Justin Purcell Harris who was born yesterday morning. 7lbs. 8oz and 20 inches long. Born to the parents of Kiara Shockey and Jeremy P. Harris.




Alizabella Nicole Smith with 2nd cousin Alice Jill Frazier

Alizabella Nicole Smith came into the world at 11.9 lbs and 22 inches long on March 2, 2016 in Palestine, Anderson, Texas. To the proud parent of Brittney Nicole Shockey, granddaughter of Angela Yvonne Shockey and Anthony Paul Roberts, and great granddaughter of Harry Herbert Shockey Jr and Su-Ching (Cheng) Shockey.



Donald Ray Shockey, age 86, Mena, AR

Donald Ray Shockey, age 86, of Mena, Arkansas died Sunday, April 12, 2015 at the CHI St. Vincent in Hot Springs.

He was born on July 2, 1928 to Charles Stanley and Lutisha Dobson Shockey in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Donald was a very hard working, ethical person that always put his family first in his life. He provided for their every need. He enjoyed helping people and meeting their needs. Donald served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged after 3 1/2 years. Donald enjoyed hunting and fishing, and camping. He was a jack of all trades and enjoyed being able to fix anything around the house.

Donald was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents; one son, Danny Shockey and sister, Beatrice Walburg.

Donald is survived by his wife of 55 years, Darlene Shockey of Mena; two sons, James Shockey of Cincinnati, Ohio and David Shockey of Sunny Vail, California; his cousin, Barter Dobson; seven grandchildren; two great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

A graveside memorial service will be Monday, April 27, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. at the Washington Baptist Cemetery in Elrod, Indiana. Cremation serves have been entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas. Online Guestbook:

Betty S. Mitchell, 92, Alexandria, VA

Betty S. Mitchell died surrounded by her loving family and friends on Friday, April 24 at Manor Care in Alexandria, VA. Betty and her deceased brother Robert, were raised in Pennsylvania and Alexandria by their parents Grace and Daniel Shockey

Following her graduation from high school, Betty began her career with the Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce, from which she retired after 37 years of service. Betty began work at the Bureau as a keypunch operator, transferred to tabulating data and moved on to data processing. Early in her career, she was drafted into the initial use of the Univac computer in order to develop software and compile census statistics, business surveys and annual censuses.

Betty married John A. Mitchell, Jr. in 1952. Betty was an active member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, the Census Alumni Association and both she and John where active members of Trinity United Methodist Church and the Villamay Homeowners Association. Betty was also active in the Villamay Woman's Club. She and John enjoyed life together in Villamay for more than 20 years before John passed in 1992. They also greatly enjoyed traveling with their long-time friends Mary and Kenny Karriker.

Survivors include: her stepson, Jerry Mitchell, granddaughter Leslie Mitchell and nephews Michael and Randy Shockey.

A memorial service celebrating Betty's life will take place on Wednesday April 29, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Everly-Wheatley Funeral Home at 1500 West Braddock Road, Alexandria, VA. An interment ceremony will occur at 12:30 p.m. at Mount Comfort Cemetery.

Jesse Luther Hudman, 95

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 football.

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, selling produce and even trading 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, 1947, in Raton.

They 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. Jesse helped to construct tracks and build a landing where the train "The Cloud Climbing Railroad" could go up the hill from Alamogordo. It went as far as Old Wooten where it had to back onto the landing they built and make a fast run to the top of the mountain at Cloudcroft.

He was a cowboy, an excellent horseman, garage owner and 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 was New Mexico's Realtor of the Year in 1989. He was inducted by the Cloudcroft Historical Society in 2005 as an 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 his parents Jesse Earl and Bessie A. Hudman, his wife of 65 years Clotha Hudman, daughter Carolyn Van Cleave, brother-in-law Harold Jr. Fuller, son-in-law William "Pete" Shockey, granddaughter Jessica Leigh Scott, great-granddaughter Angela Sage Van Cleave, and brothers, Aril Edward Hudman, Emmitt Hudman and William Scott (Bill) Hudman.

His surviving family consists of 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; daughter and long-time loving and patient caregiver Wanda Shockey. Mr. Hudman had 18 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

The family will greet friends from 5-7 p.m. on 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, Alamogordo, with Eddie Coleman officiating.  Pallbearers are Kelly Van Cleave, Rodger Van Cleave, Kenneth Shockey, Wayne Shockey, Gary Shockey and Michael Smith.

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

Tommy Dilbeck, Age 71, Dayton, OH

Tommy Dilbeck, Age 71, of Dayton, went to be with the Lord on April 24, 2015.

He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Haley Dilbeck of Dayton; parents, Thomas and Julie Dilbeck; brother, David Dilbeck and sister, Deanna Jones all of La Follette, TN.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Diana Dilbeck; son, Tommy Lee (Ginger) Dilbeck, Jr. of Dayton; daughter, Beverly (Eric) Marquardt of Dayton; daughter, Crystal (Shane) Thomas of Dayton; daughter, Rexann (Toby) Cook of Clayton, OH ; grandchildren, Tommy Lee Dilbeck III, Katrina Lawhorn, Tyler Dilbeck, Jason (Jennifer) Ball, Heather Nugent, Matthew Ball, Joshua Shockey, Tyler Shockey, Kaitlin Shockey, Zachary Dilbeck, Peyton Cook and Presley Cook; 4 step- grandkids; 11 great-grandkids; sisters, Mary Rutherford and Renda Riggs; brother, Junior Dilbeck all of La Follette, TN; special friends, Frank and Lou Rose; special friend, Connie Berger and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Tommy was a member of the Valley Street Pentecostal Holiness Church. His life was family and church. Family will receive friends from 5-8 PM on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at Newcomer Funeral Home, North Chapel, 4104 Needmore Rd.

A funeral service will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday, April 29 at Valley Street Pentecostal Holiness Church, 2605 Valley St., Riverside, OH. Burial will follow the service at Woodland Cemetery, Dayton.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family to help offset funeral expenses. Condolences may be made to the family at

Kathryn Weaver Hook, Alexandria, VA

Kathryn Weaver Hook, Alexandria, VA passed away April 24, 2015 after a long battle against cancer.
Survived by her ever-loving husband of 65 years, Thomas Hook; sister, Dorothy Weaver; daughters, Deborah Drees (Bruce), Michele Shockey (Jeffrey), Melissa Hook and DeeAnne Eaton (Michael); grandchildren, Laura Drees, Susan Drees-Jones, Emily and Jessica Shockey, Daniel, William (Charlotte) and Matthew Eaton.

Kathryn was an avid volunteer for the Virginia Republican Party, DAR, Garden Clubs, the Mount Vernon community and her family.

Relatives and friends may call at Jefferson Funeral Chapel, 5575 Castlewellan Dr., Alexandria, VA, Friday, May 1, 4 to 8 p.m., where a funeral service will be held Saturday, May 2 at 1 p.m. Interment Mt. Comfort Cemetery, In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to the Rotary Club of Alexandria, PO Box 32066, Alexandria, VA 22320-1271 or online at

  M. Louise Dokla, 94, Waynesboro, PA

M. Louise (Chamberlin) Dokla, 94, of 53 Mount Vernon Terrace, Waynesboro, PA, passed away April 28, 2015 in her home.

Born October 18, 1920 in Waynesboro, PA, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Lula Mae (Shockey) Chamberlin.

She married Michael Dokla in 1948 in New York City. They moved back to the Waynesboro area in 1963.

She is survived by one son, Robert F. Mott of Waynesboro; three granddaughters; two great-grandchildren, her siblings: Thelma Roof, Mechanicsburg, PA, Robert Chamberlin, Five Forks, PA, Lloyd Chamberlin, Five Forks, PA; and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, who passed away October 1, 2011, and two brothers: Clayton D. Chamberlin and Charles Chamberlin.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Antietam Cemetery, Waynesboro.

Arrangements are by Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro.  Online condolences may be expressed at

Sharon Marie Shockey, age 48

Sharon Marie Shockey, age 48 of Kettering, passed away April 30, 2015. She was born May 23, 1966 in Dayton, OH. She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Mya Sage Shockey.

Sharon is survived by her children: Kristen Marie (Greg) Donahue, Heather Elizabeth (Justin Ralston) Shockey, Daniel A. (Cassie Chapman) Shockey and Luke Andrew Shockey; mother, Rosie Crawford; father, Craig Crawford; 3 grandchildren: Kaden Ralston, Anna Shockey and Noah Shockey; one grandson on the way; sisters: Lisa (Ray) Geiger, Sally Crawford and Nancy (Jeff) Kloos; nieces and nephews: Catlin, James, Kelsie, Mariah, Marisa, Braeden, AnnMarie, Haley, Jaden, Nicole, Olivia, Brianne, Trissa and Ava; the love of her life, and father of her children, Danny L. Shockey; and a host of other beloved relatives and friends.

Sharon was a 1984 graduate of Fairmont High School. She was a very genuine person and was a good friend to all who knew her. Sharon had a beautiful smile that was infectious. She loved being outdoors, hiking and gardening. More than anything, Sharon had a great love for people, she cared for them unselfishly. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Visitation will be held from 5-8 pm on Monday, May 4, 2015 at Newcomer Funeral Home, 3940 Kettering Blvd., where the funeral service will be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday.

 Dwight Alan Smith, 61, Darnestown

Dwight Alan Smith, August 17, 1953 - April 29, 2015  He was the husband of Katherine Norden-Smith, of Darnestown, Maryland and brother of Susan Smith Shockey of Annandale, Virginia.

Dwight was born in Van Wert, Ohio to Rae Mouser Smith and Dwight E. Smith.

He held a B.S. degree from Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service and a M.S. in Agricultural Economics from The Ohio State University. Dwight was a U.S. Diplomat for 30 years serving as an Agricultural Economist and Program Development Officer with USAID. A specialist in African affairs, he spent over 20 years posted overseas including assignments in Burkina Faso, Rwanda, Malawi and Kenya.

The funeral and interment will be Friday, May, 8 in Columbus, Ohio, with funeral arrangements by the Tidd Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made in Al's name to Heifer International's East Africa Dairy Project - (

     Floyd L. McCain, 77, Vandalia, WV

Floyd L. McCain, 77, of Vandalia, died at 5:20 a.m. on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at Fayette County Hospital in Vandalia.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday at Hohlt and File Funeral Home in Vandalia, with the Rev. Pete LeDuc officiating. Burial will be in Evans Cemetery in rural Vandalia. Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until time of services on Friday at the funeral home.

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Mr. McCain was born on July 6, 1937, in rural Vandalia, the son of Clayton and Mary Boaz McCain. He married Carolyn J. Hoffman on Oct. 15, 1955, in a double ceremony with his brother, Donald, and Carolyn's sister, Janet.

Survivors include his wife; and daughters, Sandra Shockey of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Mary Ann and her husband Christopher Wiley of Decatur.

  Deanna Kay Shockey, 68, Painesville, OH

Deanna Kay Shockey, 68, of Painesville, passed away after a hard-fought battle with pancreatic cancer on Saturday May 9, 2015, at Western Reserve Hospice House in Cleveland.

She was born October 29, 1946, in Philippi, West Virginia.

"When you die, it doesn't mean you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and the manner in which you live." – Stuart Scott.

Deanna was a Registered Nurse, graduating from Fairmont State University with her ADN in 1966, later on with her BSN from Ursuline College in 1985, and was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau National Honor's Society for Nursing in 1985. She was a life-long Registered Nurse at Lake Hospital System, ranging from Medical/Surgical and Critical Care Nursing to Nursing Education. She was a major contributor to the development of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program in the mid-1980s and the Diabetic Education Program in the late 1980s. In addition, she served as a part-time Clinical Instructor for Lakeland Community College and Bryant & Stratton College for over 20 years, and served as a mentor to large number of current Registered Nurses in the Greater Cleveland area.

Deanna was baptized at the age of twelve, was an active member of the Church of Christ, and dedicated her life to worshipping, teaching, singing, and studying God's Word on a daily basis. She enjoyed spending time outside gardening, playing with her grandkids, and taking family trips to Disney World. In addition, she always dedicated her life and services to the well-being of everyone around her, and placed their needs before hers.

Survivors are her husband, Armen Shockey; her children, Perry (Tamara) Shockey and Randy (Vanessa) Shockey; her grandchildren, Kyle and Veronica Shockey; her mother, Mildred Bartlett; her sister, Loverine (William) Pigott; and other loving family members.

She was preceded in death by her father, Leonard Bartlett, in 1984.

Funeral service will be held 11 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, OH.
In lieu of flowers and in memory of Deanna, contributions may be made to the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation at
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Published in The News-Herald on May 11, 2015

Ken Gilland, 75, Blue Ridge Summit, PA

Ken Gilland, 75, of Blue Ridge Summit, passed away Sunday May 17, 2015 at Hershey Medical Center. Born January 20, 1940 in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late Henry and Alice (Shockey) Gilland.

Ken was owner and operator of Gilland Memorial Works in Blue Ridge Summit for over 45 years. He loved his job and always said "If we weren't friends when we met, we were before we were done". He loved to collect watches, play golf, travel and spending time with his five great-granddaughters.

Ken's love for children and animals were beyond approach. No child or animal ever went without, as long as he was around. He could never say no to a child selling anything. Ken was a member of Masonic Lodge Acacia Lodge 586 Waynesboro, Elks Lodge 731 Waynesboro, Moose Lodge 1191 Waynesboro, F.O.E. Club 1758 Waynesboro, life member Wm Max McLaughlin 695 Waynesboro, Eagles Club Inc Waynesboro, Waynesboro Country Club, Masons Scottish Rite, South Penn Scottish Rite, Tall Cedars of Lebanon Forrest 95, Cascade American Legion Post 239, Shriners of North America, Waynesboro American Legion Post 15, PA Game Commission (Instructor), Zembo Shrine A.A.O.N.M.S., Franklin County Fire Police Association, PA Fire Police Association, PA Fire Police and Chief's Association, 29th Division Lantern Post 729, life member Fairfield AMVETS Post 172, life member Blue Ridge Sportsman's Association, Franklin County Shrine Club Waynesboro, life member Blue Ridge Fire Department and Ambulance Club, Antietam Humane Society and Humane Society of United States.

Ken is survived by his wife of 58 years, Miriam L. (Plank) Gilland, whom he married January 20, 1957. Since their marriage, they have lived at their present address on Wyndham Ave. He is also survived by one son Roger Gilland, one daughter Lois Gilland Lynn and husband, Robert, one granddaughter Andrea Lynn Hagan, twin grandsons Wesley Lynn and Rusty Lynn, five great granddaughters Madison Lynn, Hailey Heckman, Payten Lynn, Kaydence Lynn and Quinn Hagan, two nephews Wm A. "Bill" Gilland and Earl "JR" McCleaf and one niece Linda Van Duren.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Garvin and Dorothy McCleaf and one niece Alice Lorraine Higgins.

Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at J.L. Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg, with Pastor Eugene Cline officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery, Cascade, Md. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in memory of Ken to Gift of Life Donor Program at 401 N. 3rd St. Philadelphia, PA, 19123 or Antietam Humane Society, 8513 Lyons Road, Waynesboro, Pa 17268.

George F. Martin, 95, Chambersburg, PA

George F. Martin, 95, of Chambersburg, PA, and formerly of Biglerville, PA, passed away Tuesday May 19, 2015 at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born and raised on a fruit farm on February 8, 1920 near Smithsburg, MD, he was the son of the late John M. and Lydia M. (Fehl) Martin.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 71 years, Mary Jane (Shockey) Martin, on January 31, 2013. They were married September 2, 1942.

He was a graduate of Smithsburg High School and Gettysburg College where he was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving with the 26th Inf. Div. and 3rd Army Div. under General Patton during the European Theater. He retired from Musselman's, now Knouse Foods, in 1985 as a plant manager after serving over 30 years with the company. He was a member of St. James Lutheran Church of Gettysburg, life member of the Good Samaritan Lodge 336 of Gettysburg, life member of the Harrisburg Consistory Scottish Rite of Free Masonry, life member of the Zembo Shrine of Harrisburg and life member of the Elks Club.

George is survived by two daughters, Melissa Burger of Roanoke, VA and Emily Silbaugh of Shrewsberry, PA, seven grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one daughter Lydia Oyler, one sister Katherine and three brothers John, Arthur and Ira.

There will be no viewing. A graveside service will be held Saturday May 23, 2015 at 11:00am at Biglerville Cemetery with Pastor Laura Haupt officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in memory of George to St. James Lutheran Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 4596, Gettysburg, PA 17325 or Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 717 Market St. #108, Lemoyne, PA 17043. Arrangements were made by J.L. Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg, MD.

Winona W. Shade, age 101, Berkeley Springs

Winona W. Shade, age 101, of Berkeley Springs, WV, died on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs.

Born June 12, 1913 in Great Cacapon, WV, she was the daughter of the late Raymond Nicholas and Mabel Shockey Hofe.

She was a member of Berkeley Baptist Church. Winona was a 1931 graduate of Paw Paw High School and was a homemaker. She enjoyed cooking, word search puzzles, growing roses and was an accomplished pianist.

Surviving are her children, Wayne Stuart Shade and Joyce Gaye Shirley, both of Berkeley Springs, two sisters, M. Mavoureen Whisner and Mary Jane Michael, both of Berkeley Springs, two grandchildren, Lisa Marie Burns and John Samuel Shirley, both of Berkeley Springs, two great granddaughters, Virginia Rose Burns and Savannah Leigh Burns, both of Berkeley Springs and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel John Shade on December 8, 1984 and four brothers, Harold Franklin Hofe, Earl Wayne Hofe, Chalmer Nimrod Hofe and Ranford Urner Hofe.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at Berkeley Baptist Church, 172 Winchester Grade Road, Berkeley Springs, WV with Pastor Everett Powell and Pastor Scott Gibbs officiating. Interment will be in Great Cacapon Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Monday at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 95 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, WV and one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday.

Contributions in her memory may be made to Berkeley Baptist Church, P.O. Box 72, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411 or to The Humane Society of Morgan County, P.O. Box 705, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.

Online condolences may be expressed at 

John Edward Antonucci Sr, Parkville, MD

On 06/02 /2015 John Edward Antonucci Sr., a resident of Oak Crest Village,Parkville, MD; beloved husband of the late Frances Theresa Antonucci (nee Browne),Devoted father of John (Shellie Shockey) and Christopher Antonucci; grandfather of Allison and Maxwell Antonucci.

Friends may call at the Chapel of Oak Crest Village, 8800 Walther Blvd. Parkville, MD 21234 on Friday from 9:30 to 10 am, at which time a Prayer Service will be held. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.

Please omit flowers. Memorials in his name may be made to Boys Town, 14100 Crawford St., Boys Town, NE 68010. Arrangements by the family-owned MITCHELL-WIEDEFELD FUNERAL HOME INC.
Published in Baltimore Sun on June 4, 2015

Robert R. Shockey, Sr., 91, Fayetteville

Robert R. Shockey, Sr., 91, a resident of The Village of Laurel Run, Fayetteville, and formerly of 425 N. Church Street, Waynesboro, died Tuesday evening, June 2, 2015, in the nursing home. 

Born March 23, 1924 in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late Ross R. and Mary (Vincient) Shockey.

Mr. Shockey graduated from Waynesboro High School with the class of 1942. Following high school, he was the first 18 year old drafted into service and served with the combat engineers in Germany during World War II. He also fought at the Battle of the Bulge.

He and his wife, the late Helen M. (Kauffman) Shockey, were married in September 1957. Mrs. Shockey died on May 7, 1983.

When he returned to Waynesboro in 1946, he worked at the Waynesboro Planing Mill and Flohr's Lumber Yard before going to work for the Borough of Waynesboro as an assistant borough maintenance foreman. He was a Waynesboro Police Officer from 1959 until 1963 and was self-employed as a carpenter until joining the Franklin County Sheriff's Department as a deputy in 1968. Mr. Shockey worked for the Sheriff's Department for 12 years, seven of the as Chief Deputy.

He was a member of The Evangelical Lutheran Church, Waynesboro, and was a life member of both A.T.H.& L. Fire Company, where he served as president, vice-president and treasurer, and The Waynesboro Ambulance Squad, where he was also a charter member and served as president, assistant chief, co-captain, and trustee.

Mr. Shockey enjoyed being on a Waynesboro traveling bowling team.

He is survived by one son, Robert R. Shockey, Jr. of Newburg, PA; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Paul D. Shockey of Waynesboro; and a number of nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Edith (Daywalt) Shockey; two step-sons, George Koons and John Koons; Margaret Sanders, Janet Stoops, Thelma White Alice Wetzel, Virginia Spoonhour, Helen L. Shockey, Elizabeth Snurr, Garnet L. Shockey, Vincent O. Shockey and C. Eugene Shockey.

Services with full fireman's honors will be held at 11:00 A.M., Monday, June 8, 2015 in Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro, with Pastor Dennis Beaver officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro, where military graveside honors will be conducted by the honor guard of Charles Nitterhouse V.F.W. Post #1599, Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M., Sunday evening, in the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: The Waynesboro Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 958, Waynesboro, PA 17268 or The Waynesboro Ambulance Squad, 603 West Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268.

Online condolences may be expressed at
Published in Waynesboro Record Herald on June 4, 2015

Martin J. Waybright, 87, Fayetteville, PA

Mr. Martin J. Waybright, 87, of 4934 Spruce Road, Fayetteville, PA, passed away Tuesday, June 2, 2015 in the Chambersburg Hospital.

Born August 10, 1927 in Blue Grass, VA, he was the son of the late Clarence and Mary (Wimer) Waybright. He lived most of his life in the South Mountain area.
Mr. Waybright owned and operated a saw mill business for most of his life.

He enjoyed working, hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia (Mentzer) Waybright; two daughters, Ellen R. Fissel and Karen R. Shockey, both of South Mountain; three sons, Martin A. Waybright and Wilfred C. Waybright, both of South Mountain and Darwin J. Waybright of Waynesboro, PA; six grandchildren, Aaron N. Fissel of South Mountain, Aja R. Fissel of Waynesboro, Darwin J. Waybright of Dillsburg, PA, Michael Waybright of Chambersburg, Sandra Gardner of Waynesboro and Tammy Misner of South Mountain; a number of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Delbert Waybright of Elkins, WV; and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Susie Rexrode and Bessie Hoover of Moyers, WV and Myrtle C. Rexrode of South Mountain; and one brother, Alvy Waybright of WV.

Services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Friday, June 5, 2015 in Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 South Broad Street, Waynesboro with Pastor William Gray officiating. Burial will follow in Strang's Cemetery, South Mountain.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M., Friday in the funeral home.
Online condolences may be expressed at:
Published in Waynesboro Record Herald June 4, 2015

Mildred Loyce Hartin, 82

Mrs. Mildred Loyce Hartin passed from this world to be with her heavenly father on June 3, 2015 at the age of 82. She was born March 13, 1933 in Geneva County Alabama.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Edward Hartin, her parents, Leon Fons Register and Obie Dot White Register and one brother, Tony Register.

Mrs. Hartin is survived by two sons, Jerome Hartin and wife Carol of Bonifay, Florida and Perry Lamar Hartin and Barbara Jean Lindsey of Westville, Florida; one daughter, Debbie Williford and husband Jeff Bruce of Greenville, South Carolina; two sisters, Doris Evelyn Shockey of Abbeville, Alabama and Betty Ann Hawkins and husband Bill of Knoxville, Tennessee; three grandchildren, Susan, Kimberly, Becky; several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 5, 2015 at Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Ed Bell officiating. Family received friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Peel Funeral Home. Peel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Covenant Hospice for their care to Mrs. Hartin and her family.

John Dugald Collins, 92, Saskatoon

John Dugald Collins.  On June 8, 2015 passed away peacefully at the age of 92 years, at his home in Saskatoon. John was a loving, devoted husband to Yvonne, a supportive, inspirational Dad to Diane (Peter) Barrera, Colleen (Greg) Maindonald, Heather (Dale) Shockey, John (Tanya) Collins.

John will be missed by his entire extended family and friends. He had a joy of life that included farming, travelling, golfing, boating, fishing and being with his family most of all! John was a proud member of the Canadian Air Force and served overseas for three years, which included landing on Juno Beach during D-Day.

A Celebration of John's Life will take place on Monday, June 15th from 2:00-5:00 p.m. at the Berry Barn (Berry Patch), 830 Valley Road, Saskatoon.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (1910 McIntyre St, Regina, SK S4P 2R3 ) or Canadian Diabetes Association (104-2301 Ave C North, Saskatoon, SK S7L 5Z5). Arrangements in care of Lisa Ruf - Mourning Glory Funeral Services (306-978-5200)

Rose Bracamonte Forney, 92 of Phoenix

Rose Bracamonte Forney, 92 of Phoenix, AZ went to be with her Lord on Friday, June 19, 2015.

She was born in Miami, AZ to Pedro and Elvia Bracamonte on August 3, 1922. She is the last to survive her immediate family of Bracamontes.

Rose attended Bullion Plaza Elementary and Miami High School. She sang in the church choir with her mother playing the piano. She worked at her brother's El Rey restaurant in Globe.

She met and married Merrill Forney, moved to Phoenix in 1953, where they raised six children. She was one of the first to work for Garcia's Restaurant until the early 70's, she also worked at Mitchell School in the Isaac School District. Rose liked listening to music, traveling to Mexico, Paris and other States in the summer with her husband.

Rose is survived by her children and their spouses, Thomas (Marleen) Arrona, Irene Arrona Shockey, Richard (Charleen) Arrona, Jeff (Lori) Forney, Kathy (Eddie) Lopez, and Gary Forney, 13 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren and 3 great- great grandchildren. She is deeply loved and will be greatly missed.

A viewing and Rosary (6:30pm) will be held on Thursday, June 25, 2015 from 5 - 8 pm at Chapel of the Chimes Mortuary, 7924 N. 59th Ave, Glendale, AZ. A funeral mass will be held at Sts. Simon and Jude Cathedral ,6351 N 27th Ave in Phoenix, Az on Friday, June 26, 2015 at 10:00 AM.

Interment will follow at Resthaven Park Cemetery, Glendale, AZ. Condolences may be placed at

Gladys Dixon Nelson, 93, Mesa

Gladys Dixon Nelson passed away at the age of 93 on June 22, 2015 in Mesa, Arizona.

Gladys was born to Leroy and Electa Dixon and raised in Provo, Utah.

In 1941 she married her high school sweetheart, Ivan W. Nelson, in the Salt Lake Temple. Together they raised their 6 children in Phoenix, AZ. As a devoted wife and mother,

Gladys' greatest joy in life was her family, 25 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren. She served faithfully in callings for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Her loving nature, humble grace, noble character, and unwavering testimony of the Lord leave a great legacy to all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her son, David, and husband, Ivan.

Gladys is survived by sons Bill (Jeanne) and Kent (Kathleen) and daughters Diane Garns (Allen), Carolyn Shockey (Jerry) and Julie Morris (Kevin). MESA Services: Fri, June 26, 2015, visitation at 9 AM followed by funeral at 10 AM @ Three Fountains Ward, 1852 N. Stapley Dr. PROVO Services: Tues., June 30, 2015, visitation at 10 AM followed by funeral at 11 AM @ Berg Mortuary, 185 E. Center, Provo. Interment at Provo City Cemetery. Arrangements by Bunker's Garden Chapel.

Dorothy Wilson Stokes, 90, Bowling Green

Dorothy Wilson Stokes, 90, of Bowling Green, OH, died June 23, 2015. She was born November 8, 1924, to Harold and Pauline (Shockey) Wilson in Bowling Green, OH. Dorothy married Robert C. Stokes on September 7, 1947, in Upper Arlington, OH. Mr. Stokes died August 3, 1965.

Mrs. Stokes was a 1946 graduate of the Ohio State University, where she received one of the first three certificates issued in the State of Ohio in Speech and Hearing Therapy, later known as Speech and Language Pathology. She was a member of Phi Omega Pi social sorority and Sigma Eta, speech honorary. She was a teaching assistant at Ohio State University while working toward an MA from 1946-48.

Mrs. Stokes taught classes in lip reading, speech and language arts for hard of hearing and deaf children in the following Toledo Public Schools: Jones Junior High (1948-49); Sherman (1949-58); Hamilton (1958-61) and Nathan Hale (1961-63). Her classes included grades 5 through 8. She taught good speech and language usage to children grades K-12 in the Bowling Green City Schools (1963-69 and 1971-78). From 1969-71, she was a teaching fellow in the Department of Speech at the Bowling Green State University while working toward a Ph.D. After retiring from the public schools, she worked for Home Health Agencies in Florida and Ohio. Largely that work was involved in restoring speech to those who had lost the ability due to strokes. She also volunteered to help foreign students with English pronunciation and usage.

Mrs. Stokes was a member of B.G.E.A, O.E.A, and N.E.A, Ohio and American speech and Language Pathology Association, First Presbyterian Church and a former member of Rickly Chapter O.E.S. #456 in Columbus.

Visitation will take place Monday, June 29, 2015, from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Peinert-Dunn Funeral Home in Tontogany, OH. Funeral Services will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment will follow in Union Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be given to Bridge Hospice. To leave an online memory, please visit:

Elizabeth "Betsy" Mae Zientek, 71

Elizabeth "Betsy" Mae Zientek, 71 of Brunswick, passed peacefully into eternal rest on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at her home after losing her battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband of over 38 years Frank Zientek by her side. Betsy was born on November 3, 1943 in Rockville, Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Espie and Margurite (Poss) Curtis, Sr.

She attended Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville, Maryland. After several years as a military wife, Betsy moved to Brunswick in 1973, where she worked as a manager of High's Dairy Stores in Brunswick and Jefferson, MD, and then for Geico Insurance Company in Rockville, MD. After her career at Geico, she became a stay at home mother, and began caring for several of her grandchildren. In addition to caring for her family, she enjoyed playing bingo, watching her grandchildren's sporting events, and taking rides with Frank. She was an auxiliary member of the Loyal order of Eagles #1136 and the VFW Post #10421 both of Brunswick.

In addition to her husband Frank, she is survived by Tonia Shockey and husband Bryan of Jefferson, Maria Pippin and husband Greg of Frederick, Frankie Zientek and wife Patti of Brunswick, Dean Zientek of Frederick, Richard Powell and wife Patty(Corun) of Brunswick, David Powell and wife Stephanie of Brunswick, Jeff Powell and wife Beth of Charles Town, WV and by son-in-law Randy Lewis of Brunswick. She is also survived by 19 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Betsy will also be remembered by her lifelong friend Kathy Shoemaker of Homosassa, FL. She was preceded in death by her daughter Janice Lewis, and her brother Espie Lee Curtis, Jr.

The family will receive friends at 5pm on Thursday, July 2, 2015, with a memorial celebration at 6pm at Bethany Lutheran Church, Brunswick, MD, with Pastor Linda Fernandez officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bethany Lutheran Church, 109 First Avenue, Brunswick, MD 21716 or Hospice of Frederick County 516 Trail Avenue, Frederick, MD 21701.

Professional services being provided by Williams Funeral Home, Brunswick, MD.

Published Online in from June 29 to June 30, 2015

Sylvia Shockey

A celebration of life and memorial service for Sylvia (Tryon) Shockey will be held on Saturday, August 1, 2015. Family and friends are invited to the Seneca Community Building, 1500 Community Drive, Seneca, KS, from 1 pm to 5 pm. The service will start at 2 pm.

Published in Topeka Capital-Journal on July 19, 2015

Elbert Crawford Jr., 56, Williamsburg

Elbert Crawford Jr., long time resident of Williamsburg, passed away on August 10, 2015 in his 56th year.

He was the dear son of the late Elbert and Cleo (nee Lawson) Crawford Sr., devoted wife of Julie (nee Shockey) Crawford, loving father of Chris Crawford and Michael ( Ashley) Locke, proud grandfather of Jacob, Aaliyah and Sofia, treasured brother of Rhonda, Alma, Clyde, Bert, Larry, Ralph, Paul, Bill and the late Sam and Kim. He will also be deeply missed by numerous nieces, nephews, a multitude of friends and especially Harley, his Jack Russell terrier.

Elbert enjoyed spending time in the garage “goofing off”, driving his semi, fishing, camping and old westerns. He was a father figure to everyone and they often sought out his advice for problems or questions in their life.

A visitation will be 6-8 PM, Saturday August 15, 2015 at Craver-Riggs Funeral Home and Crematory, Milford. No services will be held.

If desired, the family requests any memorial donations are directed to the Kidney Foundation of Greater Cincinnati, 2200 Victory Parkway, Suite 510, Cincinnati, OH 45206 or to the League for Animal Welfare, 4193 Taylor Rd., Batavia, OH 45103

Douglas Ray Duett, 84

Douglas Ray Duett was born May 30th, but his birth was recorded on May 31, 1931. Doug went to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus August 2, 2015 and was laid to rest at Salty Cemetery in Milam County, Texas, where he was born.

Doug grew up in the Austin, Texas area.

Doug began hustling tires in the early '60s and established Duett's Tire Service in Manor, Texas in the late '70s.

Doug was known for his love for people, especially his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed playing instruments of all kinds with friends throughout his life and he enjoyed nature.

He is preceded in death by his father, H. Edward Duett and his mother, Rachel M. DeLeon, brother, Leon Duett, sisters, Margie Kirby and Dorothy Jones.

He is survived by his wife, Judy Duett; children, Billy Duett, Rhetha Cox, Ashley Duett, Joy Shockey, Trina Meredith and Della Rothermel; grandchildren, Clifton Duett, Rachel Shockey, Jeffrey Cox, Deidra Shockey, Kayla Meredith, Glenn Strube, Taylor Duett, Kevin Meredith, Brandon Duett and James Sawvel; greatgrandchildren, Kylie Duett, Trevor Summers, Lance Duett, Kasen Ross, Jayden Meredith, James Sandlin, Joshua Sandlin and Demaris Duett.

Donald M. Bumbaugh, 90, Chambersburg

Mr. Donald M. Bumbaugh, 90, of 3152 Anthony Highway, Chambersburg, died at 11:50 A.M., Thursday, August 13, 2015, in Quincy Village.

Born April 29, 1925 in Chambersburg, he was the son of the late Charles and Martha G. (Wagaman) Bumbaugh.

He lived his early life in the Chambersburg area. Mr. Bumbaugh served with the United States Army Military Police during World War II. He served in the European Theater, including fighting at Normandy and at the Battle of the Bulge.

He and his wife, the late Nancy R. (Thomas) Bumbaugh, were married March 28, 1964 in Hagerstown, MD.

Mr. Bumbaugh has lived at the Anthony Highway address his entire life. Mrs. Bumbaugh died on June 20, 2013.

Mr. Bumbaugh worked at Letterkenny Army Depot for 37 years, retiring in 1981 as an electrical mechanic. He enjoyed reading his Bible and the newspaper.

He is survived by six children, Delmer Bumbaugh and his wife, Sue of Chambersburg, Steven Bumbaugh and his wife, Candy of Carlisle, Timothy Bumbaugh and his wife, Lynn of Florida, Jeffrey Bumbaugh and his wife, Kara of Newburg, Donald S. Bumbaugh and his wife, Kris of Chambersburg, Beth Ann Shockey and her husband, Kenny of Blue Ridge Summit, PA; two step-children, Trudy Stevens and her husband, Blaine of Chambersburg and Robert Thomas and his wife, Kelly of Chambersburg; and a number of grandchildren, step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

Services will be held at 1:30 P.M., Monday, August 17, 2015, in Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro, with Chaplain Justin Isbister officiating.

Burial will follow in Mount Zion Cemetery, where military graveside honors will be conducted by the honor guard of Charles Nitterhouse V.F.W. Post #1599.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M., Sunday evening, in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Quincy Village Benevolent Care Fund, 6596 Orphanage Road, Waynesboro, PA 17268. Online condolences may be expressed at

Eugene "Sonny" Knippel, 83 of Reno

Eugene "Sonny" Knippel, 83 of Reno NV died Sunday, August 9, 2015 after suffering a massive stroke. He was born on March 20, 1932 in Wausau to the late Peter and Dora (Cherek) Knippel. He attended St. Michael grade and Wausau High schools. As a veteran, he served in the U.S. Army for 3 years, the U.S. Navy for 4 years and the U.S. National Guard for 28 years. Gene retired from the Burlington Northern Railroad as a telegrapher for 27 years. He enjoyed bowling, fishing and listening to his favorite polka music. He loved animals and earlier enjoyed the company of his pet dog, Snoopy.

Gene was preceded in death by his wives, Ursula Richel, and Jenny Shockey as well as his son Jeffrey and supportive companions Maxine Erikson and Lorraine Erickson.

Survivors include 2 children, Randolph Knippel/Cindy Taylor and Denise Knippel/Ronald Forinash of Reno and grandchild Autumn (James) Hatten, Modesto, CA.

Surviving siblings include: Virginia (Dan) Check, Las Cruces, NM, Mary Ann (William) Cybula, Ringle, WI and Peter (Thomas Samolinski) Knippel, Chicago, IL.

Gene's cremated remains will be interred in St. Ladislaus cemetery, Bevent, WI following a visitation and memorial service. Arrangements are pending.

In lieu of flowers, please contribute any financial donations to the American Heart Association or charity of your choice.

Sondra Jo Gleason, 83, Palmyra

Sondra Jo Gleason, 83, of Palmyra passed away on August 12, 2015 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Philip J. Gleason, with whom she would have celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary this November.

She was born on March 11, 1932 in Wichita, Kansas to the late Meyer Scherr and Marie Miller Scherr Shockey and was the step-daughter of the late Lee Shockey.

Sondra grew up in Waynesboro, PA and moved to Palmyra in 1960. She graduated from Washington Township High School in 1950. She retired from the federal government in 1988 after 28 years of service at the New Cumberland and Letterkenny Army Depots and at Olmstead. Sondra enjoyed traveling with her husband and often said her greatest memory was their second trip to Hawaii. After retirement, she volunteered in the Surgical Waiting Room at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center for many years. She enjoyed playing golf with her husband, brother and sister- in-law and with her friends at the Lebanon Country Club. Every spring, she took pleasure in planting flowers and every fall, she looked forward to the start of football season as an avid NFL Football fan. Her favorite times were spending holidays with her daughter and granddaughters and she was always the center of family gatherings.

Surviving in addition to her husband, are her daughter, Kay Zimmerman of Palmyra, grandchildren, Jennifer Zimmerman Krause and husband Brian of Hershey, Kara Zimmerman of Chicago, brother Mark Shockey and wife Bonnie of Millersville, a nephew Matt Shockey and wife Tina, and a niece Lisa Wilson and husband John. She was preceded in death by a son-in-law Eric Steindl.

Memorial services will be held on Friday August 21, 2015 at 2PM from the Kreamer Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 618 E. Main Street, Annville. Interment will be private. There will be a visitation held from 1:30PM till the service time. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Four Diamond Fund, Penn State University, 1 Old Main, University Park, PA 16802. In the memo line, please place: In Memory of Sondra Gleason for Four Diamonds.

Published in Waynesboro Record Herald on Aug. 15, 2015

Lucille F. Kerschner, 101, Mason City

Lucille F. Kerschner, 101, passed away Friday, Aug. 14, 2015 at Mason City Area Nursing Home.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, at Elkhart Cemetery in Elkhart, Ill.

There will be no visitation.

Lucille was born Feb. 11, 1914, in Elkhart, the daughter of Clarence and Lillie (Shockey) Kerschner. She was a member of Elkhart Christian Church. She retired from Middletown State Bank after 22 plus years of service. Lucille was a member of Elkhart American Legion Auxiliary Post 616.

Lucille was never married.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Harold Kerschner.

Memorial donations may be made in her name to: The Activities Department at Mason City Area Nursing Home.

Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln has been entrusted with her care.

Charles Arthur Leonard, 68,

Charles Arthur Leonard, 68, Supervisor, U.S. Postal Service, retired, passed away Wednesday, August 19, 2015. Visitation 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Monday, both at Broadway Mortuary. Graveside Service 1 p.m. Monday, Elmwood Cemetery, Augusta, KS.

Preceded in death by parents, Charles and Mary Leonard; parents-in-law, Lauren and Jane Shockey; son, Jason Leonard.

Survivors include his wife of over 45 years, Janie; sons, Scott (DeeDe) Leonard, Chris (Stephanie) Leonard; daughter, Jennifer (Bobby) Torres; sisters, Mary Ann Leonard, Kathleen (John) Battiste; grandchildren, Dreu, Preston, Sierra, Jacob, Jaden, David, Nate, Mariah, Drew, Lani, Ava, Aleah; great-grandchild, Beau; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Shirley A Martin Shockey, 87, Dillsboro

Shirley A Martin Shockey, of Dillsboro, Indiana, formerly of Cincinnati, Ohio passed away Saturday, August 22, 2015.

She was born Tuesday, August 7, 1928 in Cincinnati, Ohio, Daughter of the late George Martin and Ann E. Renk Martin.

Shirley worked as a Lab Tech. for Diamond Int'l Paper Company, retiring after over 40 years of service.

Shirley was a member of St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church for over 50 years, and was a member of the Rosary Society. She enjoyed bowling, BINGO and eating out. In her younger days Shirley loved to go dancing. Her faith and her family were very important to her. Time with her family was one of her greatest joys and she will be missed by all who knew her.

Surviving are sister, Jackie (Raymond) Meucci of Dillsboro, IN; nieces & nephews, Sherrie McBreen, Raymond Meucci, Robin Rieger, Kim Hudson and Michael Meucci.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Friends will be received from 10:00 AM - 11:45 PM on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at the St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 330 W. Vine Street, Reading, Ohio 45215.

Mass will be held immediately following visitation at the church with Father Jack Heim, SJ officiating.

Interment will follow in the St. Mary's Cemetery, 701 E. Ross Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church. Please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.

Janet E. Romans, 79, Nickerson

Janet E. Romans, 79, of Nickerson, Nebraska, passed away August 16, 2015, at Fremont Health Center in Fremont, Nebraska.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor A. Romans; daughter, Jennette McGrew; parents, Ellen and Fredrick Opfer; sister, Audrey Shockey; and brother, Marvin Opfer.

She is survived by her brothers, Mertin Opfer, Larry Opfer and Dallas Opfer; sister, Beverly Opfer; grandchildren, Jamie (Peter) Geaghan, Jeremy (Angela) Honeywell, Angel (Joseph) Giarraffa, Chanda (Nicholas) Goodsell, Ellen McGrew, and Shance McGrew; son-in-law, Daniel McGrew; 13 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

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Published in Reno Gazette-Journal on Sept. 2, 2015

MSGT Kenneth Wayne Shockey, 74, Abbeville

Graveside services for US Air Force Retired MSGT Kenneth Wayne Shockey, age 74, of the Screamer Community, Abbeville, were held Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 11:30 (CDT) at Ft. Mitchell National Cemetery with Kent Funeral Home of Eufaula directing. Mr. Shockey died Thursday, March 26, at Signature Health Services in Graceville FL after a brief illness.

Born August 5, 1940 in Stuart, VA, Mr. Shockey was the son of the late Woodrow Wilson and Helen Marie Bohon Shockey.

He and Mrs. Shockey have lived in Abbeville for approximately 29 years coming from Arizona.

After serving in the military for so many years, when Mr. Shockey retired he wanted to be near the water to be able to fish and hunt. He enjoyed the outdoors, camping and traveling to historic sites. He was even able to sight see and travel after being hired to drive an 18-wheeler. Having retired from the Air Force, Mr. Shockey was proud to be a veteran, he served two tours in Vietnam. He was a lifetime member of ACA (Air Commando Association), a member of DVA and the American Legion.

Survivors include his wife of fifty-one years, Doris Shockey, Abbeville; a daughter, Terri Shockey, Enterprise; step daughter, Candace (Cary) Southern, Tallahassee, FL; three step sons, Jeffery (Donna) Anderson, Tallahassee, FL, Steven (Darlene) Anderson, DeFuniak Springs, FL, Kelvin (Ona) Anderson, Ft. Walton Beach, FL; a sister, Carolyn Sue (Bill) Moore, Indianapolis, IN; two grandchildren, Amanda McLain and Daniel Rhodes and numerous step grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

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Dorothy J. (Shockey) Pryor, 81, Mt. Airy

Dorothy J. (Shockey) Pryor, 81, of 75 Mt. Airy Ave, Waynesboro and formerly a longtime resident of Beartown, died Tuesday morning, September 15, 2015, in the Waynesboro Hospital.

Born July 22, 1934 in Waynesboro, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Ivy (Emory) Shockey. She was a lifelong resident of the Waynesboro area.

She and her husband of over 58 years, Theodore Pryor, were married on March 18, 1957.

Mrs. Pryor worked at Gettysburg Shoe Factory, Wally's Inn, Blue Ridge Summit, and Newberry's in Waynesboro. She also owned her own ceramics business.

She was a member of Calvary Chapel in Beartown and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, shopping, and working on ceramics.

In addition to her husband she is survived by three children, Robert Reed, Melanie High, and Ivy Freelove, all of Waynesboro; eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. She was the last of her immediate family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son in law, Paul E. "Butch" High; two infant great-grandsons, Brad Daywalt and Steven Reed; and seven brothers and sisters.

Services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Friday, September 18, 2015 in Calvary Chapel, 13318 Mentzer Gap Road, Waynesboro, with Mr. Robert Calimer officiating. Burial will follow in the adjacent church cemetery.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services, Friday morning, in the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Calvary Chapel, P.O. Drawer B, Blue Ridge Summit, PA, 17214.

Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro, is handling the arrangements.

Online condolences may be expressed at

John A. Peiffer, age 82, Greencastle

John A. Peiffer, age 82, of Greencastle, PA died unexpectedly Tuesday morning September 15, 2015 in his home with his wife by his side following a lengthy illness.

Born November 16, 1932 in Quincy Township, Franklin County, PA, he was the son of the late George and Bertha (Shockey) Peiffer. He married Patsy "Pat" (Bingaman) Peiffer on July 2, 1955.

John retired after 43 years employment at Beck Mfg. of Greencastle. He was a member of the Ebenezer "Guitners" United Brethren Church of Greencastle where he had served on the church board.

His interests included hunting and fishing. He enjoyed spending time with all his family and dearly loved his wife, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Surviving family in addition to his wife of 60 years are two daughters, Pam Dice and husband Norman of Chambersburg, Laurie Peiffer and husband David Romanoski of Hummelstown, PA, five grandchildren, Matthew Dice and wife Emily, Andrew Dice and wife Callihan, Kristina Dice and fiancé Trey Weaver, Cole Romanoski, Luke Romanoski, two great-grandchildren, Easton Dice, Ella Dice, one sister Grace Barnes, of Sebring, FL and one brother Frank Peiffer of Sebring, FL.

He was preceded in death by seven brothers and three sisters.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, September 18 at 11:00 AM from the Ebenezer "Guitners" United Brethren Church 3661 Williamson Rd. Greencastle, PA with Pastor David Grove officiating. There will be no viewing or visitation.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given in his memory to the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital 90 Hope Dr., A120, P.O. Box 852 Hershey, PA 17033 or to the Ebenezer United Brethren Church 3661 Williamson Rd. Greencastle, PA 17225. Arrangements were handled by the Harold M. Zimmerman And Son Funeral Home of Greencastle.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

Published in Waynesboro Record Herald on Sept. 16, 2015

Geraldine Ruth Shockey, 78, Greencastle

Geraldine Ruth (Johnson) Shockey, 78, of Greencastle, PA, passed away on September 12, 2015.

Born on August 29, 1937, in Terra Alta, W. Va., She was the daughter of the late Ray and Ida Mildred (Ringer) Johnson. She lived most of her life in the Blue Ridge Summit/Greencastle area. She was employed at Kenny Shoe Factory, Fairfield, PA, and retired from Teledyne Landis Machine Co., Waynesboro.

She is preceded in death by her husband Bert Shockey, son Thomas Shockey and 2 brothers, Harold and Robert Johnson.

She is survived by 7 children, 4 daughters: Debra Crider of Chambersburg, Mary Moore and Audra Mata of Greencastle and Geraldine Burkholder of Chandler, AZ, 3 sons: William Shockey of Waynesboro, Rick Shockey of Greencastle, and Bert Shockey of Cearfoss, MD, and a number of grandchildren.

A celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Sadly gone from this earth, but forever with us in our hearts.

Published in Waynesboro Record Herald on Sept. 18, 2015

Henry Frederick "Fred" Kersting, Jr. 88

Henry Frederick "Fred" Kersting, Jr. 88, passed away Friday, September 18, 2015. He was born July 29, 1927, to H.F. and Frances (Shockey) Kersting, Sr., in Wichita, KS.

Fred served his country in the Navy during WWII, then the Air Force during Korea, and later retired as a Naval Reservist.

He also retired from Cessna Aircraft after 25 years of service. Fred was the last of the original 13 volunteer firefighters in Derby. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Scottish Rite and Midian Shrine. He enjoyed volunteering as a driver transporting children and their families to Shriners Hospitals for Children in St. Louis, MO.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Donald H. Kersting; and brothers, Donald, Herman, Jack, and Berton.

Fred is survived by his children, Kevin (Rendi) Kersting, Linda Kersting, Laura Kersting, Brian (Linda) Kersting, Lori Kersting, David Kersting, and Lisa (Calvin) Crittenden; sister-in-law, Marilyn Kersting; 20 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

Visitation: 1-8 p.m. with family present between 5 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, at Smith Family Mortuary, 1415 N. Rock Rd., Derby, KS 67037.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 23, at the First Presbyterian Church, 324 N Baltimore Ave, Derby, KS 67037. Interment to follow at El Paso Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children , 4400 Clayton Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110.

Published in The Wichita Eagle on Sept. 20, 2015

Rev. Joseph B. Redmond Jr., 81, Fayette

Rev. Joseph B. Redmond Jr., 81, away Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. He was born Jan. 24, 1934, in Zanesville, Ohio, to the late Joseph B. Redmond and Palma (Katherine Shockey) Redmond. He married Rose, his wife of 52 years, and she preceded him in death in 2006.

Rev. Redmond attended school in Zanesville, and graduated from Lima South High School in Lima, Ohio, in 1951. Upon graduation, he attended Nyack College in Nyack, N.Y., and completed his college training at St. Paul Bible College.

He was active in Christian Union churches, serving pastorates in Delphos, Grover Hill, Newark, Wapakoneta, and Fayette in Ohio, and in Hennessey and Oklahoma City in Oklahoma. His most recent pastorate and ministry was at Olive Branch Christian Union Church in Fayette, where he pastored from 1995-2015.

Rev. Redmond was a missionary to Cuidad Victoria, Mexico, served as vice-president of the General Conference of the Christian Union Churches, served on the General Mission Board, and became mission director in 2001. He also served as president of the Oklahoma Conference and vice-president of the Ohio Conference.

He is survived by his children, Cynthia (Karl) Will of Hudsonville, Mich., Rebecca (Stephen) Clymer of Liberty Center, Daniel (Tresa) Redmond of Colleyville, Texas, David (Marilyn) Redmond of Concordia, Kan., and Kathy Phillips of Rogers, Ark.; one sister, Mary Kaye Pease of Elida, Ohio; 17 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many beloved nieces, nephews, and friends.

He was also preceded in death by his youngest son, Thomas, in 2007, and his sister, Palma Wilson.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, at Fayette Church of the Nazarene, 511 S. Fayette St.

Family and friends may visit 1-1:45 p.m. Saturday at the church.

Suggested memorials include Olive Branch Christian Union Church and Christian Union Missions. They may be sent to: Joseph Redmond Memorial, P.O. Box 756, Jenison, Mich. 49428. Please designate the memorial on the check.

Walter W. (Buddy) Layfield, Jr., 81 Scott TWP

Walter W. (Buddy) Layfield, Jr., Age 81, of Scott Township, on Wednesday, September 30, 2015.

Beloved son of the late Walter, Sr. and Mary (Miller) Layfield; loving brother of Muriel Meyers of FL, Jane Olejniczak of Carnegie, Mary Cochrane of Cabot, Frances Berman of Braddock Hills, Esther Galayda of the North Shore, the late Grace Shockey, and the late Patricia Haines; also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be in St. Peter's Parish, 720 Arch St., Pgh., PA 15212 on Friday at 9:30 a.m. with interment to follow in Christ Our Redeemer Cemetery. Arrangements by DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME, INC.

Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Oct. 1, 2015

Michael J. Shockey, 35, Waynesboro

Michael J. Shockey, 35, of 4436 Iron Bridges Rd. Waynesboro, PA, passed away unexpectedly, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, in the Meritus Medical Center, Hagerstown.

Born Feb. 2, 1980 in Waynesboro, he was the son of Joanna L. (Helmuth) Stine and her husband, Stacy of Waynesboro and Michael L. Shockey and his companion, Sherry Eppard of Waynesboro.

He graduated from Waynesboro Area Senior High School with the class of 1998.

Mike was owner and operator of Mike's Truck and Auto, Waynesboro, since 2006, and opened the doors for business in January of 2007.

He was a member of Eagles, Inc. and the Owl's Club, both of Waynesboro and attended Clay Hill Sunday School.

Mike enjoyed horseback riding, camping, boating, jet skiing, four wheelers and fast cars.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by two children: Cadence A. Shockey and Parker K. Shockey; his longtime girlfriend, Jenn L. Strange; three sisters: Nicole R. Shockey, Allison L. Shockey and Hannah E. Shockey, all of Waynesboro; two step-brothers, Justine Stine of Waynesboro and Seth Stine of Chambersburg; his maternal grandparents: John and Judy Helmuth of Waynesboro; his paternal grandparents: Dean and Dorothy Hebb of Waynesboro; his step-grandparents, Allen and Sonja Stine of Waynesboro; his former-step-mother, Kelly Shockey of Waynesboro; and a number of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Shannon L. Shockey, who passed away Jan. 12, 1998.

Services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Oct., 2, 2015 in Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St. Waynesboro, with Dr. George R. Rundle officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., Friday, in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: The Chambersburg Therapeutic Riding Center, 181 Franklin Farm Lane Chambersburg, PA 17202.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Published in Waynesboro Record Herald on Sept. 29, 2015

Carolyn Jane Richmond, 84, Manlius

Everyone who knew or met our mother Carolyn Jane Richmond could see that she was the sweetest and the most caring, loving, understanding mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, wife, daughter, friend, teacher and human being. Carolyn made everyone feel special and loved. When with her, you always felt that you mattered and were cared for. We hoped that we wouldn't have to say goodbye so soon but she died peacefully on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at her home in Manlius.

Carolyn Jane Snyder was born August 17, 1931. She grew up in West Virginia with her father, Harold K. Snyder, her mother, Audrey Mae Hinerman, her two brothers, Harold K. (Gaye) and William Shockey (Marilyn) and her sister, Iris Mae Bisping (Jack). She graduated from West Liberty College and married our father, Reverend Carl C. Richmond on June 14, 1957.

Carolyn is missed so much by her children, Margaret Catherine Westlake (Paul) and John Kenneth Christian Richmond (Jackie) both of Fayetteville, Rebeccah Johannah Rose Reale (Jim) of Liverpool, Elizabeth Anne Crofut (Stephen) of Eaton, Carl Curtis Richmond (Dezra) of Princeton, New Jersey, and Mary Jane Richmond (Justin) of Trumansburg.

Carolyn's 11 grandchildren, Autumn (O.G.), Cody (Joann), Amber (Sean), Hannah, Bernadette (Voda), Emily (Tiernan), Will, Tae (Jeff), Fletcher, Lindsay and Kate and one great-grandchild, Beck, were all dear to her.

Mom taught 1st grade for over 30 years. She was loved by her students and fellow teachers at Fayetteville Elementary. She was a nurturing educator who made a difference in the lives of her students.

She loved to play the piano and ukulele. Two of her favorite songs were "You Are My Sunshine" and "Because He Lives".

We will miss laughing and talking and being together. We had no greater champion in our lives than our mother. It's no wonder to her family why it is so difficult to say goodbye. This is how saying goodbye to our mother went… Bye, love you. Bye mom, love you too… love you. Love you, bye, love you. Love you, bye…until someone had to hang up. Bye mom.

Calling hours will be Thursday, October 1 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Newell-Fay Manlius Chapel, 8171 Cazenovia Rd., Manlius. There will be a service at Christ Church in Manlius on Friday, October 2 at 11 a.m. with a reception to follow at the church.

In lieu of flowers, be happy and sing You Are My Sunshine to those you love.

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James "Jim" Shockey, 86, Alamogordo

James "Jim" Shockey, 86, passed away on September 29, 2015 in Alamogordo, New Mexico. He was born on January 17, 1929 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Jim was the manager of Whitefield Freight Lines for 22 years and served as Magistrate Judge for 3 years. He retired after 7 years with Primate Research Lab at HAFB.  After retirement, Jim enjoyed traveling, fishing and spending time with his family.

Survivors include wife of 66 years, Ouita; two sons, Jerry (Mary) Shockey of Bloomfield, New Mexico, and Jay (Maria) Shockey of Mandeville, LA; daughter-in-law, Wanda Shockey of Alamogordo; six grandsons, Victor (Michelle) Crawford of Aztec, New Mexico, Kenneth Shockey of Alamogordo, Jamie (Mara) Shockey of Flora Vista, New Mexico, Wayne (Jean) Shockey of Ruidoso, New Mexico, Dean (Carrie) Neppel of Pullman, Washington, and Gary Shockey of Artesia, New Mexico; two granddaughters, Sara Shockey of New Orleans, Louisiana, and Megan Shockey of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; six great-grandsons; two great-granddaughters; two sisters, Aurelin Sellman of Midlothian, Virginia, and Beverly McElroy of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

He was preceded in death by son, Pete, and brother, Ken.

A memorial service will be conducted at 10 a.m., Friday, October 2, 2015 at Alamogordo Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Dustin Wilhite officiating.

A reception will follow at 11 a.m. at the Alamogordo Funeral Home Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate to the New Mexico Children's Home, Portales, New Mexico, or to your favorite charity of your choice .

The Shockey family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the services. Cremation will take place at PCS.

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Kathleen Kester Jackson, 94

Kathleen Kester Jackson, 94, formerly of Elizabeth, passed away Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, at Eagle Pointe Nursing Center, following a brief illness.

She was an amazing and strong person who was vibrant to the end.

She was born April 23, 1921, in Ritchie County, daughter of the late James and Goldie Stull Kester.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Cecil "Junior" Jackson; her son, Charles "Chuck" Jackson; her sister, Evelyn Jackson; and son in law, Gayford Williams.

She was a loving mother and grandmother, who enjoyed her family and friends. She loved her Sunday dinners with family. She was also an avid reader. Kathleen was a homemaker and a member of the Methodist faith.

She is survived by her daughter, with whom she resided, Glenna Williams of Parkersburg; granddaughters, Beth Baker (Chris), of Washington W.Va., and Sara Reeves (Chris Shockey) of Parkersburg; great granddaughter, Breanne Baker of Dunbar; step great granddaughter, Megan Reeves, (Justin Rhodes); and their son, Bryson Rhodes, of Parkersburg; her brother, Jim Kester, (Kathleen), of Nashville, Tenn., and several nieces and nephews.


A celebration of Kathleen's life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, at Busch- Kimes Funeral Home, with Pastor Dean Ash officiating. Interment will follow in K of P Cemetery, Elizabeth, W.Va. The family will receive friends from noon until 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

Bush Kimes Funeral Home. 836 Washington St., Elizabeth, is serving the Jackson family.

Dawn April Burke, 39

Dawn April Burke, Age 39 passed away Tuesday September 15, 2015. Dawn was born April 25, 1976 in Hamilton Ohio to Donald and Linda (Collopy) Burke.

Dawn was a sweet and caring person, thoughtful to a fault. She was a very giving and loving daughter, mother, sister, niece, aunt and friend.

Dawn is survived by her mother Linda (Collopy) Shockey, stepfather Ladd W Shockey, stepmother Teri (Kinch) Burke, daughters Dawna Rae Burke, Tuesday Burke and Melody Burke, sons Michael Murray Jr. and Douglas Burke, brothers Laddie Shockey, Joey Shockey and Donald Wayne Burke Jr., grandmother Revona Burke, soon to be granddaughter Izzabel Rae Adams, fiancé Kevin Guffey and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father Donald Wayne Burke Sr., brother Sean Shockey, grandmothers Patchie Collopy, Ruth Shockey and Doris Kinch, grandfathers Robert Collopy, Jack Burke and Mel Kinch.

Cremation was held. A celebration of life will be held on October 4th 1:00 pm at Millikin Woods shelter 14. Friends are welcome to join us as we remember Dawn April and the life's that she touched.

Published in Journal-News on Oct. 4, 2015

Hilda H. Hood, 92, Ligonier

Hilda H. Hood, 92, of Ligonier, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015, in the Ligonier Gardens. She was born March 8, 1923, in Cincinnati, Ohio, a daughter of the late Joseph and Rosa (Saeger) Haering.

She was a member of the Stahlstown Trinity United Methodist Church and the Sweet Adelines.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd S. Hood; grandson, Dale Stouffer; brothers, Robert and Alfred Haering; and sisters, Clara Eder and Irma Troutman.

Hilda is survived by her four children, Irma (Glenn) Hutchinson, of Ligonier, Patricia (Rich) Shockey, of Greenfield, Ohio, James Hood, of Ambridge, and Pamela (Harvey) Griffin, of Irving, Texas; six grandchildren, Wendy Stowell, Ken Stouffer, Madysen Stewart, Bailee Robinson, Kennedy Stewart and Riley Stewart; two great-grandchildren, Cheyenne and Wyatt Stouffer; and a sister, Dorothy Thomson, of Sacramento, Calif.

A memorial service for Hilda will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Snyder Funderal Home Inc., Ligonier.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ligonier Gardens, 2018 State Route 30, Ligonier, PA 15658.

Published in Greensburg Tribune Review from Oct. 16 to Oct. 22, 2015

Fredrick Lee Gough, 50, Parkersburg

Fredrick Lee Gough, 50, of Parkersburg passed away October 14, 2015 at the Camden Clark Medical Center following a short illness

He was born October 13, 1965 in Parkersburg son of the late Kenneth "Pete" and Ethel Shockey Gough.

Lee worked as a heavy equipment operator through Union Local 132. He was a race fan, having drove race cars locally for several years. Lee was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying time with family and friends riding razors, horseback riding, hunting and boating. He had many friends and enjoyed helping others when needed.

He was a wonderful father to his children Scott Michael Gough, Bethany Rachelle Gough who survive him along with Sister Joyce Wagner, nieces Melinda and Paula, nephew Jason, the love of his life and mother of his children Amy Wise Gough and many extended family and good friends.

The funeral service will be 11:00 am Saturday with Pastor Chris Waldron officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 on Friday and for one hour prior to the service on Saturday.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting

Joseph Luis Colas, 68, Dayton

Joseph Luis Colas, age 68, passed away Saturday October 17, 2015 at Hospice of Dayton.

He was born July 20, 1947 in Madrid, Spain.

He was a computer engineer for over 30 years at NCR.

Survivors include his daughters; Rebecca (Toan) Vo and grandchildren; Anna, Kaitlin, Cassie, Vincent, Sarah; daughter, Leah (Alan Shockey) Colas and grandchildren; Noah and Shiloh and their mother and grandmother, Linda Colas; daughter Marina Colas and her mother, Merce Graell. Mass of Christian Burial 11 am Friday October 23, 2015 at St. Henry Catholic Church 6666 Springboro Pike Miamisburg, Ohio 45449.

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Published in Dayton Daily News on Oct. 22, 2015

George Victor Oliver, 80 Follansbee

George Victor Oliver, 80 of Follansbee, WV died peacefully on Friday, October 23, 2015 at home.

He was born on January 25, 1935 in Steubenville, OH a son of the late Arthur and Fannie (Yates) Oliver.

George graduated from Big Red High School in Steubenville, OH. He went on to serve his country in the Army during the Korean War. George retired from Mountaineer Gas Company where he worked as town serviceman. He was Christian by faith.

George is survived by his wife, Beverly Ann Oliver at home, six Children: Donna Lasure of Follansbee, WV; Vicky (Charles) Mossor of Follansbee, WV; Sandy (Tom) Isinghood of Wellsburg, WV; Dave (Carrie) Oliver of Weirton, WV; Jeff Kruger of California; William (Jeannie) Oliver of Rayland, OH

Two Sisters, Jackie (Dave) Bick of Mansfield, OH; Jeannette (William) Shockey of Maumee, OH

15 Grandchildren: Dennis Clifton, Jr., Stefanie Clifton, Cassie Kruger, Crystal Kruger, Brandon Kruger, Brandon Lasure, Briana Lasure, Chucky Mossor, Tiffany Mossor, Marcus Mossor, Robert Oliver, James Oliver, Jolene Moffitt, Greg Dofka, Jr., Dakota Isinghood

10 Great Grandchildren: Destiny Welch, Ashley Welch, Andrew Welch, Alex Mossor, Rylee Mossor, Adalynn Moffitt, Kaiden Oliver, Bailee Kruger, Bailey Dofka, Sidney and Logan Clifton.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 27th from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. at the Mullenbach Funeral Home 669 Main St. Follansbee, WV where funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 28th at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Tim Colvin officiating.

Entombment will follow in Highland Hills Memorial Gardens in Follansbee, WV.

Full military honors will be conducted by the Ohio Valley Veterans Memorial Squad.

Chase Logan McMahan, 24, Bell Buckle

Mr. Chase Logan McMahan, age 24, of Bell Buckle, passed away Saturday, October 24, 2015 at Vanderbilt Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel. Brother Eddie Reed and Brother Lee Douglas will officiate with burial to follow in Houston Whitworth Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors Wednesday from 11 a.m. until time of service.

Chase was born on June 3, 1991 to Kurt McMahan and Kimberly A. (Shockey) McMahan. He was a graduate of Cascade High School and loved anything to do with horses and trucks.

Preceding him in death was a grandfather, Edward D. McMahan; grandmother, Betty Deal.

He leaves behind his beloved parents, Kimberly A. (Shockey) McMahan of Bell Buckle and Kurt (Deanna D.) McMahan of Christiana; brother, Ridge Taylor McMahan (Grace Ray) of Christiana; step brothers, Tevin Ragan and Ethan Ragan; grandmother, Norma A. Jackson of Bell Buckle; grandfather, Larry H. Shockey of Union Ridge, Maryland; two uncles, Michael Shockey of Bell Buckle and David Allen (Tina) McMahan of Manchester; aunt, Lynn (Steve) Hill of Murfreesboro; two cousins, Ann Marie Shockey and Hope Shockey; his faithful and loving companion, "Little Man".

Memorials may be made to Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, 691 Preston Building, Nashville, TN 37232-6838.

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel, (931) 684-8356 is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Nancy Ann Hallman, 85, Punxsutawney

Nancy Ann (Bennett) Hallman, 85, of Punxsutawney, passed away Monday, Oct. 26, 2015, at Mulberry Square Elder Care and Rehabilitation Center.

Ms. Hallman was born June 10, 1930, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Percy and Pearl (Kougher) Bennett.

On Sept. 18, 1948, she married the love of her life, John S. Hallman, who preceded her in death on Feb. 1, 2013. They were married 65 years.

Nancy was a member of the First United Methodist Church, where she was a past church historian. She was past president of the Punxsutawney Garden Club and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She worked at the Punxsutawney Area Historical & Genealogical Society doing restoration and reorganizing. She was a decendent of the Mayflower.

She is survived by three sons, John Dennis Hallman, Garry Hallman and David Hallman and wife Diane, all of Punxsutawney; two daughters, Janet Gear and husband John and Marcia Botelho, all of Punxsutawney; eight grandchildren, Savanna, Julia and Dave Hallman, Rebecca Gross, Amanda and Daniel Gear, Sarah Shockey and Corinne States; and four great-grandchildren, Ezekiel and Eden States, Jayden Gross and Jacob Shockey.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Patrick Kelly Hallman; and a brother, Arnold Bennett.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015, at the McCabe Funeral Home in Punxsutawney.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015, at the funeral home.

Interment is private for family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Hallman's name to the Punxsutawney Garden Club or the Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center.

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Published in The Punxsutawney Spirit from Oct. 27 to Oct. 28, 2015

Ronald Edward Kowalski, 73, Saskatoon

The family of Ronald Edward Kowalski, husband of Shirley (Shockey) Kowalski, sadly announces his passing at home November 2, 2015 at the age of 73.

Ronald was born and raised in Estevan, the youngest child of Louis and Mary (Wilczek) Kowalski. He married Shirley, from Vanscoy, August 23, 1969 in Saskatoon.

Ronald is survived by his wife Shirley; sons Kent (Jamie Fast), Saskatoon; Todd (Lia Kruger), Winnipeg; sisters Mary Kowalski, Regina; Doreen Duncan (Barry), Saskatoon; sisters-in-law Val Kowalski, Estevan, Norma Colborn (Keith) and Eleanor Ryan; and brothers-in-law Glen, Vern (Jo), Cliff (Sylvie Francouer) Shockey; sister-in-law Lil; and pet Sweet Lee.

He was predeceased by his parents and brothers: George at birth; Kenneth; Edward; half- brothers Charlie, Morton, Alfred, Louis, Johnny, and Joe; brothers-in-law Gerald Shockey, Hal Shockey, and Howard Ryan; sister-in-law Ann Shockey; and pets Butch, Noodles Jane Kowalski, Little Pea, and Sweet Pea.

Ronald took much pride in his service with the Regina Rifle Regiment, rising to the rank of Captain at the age of 25, winning many awards along the way. In his younger years, he enjoyed drawing, painting, and sports. He worked closely with his sister Mary as an X-Ray Technician at Regina General Hospital for 35 years, where he was also Secretary Treasurer of the Union for 11 years.

Ronald had many special gifts as a handyman, including carpentry, electrical work, and plumbing. He used those skills to build a house at Glen Harbour in the late 1980's and enjoyed may hours fishing and socializing with friends and neighbours there, especially after his retirement from the General Hospital in 1997. He and Shirley moved to Saskatoon in 2000. Ronald always had a sense of humour and enjoyed being the life of the party. His pride and joy were his sons, Kent and Todd.

A Celebration of his Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 6, 2015 at Park Funeral Chapel in Saskatoon (311 3rd Avenue North). To read this notice and share your memories, visit "Obituaries". Arrangements entrusted to Greg Lalach, Park Funeral Chapel 306.244.2103.

Joyce M. King, 62

Joyce M. King, of 130 W. Greene St., passed away Tuesday (Nov. 3, 2015) at her home.

Born Dec. 12, 1952, in Warren, Ohio, she was a daughter of Gordon and Marie Shockey Hartman. She was married to Edward King, who survives.

Joyce was a graduate of Mathews High School in Vienna, Ohio, and was later employed by Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren.

Surviving besides her husband are one stepson, Edward Russell "E.R." King II of Warren; a step-granddaughter, Macie King of Los Angeles; a step-grandson, Zayne D. King of Warren; four brothers and sisters, Shirley DeJean of Fowler, Ohio, Jim (Connie) Hartman of Warren, David (Sue) Hartman of Leavittsburg, Ohio, and John Hartman of Fowler; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents and a sister, Louise Bryant.

A memorial service will take place at 2 p.m. Friday (Nov. 6, 2015) in Crown Hill Cemetery, Vienna.

Memorials may be made to HomeCare & Hospice, 1225 W. State St., Olean, NY 14760. Arrangements are under the direction of the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, Olean.

Bobby N. Pardue, 70, Mer Rouge

Funeral services for Mr. Bobby N. Pardue are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, November 6, 2015, in the chapel of Golden Funeral Home with Rev. Kevin Sanders officiating. Interment will follow in Mer Rouge Cemetery under the direction of Golden Funeral Home. The family will receive friends Friday from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m. service time at Golden's.

Mr. Pardue, a resident of Mer Rouge, passed away Thursday, November 5, 2015, at the age of 70. He was greatly loved and will be missed.

Mr. Pardue is survived by his three sisters, Dorothy Shockey of Abilene, Texas, Thelma Graves of Bastrop, and Gloria Hodge and husband James of West Monroe; and a host of nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Clayton and Essie Mae Pardue; five siblings, Sadie Harris, Joe Smith, Alfred "Bill" Pardue, Mike Pardue, and Lila Lingefelt.

The family would like to thank the staff of Oak Woods Nursing Home and Premier Hospice Care for their kindness and support in helping take care of Mr. Pardue.

Donald Harold Hirsch, 67

Donald Harold Hirsch, 67, passed away Nov. 1, at Rose Medical Center in Denver. He was born June 6, 1948, in Brighton, to Harold and Hazel (Shockey) Hirsch.

Don grew up in Brighton. He graduated from Brighton High School in 1967 and attended Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, where he went for a semester before joining the military. Don was drafted into the Marine Corps in 1969 and served for two years. He served in the Vietnam War and was the recipient of the Vietnam Gallantry Cross Medal with Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. He was discharged in 1970, achieving the rank of lance corporal.

Don began working with his father as a carpenter. He joined the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and traveled the rodeo circuit team roping for two years before coming back to build houses. He rode pens at many feedlots in the area. Don also raised cows and farmed.

Don married Kimberly Blair in 1971, in Brighton. They were married 43 years. Don was a member of the American Legion Post 180, in Keenesburg, and the VFW in Brighton, the Adams County Fair board, beef superintendent for the Adams County Fair, West Adams County Soil Conversation, Prime Rib Club, and president of Adams County Farm Bureau Board. He also received the Outstanding Adult Livestock Contributor Award from Adams County 4-H.

He enjoyed his grandkids and watching them at their sporting events and livestock shows, loved being with his cows and a good horse, having coffee with anyone, watching rodeos and Westerns, and fishing.

Don was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Sharon Hirsch and Sandie Conover. He is survived by his wife; his daughter, Keisha (Michael) Kornman, of Hudson; his son, Joshua (Tiffany) Hirsch, of Eaton; his grandchildren, Jake Greiner, Jaelee Greiner, Lauren Kornman, Grace Hirsch, Maggie Hirsch, and William Hirsch; nieces and nephews; and other relatives.

Visitation was Nov. 5, at Tabor-Rice Funeral Home in Brighton, which handled the arrangements. The funeral service was Nov. 6, at Zion Congregational Church. A graveside service was Nov. 9, at Elmwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to American Legion Post 180, 595 Railroad Ave., Keenesburg 80643.

Anna Marie Schoeny, 79, Polo

Anna Marie Schoeny, 79, of Polo, died Wednesday, November 18, 2015, at Polo Rehab and Healthcare Center. Anna Marie was born February 18, 1936, in Lena, the daughter of Charles and Lavina (Lobdell) Schoeny. Anna Marie received a degree in Home Economics from Western Illinois University. She taught Home Economics and spent many years working at Micro Switch.

Surviving are her brother, Gerald (Jane) Schoeny of Shannon; sister, Sylvia Stevenson of Medford, Oregon; and many nieces and nephews. Anna Marie was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Hugh Schoeny; and four sisters, Doris Richards, Rosemary Shockey, Betty Mills, and JoAnn Schoeny.

Private family services will be held Tuesday, November 24, 2015, at the Chapel of Peace in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Rev. Glenn Scott will officiate. A memorial has been established in Anna Marie's memory. Please sign her guestbook and share a story at

Published in The Journal-Standard from Nov. 21 to Nov. 22, 2015

Mary Jo Walker, 73, Lafayette

Mary Jo Walker, 73, of Lafayette, passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at her residence.

Born April 25, 1942 in Lafayette, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Marie (Vaughan) Webster. Mary Jo attended Central Catholic High School and went on to attend Indiana Business College. She also went to Loretta Young's Modeling School.

Mary Jo worked in housekeeping and switch board at Indiana Veteran's Home for 25 years. She was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church. Mary Jo enjoyed bowling, euchre, jigsaw puzzles and traveling.

She is survived by her children, Tony Walker (wife: Trienna) of Lafayette, and Marie (husband: Raymond) Jackson of Lafayette; brother, Hal Webster (wife: Barbara) of West Lafayette; sister, Joyce Shockey of Lafayette; three grandchildren, Nyoka Handy of Lafayette, Katie (husband: Antwuan) Love of Appleton, WI, Charley Jackson of Lafayette; two great-grandchildren, Deegan Handy and Chloe McGill; and numerous special nieces and nephews. Mary Jo is preceded in death by her parents and ex-husband, John Walker.

Mass of Christian Burial to be held at 10:30 am, Monday, November 23, 2015 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church with visitation one hour prior. Rev. Fr. Eric Underwood celebrating. Rite of Interment to follow in St. Boniface Cemetery. Share memories and condolences online at

Charles Hodge Shockey, 78, Marietta

Charles Hodge Shockey, 78, of Marietta, Ohio, died Wednesday, November 25, 2015, at his home. He was born on March 4, 1937 in East Liverpool, Ohio. Shockey, as known by many, was someone who could take anything broken and fix it. His motto was “with enough time and money, you can fix anything”. You can look around Marietta and Shockey had a hand in its design, build or repair. Before his time with the city, Shockey worked for Bud Pickering, at Pickering Electric.

He had many jobs, including having worked at Ford Motoring Company, but he couldn’t stand the assembly line. An electrician by trade, his mentors were Bob Bedilion, Sr. and Jim Taylor. He worked very hard with his friend, Frank Lee, and if you look around the city, you will see just about everything Shockey has had his hand in, from design through completion. I’m sure there are many more, and if I’ve missed you, please forgive me. Charlie loved time spent on the river, and was a long time active member of the Marietta Boat Club.

He is survived by his loving second wife, Deborah Murray Shockey, daughter, Diane Porvasnik (Donald Jr.) and their children, Donald Joseph III, Derek Charles and Devin Michael. Also by his granddaughters, Kassandra Leigh Najm, MD (Bahige) and son Luke, and Meghan Auker Adamson (Christopher), and by special friends, Bob Bedilion, Glen Corbett and Tony Morrison.

He was preceded in death by his first love, Nellie Jane Holdren, his mother and step-father, Mildred Becky Meeks & Henry Meeks. Abiding with his wishes, cremation has been observed.

A service for the family will be held at a later date. Donations may be directed to Hospice. The Marietta Chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home is honored to assist Charlie’s family and offers many resources by visiting

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Vickie S. Pensinger, 59, Chambersburg

Vickie S. Pensinger, 59, Chambersburg, died unexpectedly Monday evening, November 30, 2015, in the Chambersburg Hospital. Born November 22, 1956, in Chambersburg, she was a daughter of the late Richard I. Perry and Sandra Lane McNew. She was a homemaker most of her life. Vickie enjoyed painting crafts.

She is survived by her companion of 35 years, Francis "Scott" Weyer; five grandchildren, Kayla Shockey, Kerri Shockey, Terry Frey, Trevor Pensinger, and Kazara Perry; four great-granddaughters, Ashaleena, Kaydence, Kataira, and Katessa; three sisters, Debra Fickes (Donald) of Fayetteville, Gloria Dixson (Joseph) and Bessie Perry of Chambersburg; two half brothers, Mark Rowles and David Campbell; and a stepsister, Barbie Seeger. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Karen Sue Perry; a son, Benjamin H. Pensinger; and a sister Kathy Perry.

A memorial service to celebrate Vickie's life will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at the Franklin Fire Company, 158 West King Street, Chambersburg, PA. Rev. Paul B. Baker will officiate. Interment will be private. Arrangements are entrusted to Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Chambersburg, PA.

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Evelyn C. Koleske, 98, Springfield

Evelyn C. Koleske, 98, died at 2:20 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015, at her home.

She was born Feb. 6, 1917, in Shipman, to Elbert and Florence Lipcamen Gebhardt. She married William "Red" Koleske on Nov. 25, 1936; and he preceded her in death on Nov. 18, 1953.

Evelyn was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church. She loved BINGO, crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles and bowling. She was a member of Sears Retirees Club and was an avid Chicago Cubs fan.

Since age seven, she resided in Springfield. She retired from Sears after 19½ years of service. Prior to that she worked for New Modern Machine Products, which was a bobby pin factory.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; three sisters, Maridena Gebhardt, Wilma Snodgrass and Mildred Shockey; three brothers, Elbert J., Paul A. and Kenneth W. Gebhardt; and son-in-law, Francis "Buck" Nation.

Survivors include two daughters, Charlene (Marion) Ontis of Springfield and Donna Nation of New City; one son, Norman Koleske of Rochester; six grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; eleven great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Robert Gebhardt of New Berlin; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation: 11 a.m.–1 p.m., Monday, Dec. 14, 2015, at Staab Funeral Home.

Funeral Service: 1 p.m., Monday, Dec. 14, 2015, at Staab Funeral Home with Pastor Paula Carmichael officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to Knox Presbyterian Church.

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Published in The State Journal-Register on Dec. 11, 2015

Mabel Burnace Adkins, 90, Salt Rock

Mabel Burnace Adkins, 90, of Salt Rock, W.Va., passed away Friday, December 11, 2015, at her residence.

Funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, December 15, 2015, at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville, by Pastor Gerry Matt. Burial will be in Baylous Cemetery.

She was born January 1, 1925, in Kenmont, Ky., a daughter of the late Grover C and Fannie Hensley Shockey.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marshall O'Neal Adkins; six brothers and six sisters.

She was a member of Grace Gospel Church and former owner of Kum-Bak-Inn Restaurant, Salt Rock.

She is survived by one daughter, Marsha Adkins of Salt Rock, W.Va.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Roger and Libby Adkins and Karl and Becki Adkins of Huntington; three grandchildren, Valarie Adkins, Jennifer Dennison and her husband, Chris, and Sam Adkins and his wife, Angie; three great-grandchildren, Teagan Dennison, Addison and Avery Adkins and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank Hospice of Huntington and two very special nurses, Mary Foster and Melissa Cooper.

Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

Published in The Herald-Dispatch on Dec. 14, 2015

Richard A. Goris, 60, of Rossville

Richard A. Goris, 60, of Rossville, passed away on Saturday, December 12, 2015, at Mulberry Health and Retirement.

He was born on May 7, 1955, to C. Everette and Veroca (Rubright) Goris. He married Deborah (Gangwer) Shockey in 1975, and they later divorced.

Richard attended Rossville High School. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He worked at Rea Magnet Wire for 8 years and then became a self-employed truck driver for 30 years.

Surviving with his mom are two children, Richard (Naomi) Goris Jr. and Lana (Jeremy) Crum; five grandchildren, Zoey, rinity, Clayton, Chase, and Colton, all of Rossville; one sister, Janice Goris of Frankfort; three brothers, Randall (Irma) Goris of Rossville, Robert (Peggy) Goris of Cutler, and Roger (Kathy) Goris of Owensboro, KY. Also surviving are one uncle, William (Judy) Rubright, several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his father, C. Everette, and infant sister, Joyce.

The loving care given by Great Lakes Hospice and Mulberry Health and Retirement made the pain of Richard's passing greatly diminished.

Charles Paxton Stallings III, 81, San Antonio

Charles Paxton Stallings III born November 20, 1934 and died December 9, 2015.

He was born in San Antonio and spent most of his life in San Antonio.

He graduated in 1953 from Jefferson High School where he was an Eagle Scout and from University of Texas at Austin in 1957 with a degree in Economics. He received his MEd from Our Lady of the Lake University. He became a teacher and coach in San Antonio School District. Obtained his LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) and worked for Roy Maas Youth Alternatives until 2000, when he retired to Harper, Texas. He then volunteered with Awana and Pioneer Clubs and assisted second grade teachers at Harper Schools. He was a Gideon and member of the Kerrville Baptist Church, Harper Baptist Church and finally Wild Ride Ministries in Harper, Texas.

He was a fearless and tireless worker for the Lord. In San Antonio he was a member of Castle Hills First Baptist Church.

He spent time in the Army after graduating from college.

He is preceded in death by his parents Charles P. Stallings Jr. and Essie Shockey Stallings, his grandparents Charles P. Stallings and Bertha Clark Stallings and Charles Shockey and Dolly Slusher Shockey, ex-wife Ann Robinette Stallings, and many golden retrievers, his favorite being "Buffy".

He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Susan Lyons Stallings, daughters Mary Haven Merkle MD and husband Scott, Garland Stallings Roberson PhD, step son Tom Lyons and wife Morgan, grandchildren: John Merkle, Alexander Merkle, Joshua Roberson, Sam Lyons and Molly Roberson, mother in law Adela Lyons, brother Michael Stallings, ex-wife Dorothy Stallings, nieces: Julia Cortez (Joe) and Wanda Miller, his best friend since 6th grade Oliver Holden and his golden retriever Katie and his pitmation Amos.

Visitation will begin on Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. with the funeral service to be held at 1:00 p.m. at Mission Park Funeral Chapels South. Interment will follow at Mission Burial Park South.

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Billie J. Laughlin (nee Smith), 85, Chardon

Billie J. Laughlin (nee Smith), age 85, of Chardon, died Friday, December 18 at UHHS Geauga Regional Hospital, Claridon Twp.

Born August 10, 1930 to William and Flora (nee Muir) Smith in Lonaconing, MD.

Billie worked as the cosmetics manager at the JC Penney store in the Great Lakes Mall, retiring after 25 years of dedicated service. She enjoyed home decorating and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her children, Debbie (Ken) Mack of Chester Twp. and Denise (Tom) Helm of Gridley, Illinois; 5 grandchildren, Shawn Nelson, Jason Nelson, Kristi Helm, Lisa (David) Coleman and Carie (Mobe) Montesa; stepgrandson Tony Mack; 5 great-grandchildren, Justin and Aiden Nelson, Cassie Perez and Kaylee Coleman and Tyler Mack; and sisters Nellie Ann (Tom) Woods, Louise (Wayne) Johnson and Jeanie Kay (Tom) Shockey; and many nieces and nephews. She also leaves special neighbor and "adopted" son, Rob Kelley.

She is predeceased by her husband, Joseph, to whom she was married for 58 years; and her daughter, Diane Clark.

Private family services were held. Arrangements were handled by THE BURR FUNERAL HOME, CHARDON. Information and condolences online at

Published in The Plain Dealer on Dec. 21, 2015

William Granville Sale, Jr., 92

On December 19, 2015 the world lost a wonderful, loving, and honest man. William Granville Sale, Jr. transitioned from this earth to his well-earned place in Heaven with his family by his side at Sentara Heart Hospital. Bill left us with his humor intact, accepting of his fate, and full of spirit. Born on August 2, 1923 to Ellen W. and William G. Sale Sr., in Norfolk. Graduating from Maury High School in 1941, he was proud of his experience as a Virginian Pilot carrier. A 1945 graduate of VPI with a BS in Industrial Engineering, he also served in the U.S. Army during both WWII and the Korean War.

In 1945 he married Mary Ellen Hoge and raised his first family. Establishing his own business, Church and School Equipment Co., it later merged with Brownson Equipment Co. forming a lifelong loving friendship with Bud and Martue Brownson. He was among the founding members of Kings Grant Presbyterian Church where he served as an Elder Emeritus and was active on the Peacemaking Committee. A volunteer his entire life, he was actively involved in The Exchange Club, Boy Scouts, Crisis Hotline, Mobile Meals of Norfolk, and PEVA Peacemaking, among others.

Predeceased by his parents, and his brother Willis Stuart and Stuart's wife, June Sale, he is survived by his loving wife, Carolyn Eddy Sale; his daughter, Frances Stafford (James); daughter Madaline Shockey (Stephen); son William Sale (Terry); stepson Gerardo Paez; and stepdaughter Robin Paez-Shipp (Don). He is also survived by 9 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Bill's life will be held at Kings Grant Presbyterian Church, 745 Little Neck Rd., Virginia Beach, on Tuesday December 22nd at 11 a.m. with a reception immediately following.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kings Grant Presbyterian Church, Shrine Mont, Mobile Meals of Norfolk, Parkinson's Foundation, or American Cancer Society .

Published in The Virginian Pilot on Dec. 21, 2015

Jacqueline Lewis Shockey, 90, Rockledge

Jacqueline (Jackie) Lewis Shockey, a longtime Rockledge resident and beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Sister, Sister-in-law, Neighbor, and Friend, died Thursday December 17 after a short illness.

She had recently celebrated her 90th birthday in October. Born in 1925 in Washington DC, she grew up and graduated from high school in Mt. Rainier, MD and then attended a beauty school in Manhattan.

She moved to Rockledge in 1950 with her mother and step-father Beatrice and Curtis Hamblen and operated her own beauty salon on Merritt Island. In 1952, she married Harry Paul Shockey, a WWII Navy Veteran who went on to work for 40 years in NASA's space program from the first moon landing to the space shuttle. They remained married for 59 years until his death in 2011.

Jackie's two sons Donald and John Shockey both graduated from Rockledge High School and were active members of the Rockledge swim team community.   John is a retired Rockledge Police Officer who served as the Police Chief for a number of years. Donald is a recognized Urban Planner who helped revitalize Miami Beach and has worked in Dubai and other Middle Eastern cities.

Jackie worked as an Executive Assistant at Drs. Arnold, Eavey, and Honig in Rockledge for many years and was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Merritt Island. She was a naturally cheerful and kind person who always had time to stop to talk with friends and neighbors. She had some hobbies and interests but primarily took pleasure in doing things for her family who will dearly miss her.

She is survived by her sons Donald Shockey of Miami and John Shockey of Rockledge, sister Elizabeth Hamblen Galentine of Asheville NC, brother-in-law John Snare of Crystal River, her three grand-children Kristin, Dylan, and Jordan, and her three great grand-children. Thoughts and remembrances are warmly welcomed.

Lois M. Aurand, 91, Freeport

Lois M. Aurand, 91, of Freeport, died Tuesday, December 22, 2015, at Manor Court. Born May 16, 1924, in Freeport; the daughter of Roy and Grace (Shockey) Rumelhagen.

She married LaVearle Aurand October 17, 1945; he died August 21, 1979.

Lois worked for the Cregan Insurance agency in Freeport. She was a member of St. John United Church of Christ and a former member of Ladies of the Elks.

Surviving are her children, Nancy (Michael) Lester of Dakota and Lee (Irene) Aurand of Alachua, Florida; 2 grandsons, Ryan Lester of Freeport and Joshua (Tif) Aurand of Machesney Park; 3 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and 1 sister, Thelma Neberman.

Cremation rites have been accorded. Her cremated remains will be buried in the Oakland Cemetery. Private family services will be held. A memorial has been established for FHN Hospice. Please leave a message in her guestbook at

Published in The Journal-Standard from Dec. 23 to Dec. 24, 2015

Theo Joan Wright, 87, Huntington

Theo Joan Wright, 87, of Huntington, passed away on December 24, 2015.

She was born on May 9, 1928; the daughter of James Blaine Shockey and Roxie Janet Battin.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Donald Warren Wright, her daughter Deborah Ann Wright; and her siblings, Lucille, Leola, Mary Dale, Rebecca and Blaine "Sonny".

She leaves behind to mourn her passing her children Stephen Paul Wright (Mary Inez), Donna Jo Adkins (Wallace Wendell Adkins), John Thomas Wright (Priscilla Sue) and Roxie Mary Wright; her seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren and special cousins Donna and Danny Wright and Joey Kent.

Visitation for Jo will be on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ceredo-Kenova Funeral Home & Cremation Services. Her funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Ceredo Church of Christ with Minister David Roach officiating.

Burial will take place later in the afternoon at Ravenswood Cemetery in Ravenswood, W.Va.

In lieu of flowers, the family asked that memorial contributions go to WV School of Preaching, P.O. Box 785, Moundsville, WV 26041. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at:

Mildred R. Taylor, 71, Bellingham

Mildred R. Taylor, age 71, known to her family and friends as "Midge" passed away suddenly on Christmas Day Friday, Dec. 25, 2015 in Bellingham.

Midge was born January 14, 1944 in Artesia, New Mexico to parents Bert and Ida (Boykin) Page.

She was preceded in death by her baby daughter Ruthie Jean DuLores and is survived by 2 daughters, Connie Orona and Jana Kalendek (Leroy); 3 grandchildren, Christopher and Emily Orona and Juliana Covarrubias; 2 sisters Linda Schutrum and Lucille Shockey and numerous nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. A celebration of life open house will be held Thursday, January14, 2016 1:00 PM, at the Lynden VFW Post 9301, 7011 Hannegan Road. Please share your memories on-line at

Robert M. McCracken, 61, St. Albans

Robert M. McCracken, 61, of St. Albans, passed away Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015 at his home.

Born Aug. 2, 1954 in Charleston, Robert was a son of the late Paul W. and Louana Derrick McCracken. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Karen Grimm, and infant sister, Kathy McCracken.

He was a lifelong resident of St. Albans, where he was a graduate of St. Albans High School, class of 1972. He graduated from Marshall University in 1976 and had worked for the State of West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation since 1978. He was a member of Highlawn Baptist Church, St. Albans, Marshall University Quarterback Club of Charleston, the Tallman Track Club of Charleston and a member of the Big Green. He was a longtime Pittsburgh Pirates fan and Marshall fan. He had been an avid runner since 1980; he ran over 300 local runs and 13 marathons, including the Boston Marathon in 2002. He loved reading, and his favorite show was Jeopardy. He always tried to live by the Golden Rule, and his greatest achievement was being a father and grandfather.

Robert loved his family and was a great husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Debbie McCracken; daughters, Kristen McCracken-Shockey (Steve) of Winfield and Allie McCracken-Gessel (Jeremy) of St. Albans; mother-in-law, Jean Frecka of Ironton, Ohio; sisters-in-law, Sandy Newman of Ironton, Ohio, and Sherri Jones of Raceland, Ky.; grandchildren, Brody and Braelyn Shockey; and several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He also loved his two grandcats and six granddogs.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, at Highlawn Baptist Church, 2304 Jefferson Ave., St. Albans, with the Rev. Mark Stauffer officiating. Burial will follow in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans.

Special thanks to Cancer Treatment Center of America in Philadelphia, Dr. Justin Bailey from Mountain State Medical Associates in Charleston, Health South in Huntington, Teays Physical Therapy and Hospice Care.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Little Victories Animal Rescue, 3589 Wire Branch Road, Ona, WV 25545, or "V" Foundation, 106 Tower Court, Gary, NC 27513. You may also share memories or condolences with the family at

Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, family-owned and located at 409 Sixth Ave., St. Albans, is honored to serve the McCracken family.

Jack William, Foxall, Jr., 65, New Sewickley

Jack William, Foxall, Jr., Age 65, of New Sewickley Twp., passed away on Wednesday, December 30, 2015, in Allegheny General Hospital.

He was born in Aliquippa on January 20, 1950, the son of Marjorie Foxall of Chester, Virginia and the late Jack W. Foxall, Sr.

He was a US Navy veteran. He worked for American Robot and then Life Cor Company in Pittsburgh. After his retirement, he was a cook at Family Resources Camp in Cranberry.

He was an Eagle Scout and loved woodworking. He was an active member of St. John's Burry's Church and a former member of New Sewickley Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Mary Lou Foxall; a son, Jack W. Foxall III and his wife Maria, Meadville; a daughter, Patricia Foxall, Cleveland, Ohio; five grandchildren, Jack W. Foxall IV, Matthaeus Benjamin, Nadia Maria, Aileta Catalina, and Thomas Wesley Foxall; a brother, Daniel (Beverly) Foxall; two sisters, Margie (Brent) Shockey, and Sherry (Bruce "Bucky") Kelly. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Sue Foxall. Friends will be received on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in the Huntsman Funeral Home And Cremation Service of Rochester.

A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. in St. John's Burry's Church, 1835 Rt. 68, Rochester. Interment will follow in St. John's Burry's Church Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, or to Toys for Tots,

Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Jan. 3, 2016

N. Dean Sanders, 97, Monroe

N. Dean Sanders, age 97, local businesswoman, devoted mother and grandmother passed away on December 31, 2015 after a brief illness. Born in Kearns, Texas on January 15, 1918, her early life was spent with helping to take care of four brothers and one sister as well as two cousins. During the late 1930's Dean's mother, Minnie Knox, maternal aunt, Billie E. Mills, and a special friend, Mrs. Fred Miller provided inspiration and opportunities for Dean to pursue work experiences and advanced education for a career in business. She graduated from Byrd High School, Shreveport, Louisiana in 1937. Dean graduated from Kansas City Business College, Kansas City, Missouri. In the 1940's Dean worked for the Louisiana Realtors Association in Shreveport, LA. From 1944 to 1960 she owned a local restaurant and hotel located across from the Missouri Pacific Railroad Depot in Monroe, LA. From 1973 to present (46 years) she was sole proprietor of Sanders Wholesale Florist in Monroe, Louisiana. Sanders Wholesale Florist has existed for 56 years beginning with Dean's husband John T. Sanders in 1959.

As a daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and aunt, Dean always put the lives of family and friends first. She never forgot a birthday, anniversary or holiday card for those she loved. As a member of the Lea Joyner Methodist for 63 years, her (Mission) Sunday School Class was a special part of her life. She served as Treasurer of the Order of Eastern Star, Dixie Chapter No. 179 for many years and remained active well over 40 years. For fifty-seven years or more she participated as an active member of the Monroe Pilot Club serving as treasurer and in other capacities.

Dean is survived by two daughters, Judy L. Ford of Monroe, LA and Wanda Dean L. Shockey of Jacksonville, AR; two sons-in-law, John L. Ford and Lucian H. Shockey, Sr.; two grandchildren Kathy F. Wallace and husband Luther of West Monroe, LA and Lucian H. (Hugh) Shockey, Jr. of St. Louis, MO; and one great grandchild, Taylor Dean Wallace. She is also survived by a special nephew and niece, Darryl Gandy of Kilgore, Texas and Linda Pease of Morrisville, MO. Dean is preceded in death by her parents H.L. Gandy and Minnie Parsons Gandy Knox; husbands T. J. Langley, and John T. Sanders; brothers Orville (A. O.) Gandy, H.L. Gandy, Jr., Johnnie D. Gandy, Phineas Gandy, and sister, Juanita Gandy Parsons Giancerelli.

Visitation with family will be held from 11:00 to 12 PM Monday, January 4, 2016 prior to the funeral services which will be held at 12:00 PM Monday, January 4, 2016 at Mulhearn Funeral Home, 2308 Sterlington Road (Hwy. 165), Monroe, LA. Interment will follow the services at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery, Hwy 80 East, Monroe, LA.

Pallbearers will be Michael Ford, Richard Biggers, Gerald Golden, Herbie Frankowitz, John Ford, and Luther Wallace. Honorary pallbearers will be the Mission Sunday School Class from Lee Joyner Memorial Methodist Church.

Donations in Dean's name may be made to the Lea Joyner Memorial Methodist Church, 4390 Old Sterlington Rd., Monroe, LA, 71203.

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Carolyn McCain, 80, Vandalia

Carolyn McCain, 80, of Vandalia, died at 11:48 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, at Fayette County Hospital Long Term Care in Vandalia.

Private visitation was held from 1-2 p.m. on Friday at Hohlt and File Funeral Home in Vandalia, with private graveside services following at Evans Cemetery in rural Vandalia, with the Rev. Pete LeDuc officiating. Memorials: Evans Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at

Mrs. McCain was born on Nov. 19, 1935, near Vandalia, the daughter of Elvin and Audrey (Tedrick) Hoffman. She married Floyd McCain on Oct. 15, 1955, in Vandalia; he died on May 6, 2015.

Survivors include her daughters, Sandra Shockey of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Mary Ann and her husband Christopher Wiley of Decatur.

Dorothy Shockey Cutright, 67, Fayetteville

Dorothy Shockey Cutright, 67, of Fayetteville, passed away Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley.


Born on June 12, 1948 at Fayetteville, she was the daughter of the late Houston and Emma Westfall Shockey.

Dorothy was a 1966 graduate of Fayetteville High School. She enjoyed spending time with her granddaughters.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Gene Shockey, and husband, Wallace Cutright.

Left to cherish her memory include her sons, Wallace Cutright, Jr. and wife, Christi of Port Neches, TX and Greg Cutright of Fayetteville; two granddaughters, Aurora Cutright and Victoria Cutright, both of Port Neches, TX; sister, Carolyn Buckland of Fayetteville; brother, Eddie Shockey of Oak Hill; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2 PM, Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville, with Pastor Mike Parsons officiating. Burial will follow at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM on Monday, January 18, 2016 at the funeral home.

For those wishing to express your condolences to the Cutright family, you may do so by visiting our website at

The family has entrusted arrangements to Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, 350 W. Maple Avenue, Fayetteville, WV.

Mary Anita "Ma" Kirby, 97

Mary Anita "Ma" Kirby, born in Collin County, Jan. 11, 1919, passed away on Jan. 13, 2016 of natural causes at age 97.

Mary worked as head dietitian for Proctor & Gamble for over 25 years.

Mary was proceeded in death by her husband, Eliza Eugene Kirby and daughter, Anna Pearl Kirby.

Survived by children, Eunis L. Shockey Jr. of Dallas TX; Charles Henry Kirby of Arp TX and Edward Eugene Kirby of Emory TX. 13 grandchildren, 30 great grands, 30 great great grands and 2 great great great grands. Mary was the loving center of a large family.

Visitation will be held Sunday, January 17, 2016 from 4:00PM - 6:00PM at Restland Funeral Home. Service will be held Monday, January 18, 2016 at 11:00AM in the Memorial Chapel.

Published in Dallas Morning News on Jan. 17, 2016

Floyd "Bud" Bittner Furl, Jr., 69

Floyd "Bud" Bittner Furl, Jr., 69, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 14, 2016 at his home with his wife and daughters by his side. He is now at peace after a battle with cancer. Born July 11, 1946 in Chambersburg, he was the son of the late Floyd B. Furl, Sr., and Katherine H. (Kraiss) Furl.

Floyd was a 1964 graduate of CASHS. He then attended the former Williamsport Technical School. Floyd was employed as a machinist at the former Ingersol Rand for 26 years until his retirement in 2001. He enjoyed gardening and gave away many tomatoes and cucumbers to friends and neighbors. He loved watching NASCAR, tinkering with small engines, and visiting Cape May, NJ once a year. Most of all, he loved his wife and two daughters. He was a member of Central Presbyterian Church.

Survivng are his wife of 43 years, Edris "Renee" (Shockey) Furl, whom he married in 1972; two daughters, Jennifer Valentine (husband Mark) of TN, and Amy Schroeder (husband Gregory) of Altoona; and his sister, Dorthea Corey of Chambersburg.

A graveside service will be held 10 AM on Monday, January 18, 2016, at Norland Cemetery. Rev. Scott Bowerman will officiate. Arrangements are entrusted to Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Chambersburg, PA.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Central Presbyterian Church, 40 Lincoln Way West, Chambersburg PA 17201; or to Heartland Hospice, 417 Phoenix Dr., Unit A, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

The family is very grateful to Floyd's wonderful caregivers from Heartland Hospice.

Condolences and memories may be shared on his Book of Memories page at:

Robert E. Shockey II, 67, Reading

Robert E. Shockey II "Bob", a.k.a "Wolfman," age 67, son of Robert and Mary Shockey, passed away peacefully in his sleep from a heart condition on Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at Reading Hospital.

Bob spent most of his life in Willow Grove and his last 14 years in Womelsdorf, PA.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War then returned home to graduate Summa Cum Laude from Temple University.

Bob's passion in life was photography. He pursued a career as a self-employed photojournalist and was retired at the time of his death. Still, he was known to carry his very large camera everywhere he went, always on the lookout for the next great shot. Over his lifetime, he has accumulated hundreds of thousands of photos across many subjects, including American history, often taking his children on tours of historic sites, battlegrounds and museums and capturing these special moments on film.

For those who met him, it's impossible to forget his larger than life personality, hands full of rings, full sleeve tattoos and his ice blue eyes. Underneath the veneer, he genuinely cared about people and was there whenever they needed him, offering his council or making a call to someone that could get them out of a situation. And it's possible that his heart ran on Dunkin' Donuts coffee.

Bob loved his family deeply and will be dearly missed by three sons: Robert Shockey, Jason Shockey and Ryan Shockey; three daughters: Savannah Davenport, Alexis Shockey and Anastasia Shockey; three brothers: William Shockey, Joseph Shockey and Michael Shockey; two sisters, Mary Kelly and Ann Lee; four grandchildren: Anthony, Alexander, Julia and Jasmine Shockey; and the mothers of his children, Virginia Shockey and Michele Kelly.

A Celebration of Life and memorial service will be held on Friday, February 5th, from 12-2 p.m. at Lamm & Witman Funeral Home located at 243 W Penn Ave., Wernersville, PA 19565. His ashes will be laid to rest at Indiantown Gap Military Cemetery with Honors at 3:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to

Online condolences can be made at

Margie O. (Carr) Gunder, 91, Waynesboro

Mrs. Margie O. (Carr) Gunder, 91, a resident of Quincy Village and formerly of 129 Hamilton Avenue, Waynesboro, PA, passed away Friday, January 22, 2016 in the nursing home.

Born May 8, 1924 in Waynesboro, she was the daughter of the late Miles H. and Olie V. (Doyle) Carr.  (She was the Great-Granddaughter of Mary Esther Centennial Shockey Carr and Jacob Sherman Carr.)

Mrs. Gunder attended Greencastle, PA schools.

She and her husband, the late Mr. Charles I. Gunder, Jr., were married August 15, 1942 in Hagerstown, MD. Mr. Gunder passed away November 15, 1998.

In her early life, Mrs. Gunder was employed at Waynesboro Sportswear Factory. She later worked at Wertz's Packing House, Quincy, PA and Connie's Sportswear, Waynesboro for a number of years. She also did domestic work for several local families.

Mrs. Gunder enjoyed cooking, cleaning and spending time with her family.

She is survived by four children, Beverly Shockey, Carolyn Papoutsis and her husband, Nick and Daryl Gunder and his wife, Lori all of Waynesboro and Randall Gunder and his wife, Barbara of Chambersburg; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Claude T. Carr of Fayetteville; and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Jalin Gunder; son-in-law, Milton LaMar Shockey; one sister, Catherine M. Gift; four brothers, Leroy S. Carr, Harold W. Carr, Henry S. Carr, and Donald E. Carr; and a half-sister, Violet Toms.

Services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Thursday, January 28, 2016, in Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 South Broad Street, Waynesboro with Pastor Greg Helman officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M., Wednesday evening, in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Blue Rock Church, 7885 Mentzer Gap Road, Waynesboro, PA 17268.  Online condolences may be expressed at

Published in Waynesboro Record Herald on Jan. 25, 2016

Russell A. Bender, 91, Penn Hall

Russell A. Bender, 91, passed away on Sunday, January 24, 2016 at Penn Hall. Born October 29, 1924 in Chambersburg, he was a son of the late William and Laura (Miller) Bender.

Russell was a 1943 graduate of the former Quincy High School. A U.S. Army Air Corps veteran, he served honorably in the European Theatre as a tail gunner in a B26 Bomber during World War II and flew in the bombing raid that helped allow American troops to capture the Ludendorf Bridge in Remagen, Germany and establish an allied presence East of the Rhine River. Russell was employed with the Boro of Chambersburg as the Superintendent of the Gas Dept. until his retirement in 1989. He was previously employed with Penn Fuel Gas Co.

Russell was a member of Charles Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW where he was active for many years in the honor guard and was a Past Commander, BPO Elks Lodge 600, Burt J. Asper Post 46 American Legion, and the Hume McNeal Byers Post 224 AmVets, all in Chambersburg. He was also a life member of the Mont Alto Volunteer Fire Dept.

Russell is survived by his wife of 64 years, Miriam A. "Bunny" (Shockey) Bender, whom he married on September 16, 1951; two children, Connie Cook (husband Alan) of Linglestown and Jeffrey Bender (wife Cindy) of Fayetteville; three grandchildren, Jessica LeDonne (husband Mike) of Pittsburgh, Samantha Bender of Chambersburg and Justin Bender (wife Shelly) of Fayetteville; five great-grandchildren, Kai, Jude, Lucy, Colton, and Mason; and two siblings, Esther Schultz and Owen Bender, both of Chambersburg. In addition to his parents, Russell is preceded in death by a brother and a sister.

A funeral service to honor Russell's life will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, January 28, 2016 in the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. Military Honors will be provided by the Charles Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW Honor Guard. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment at Parklawns Memorial Gardens will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hearland Hospice, 1200 Walnut Bottom Road, Suite 302, Carlisle, PA 17013 or to Menno Haven Benevolent Care, c/o Menno Haven Gift Planning Services, 2011 Scotland Ave. Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Condolences and memories may be shared on his Book of Memories page at:

Harold Edward "Eddie" Clark, 66, Waverly

Harold Edward "Eddie" Clark, 66, of Mt. Tabor Road, Waverly, Ohio, died 5:56 p.m. Friday, 29 Jan. 2016, at Adena Regional Medical Center, Chillicothe, Ohio.

He was born 25 March 1949, in Waverly, Ohio, the son of the late Herman Edward Clark and Nora Belle (Johnson) Clark of Waverly. On 6 April 1968, Eddie was united in marriage to Ida Irene "Susie" (Allen) Clark, who survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Bud Clark and wife Angie, and John Clark and wife Abby, and a daughter Cara Clark, all of Waverly; 7 grandchildren: Corey, Christen, Jordan, Jacob, Heather, Tyler and Lance; great granddaughter, Ella Jo; brother, Ronald Lee Clark and wife Cheryl of Campbellsville, Kentucky; and two sisters, Donna Jean Bellaw and husband Robert, and Krista Lynn Shockey and husband Donald, both of Waverly.

He was preceded in death by his father, nephew, James Bellaw, and a niece, Angie Shockey.

Eddie was a retired employee for the Pebble Twp. Trustees, Pike County, Ohio.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date at the convenience of Ed's family.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Boyer Funeral Home, Waverly, Ohio.

Published in Pike County News Watchman on Feb. 10, 2016

Robert T. Dennis, 74, Vienna

Robert T. Dennis of Topper Auto Sales, 74, of Vienna, died Wednesday, February 3, 2016, at his residence.

He was born in Sandyville, W.Va., a son of the late Homer and LuLu (McGrew) Dennis.

He was a member of 19th Street Church of God. He served in the National Guard of West Virginia.

He is survived by his wife of fifty years, Mollie L. Dennis; daughter, Robin S. Lilly (Bill) of Vienna; son, Robert S. Dennis of Parkersburg; grandchildren, Sarah Anne Shockey, Christopher Shockey, Noah Shockey, Cheyanne Lilly and Grace Lilly; a great-granddaughter, Marlie Lilly; a sister, Wanda Hines (Don) of Glendale, W.Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Lenora Dennis; a brother, Paul Dennis; and two sisters, Juanita Wildman and Wilma Utt.

Services will be 1 p.m. Friday, at 19th Street Church of God, with Pastors Danny McVey and Mike Cox officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be today 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Naomi Jean Shockey, 69, Sandyville

Naomi Jean Shockey, 69, of Sandyville, W.Va., went to be with her Lord and Savior on February 3, 2016, at St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington, W.Va., with her family by her side.

She was born on June 16, 1946, in Akron, Ohio, daughter of the late James W. Newman Sr., and Mary L. Burkett Newman.

She was a member of Independence United Methodist Church in Sandyville. She enjoyed western style square dancing. She was a member of the Sternwheelers Square Dancing group for many years.

She is survived by her husband of almost 28 years, Lesley Shockey; sons, David (Marcellene) Beegle, Gallipolis Ferry and Clair (Shanna) Beegle, Jr., Ravenswood, W.Va.; daughter, Roxanne (Vernon) Good, Ravenswood, W.Va.; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one brother, James Newman, Jr., Akron, Ohio; and stepchildren, Kimberly Crist, John Keith Shockey, Charles Shockey and Lois Clendenin.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 7, 2016, at Independence United Methodist Church in Sandyville, with Pastor Danny McVey officiating the service. Burial will follow in Independence Cemetery, Sandyville, W.Va. Friends may visit the family at Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV, on Saturday, February 6, 2016, from 5-8 p.m. and one hour prior to service at the church.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at,, or on our website at

Jack Lincoln Shockey, 88

Jack Lincoln Shockey, 88, of Hot Springs passed away February 11, 2016. He was born on October 1, 1927 to Louie and Verna Shockey. Jack spent his life serving in our United States Military then later retired after 28 years.

Jack is preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 54 years, Phyllis Jean Nichols Shockey; and his son Steve Shockey.

Jack is survived by his son, David (Toni) Shockey of Hot Springs; his daughter, Barbara Cate of Hot Springs; and his sister, Ruby Bozeman of Malvern. He also leaves behind 3 grandchildren, Shawn Cate, Jamie Rapose and Garrett Shockey.

Funeral Services will be held at the Atkinson Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, February 15, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Lynn Baxter officiating. Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 14, 2016 at the Atkinson Chapel. Pallbearers will be Terry Nichols, Mike White, Mike Poteet, and John Shockey. Interment will be at Lindsey-Poyen Cemetery with full military honors.

Lloyd J. Williamson, 89, of Canton

Lloyd J. Williamson, 89, of Canton, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. He was born March 18, 1926 in Flemington, W.Va. to the late Floyd and Joyce. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Lloyd retired from Beaver Construction Company. He was a member of VFW Post 3747.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Leona; daughter, Shirley and son, Micky; brothers and sister. Lloyd is survived by his daughters, Margaret (Jim) Wheadon of Florida and Karla (Lloyd) Tilton of Adamsville, Ohio; grandchildren, Jim and John Wheadon, Tim and Tammy Tilton; great grandchildren, Kinsey , Kaylee and Brandon; sister, Ethel of Louisville; very close cousins, Nada and Marsha Shockey, Debbie and Wes Henricks

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016 in Reed Funeral Home Canton Chapel, 705 Raff Rd. SW, Canton, Ohio 44710 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. with funeral service to follow at 11am. The family invites you to visit to read the obituary, sign the online guestbook and share fond memories.

Published in The Repository on Feb. 14, 2016

Orville Shockey, 87, Seymour

Orville Shockey, beloved husband of Ellen Shockey for fifty-seven years, departed this earthly life surrounded by family the afternoon of Thursday, February 18, 2016, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. Orville was eighty-seven years, ten months and eleven days wise at the time of his passing.

One of eight children, he was born Orville Eddie Shockey on April 7, 1928, in Isabella, Missouri, the son of Frankie Allen and Georgie Ellen (Barnett) Shockey. He had four brothers and three sisters. He grew up in Ozark County and spent most of his life there. On Nov. 27, 1957, he married Ellen Maxine Harris in Ava, Missouri, and to this union seven children made up the Shockey Family. He was a valued fishing guide on Bull Shoals Lake for many years and a skilled logger by trade. Orville was a Christian man and very strong in his faith. Second to faith was his family. He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather, and a loyal brother and friend.

Orville leaves behind his cherished wife of fifty-three years, Ellen Shockey of the home in Seymour; three sons, Delbert Shockey of the state of Washington, Wayne Shockey of Seymour: and Randy Shockey of Theodosia, Missouri; two daughters, Orvella and Tim Edmondson, of Mansfield, Missouri, and Gail and Al Kimmen, of Isabella; two daughters by his previous marriage to Nadine Stafford, Kathleen and Betty Shockey, both of the state of California; twenty-five grandchildren and twenty-four great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Rena Shockey of Isabella, and Macy Simms of Gainesville, Missouri; and many more extended family, dear friends and neighbors.

In addition to his parents, Orville was preceded in death by two sons, Frankie Eugene Shockey and Leroy Harris; brothers, Clarence Shockey, Tilford Shockey, Bert Shockey and Allen Shockey; and sisters, May Friend, Janie Duggan and Raye Smart.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association.

James E. Alandar Jr., 84

James E. Alandar Jr., 84, passed away on February 19, 2016. passed away on February 19, 2016.

He is survived by his wife, Susan; his children, Bonnie Wilson, Daniel Alandar, and John Alandar; his stepchildren, Kim Alandar and Rose Shockey; and grandchildren Thomas E. Wilson Jr., Shannon Wilson, Karen Alandar, Lynn Dammeir, Daniel Alandar Jr., Khedran Shockey, Jonathon Benedict, Kiri Reynolds, Wilson James Benedict, and Khymberly Lewus; and 19 great grandchildren.

Jim was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and moved to Phoenix in 1946.

He obtained a Master's Degree from ASU while working at the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. His intent had been to teach history. However, he realized he belonged in law enforcement and so stayed with the Sheriff's Office for 25 years, advancing through the ranks to become Chief Deputy for five years before his retirement in 1981.

Services will be held at Regency Mortuary, 9850 West Thunderbird, in Sun City, Arizona, on Thursday, February 25, 2016. Viewing will begin at 2:00 p.m., and services at 3:00 p.m.

Margaret Lois Shockey, 89, Edmonton

On February 25, 2016 Margaret Lois Shockey of Edmonton passed away at the age of 89 years.

Marg will be forever remembered by two brothers, John (Marianne) McMeckan, James (Carolyn) McMeckan, sister-in-law Kathleen (David) Evans; Roy's children Shiela (Gary) Boyd, Jerry (Carolyn) Shockey, Cheryl (Cal) Carlson, and Karen Phillips; the Shockey family, and numerous grandchildren, great- grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends. Marg was predeceased by her loving husband Roy, her parents William and Zillah, and brother William.

A Memorial Service will be held at First Memorial Harmony Funeral Services, 10541 81 Ave NW, Edmonton on Friday, March 11 at 1:00 p.m.

Written tributes may be made to

Constance Luvern Malone, 70, Vicksburg

Constance Luvern Malone died Friday, February 26, 2016 at Merit Health River Region Health System. She was 70. Mrs. Malone was born in Laurel Hill, Fl to the late James Ellis Rogers and Doris Scott Rogers. S

he had been a resident of Vicksburg for the last 40 years. Mrs. Malone was known as the "neighborhood mom" for Warrenton Heights Subdivision throughout the 80's and 90's. She participated in all of the children's activities after school and on the weekends. Her duties ranged from being a cheerleader coach to refereeing at the sand lot football games. In her later years, she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and traveling with her husband, Melbern to her birthplace of Laurel Hill, Fl. She also enjoyed decorating her home for Christmas and Halloween.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Malone was preceded in death by a grandson, Richard May, Jr. She is survived by her husband, Melbren Malone of Vicksburg, five daughters: Melvina Kirk (Lee)of Memphis, TN, Jacqueline Lynn Malone of Pensacola, Fl, Tammy Rogers (Ben)of Brundidge, Al, Tracey Shockey (Robbie) of Cumberland, MD and Teresa Martinez (David) of Spanish Fort, Al; two sons: Art Swope (Brittney) of Auburn, Al and Mel Malone (Amy) of Vicksburg; her brother Jimmy Rogers (Mary of Laurel Hill, FL; 20 grandchildren, including Brittney Porter of Vicksburg, and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mrs Constance L. Malone will be 11AM Wednesday March 2, 2016 from Evans Funeral Home. Visitation will be 1 hour before services. Interment will be at New Ebenezer Cemetery.

Please join us in remembering Mrs Constance Malone by visiting our Memorial at Through this site we invite you to share your thoughts and fond memories with our family.

Anna Elizabeth Shockey, 93, Chambersburg

Anna Elizabeth (McDonald) Shockey, 93, who resided at the SpiriTrust Lutheran Village at Luther Ridge of Chambersburg, PA and formerly of Greencastle, PA, died at 6:45 AM Saturday, February 27, 2016, in her residence.

Born November 5, 1922, in Greencastle, Franklin County, PA, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd T. Sr. "Tuck" and Frances Helen (Roll) McDonald. She married Paul K. Shockey on February 28, 1946. He died on September 18, 2012.

Anna worked as a registered nurse at the former Washington County Hospital of Hagerstown and at the Fulton County Medical Center. She was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Greencastle and the church's Lutheran Church Women. She was a volunteer for many years with the American Red Cross Blood Mobile

Anna was an active member of the Greencastle-Antrim Homemakers and was a member of the Greencastle-Antrim Loyal Daughters. She was a 1940 graduate of Greencastle High School and was a graduate of the Washington County Hospital School of Nursing.

She lived in Antrim Township most of her married life, but from 1969-1986, she and her husband Paul, who was the co-founder of JLG Industries, moved to McConnellsburg, PA. Over the years, she was always very supportive of her husband's business career.

Anna enjoyed taking walks. She and Paul enjoyed traveling and took their three granddaughters on many trips.

Surviving family are two sons, Kenneth B. Shockey and wife Bonnie of Greencastle, James N. Shockey of Ringgold, MD; three granddaughters, Nikki R. Metzler and husband Dean, Jodi L. Plum and husband Eric, Anni M. Rhule and husband Mike; six great-grandchildren; and one sister, Katherine Hill of the Shook Home in Chambersburg.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Lloyd T. "Toby" McDonald, Jr., Wally McDonald; and a sister, Clarabelle "Susie" Robertson.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 2 at 11:00 AM from the Evangelical Lutheran Church, 130 N. Washington St., Greencastle, with the Rev. Martin H. Horn officiating. Burial will be in the Cedar Hill Cemetery, Greencastle. The family will receive friends at the Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle on Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 PM and at the church one hour before the service on Wednesday.

Memorial contributions may be given in her memory to the Fulton County Medical Center, 214 Peach Orchard Road, McConnellsburg, PA 17233; Fulton County Library, 227 N. First St., McConnellsburg, PA 17233; or to the Allison-Antrim Museum Inc., 365 S. Ridge Ave., Greencastle, PA 17225. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at:

Karleen D. Shockey, 55, Urbana

Karleen D. Shockey, 55 of Urbana, Ohio passed away unexpectedly March 4, 2016 in her home.

She was born June 5, 1960 in Cleveland, Ohio. She was employed with Honda of America for 23 years and K-Mart for 15 years. Karleen was a member of The Women of the Moose and the American Legion. Some of her hobbies included camping, pool parties, and cake decorating. She especially enjoyed the Halloween and Christmas holidays.

Karleen loved her dogs, but most of all, she treasured spending time with her grandchildren.

Karleen is survived by her husband of 12 years, Daniel Jude Shockey; her mother, Alexandra Carpenter Tonkin Landers; her daughters, Kristin (Evan) West and Megan (Randy) Shirk, her son, Kevin (April) Shockey; her grandchildren, Layla and Phoebe West, Mason and Liam Shockey and Sutton Shirk; her sisters, Karen Oani, Debbie Landers, Donna Blair, Diane Landers, brothers, David (Kim) Landers and Danny Landers; as well as several nieces, nephews and many special friends including, Lisa, Jackie, Kendra and Suzy.

She was preceded in death by her father, James (Ruth) Tonkin and step father, Robert Landers.

A celebration gathering of family and friends will be held from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana, Ohio. Following at 8 p.m. a service will be held by The Women of the Moose #698.

A celebration of life service will be held at the family's convenience.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Barely Used Pets, 844 Jackson Hill Rd., Urbana, Ohio 43078, Paws Animal Shelter, 1535 US 36, Urbana, Ohio 43078, Animal Welfare League, 3858 St. Rt. 56, Mechanicsburg, Ohio 43044 or donor's favorite charity. Condolences may be made to the family at

Mavis Love, 83, Lugoff

Funeral service for Mavis Love, 83, of Lugoff, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, March 7, 2016, at Thompson Funeral Home, West Columbia Chapel, with burial following in Elmwood Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Monday, March 7, 2016, from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mrs. Love passed away Friday, March 4, 2016. Born in Swansea, she was a daughter of the late Pauline Evans Laird and the late Melton Bryant Laird. Mrs. Love had retired as an employee of Westinghouse. She attended the Church of God. Mrs. Love was a loving mother and grandmother.

Surviving are her daughters, Billie Lyell (Terry) of Lugoff, and Nancy Sox (Glen) of South Congaree; son, Charles Alexander Jr. of Lexington; brother, Joe Laird (Gay) of West Columbia; sister, Betty Sallis (Bo) of Louisiana; grandchildren, Laurie Lyell, T.J. Lyell, Taylor Shockey, April Waters and Cathy Woods; great-grandchildren, Mason Martin, Kaia Martin, Jesse Waters, Cody Waters, Morgan Woods and Makanna Woods.

She was predeceased by her husband, Olin Love, a daughter, Karen Shockey, and sister, Doris Alexander. Family and friends may sign the online guest book at

Published in The State on Mar. 6, 2016

Lara Lynn Shockey, 38

Lara Lynn Shockey passed on March 8 2016. Born in Florida December 16, 1977 and was raised in Springville AL. She graduated from Springville High School. She is survived by her mother Marilyn Shockey, Father Ed Shockey, sister Tracy Shockey and nephew Jonathan Kramer. A private service will be held on Friday March 11 2016.

Published in The Birmingham News

Jennie Ann (Fitz) Harbaugh, 88, Greencastle

Mrs. Jennie Ann (Fitz) Harbaugh, 88, a resident of The Leland of Laurel Run, formerly of 9252 Rabbit Road South, Greencastle, PA, passed away Friday, March 11, 2016, in the Waynesboro Hospital, Waynesboro, PA.

Born December 12, 1927, in Washington Township, PA, she was the daughter of the late John W. and Nora Belle (Hess) Fitz.

Mrs. Harbaugh graduated from Washington Township High School with the class of 1945. She later studied art through The Art Institutes International and received a degree upon completion.

She and her husband, the late Earl R. Harbaugh, were married on October 16, 1948, in Hagerstown, MD. Mr. Harbaugh died on August 11, 2013.

Mrs. Harbaugh was a homemaker most of her life. She was a member of St. Stephen's United Church of Christ in Upton, PA, where she was an active member with the Women's Guild. She was a deacon of the church, and was a Sunday School Teacher for many years. She was also a member of the historic Harbaugh German Reformed Church, Rouzerville. Mrs. Harbaugh enjoyed sewing, crocheting, tatting, and knitting.

She is survived by six children, Bonnie Shockey and her husband, Ken of Greencastle, Linda McNew and her husband, Kermit of Chambersburg, Elaine Heffner and her husband, Steve of Greencastle, Guy Harbaugh and his wife, Linda of Greencastle, Betty Ryder and her husband, Rick of Greencastle, and Joann Ryder and her significant other, Michael Snyder of Hagerstown, MD; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; one brother, Ralph Fitz of Waynesboro; her brother-in-law, David Patterson of Waynesboro; and a number of nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Brenda Sue Harbaugh, who died in 1954; two sisters, Fannie Harbaugh and Arlene Patterson; two brothers, John W. Fitz, Jr. and Andrew Fitz; two half-sisters, Ruth Heffner and Naomi Carson; and one half-brother, Merle Fitz.

Services will be held at 11 A.M. Tuesday, March 15, 2016, in Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. Burial will follow in Harbaugh Church Cemetery, Rouzerville, PA. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. Monday evening in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Waynesboro Hospital Auxiliary, 501 E. Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268; or The Greencastle Senior Center, 10615 Antrim Church Road, Greencastle, PA 17225.

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Published in Public Opinion on Mar. 12, 2016

Mary S. McGraw, 94, Lancaster

Mary S. McGraw, 94, of Lancaster passed away on Sunday March 13, 2016 at Lanfair Center. She was born December 28, 1921 in Urbana, OH to the late Cecil M. and Veronica (Henchen) Shockey. Mary had an active role with her husband Robert D. McGraw in the McGraw Oldsmobile Inc. dealership for over 49 years. She was an active member of the St. Mary of the Assumption Church.

Mary is survived by her son Robert J. (Maria) McGraw, daughter Julie (Patrick) McCauley; son John D. McGraw; grandchildren: Melissa McGraw, Brian McCauley, Erin Hesterman, Katherine McGraw, Kristen Picklesimer, Ramey McGraw; step grandchildren Donald Klemack, Daniel Klemack, John Klemack, Angela Santos; 12 great grandchildren, brother Thomas (Betty) Shockey. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert D. McGraw, her parents, brothers Robert Shockey, Fr. David Shockey, and Joseph Shockey.

Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 10:30AM Thursday March 17, 2016 at the St. Mary of the Assumption Church with Fr. Craig Eilerman officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday March 16, 2016 from 3-8 p.m. at the Sheridan Funeral Home with a vigil service conducted at 7:30PM. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Pregnancy Decision Health Center, the Robert D. and Mary S. McGraw Tuition Assistance Fund for St. Mary Elementary School / William V. Fisher Catholic High School, Fairfield Foundation, St. Mary of the Assumption Church. To send an online condolence and sign guestbook, please visit and click obituaries.

Published in the Lancaster Eagle-Gazette on Mar. 15, 2016

Rosemary Curtis Ames, 77

Rosemary Curtis Ames, 77, passed away after a protracted and tenacious battle with complications incident to COPD and congestive heart failure, Rosemary Ames, beloved wife and treasured mother, quietly returned to her family and Heavenly Father, on March 9, 2016.

Born in Pocatello, Rosemary ventured out into the world as a very young Air Force bride. She nurtured and made a home for her family in Texas, Washington, Arizona, England, California and Idaho.

She retired from Farmers Insurance, loving her job as she traveled through the office gathering mail.

She enjoyed visiting new places and meeting new people, spoiling her children and grandchildren, hand crafts, finding a good bargain, playing cards (especially cribbage), crossword puzzles, country western music, and dancing. She also was not far away from Corky and a pool table, enjoying a cold beer with him.

Generous, funny, and feisty, she will be sorely missed.

She is survived by her husband of over 62 years, Corwin (Corky) Ames, her four daughters, Marie Ames, Lisa Rivera-Ames, Corrine Dyer (Tim), and Mary Cole (Joe), 10 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren, with twin boys due in June, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ray M. Curtis and Evelyn Shockey Curtis, and her brother Nathan Curtis.

The family wishes to thank Mary Cole for her devoted and tireless efforts as her mother's guardian/conservator.

We also wish to thank the staff at Brookdale Assisted Living, and Encompass Home Health and Hospice.

Funeral services will held at 11AM, Saturday, March 19, 2016 at Colonial Funeral Home, 2005 S.4th Ave. Pocatello. A viewing will be held from 6-8 PM Friday and one hour prior to the services at Colonial Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family at

After the graveside service on Saturday, the family will receive friends and family at Brookdale Assisted Living, 1501 Baldy Ave.

J. Joseph "Joe" Hill, 72, Riverton

J. Joseph "Joe" Hill, 72, of Riverton, died at 11:31 am, Sunday, March 20, 2016 at his home. He was born January 28, 1944 in Springfield, to Clifford and Edith Shockey Hill.

Survivors include one son, William Joseph (Barbara) Hill of Williamsville; three grandchildren, Cassie, Ryan and Jonathan Hill; four great grandchildren; two brothers, Clifford (Sally) Hill and David (Debra) Hill; two sisters, Linda (Bob) Jones of Pontiac, IL and Nancy (Tony) Klespitz of New Berlin; his two beloved dogs, Champ and Molly and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Cork and Terry Hill.

Joe was a US Army Veteran serving during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the National Fraternal Order of the Moose and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.

He worked for the State of Illinois Department of Professional Regulation.

Memorial Gathering: 10:30 – 11:30 am, Thursday, March 24, 2016 at Williamsville Christian Church.

Memorial Service: 11:30 am, Thursday, March 24, 2016 at Williamsville Christian Church with Pastor David Beals officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery where Sangamon County Inter-Veterans Burial Detail and the US Army will conduct military honors.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project or the Animal Protective League

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Published in The State Journal-Register from Mar. 23 to Apr. 22, 2016

Alfred Paul Puppo, 86, San Jose

Alfred Paul Puppo, 86, San Jose, a native Californian Al passed away on March 19, 2016 and born November 12, 1929. He was surrounded by his loving wife of 65 years, Ruth, and his two daughters, Lilette (Lou) Shockey and Jamie (Mark) Meier.

Al served in the Navy during the Korean War and then began a long and rewarding career in Architectual Millwork with Ball Built and Formatop.

He was passionate about his family and friends and loved spending time with them while enjoying angel hair pasta with red sauce, meatballs, and bocce ball. Al also enjoyed his hobby of woodworking and furniture making and his love of dancing to big band music with his beautiful wife. All who met him would always leave with a big "bear" hug.

We will all miss his larger than life personality. Preceded in death by his son Larry (Stacey), survived by brothers Dennis (Barbara), Gary (Barbara), sisters, Barbara and Jeannie, granddaughters Dresden (Joe), Miranda, grandson Zachary, great granddaughters, Leila and Ashley, dear family friend Randy Scott and many family and friends.

A memorial service celebrating Al's life will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, April 2nd at Darling-Fischer, Chapel of the Hills, 615 N. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos, CA 95030. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the American Cancer Society.

Hersel T. Kemp, 88, Marietta

Hersel T. Kemp, 88, of Brookdale of Marietta, Ohio, formerly of New Martinsville and Paden City, W.Va., passed away Thursday, March 24, 2016.

Hersel was born Feb. 13, 1928, in Bens Run, W.Va., son of Dory and Anna (Beagle) Kemp.  (Hrsel was the gg-grandson of Abraham & Margaret Shockey)

He was a graduate of Sistersville High School and was a 48-year member of the Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 565 of Parkersburg. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend.

In addition to his parents, Hersel was preceded in death by daughter, Debbie Lynne Kemp; his wife of 65 years, Neva Tice Kemp; brothers, Chuck, Alphy and Glennen; and sister, Bethel Turner.

Surviving are his son, Tom (Marsha) Kemp of Pittsburgh, Pa.; two grandchildren, Katie Kemp of Columbus, Ohio, and Jonathan Kemp of Atlanta, Ga.; sisters, Voleen Baker of Martinsburg, W.Va., Betty Kneier of Cleveland, Ohio, and Gladys Frohling of Parkersburg, W.Va.; brothers, Con (Betty) of Mantua, Ohio, and Gary (Sharon) of St. Marys, W.Va.; nieces and several great-nieces and nephews; extended family and a host of longtime friends, his beloved Brookdale of Marietta family and his loving nurses Tana and Katrina (and staff) of Medi-Hospice.

Hersel will be remembered most for his quick humor, jokes and stories, and always lending a helping hand to those in need. He loved traveling the tri-state area to watch his grandchildren play sports, attending fairs and festivals, camping, golfing and tinkering.

Friends will be received from 11 a.m. until time of the service at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at Paden City Christian Church in Paden City, W.Va., with Jeff White officiating. Interment to follow in Paden Memorial Gardens in Paden City, W.Va.

The family asks, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the charity of your choice.

Expression of sympathy may be made

Judson L. Bowers, 98, Payson

Judson L. Bowers, 98 years old, peacefully passed away Easter Sunday, 27 March, 2016, at his home in Payson, AZ. He was born 6 December 1917 in Detroit, MI to Alva Newell Bowers and Nettie Mae Shockey. He is predeceased by; his parents; siblings, Avonell Smith, Alberta Prewitt, Howard Bowers, and Alva Bowers; wife Agnes Blair Bowers; daughter, Susan Bowers Austin. Judson is survived by his children, Judson Bowers, Jr. (Cathy) of Apache Junction, AZ, Roxey W. Bowers (Judy) of Payson, AZ, Kay A. Houghton (Bill) of Payson, AZ, and Robert A. Bowers (Karen) of Surprise, AZ.

Dad was a man of many talents. Quitting school after 8th grade amidst the Great Depression, he "rode the rails" with a friend for a while then returned home in Michigan to find work anywhere he could. The CCC program in northern Michigan helped him to focus on the value of honest work. Meeting and marrying the love of his life, Agnes, was the best thing that ever happened to Dad. Mother taught school while Dad worked in various auto plants in the Detroit area. He met Henry Ford several times.

After our family settled in the small town of New Baltimore, MI, Dad found his niche by serving in various government and civic capacities; taking his unloaded guns to school in an after-school program (which he created) and taught the students the value of gun safety, creating an Education Fund for students who could not afford to attend college on their own, serving as an auxiliary police officer, was town Planning Commission president, owning the town newspaper, etc. Fishing and hunting were his second and third loves. He and Mother drove the Alaskan Hwy. 4 times, fishing along the way. After retiring, they moved to Cherry, AZ for many years, then to Dewey, AZ, and finally to Payson, AZ. Dad found a hobby in hot-air ballooning and became a balloon observer in Japan, Europe, England and the USA.

After Mother died in 2010, Dad was never the same again. He missed her dearly and lost much of his desire to build, to hunt and fish. His "spiritual" side was found in nature, with all of its serene beauty and wild life. We children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren will miss this wonderful man. He was one-of-a-kind.

A graveside service will be held at 9:00 a.m. at the Heritage Memorial Park Cemetery, 12000 E. Heritage Memorial Lane, Prescott Valley. A luncheon will follow at the Prescott Country Club, Dewey, AZ. In lieu of flowers, Father asked that donations be made to the Agnes Bowers Fund, Julia Randall Elementary School (where Mother tutored), PO Box 919, Payson, AZ 85547.

Published in Payson Roundup on Apr. 1, 2016


Anita Lucille Van Steenberg Hardy, age 67

Anita Lucille Van Steenberg Hardy, age 67, passed away peacefully on March 29, 2016, after a brief illness.

The exceptional woman who was known as Anita to her friends, Mrs. Hardy to her students, Tish to her family, and Mom to her daughter was born in West Palm Beach on April 5, 1948, and had lived in Boynton Beach since the mid-1970s.

She was proud of being a sixth generation Floridian. She graduated from Wesleyan College in Macon, GA, in 1970 with a B.A. in English. After a brief marriage, she completed her Masters in Education from Nova Southeastern in 1980, and began her love affair with teaching. Mrs. Hardy lived for those moments when she could see the light of understanding turn on in her students. During 35 years at Atlantic High School in Delray Beach, she instilled a love of reading and education into more than 5,000 students, many of whom have gone on to do great things, but all of whom left her classroom with more confidence in themselves.

Tish and her brother grew up in Palm Beach County when most of it was still scrub and sand. She and her daughter Jennifer had many amazing adventures together, from every corner of Florida to 46 other states and even throughout Europe. She was the best problem-solver, gave the best advice, and always supported her family and friends in whatever they did. She loved photography, travel, raising monarch butterflies in her backyard, and spotting the bright pink feathers of her beloved roseate spoonbills. She was the best friend, travel companion, confidante, role model and mother a daughter could ever have.

She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Hardy of Boynton Beach; one brother John Van Steenberg and his wife Judy of Memphis, TN; nephew Christopher Van Steenberg and family of Germantown, TN; niece Catherine Shockey and family of Austin, TX. She was predeceased by her parents Donald Earl and Martha May Van Steenberg in 1985.

Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in her memory to her alma mater: Wesleyan College, (; to the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League at (; or to Hospice of Palm Beach County at ( Thank you to all of Anita's many friends and countless former students for their kind words during this time. She was loved by many and will be remembered by all who knew her.

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Walter C. "Dunny" Dunlap, 96,Newburg

Walter C. "Dunny" Dunlap, 96, lifelong resident of Newburg, departed this life on the morning of Saturday, April 9, 2016, at his home.

He was born on December 24, 1919, in Newburg, a son of the late John and Nanny Rebuck Dunlap.

Walter was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, inducted on November 2, 1942. He served in the European/African/Middle Eastern Theaters, participating in the battles of Tunisa, Naples-Foggia, Sicily, and Rome-Arno, and earned Four Campaign Stars, a Distinguished Unit Badge, and a Purple Heart for wounds received in action on January 29, 1944, in Caserna, Italy. Walter was honorably discharged on June 14, 1945, attaining the rank of Sergeant.

Walter was married to Esther Hurley on September 6, 1947, in Hagerstown, MD. For most of his working life, he spent over thirty years employed at the former S.K.F. Industries, Shippensburg, retiring in 1982, as a Burr Hand. Earlier in life, he also worked as a carpenter at the Letterkenny Army Depot, and also drove school bus.

He was a longtime member of the Newburg First Church of God and its men's Bible class. In his free time, Walter liked to hunt coons, lift weights, eating and enjoyed KFC. Spending time with his family was very special to him. Walter was a great inspiration to all and he will be very missed.

Walter is survived by his wife of 68 years, Esther; one son, Roy L. (Susan) Dunlap of Newburg; one daughter, Vonnie M. (Robert, Jr.) Shockey of Newburg; two grandsons, Wesley A. Swartz of Shippensburg and Mark W. Dunlap of Newburg; two stepgrandsons, Tom and Dan Shockey, both of Waynesboro; two granddaughters, Tricia (George) Mandrick of Shippensburg and Kelly (Brooks) Berrier of Shippensburg; one stepgranddaughter, Heidi (Mike) Beidle of Fayetteville; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

In addition to his parents, Walter was preceded in death by two daughters, Bonnie K. Dunlap and Katherine "Toot" Ommert; one great-granddaughter, Tammy Swartz; four sisters; and two brothers.

His funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, 2016, at the Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home, Inc., Shippensburg. The Revs. Kevin Dunlap and William Myers will officiate. Interment with military honors conducted by the Shippensburg Area Veterans Council will follow in the Otterbein Cemetery. Viewing will be one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

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Published in Public Opinion on Apr. 11, 2016

Constance Shockey, 77

Constance Shockey, born Jan. 15, 1939 in Marshall, Mich. and died April 5, 2016.

No flowers and no services are planned.

Donations to the Humane Society, 1007 10th St., Port St. Joe, FL 32456.

Published in Panama City News Herald on Apr. 14, 2016