Shockey Family Newsletter

April 2017  -  Volume 43

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

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



Some of the attendees after lunch at the 2016 Shockey Family Fellowship Reunion at Benton, Arkansas.


Dear Friends and Shockey Cousins

By: Lesley Shockey

    It is time to start another Newsletter and prepare for another Shockey Family reunion.  It is very hard due to more friends and families having passed away.  It has been over a year now since Naomi passed away.  Last week her brother passed away and a day later I learned that Dennis Teagardin-Shockey had also passed away.  The last time that I talked to him on the telephone he said he hoped to see me at the next reunion in Winchester.  I was able to tell him that we had found the missing link to prove that he was a descendant of John Christopher Shockey.  It took many years and several of us researching to finally find the missing generations.

    I have had a couple of health issues in the past few months but hope that I am over the worst part of those.  My back does not permit me to spend long hours at the computer as I have too often in the past.  I tend to lend forward in my chair and that places too much pressure on my spinal column.

    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 her computer is down and she cannot send or receive email.  Second she has lost the use of her right hand since her medical problems a year ago in December.

    As indicated in the past two Newsletters the reunion this year will be held in Shockeysville or actually staying in Winchester.  We have reserved 26 rooms at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites for June 28 th through July 3 rd.  Their address is 142 Fox Ridge Lane, Winchester, VA.  There are 8 king, 10 double queen, 4 queen suites, and four handicap rooms.  The discount rate is $70.00 for standard rooms and $80.00 for suites plus 7.3% tax.  Rooms not reserved by June 14th will be released to the public at the standard rate.  In order to get the discount rate, guests must call 540-667-7050 and specify Shockey Family Reunion.  The meeting room will be open Thursday through Sunday.  (Their cancellation policy is 30 days prior to your reservation.)  I will be there to greet you and Marie hopes to be there later that day.  The reunion is the only vacation some of us have.  It is such a joy to spend time with our Shockey cousins. 

    The itinerary remains the same as in previous years when at Winchester/Shockeysville.  We always have new cousins every year, so on Saturday we offer a tour of the Oakland cemetery, John Shockey’s original cabin, the Oakland Post Office and end  up at Shockeysville church about noon.  Scott Luttrell will meet you there and give you the history of Shockeysville and the church.  He usually includes some local history and a few humorous stories of the area and its people.  He has always provided sandwiches, iced tea and lemonade at no charge.  A donation to the church is appreciated.

    On Sunday we attend church services at the church followed by a picnic lunch and the general meeting.  After that we take a group picture in front of the church.  We plan to provide the lunch again for $10.00 per person, kids under six are free.  If the cost of the food exceeds our budget, we may have to charge a dollar or two more.  Marie plans to have her two grandsons do the work.  We just give them the menu and money to pay for it and they take it from there. 

On Monday we do the Maryland/Pennsylvania tour.  Paul Browne will be leading the tour again this year.  Among the stops planned include stops at the following among others: Shank’s Mill; the Shockey barn in Rouzerville that was part of the Underground Railroad; Beartown Cemetery (a new stop); PenMar Park and eat lunch near the overlook with the 1820 acres of “The Third Resurvey of Sarah’s Delight”; the site of Johann's cabin; the site of Valentine's cabin; the site near Shockey’s Station; the Jacob Shockey descendants farm house near Ringgold and the  Ringgold Meeting House and Cemetery.  After the tour, some folks return to the motel and others continue on their way home filled with stories to tell their families and friends.

Among those attending  the 2016 reunion in Benton Arkansas include:

Lesley Shockey, WV; John L. & Betty Shockey, AR; Paul Browne, MD; Lois Shockey Clendenin & daughter Logan, OH; S.K. & Candy Smith, WA; Pansy Smith Masterson, AR; Samantha Loy, AR; Shawn Masterson, AR; Darrin Bowdle, AR; Don & Pat Bowdle, AR; Ralph Shockey, MD; William Shockey, MD; John Landon Shockey, AR; James “Bub” Roseberry, ID; David & Toni Shockey, AR; Jacob, Heather & Caroline Shultz, AR; Charlotte Shockey, GA; Carol Shockey, GA; Bonnie Shockey, GA; Jerry, Stacie, Aubrey & Emma Briggs, TX; Beth Encico, TX; Kaylene Silvester, NE; Sheila Bowdle, AR; Christina Shockey; Larry Shockey; Jim & Helen Lambert, OH; Joy Lambert, WV; and Leonard & Mavis Shockey, OK

MINUTES of the Shockey Family Reunion

General Meeting at Little Rock AR, July 2016

OPENING – Les opened the meeting at 1300 with 42 in attendance.


Les Shockey, Bud Roseberry, Ralph Shockey, Paul Browne, David L Shockey, John L Shockey & William (Bill) Shockey


Marie Shockey, Gerald Shockey, Donna Porter, David F. Shockey, Donna Shockey & Scott Luttrell


Les apologized that we did not have a recording of the ringing of Maggie’s bell.

PRAYER – David L. Shockey  (AR David) provided the opening prayer.


MEMORIAL – David L. Shockey read the names of those that have passed since the last reunion and Les called for a moment of silence in their memory.

INTRODUCTION OF BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT – Les had board members introduce themselves.

ATTENDEES INTRODUCE THEMSELVES AND TELL WHERE THEY TRAVELED FROM – Attendees introduced themselves and gave a bit of personal nature.

READING OF MINUTES – Paul read the minutes and indicated an error. The minutes were approved with correction by Bud and seconded by David.

TREASURER REPORT – Paul read the treasurer report. The motion to approve was made by Ralph and seconded by Bill.

NEWSLETTER REPORT – Les reported that the newsletter consisted of 9 pages of information and 43 pages of obituaries making a total of 52 pages. He expressed a desire for more “personal nature” stories. He also reported that over 20K “hits” were counted on the website.

COMPUTER GENEOLOGY REPORT – Les and Bud provided the database numbers.  22006 People; 7864 Families; 29155 Events; 4484 Places; 762 Sources; 22250 Citations; 859 Multimedia & 999 Links

SHOCKEYVILLE CHURCH REPORT – No report had been provided for the church.


·                 No one knew of any change in the status of a bathroom issue at the Shockeyville church.


·                 Next year reunion will be in Virginia from 29 June to 3 July. It will not straddle the 4th as the 4th is on a Tuesday.

o       A question was asked if the fellowship had ever considered having the reunion that does not include the 4th holiday. Bill said that a consensus had been taken some time back to have the reunion around the 4th. It was mentioned that next year will not include the 4th.

·                 Gerald Shockey has asked to be relieved of his duties as Vice President but to remain on the board. A motion to approve was made by David and seconded by Bud.

·                 Charlotte submitted to the board a proposal for improvements to the web page. After discussion, Charlotte was engaged in clarification discussions and her involvement with upgrades to the web page was approved.

·                 It was presented that William (Bill) will be s second signatory on the Fellowship checking account.

·                 A hearty THANKS was given to David L. Shockey and John L. Shockey  for hosting the reunion.

CLOSING OF MEETING – Meeting was adjourned with a prayer by David L. Shockey at 1413.


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

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

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

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

SHOCKEY Genealogy Updates


Lesley Shockey

Once again I have not had as much time to spend on the Shockey Family database as what I would like.  There seems to be something to do all the time and it sure takes me longer to accomplish jobs each year.   I do add to the data as time permits.  It is always a really big help when family show up at annual reunion with their branch of the family prepared and with a GEDCOM to make the import of the data easy.  Having your database well documented will bring big smiles from any genealogist.

Remember to bring your family photographs that can be scanned and entered into the database.  If you do not have a database that can be exported by a GEDCOM, at least be sure to bring additions or corrections to the reunion.  Make notes of dates and places in order to insure that we enter the correct information.  Too much information is always better than not enough. 

We currently have 22,098 names in the master database and 7,902 families.  There are 29,318 events listed (births, deaths, marriages and burials and over 1,000 photos that are attached to one or more persons.  A big thank you for all the individuals who submit information to add to the database.

SHOCKEY Email List

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

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


We currently  have 110 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.  There is not too much posted to the mail list except when the Newsletter is made available and near annual reunion time.


There is currently 56 individuals who have had their DNA tested are listed on the SHOCKEY-SCHACKE DNA PROJECT.  There are 32 individuals who have taken the test for Y-DNA.  Only 6 have tested the 111 marker level and another 22 have tested 67 marker.  I am the only one of the group that has tested on the BIG-Y test.  I have 40 close matches on this test but the surnames do puzzle me as I cannot see their names as having derived from our Ancestral surnames (SCHACKE, JAGGI, JACKY and the one farthest back of JACOB.  I do match the other 5 that have taken the 111 marker test so there is no doubt that I am a descendant of Johann Christoffel.  The surnames that I match the closest on the BIG-Y test include Zimmerman, Birzu, Al-Iraqi, Herbst, Baysinger and Engers.  All of these surnames I do match 26,000 to 27,317 SNPs with no known SNP differences.

There are 21 people who have takes the Family Finder test and almost every day I am notified of one or more of those matching another cousin.  Among those who have many matches is Charlotte Shockey with 1,998 matches and Kaylene Silvester with 2,184 matches.  I currently have 2,800 matches but there are only a few of those that I can find the genealogy connection.  We only have 8 men who have taken the Family Finder test.  We need at least descendants of Valentine and of Samuel Christian to have the Family Finder test also to help the female descendants prove which line they descend from.  There are also 21 who have taken the mtDNA whick traces the maternal side of one’s family.  However we do not have a descendant of one of Christoffel’s daughers so this does not help the Project.

WikiTree's 1st Source-a-Thon

Charlotte Shockey (Isaac line) competed in WikiTree's 1st Source-a-Thon from October 1-3, 2016. She came in 2nd place with 1,018 profiles sourced and received the Winner badge for being in the Top 10. Her "Great Lakes Team" came in 4th place. Charlotte was lucky by her bib #105 being called during one of the many hangouts over the weekend and won a FREE FamilyTreeDNA Family Finder test! She also was invited to join in the actual hangout on the last day.

A few days later Charlotte became a Greeter on WikiTree.  She was told by the project leader, Julie, if Charlotte hadn't volunteered that she (Julie) would have asked her to join the Greeter group. The Greeters are those who welcome new members to WikiTree, help with any issues that a member may have, and confirm them if they Volunteer.

BAM! He was done

by Charlotte Shockey

I started my genealogy journey in 2002 using Ancestry’s original genealogy program. I swore I would never change to anything else despite it being YEARS old and no updates. That all changed when I went to my first Shockey family reunion.

All the genealogists on the board were using RootsMagic. I still thought to myself that mine was still worth using. My stubbornness changed when Les just clicked and dragged my tree into his and BAM! he was done. I was like, “OMG, that would make things so much easier!” When I went home after the reunion, I downloaded the free version and started using it right away.

Of course with the very few options available on the original Ancestry program, I still have a LOT of cleaning up to do as instead of events my old program had “notes” for anything other than birth, marriage, baptism, death, and burial but it is well worth it! I ended up purchasing the full program when I saw this wonderful tool called “color code people”… I started coloring lines so that I wouldn’t stray too far from my main line.

Then there’s that wonderful “swap spouses” feature that I’m in love with. You don’t have to worry about unconnecting or deleting someone to fix where the person sits if you accidentally made a male a female, which surprisingly can happen! RootsMagic has completely changed my way of thinking on doing my family tree on my computer.

I love how I can share events instead of putting them on each person (didn’t see that til a couple of months ago – more clean up!). Or, using Alternative names to find women under their married name.

I’m sure there are still more features I haven’t fully used, yet that will make me oh so happy! Seriously, I can’t ask for a better program. I tell everyone about it and how they should get it instead of anything else. I LOVE RootsMagic!


Christina "Chris" Shockey and the late Steven Burns would like to announce the marriage of their son, Rusty Burns to Corina Alvarez on 15 Oct 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Rusty is the fourth great grandson of Abraham Shockey and Margaret.




Magna Cum Laude and Then Some

"Our daughter, Stephanie decided in her early grade school years that she wanted to go to college. She worked hard at getting great grades. She went to college on an athletic/academic scholarship and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Pre-Med degree not owing a single penny. She decided a couple of years ago to go for her Master’s Degree in Education. She again earned a scholarship and graduated without owing a single penny and with a 4.0 GPA. She is a pretty AMAZING Woman and no she didn’t get her brains from me. If she got my talent she would have “painted” a diploma. Bravo sweetheart!" - 14 Dec 2016

Stephanie is the daughter of Stephen and Nancy (Hawkins) Shockey. Grandaughter of Joseph B. and Florence A. (Muenchen) Shockey.  Fifth great granddaughter of John Aaron Christpher Shockey.

Shyanne Elizabeth Shockey 2016-2016

Stillborn infant, Shyanne Elizabeth Shockey, daughter of Kenneth and Nickie (Howard) Shockey, granddaughter of Paul D. & Donna J. (Johnson) Shockey, was born and died on 5 Jul 2016. She was buried next to her maternal Great Grandmother, Maggie Madeline Howard at Bellevue Memorial Gardens on 14 Jul 2016.


Odin Warden Proctor & Till Henri Proctor

Odin Warden Proctor, son of Jeremiah and Gabrielle L. (Wetzel) Proctor, grandson of Alan W. and Sharon E. (Shockey) Wetzel, was born 14 Feb 2014 in Radford, VA.

Till Henri Proctor, son of Jeremiah and Gabrielle L. (Wetzel) Proctor, grandson of Alan W. and Sharon E. (Shockey) Wetzel, was born 14 March 2016 in Radford, Virginia. He was born 8lbs 3oz and 21.5 inches long.




Isaiah Joshua Foster

Isaiah Joshua Foster, son of Josh and Olivia (Helmick) Foster, grandson of Randy Helmick and Tina L. (Shockey) Helmick, was born on 27 Jan 2016 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, VA. Isaiah was born 10lbs 4.8 oz and 21.5 inches long. He is pictured with his Great Grandfather Daniel E. Shockey. 





Jayde Elizabeth Truong

Jayde Elizabeth Truong, daughter of Tuan and Alyssa (Skinner) Truong, granddaughter of Billy C. and Brenda J. (Hoose) Skinner, great granddaughter of Bruce C. Skinner and Jackie L. (Ingersoll) Hall, was born 11 Aug 2016 in Tampa, FL at the St. Joseph's Children's Hospital.




Athlete of the Week: Central's Shockey stellar in starting tailback debut

WOODSTOCK – Carston Shockey made his first-ever start at tailback for Central last week and he made the most of his debut.

The Central senior scored four touchdowns and rushed for over 100 yards against Skyline. Shockey said he wouldn’t have had the success he had without the help of his teammates.

“It was a good game on everybody’s part, Shockey said. “The line did a great job. My fullback, Matt Bromley, did a great job. Just everybody – they did what they had to do and I guess that’s just how we won.”

Shockey, The Northern Virginia Daily’s Male Athlete of the Week for the week of Aug. 22-28, carried the ball 24 times for 118 yards and the Falcons beat Skyline, 34-13, in the season opener for both teams.

Shockey said that he’s always nervous before a game, but he was feeling some extra nerves before the game against Skyline.  “It’s just like every game after the opening kickoff, all your nerves just seem to go away, Shockey said.

Central coach Mike Yew said he was very pleased with how Shockey performed.

“We had a game plan to try to pound out and try to run the ball,” Yew said. “I don’t know how many times he carried it in the first half, I would say about 20, but he responded real well. He had a nice game. He hit the holes hard and kept moving his feet. I’m really proud of him.”

Shockey played at wide receiver and tailback last season. He said that he was able to learn a lot from some of the tailbacks before him such as Central graduates Hank Hoover and Daniel Molina.

“Just ever since I was on the (junior varsity) team I could watch them and see what they do,” Shockey said. “I watched what they would do in certain situations, and I would just learn what kind of moves they would use. They’d give me pointers.”

Now it’s Shockey who is giving the pointers. The senior said during the game he was trying to help out some of the younger players on the team, especially the wide receivers.  The Falcons have 24 sophomores on the team, and Shockey said he was impressed with how they played in their first varsity game.

“I feel like they did really good,” Shockey said. “I’m really proud of all the young guys. They came out here and they showed us what they could do, and they proved to us that they’re able to play at this level of play. It’s good news for us older guys as well as the coaches. For those younger guys to show us how well they can do in a game.”

Shockey said the performance he had at tailback also gives him a little more confidence of what he can do this season.  He also played at safety against Skyline, after playing at cornerback for the last two seasons. Shockey said he was happy with how he did on defense, but knows there’s room for improvement.

“I guess in the Page (County) scrimmage I was still trying to get used to the safety position, but now that we’re into game week I feel like I’ve learned the material and now I’m really starting to apply it,” Shockey said. “I feel like I’ve learned a lot, and I’m in a better position now than I was a couple weeks ago.”

The Falcons play at Shenandoah County rival Stonewall Jackson on Friday, and Shockey said the Falcons need to keep improving.

“I expect it to be a good game. We definitely need to come out focused and ready to play,”Shockey said. “We can’t be content with what we had this past Friday. We need to go out there and be even better, play even better than we did.”

Published: 30 Aug 2016; The Northern Virginia Dailey

Shannon Miller

Shannon Miller reunited with her Magnificent Seven group for their 20th Anniversary in San Jose, California on 9 Jul 2016. 

Shannon is from the Valentine Shockey line.  Her maternal grandmother was Rosemary Ruth Shockey.





Savannah Blake Key

Savannah Blake Key, daughter of Neil and Pam (Baker) Key, granddaughter of Bobby J. Key and Nancy Shockey, graduated from Cross Creek High School with Honors on 24 May 2016. 







Eva Shockey, daughter of Jim and Louise (Johann) Shockey, married Tim Brent on 20 Jun 2015 in Canada on her father's farm.








Jennifer Denise Shockey, daughter of Stephen and Nancy (Hawkins) Shockey, of Glendale, AZ and granddaughter of the late Teddy Mason Shockey was married on 1 Oct 2016 in Branson, Missouri to J. Scott Denney.






Branlin Shockey, son of Jim and Louise (Johann) Shockey, married Ashley Flynn on 4 Dec 2015 on an island.




Finn Wilder Shockey, the son of Jakob Christian and Lydia Wren (Trottmann) Shockey, was born at 3:08 am, weighing in at 8 lbs 1 oz on 28 Feb 2017 at Kalista Wellness Center in Medford, Jackson, Oregon. Finn is the grandson of Christopher Darin and Kirsten K (Bartels) Shockey and Robert Trottmann.






Kylie Grace Recher, daughter of James Lee Recher and Heather Lynn Yantz, born at 1:55 pm, weighed 6lbs 14oz, 19 1/4 inches long, on 10 Feb 2017 in Murfreesboro, TN. Granddaughter of Steve and Charlotte (Shockey) Recher.








Jude Alexander Robertson, son of Dustin and Danielle (Wetzel) Robertson, born 3lbs 14 oz, 16.5 inches long on 4 Feb 2017 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke, Virginia. Grandson of Alan and Sharon (Shockey) Wetzel.



Andrew John Shockey, son of Matt and Marcela Shockey, grandson of Wayne and Victoria (O'Keefe) Shockey, born about 26 Jan 2017.







Jonah Benjamin Shockey, son of Chris & Elizabeth (Price) Shockey, grandson of Donald E. and DeAnne (Coach) Shockey Jr., was born 24 Oct 2016 in Grapevine, TX.







Ashley, Louise, & Eva at a double baby shower on 30 Oct 2016






Caleb Benjamin Botti, grandson of Steve R. & Lisa A. (Stari) Underwood, born in Aug 2016. (no photo)


Tim Brent and Eva Shockey would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Lennon "Leni" Bow Brent on 13 Jan 2017. Leni is named after two of Eva's favorite people, her late grandpas Len Johann and Hal Leonard Shockey.







Charlotte Shockey and Skyler Key were picked to be part of Eva Shockey's Book Launch team. Eva Shockey will be releasing a book called "Taking Aim" on 29 Aug 2017 which can be Pre-Ordered at this link:  






Christian vs. Christian Christopher

By: Charlotte Shockey

Last reunion there was talk about the two Christian's: Valentine's son Christian (abt 1756-18 Apr 1829) and Johann's son Christian Christopher (10 Sep 1756-11 Dec 1779). 

Several of us believe the Christian who married Mary Ann Welsh is actually the son of Valentine not his brother as the books have listed. They were born around the same time and so it got a little confusing.  So if you thought you descended from the Christian line it would actually be the Valentine line.

Corp. Christian Christopher Shockey (son of Johann) was actually hung on 11 Dec 1779 leaving behind a wife and three children. (see that portion of the book on ). The portion of the book that pertains to him (on the link listed) states he is the brother of Valentine, Isaac, and Abraham who are counterfeiters.

Now a couple of us believe that the wife and 3 children may actually be Rosanna (who later married Jacob Shilling; father may be a John King Sr.) and the children being: John (abt 1775-17 Jan 1859), Henry (abt 1779-6 Apr 1859) , and Mary (married Jacob B Smith Sr.). No definite proof on that, yet. John's death index record does state Christopher as his father and Rosanna as his mother. Sharon tried to find a death certificate or index for Henry in the Floyd Co. area or whatever county it would have been at his death and they didn't have any records. We still don't know where Mary went to and passed to check her's.

If you are unable to visit the WikiTree page then a special fun fact is that Valentine Shockey may have been the leader of the Shockey Gang but Isaac and Abraham were also counterfeiters. Sadly Christian Christopher was hung due to being caught using the counterfeit money he got from his brothers. This is information gathered from the book, "Wicked Carlisle: The Dark Side of the Cumberland Valley" by Joseph David Cress (published 2012; ISBN: 978.1.60949.525.1); the section most relevant is pages 10-15 - Temple of Fame: The Plight of Christopher Shockey.


Four of Nancy Shockey’s paintings.

Below: “Jessi and Dancer”                                                     “On The Run”



On the left:   “Sacred-Corn”


Below:  “Unloved-and-Unwanted”              








Branlin and Ashley (Flynn) Shockey announce the birth of a baby boy on March 28th at 7:11pm., 8lbs 6oz and 22 inches long. Grandson of Jim and Louisa Shockey.








Shockey Quilt 2016-2017


The following are photos (in no particular order) of those who participated, with their con-tributions, in the creation of a gorgeous, masterful quilt that will certainly be an heirloom for years to come.


This quilt will be raffled off at the 2017 Shockey reunion ($5/ticket). The blocks chosen for the quilt are vintage templates except for the brick, church and cave (Charlotte created those).


If you are interested in the template for any of the blocks please email, Charlotte Shockey at and put Shockey quilt in the subject line.





Sue Dexheimer





Lightning in the Hills


Storm at Sea












Diane Shockey Wright







Fool’s Puzzle (from John


Aaron’s cabin)

Charlotte Shockey











Colonial Pavement


Country Farm


Kitchen Woodbox






Millie Shockey





Log Cabin (x2)










 Patricia England Griffin




Fields & Fences (x2)



Kaylene Silvester









Stacie George Griggs


Hand stitched all the names in the quilt

as well as pieced the quilt together.
















Twin brothers graduate with honors from Andrews University


Tri-State residents Brian and Jason Shockey are not only twins, but also recent college graduates of Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Mich.

Andrew University was recognized this year as being the second most ethnically diverse universities in the nation.

In the spring, Brian Shockey graduated with a double major in mechanical engineering and mathematical studies, earning summa cum laude.

He was invited into membership in the Phi Kappa Phi and Ph Mu Epsilson (mathematics) and was on the university’s dean’s List for his entire college experience.

Brian and a fellow engineer classmate chartered the Andrews University chapter for Engineers without Boarders.

Brian worked, as mechanical design lead, along with a team of fellow Andrews University engineering students to develop an auxiliary propulsion system for Hyperloop pod units.

They attended and presented at the Texas A&M SpaceX Hyperloop Competition.

Jason Shockey graduated in the spring from Andrews University, graduating with a triple major in International business administration, accounting and Spanish, summa cum laude and was a J N Andrews Honors Scholar.

During his entire tenure he was on the university’s dean’s list and was invited to membership in the Phi Kappa Phi and Delta Me Delta (business) honor societies.

Jason spent a year abroad as an international student to study Spanish in Entre Rios, Argentina at Universidad Adventista de la Plata.

He was a member of the Enactus team at AU, and served as president in the 2014-15 school year.

Jason was appointed as executive assistant to the Andrews University Student Association president for the 2014-15 school year and was elected and served as president of the Andrews University Student Association in 2015-2016.

In addition, Brian and Jason Shockey were elected to “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges” for 2016.

Jason and Brian are the sons of Leonard and Karen Shockey, longtime Hagerstown residents. The Shockeys were initially home-schooled by Karen, and later attended Highland View Academy in Hagerstown. They graduated in the Class of 2011.

Following graduation, Brian relocated to Connecticut accepting a design engineer position at United Technologies Corp./Pratt & Whitney.

Jason is serving as a student missionary in the South Pacific Island of Palau. He is dedicating a year of service to the Palau Mission Academy as a teacher of Algebra, computer science, and ESL (English Second Language) .


Warren and Michael Shockey were competing in their second Tri-Athlon event and Morgan Shockey was competing for the first time.  Warren placed second and Michael was fourth in the 11-12 age group in the event held in Dayton Ohio.  Morgan placed third in the 7-8 year old girls group.  These are the three youngest children of Charles and Amy Shockey.  I am a very proud grandfather.

Warren Shockey plays for the Dayton Dragons 12-U Select All-Star team.  He usually pitches or plays shortstop.  At right he is catching a pop up for an easy out in a tournament in Xenia, Ohio.  Below I was able to get the exact moment that the ball left Warren’s bat.  This hit was one of his stand up doubles to the fence.


Two weeks later I missed his over the fence three run homerun during a tournament at Hillard, Ohio.  Sure wish I had been there to get pictures of that.

Golden Horseshoe Winner

More than 220 West Virginia eighth-graders were inducted as Knights of the Golden Horseshoe Society at the 2016 ceremony in Charleston. The students scored highest on the test designed to measure their knowledge of West Virginia history.

One of those from Jackson County was Ethan Shockey.  Congratulations Ethan.


Edward L. "Ed" Shockey, 88, Wapakoneta, OH

Edward L. "Ed" Shockey, 88, passed away the evening of April 21, 2016, at his home. He was born on Oct. 14, 1927, in Wapakoneta to John and Marie Burden Shockey, who have preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his step-father, Melvin Huebner, who helped raise him. On Nov. 8, 1947, he married Roselyn M. Byrne, who survives in Wapakoneta. Together they shared 68 years of marriage.

Ed attended Blume High School, before enlisting with the United States Army. He served from Jan. 15, 1946, with the Military Police Battalion in Germany, before being honorably discharged on July 13, 1947. His proudest military memory was being selected to guard a supply of antibiotics, being sent by rail to our troops in Germany. Upon returning home, he worked for a short time with Turner's Toys before beginning a long career with the Wapakoneta Machine Shop. Ed was truly a man with a strong work ethic. He enjoyed his years at the Machine Shop, working in the Heat Treating Department, retiring after 38 years of service.

He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. He had a passion for politics and he was always up to date on current events. On the occasions that a news channel wasn't on, he could be found cheering on The Ohio State University Buckeyes, or Notre Dame. However, his first love was family. Ed was a caring man, who was always putting others before himself. Family was first. He and his wife spent countless hours and miles together, touring the country in their car, always on the back roads. Ed was one of a kind, and will be deeply missed.

Survivors also include two daughters, Darlene M. and Gary Binkley, and Sharon A. and William Sammetinger, both of Wapakoneta; a daughter-in-law, Esther Shockey, of West Virginia; eight grandchildren, Benjamin and Karin Shockey, Meghan and Joshua Welch, Charis Taylor, Amy Dils, Kyle Binkley, Craig and Cindy Sammetinger, Christopher and Jenny Sammetinger, and Nicholas and Jenna (Aller) Sammetinger; fifteen great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Larry and Judy Huebner, of Englewood, and William Shockey, of Florida.

He was preceded in death by his son, Roger; and his sister, Anna Henry.

A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wapakoneta. Father Daniel Hunt will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, with military rites by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 8445. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 25, 2016, at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church. Condolences may be expressed at
Published in Wapakoneta Daily News on Apr. 23, 2016

William F. Moyer, 84, of Landisburg, PA

William F. Moyer, 84, of Landisburg, PA, passed away Friday, April 15, 2016 at the Claremont Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Carlisle.

Born January 28, 1932 in Ridley Park, PA he was the son of the late Joseph L. and Anna E. (Miller) Moyer.

He married his best friend and wife of 64 years, Helen M. (Shockey) Moyer, in 1952.

William was a veteran that served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. Upon his Honorable Discharge he returned to the Philadelphia area where he was and accountant for the Gulf Refinery for more than 30 years. Following his retirement, he joined the Pagano Funeral Home Inc., Garnet Valley, PA, where he worked as a funeral associate for 30 years. William served on the Interboro School District Board of Directors from 1970-1976. His past memberships include the Free & Accepted Masons, both the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts where he volunteered countless hours helping to form young men, and was a volunteer firefighter at the Darby Fire Company, Darby, PA.

In addition to his wife, William is survived by two children, Sharon H. Moyer-Warwick of Swarthmore, PA and Richard R. Moyer, Sr. of Landisburg, his identical brother, Robert P. Moyer of Claymont, DE, nine grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

William was also preceded in death by two sons, William F. “Skip” Moyer, Jr and Robert J. Moyer, two sisters, Elizabeth Morris and Eleanor Anton, and one brother, Joseph Moyer, Jr.

An open house celebration of William’s life will be held 12:00-5:00PM, Sunday, May 1, 2016 at the Sage Farmhouse, 5561 Pennell Road, Media, PA 19063. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions can be made to your local American Cancer Society . The Ronald C.L. Smith Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. To share online condolences, please visit or see us on Facebook.  Published in The Daily Times on Apr. 26, 2016

Liz Wood, 91, of Middletown,

Liz Wood, 91, of Middletown, died Thursday, May 12, 2016, at Otterbein-Lebanon Retirement Community.

She was born in Middletown, Ohio on December 20, 1924 to parents William E. and Ollie May (Back) Miller.

Mrs. Wood is survived by her sister-in-law, Pauline R. Miller; nephew, Robert E. Miller; niece, Debbi Schumacher; nephew, Mike (Susan) Miller; niece, Jane (Steve) Miller Freeze; nephew, Jeff Miller; nephew, David Crim; nephew, Mark Crim, seven great nephews and two great nieces.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents and husband, William Wood; daughter, Melinda Shockey Gridda; brother, Robert E. Miller; brother, Donald Miller; brother, Bo Miller; sister, Marilyn Crim.

Services at the convenience of the family. Inurnment will be at Woodside Cemetery.

Published in Journal-News

Raymond H. Letourneau, 85, Apple Valley, CA

Raymond H. Letourneau, born October 4, 1930 in Los Angeles, CA, passed away April 19, 2016 in Apple Valley, CA. Survived by his wife of 66 years, Bonnie, their four children Soule Sensenbach, Renee Christner, Ron Letourneau, Mary Shockey and their spouses, 18 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Ray was retired from the Los Angeles Police Department and an Army veteran of the Korean War.
Published in the Daily Press on Apr. 24, 2016

Cecil Ellalene Cunningham, 94

Cecil Ellalene Cunningham, 94, passed away on Saturday, May 7, 2016. Service: 10 a.m. Friday at Moore Funeral Home Chapel. Burial: following in Moore Memorial Gardens. Visitation: The family will receive friends for visitation and refreshments from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Moore Funeral Home.  

Cecil was born in Mena, Ark., on Dec. 1, 1921, to George Allen Maxwell and Sophie Idalee Taylor Maxwell. Her parents died when she was a small child, so she was raised in the Corsicana State Home for Orphans. Cecil graduated from Texas State Home High School.

She married Ben Howard Cunningham on Dec. 21, 1942, in Denton. They made their first home in Denton and settled in the Arlington area in 1965. Cecil was employed with Gerald Savley Cleaners during the last 10 years of her career. Her passions were God, family and country music. Mrs. Cunningham was preceded in death by her husband, Ben Cunningham, in 1994 and by her son, Jimmie Cunningham, in 1999.

Survivors: Daughters, CeCe Phillips and Susan Landers and husband, Rick; son, Larry Cunningham and wife, Anne; daughter-in-law, Pauline Cunningham; grandchildren, Shellie Stewart, Michelle Cunningham, Melanie Williams, Shawna Sullivan, Sean Cunningham, Scarlett Shockey, Marty Shockey, Robert Phillips, Hank Phillips, Michael Phillips, Heather Cunningham, Krystal Cunningham, Aimee Steele, Blake Wisdom and Haley Julin; 23 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Published in Star-Telegram

Helen June Henry, 81, of Haskell, AR

Helen June Henry, 81, of Haskell passed away on Saturday, May 7, 2016.
She was born June 29, 1934, in Mena to Jesse Toy and Snow Louise Sherman Holmes.
She enjoyed gardening and listening to gospel music.  She was of the Primitive Baptist faith.
Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Billy Loyd Lawrence; and a sister, Odell Byrd.
She is survived be a son, Michael Loyd Lawrence (Deborah) of Benton; a daughter, Betty Shockey (John) of Lonsdale; four sisters, Doris Smith of Mena, Sue McAfee (Charles) of Texarkana, Jesserene Bean of Fort Worth, Texas, and Patricia Ann Medford (Darrell) of Huntington, Arkansas; her grandchildren, Landon Shockey, Heather Schultz (Jacob) and Justin Shockey; her great-grandchildren, Caroline Schultz, Jade Shockey, Jace Shockey and Jaxon Shockey; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A private family service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Arkansas Health Center, 6701 Highway 67, Benton, AR 72015.
Cremation arrangements are by Regency Funeral Home.
Online guestbook:
Published in The Saline Courier

Mary McDermott, Age 47, of Hamilton, OH

Mary McDermott, Age 47, of Hamilton, OH., passed away Wednesday, 11th of May, 2016.

She was a graduate of Fairfield High School. Ms. McDermott was employed for 10 yrs. at Butler County DD. She also worked for E.C.I. for many years. She loved working with the handicapped and playing pool.

Mary was a true friend to all that ever needed her.

Survivors include a brother Joe McDermott, a son R.J. Shockey, Fancy Shockey, Penny New and many friends and loved ones. Rest in Peace.
Published in Journal-News

Evert "Leon" Farris, 83,  Forest Grove,

Evert "Leon" Farris, 83,  Forest Grove,  passed away May 18, 2016

Leon was born in Minco Oklahoma to Orville Evert Farris and Hazel Melva Shockey (Farris) on February 2, 1933. The family moved to Oregon in 1937.

Leon attended Gilchrist School. He met Mildred Ruth Ward. Leon graduated in 1951 and he and Millie were married July 1, 1951. He worked at the Gilchrist mill until he joined the Army in January of 1953.

Leon spent two years on active duty, one of which was in Japan. He returned to work at the Gilchrist mill working in the dry kiln department as the assistant dry kiln foreman.

In 1965 with his wife and two children he moved to Salem, Oregon where he had accepted a position as a police officer with the Salem Police Department. Police work not being what he thought it would be Leon became a carpenter in Salem. Leon applied for a position as a millwright with the Boise Cascade paper mill. He was hired in 1967 and worked there until it closed in 1982. Leon had become the Safety Director at the mill.

Leon and Millie moved to Las Vegas, Nevada. He worked as a millwright and ended his working career behind the counter of a large pawn shop.

Millie retired in 1999 and they moved back to Salem for their retirement years. Millie passed away in 2007. Leon stayed in Salem until October of 2015 when he moved to Forest Grove. After Millie's passing Leon was never quite the same. Leon passed away on May 18, 2016. Leon is survived by a brother Kenneth D. Farris of Las Vegas; his daughter, Fran Buntjer, of Shaw, Oregon; his son, Rob Farris, of Forest Grove; three grandchildren, Sarah Jackson (Dallas, TX), Andrew Buntjer (Independence, OR), Cindy Farris (Beaverton, OR) and five great-grandchildren.

To send the family condolences visit
Published in StatesmanJournal

Robert Keith Montgomery, 65, of Letart Falls, OH

Robert Keith Montgomery, 65, of Letart Falls, passed away unexpectedly at 6 a.m. Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at the Holzer Clinic, Athens.

Born Aug. 25, 1920, in Marietta, he was the son of the late Robert and Aretta Brown Montgomery. He was an extruder operator for Ravenswood Polymer.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Kinney Montgomery, whom he married Dec. 24, 1969, in Monroe County, Ohio; a daughter, Lisa Montgomery, of Letart Falls; a son, Sean (Corrina) Montgomery, of Racine; and grandchildren Wayne Andrew Shockey and Julia Michelle Montgomery.

In keeping with Robert's wishes, there will be no calling hours or funeral services. Cremation services are entrusted to Cremeens Funeral Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorials made be made to the Robert Montgomery Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 323, Racine, OH 45771.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting

Paul Junior Shockey, age 63 of Brandywine, WV

Paul Junior Shockey, age 63 of Brandywine, WV passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at Sentara RMH. He was born April 10, 1953 in Old Fields, WV, the son of the late George Edward (1-11-1978) and Louise Katherine (McDonald) Shockey (8-16-1989). On July 4, 1972 Paul married Joyce (Kimble) Shockey, his wife of 43 years, who survives in Brandywine.

Mr. Shockey attended Moorefield High School and he retired from Hanover Shoe where he worked in the Packing Department.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Shockey is survived by: 3 daughters, LouAnn Zirk of Petersburg, WV, Sheila Furry and husband William of Verona, VA, Melinda Shockey of Brandywine; 2 sisters, Mary Jane Bolton and husband Junior of Brandywine, Betty May and husband Garland of Sugar Grove, WV 4 brothers, Ray Shockey of Brandywine, George Shockey and wife Maude of Biglerville, PA, Roger Shockey of Old Fields, Wayne Shockey and wife Jean of Old Fields; 7 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: a granddaughter, Brittany Mauzy; a brother, Alvin Shockey; and 2 sisters, Dorothy Vandevander and Goldy Bolton.

Mr. Shockey's family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 Noon-2:00 PM at the Brushy Run Church of God in Upper Tract, WV. Funeral services will follow on Tuesday at 2:00 PM at the Church with Rev. Bruce Cosner officiating. Interment will be in the Bowers Cemetery on Jake Hill Road, Upper Tract. The family has requested in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the family, c/o Basagic Funeral Home, POB 215, Franklin, WV 26807. Memories and words of comfort may be left at or on Facebook at Basagic Funeral Home.


Thomas F. Hughes Jr., 77, of Litchfield, OH

Thomas F. Hughes Jr., 77, of Litchfield, passed away May 28, 2016.

Beloved husband of Donna (nee Rahm); loving father of Thomas F. III, Ronald J. (Carleen) and Daniel A. (Deborah) Hughes and Kathleen S. Shockey; dear grandfather of Brittany, Brett, Daniel Jr., Nicole, Jessica, Michael and Christina; great-grandfather of Luella and River.

Visiatation is 4-8 P.M. Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at Sunset Chapel, 6245 Columbia Rd., North Olmsted, OH., where funeral services will commence at 12 noon Wednesday, June 1. Interment at Sunset Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society .
Published in The Plain Dealer on May 30, 2016

Donald Euers, 102, Green Bay, WI

Donald Euers, 102, Green Bay, died Monday, May 30, 2016. He was born on November 15, 1913, in Florence, WI to James B. and Jarda (Sundin) Euers. In December, 1936, Don married Golden Una Shockey. She preceded him in death in November, 1974.

In 1933, Don joined the Civilian Conservation Corps and served with them for two years. This was the very beginning of his long career in conservation. He began at the Long Lake WI CCC Camp building fire lanes and cutting brush under telephone lines. In 1934, Don requested a job manning the Long Lake fire tower. In 1935, he transferred to the CCC camp near Laona, WI where he again worked on road building, although he got to spend the summer back in a fire tower at Long Lake.

Because of Don's experience working in the fire tower while with the CCC, he was able to get a seasonal job with the Wisconsin Conservation Department working in another fire tower. Then Don was offered a job checking commercial fishing on Green Bay which led to a job at the fish hatchery in Sturgeon Bay.

On December 1, 1942, he received his permanent credentials in the law enforcement division and was stationed at Oconto Falls. Don transferred to the Sturgeon Bay station in 1943 and later was stationed in Kewaunee where he served as supervisor of law enforcement on Lake Michigan. In 1950, he moved to Green Bay where in addition to his duties on Lake Michigan, he served as Brown County Warden on several occasions. Don retired from the Wisconsin Conservation Department on March, 31, 1974. For several years during his time as the Brown County Warden, Don wrote a weekly column in the Green Bay Press-Gazette called "The Warden's Corner".

Following his retirement from the Wisconsin Conservation Department, Don expanded his hobby of gardening and began raising fruits and vegetables for commercial sales. In those years he could often be found at various farmers' markets around Green Bay. Don enjoyed visiting with all his customers and became friends with many of them.

In 2009, arthritis finally made it too difficult for him to get around, so Don sold his home on Oneida Street and moved to Brookview Meadows in Howard. Eventually his health required that he move to ManorCare West in Green Bay where he had resided the last few years.

Donald leaves behind three daughters, Sue Ann Dexheimer (Richard), Joan Kay Moder (Arnold), and Jean Kay Dickinson (Dennis); eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Golden Una Shockey; daughter, Janet Lee Euers; grandson, Donald James Moder; and great-granddaughter, Gabriella Sophie Piwonski-Dickinson.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, June 2. The Funeral Service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Fort Howard Memorial Park. To send online condolences, please go to

Donald's family extends a special thank you to all of his caregivers at both Brookview Meadows and ManorCare West. He always said "They take good care of me. I can't complain".
Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from May 31 to June 2, 2016

Robert J. "Bob" Gangwer, 83, of Rossville,

Robert J. "Bob" Gangwer, 83, of Rossville, passed away Friday, June 3, 2016, at St. Elizabeth Health Care in Delphi.

He was born June 26, 1932, in Cutler, to Lloyd and Ersie Bowen Gangwer. On April 9, 1955, he married Arlene Plank in Cutler; she survives.

Bob graduated from Cutler High School in 1950, and then served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a farmer throughout his working life. In 2006, he retired from Purdue University after 23 years and from Imperial Travel where he worked part-time for over 20 years. Bob attended Rossville United Methodist Church and was a member of both the American Legion and VFW. He served on the original board that started the Rossville Volunteer Ambulance Service.

In addition to his wife, Bob is survived by his children, Dan (Karen) Gangwer of Lafayette, Dean Gangwer (companion, Kim) of Cutler, Deborah (Dennis) Shockey of Delphi, Sondra (Larry) Lambert of Maryland, and Gail (Andy) Ladd of Cutler; sister, Phyllis Mummert of Cutler; brother, Don (Irma) Gangwer of Cutler; 12 grandchildren, and 20 great grandchildren.

Bob is preceded in death by his parents, sister, Ann Ward; and one great grandchild.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 5, 2016, at Genda Funeral Home Rossville Chapel from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Funeral service will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, June 6, 2016, at the funeral home with Pastor Bob Raschka officiating. Burial will follow in Ball Hill Cemetery in Cutler, with military honors. Memorials in Bob's name may be made to Rossville Volunteer Ambulance Service. Online condolences may be directed to


Tina Jo Shockey, 58, of Fruitland, ID

Tina Jo Shockey, 58, of Fruitland, died Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at home. Funeral Home: Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, 110 SW 3rd St., Fruitland.

Published in Idaho Press Tribune

Roselyn M.  "Rosie" Shockey, 88, Wapakoneta, OH

Roselyn M.  "Rosie" Shockey, 88, passed away the evening of June 12, 2016 at her home. She was born on June 15, 1927, Wapakoneta to Robert and Leona (Wessel) Byrne who have preceded her in death.  On Nov. 8, 1947, she married Edward L. "Ed" Shockey, and he passed away on April 21, 2016. Together they shared 68 years of marriage.
Rosie was a 1945 graduate of St. Joseph High School.  She will be remembered as a sweet, kind and easy going person who loved animals especially dogs.  She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church where she sang in the choir and attended Bible studies.  She loved traveling with her husband Ed and watching the Ohio State Buckeyes play.  She also enjoyed doing ceramics and painting but, most of all she loved her grandchildren.
Survivors also include two daughters, Darlene M. and Gary Binkley, and Sharon A. and William Sammetinger, both of Wapakoneta; a daughter-in-law, Esther Shockey, of West Virginia; eight grandchildren, Benjamin and Karin Shockey, Meghan and Joshua Welch, Charis Taylor, Amy Dils, Kyle Binkley, Craig and Cindy Sammetinger, Christopher and Jenny Sammetinger, and Nicholas and Jenna (Aller) Sammetinger and fifteen great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her son, Roger, two brothers Delbert and Richard Byrne and a sister Marjorie Byrne.
A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 17, 2016 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wapakoneta. Rev. Patrick Sloneker will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 16, 2016 at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church. Condolences may be expressed at
Published in Wapakoneta Daily News on June 15, 2016

Ronald "Eric" Shockey, 51, of Canal Fulton, OH

Ronald "Eric" Shockey, 51, of Canal Fulton died Friday, June 24, 2016.

Friends may call MONDAY, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Swigart- Easterling Funeral Home, 624 Cherry St. East. (Rt. 93, Canal Fulton). Additional funeral services will be held in Belington, West Virginia with burial at the Shockey Cemetery. Full obituary can be viewed at Swigart-Easterling Funeral Home lCanal Fulton OH funeral home and cremation.

Published in Akron Beacon Journal on June 27, 2016


Patricia Ann (Simmons) Lagron, 78,

Memorial services will be held Friday, July 1, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel in Carencro for Patricia Lagron, age 78, the former Patricia Ann Simmons, who passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 11:59 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette.

Mrs. Lagron was a native of Peoria, Illinois and had been a resident of Scott since 1995. She worked for the Lafayette Parish School Board for more than 10 years, having been employed with Edgar Martin Middle School, J.W. Faulk Elementary School and was currently employed with Acadiana High School as a Paraprofessional in a Special Education classroom. Patricia was happiest when she was surrounded by her family, especially her grandchildren, great grandchildren and her students.

Survivors include her loving husband of 55 years, Donald Lagron of Scott; one son, John Vinciguerra of Duson; three daughters, Diana Johnson of Austin, TX, Gina Stephens, Patty Lagron and longtime companion, Marty Huval, all of Duson; sixteen grandchildren; and sixteen great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, Clifford Simmons; her mother, Helen Shockey Samms; and four brothers, Michael Simmons, Dennis Simmons, Clifford Simmons and James Simmons.

The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 3:00 p.m. until service time on Friday at the funeral home.

View the obituary and guestbook online at

Melancon Funeral Home, Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel, 4117 N. University Ave., Carencro, (337) 896-3232, is in charge of arrangements.


Donald Ray Kimble, 82, of Lynden

Donald Ray Kimble, 82, of Lynden went home to be with Jesus on 5/20/2016. Don retired from the U.S. Navy and Georgia Pacific. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 46 years, Grace Mae Shockey Kimble.

He is survived by his second wife of 15 years, Francoise Kimble. Memorial services: 11 a.m. Saturday, July. 9, 2016; CrossPoint Church, 8686 Vinup Rd., Lynden. Pastor Gary Miles officiating.
Published in Bellingham Herald on July 2, 2016


Eugene Frederick Neblock, 69, of Rockton

Eugene Frederick Neblock, 69, of Rockton died July 3, 2016, in his home, surrounded by his loving family. Born April 24, 1947, in Rockford, son of George and Arley (Simms) Neblock Sr. Graduate of Auburn High School. Served in the United States Army. United in marriage to Donna Novak on August 8, 1973. Gene was employed at Chrysler for 50 years. He raised and showed American Paint Horses for 40 years. Survived by his wife, Donna; stepson, Alan Shockey of Nevada; daughter, Robin (Jeremiah) Johnson of Durand; grandchildren, Anna, Grant and Olivia Johnson; siblings, George (Kay) Neblock Jr. of Rockton, Fran (Tammy) Jones of Rockford; Gwendolyn Huntley of Rockford; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins; and special friends, Monte Ruden and Scott Boe. Preceded in death by his parents.
Per Gene's wishes, no service will be held. Share a memory or condolence at Grace Funeral & Cremation Services assisted the family.
Published in Rockford Register Star on July 6, 2016


Esther (Armstrong) McCann, 94, Orange Park, FL

Esther (Armstrong) McCann, 94, passed away Friday, June 24, 2016 in Orange Park, FL, after a short illness.

Born April 12, 1922, in Walton, NY to Cecilia Combs and Earl Bennet Armstrong, she was the youngest of six children, all of whom have predeceased her.

Esther, her husband, Edward (deceased), and son, Steven, moved to St. Petersburg in 1955.

She was a member of St. Marks United Methodist Church for more than 55 years before moving to Orange Park, FL in 2012 to be closer to her son and his family.

Esther is survived by her son, Steven M. McCann and his wife, Linda Leverock McCann; two grandchildren, Tiffany McCann and Kelly McCann Shockey; Kelly's husband, Patrick Shockey; two great-grandchildren, Claire and Cassandra Shockey; and stepson, Robert E. McCann. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Marks Methodist Church, 6801 38th Ave. N., St Petersburg, June 9 at 1 pm.


Matthew W. Van Pelt, age 43, of Taiwan

Matthew W. Van Pelt, age 43, of Taiwan and formerly of Columbus, passed away Sunday, June 19, 2016 in Taipei, Taiwan.

He was born August 15, 1972 in Columbus, OH, and a 1991 graduate of Bishop Watterson High School.

Matthew was an archeologist/anthropologist, currently serving as the Director of Global Exchanges Division for Quanta Culture and Exchange Foundation.

He is survived by his loving wife, Melonie Lan Hua Van Pelt; parents, William K. and Sandra (Shockey) Van Pelt, of Columbus, OH; brother and sister-in-law, William Christopher and Valerie Van Pelt; and nephew, Nicholas of Dallas, TX; several aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.

Matthew was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents William R. and Jane A. (King) Van Pelt and maternal grandparents Floyd C. and Ora G. (Jones) Shockey.

He received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of Cincinnati and did doctorate studies at Washington State University. Matthew was active in Boy Scouts of America, attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, July 23, 2016 at Schoedinger Northwest Chapel, 1740 Zollinger Rd., where the family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m. Saturday. Pastor Eric George officiating.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Matthew's memory may be made to the Department of Anthropology, University of Cincinnati for the Matthew Van Pelt Memorial Fund, c/o Dr. Alan P. Sullivan, Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Anthropology, 481 Braunstein Hall, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0380 or to Bishop Watterson High School Matthew W. Van Pelt Memorial Fund, c/o Ryan Steinbrenner, 99 E. Cooke Rd., Columbus, OH 43214. Please visit to share a favorite memory or send condolences.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on July 17, 2016


William L. Shockey Sr., age 63, of Chicago, IL

William L. Shockey Sr., age 63, of Chicago, lifetime partner of Gidget Phoenix.
Loving father of Tadameka and Bill, Jr. Beloved son of Lenore 0'Meara and the late William B. Shockey. Dear brother of Ralph (the late Laura), Frank (Michelle), Bob (Cathy), Norie (the late Jim), Fred, the late Michael (Kelly), Mark (Wendell) and Chris John (Laura).  Also survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
Memorial Services Saturday, July 23, 2016, from 11AM to 3PM at the Severino's River Woods Funeral Chapels, 205 S. River Road (½ block north of Rand Road - Route 12), Des Plaines, IL 60016. Information, 847-635-5900 or
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on July 19, 2016

Albert Howard Donhoff, 86, Louisville, KY

Albert Howard Donhoff, 86, passed into God's open arms on July 21, 2016 following an illness.
Born in Louisville, Kentucky on January 31, 1930 and a graduate of Male High School, he was a veteran of the United States Air Force. Following his service, Al spent more than thirty years as a pressman at the Courier-Journal. Upon retirement from the Courier, he returned to his studies where he earned his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Education degrees while attending the University of Louisville and Spalding University. Big Al completed his life's work as a junior high school English and Social Studies teacher at St. Pius X parish school in the Archdiocese of Louisville.
Al was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Lula Donhoff, and his brothers, Dr. Robert Bruce and Donald Donhoff.
He is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 63 years, Martha Ann; his children, Alan (Leslie), Rob (Mitzy), Brian (Stephanie), and Maria Shockey (Steve); his grandchildren, Sarah, Morgan, Bob, Reed (Sarah), Schyler, Sloane, Neal (Brittany), Christopher, Olivia, Matthew, Tyler (Holly), Evin, and Eric; and great grandchildren Miles and Cash.
His funeral Mass will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at Church of the Epiphany, 914 Old Harrods Creek Rd. with burial in Calvary Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Monday at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Rd.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Catholic Education Foundation, 401 W Main Street #806, Louisville, KY, 40202.
Published in The Courier-Journal from July 23 to July 25, 2016


William K. Huff, 70, of Kansas City, MO

William K. Huff, 70, of Kansas City (North), Mo., passed away July 25, 2016, at his home. A visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, July 28, at the Speaks Suburban Chapel, 18020 E. 39th St., Independence, Mo. Memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, at the Suburban Chapel.

Bill was born June 3, 1946, in Hannibal, Mo., to Dean William and Elma L. (Brower) Huff. In 1961, he earned his Eagle Scout. Bill was a graduate of WCHS in 1964, and then went on to earn his bachelor of teaching from CMSU. He taught school at Fort Osage High School, and then joined KCPD in 1972. He worked over 26 years for KCPD, 10 of those years as a motorcycle officer.

In 1990, he married Jean Ann Kirscher. After retiring from the KCPD, he joined the JCCC PD. Bill was a founding member of Men of Honor Bass Club, which began in 1999. He was preceded in death by his father, Dean William Huff.

Bill is survived by his wife, Jean Ann (Kirscher) Huff of the home; two sons, Christopher W. Huff (Tracy) of Independence, and Kevin D. Huff (Paige) of Longmont, Colo.; mother, Elma L. Huff of Independence; sister, Denise Shockey (Steve) of Lee's Summit; and four granddaughters.

Online condolences may be left at


Roberta Maxine Shockey, 83, of Topeka

Roberta Maxine Shockey, 83, of Topeka passed away on Tuesday, July 26, 2016.
She was born November 19, 1932, at Seneca, Kansas, the daughter of Charles and Alma Crane Townsend.
She grew up in Seneca. She later moved to Riverside, California, Sante Fe, New Mexico, and Topeka. She was married to Tom Shockey. Tom passed away in 1975. She later married Frank Shockey, who preceded her in death in 2010.
Survivors include her children, Debra Hayes (Jim) of Topeka and Thomas Shockey (June) of Topeka; brothers, Frank Townsend, of Sacramento, CA and Chuck Townsend of Riverside, CA; sisters, Charlene Still of Topeka, Virgnia Henry of Hemet, CA and Lorraine Rice of Rio Rancho, NM; five grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.
Roberta was cremated. A memorial service will be held at University United Methodist Church at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 2, 2016. Private family inurnment will be held at later date at the Seneca Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the organization of the donor s choice. To leave the family a message, please visit


Linda Grace Waldeck Shockey, 66, of Cortland, Ohio

Linda Grace Waldeck Shockey, 66, of Cortland, Ohio, passed away Sunday, July 31, 2016, at St. Joseph Warren Hospital after a courageous battle with multiple myeloma.
She was born June 18, 1950, in Warren, Ohio, the daughter of the late Anthony and Frances (Swisher) DeFelice. She married William "Randy" Shockey on July 28, 2000; they have shared 16 years of marriage.
She is survived by her husband, William "Randy" Shockey of Cortland, Ohio; her children, Jeannine Waldeck of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Shanna (Christopher) Falter of Kansas City, Mo., Robert Waldeck of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Dustin Shockey of Cortland, Ohio; sister, Gloria Binion of Cortland, Ohio; two granddaughters, Emma Shay Falter and Mckenzie Falter.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her first husband, Robert Waldeck.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 5, 2016, at Carl W. Hall Funeral Home, Warren, Ohio, where Chaplain Thomas Mitchell will officiate. Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 4, 2016, at Carl W. Hall Funeral Home. Interment will be at Sager Memorial Park, Bristolville, Ohio.
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Aug. 3, 2016


Janet M Buschbacher, age 57, of Mountain Home, AR

Janet M Buschbacher, age 57, of Mountain Home, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2016, in Mountain Home. She was born November 2, 1958, in Roselle, Illinois to Edward and Mae (Freeman) Troyke.
Janet married Robert Buschbacher August 2, 1987, in Roselle, Illinois. She was a 911 dispatcher in Streamwood, Illinois for 18 years. She was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Mountain Home.
Janet is survived by her husband Robert Buschbacher and a son Nicholas Buschbacher both of Mountain Home, two step-sons Joseph Buschbacher and wife Colleen of Genoa, Illinois and Robert Buschbacher, Jr. and wife Revelina of Elgin, Illinois and a step-daughter Jacqueline Starzyk and husband Danny of Chicago, Illinois, her mother Mae Troyke and a sister Kathryn Shockey both of Mountain Home, a brother James Troyke of Wheaton, Illinois, one nephew, Shawn Shockey and wife Jessica of Geneva, Illinois, close painting buddies Jo Caldwell and Mary Shields and two furry friends Scooter and Risky. She was preceded in death by her father.
A Gathering of Remembrance Service will be from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. Saturday, August 6, 2016, at Roller Funeral Home. Interment will be private. Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of North Central Arkansas.
Arrangements are by Roller Funeral Home.


Garnett (McKnight) McDonough

Garnett (McKnight) McDonough, died on August 9, 2016.

She was born April 30, 1937, third daughter of Bill and Alma (Shockey) McKnight.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband John P. McDonough and sister Betty (Harold) Setty.

She is survived by sisters Donna (Lloyd) Mingus and Sharon McKnight, both of Florida. Appreciated as a wonderful mother and grandmother, she was affectionately known by her family as Grandma Garnett. To celebrate her well-lived and much-loved life, she leaves her children: John McDonough, Springfield, OH; Elizabeth McDonough, Beavercreek, OH; Michael and Maureen (Burke) McDonough, Rockford, IL; and Mark and Lori (Stoll) McDonough, Springfield, OH. Additionally, there are her grandchildren: Gina Beckel, Gabe Beckel, Megan Beckel, Arty Beckel, Emily Fulton, Connor McDonough, Cara McDonough, and Colin McDonough; and several great-grandchildren: Makayla, Arleigh, Arty and Roan Beckel, Lincoln and Isabella Moore, Kinsley Fulton, Tadem McDonough, Gabby and Abby Beckel, Alex and Lisa Pennington, Quinlyn and Payton Beckel


Ada Rosalie Griffin, age 79, of Canton, OH

Ada Rosalie Griffin, age 79, of Canton, passed away Saturday, August 13, 2016. She was born in Jackson County, WV to the late Hollie Clyde and Judie Ethel (Good) Casto. She was a member of Sword of the Spirit Faith Center.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by one daughter, Christina Lou Anderson; three brothers. She is survived by her husband, Charles O. Griffin to whom she would have been married 60 years this month; three sons, Ronnie (Joyce) Griffin, Dean (Lisa) Griffin and Kevin (Crystal) Griffin; one daughter, Gina (William) Risher; 10 grandchildren, Jeremy (Jen) McDonald, Richard (Sandy) Griffin, Daniel (Katelyn) Griffin, Sean Anderson, Amanda Griffin (fiancé, Josh Brinley), Kristen Anderson (fiancé, Eric Stucki), Kayla Griffin, Gillian Risher, Koda Griffin and Kayden Griffin; five great-grandchildren, Caysen, Haley, Leah, Zoe and Miley; three brothers; Bernard (Madeline) Casto, Don (Louise) Casto and Arnold (Juanita) Casto; three sisters, Reva Crihfield, Glennis Skeen and Glenda (Dave) Shockey; sister-in-law, Linda Casto.
Funeral services will be Tuesday August 16, 2016 at 3 p.m. in the Kreighbaum-Sanders Funeral Home with Pastor William Risher officiating. Friends will be received two hours before services on Tuesday (1-3 p.m). Condolences or fond memories may be shared online at

Published in The Repository on Aug. 15, 2016



Thomas Jay Grubb, age 74, of Newark, OH

A Celebration of Life service will be held for Thomas Grubb on Sunday, August, 21st, 2016 at 4pm at Brucker Kishler Funeral Home, Newark, OH 43055. Family will greet friends from prior to the service at the funeral home.
Thomas Jay Grubb, age 74, of Newark, passed away on August 15, 2016 surrounded by his family. He was born on January 12, 1942 in Lebanon, PA to the late Delbert and Dorothy (Stover) Grubb.
Thomas is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Sandra (Brown) Grubb. He also leaves behind his children, Angela Schmidt, Kim (Richard) Shockey, Tracy (Christopher) Martin, Meagan (Mickey) Lockhart; step-sons, Clinton Smith and Andrew Rinehart; grandchildren, Ron Gill, Jr., Chad Schmidt, Josh Tinkham, Steven Martin, Alexandria Martin, and Ayden Lockhart; 6 great-grandchildren; siblings Betty Grubb, of Cypress, CA, Mildred Suan, of Carson, CA, Rita Criss, Nancy Scott, Janice McCulloch, and Ronald Grubb, all of St. Joseph, MO, Connie (Bill) Bevard, Cindi (Freddie) Latella, Cathy Bell, Tina (Jim) Glaser, Candy (Tom) Marietta. Thomas is also survived by several nieces and nephews, and his beloved dogs, Ralphie and Hillary.
Thomas is preceded in death by his parents; his adopted parents, Kate and Jody Sandbrink; siblings, Junior, Jim, and Adella.
Thomas loved to be outdoors. He enjoyed camping, fishing, and antique cars. Thomas was also an avid supporter of the Buckeyes, the Cincinnati Reds, and NASCAR. Thomas retired from Heat and Frost Insulators, Local 44, of which he was President for 19 years.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Kindred Healthcare Activity Department, 75 McMillen Dr, Newark, OH 43055.
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Lorraine Johnson Age 77, Bonney Lake, WA

Lorraine Johnson Age 77, passed away Sept. 5, 2016, at her home in Bonney Lake, WA. A memorial service will be held on Thurs., Sept. 15, 2016 at the LDS Church in Buckley, WA.

She was born April 10, 1939 in Boise, ID to Ray and Evelyn Shockey.

Lorraine was a homemaker. She was an active member of the LDS Church. Her interests included family, gardening, sewing and reading. Lorraine was a loyal friend.

Mrs. Johnson is survived by her sisters Darlene, Linda, and Lenora, 1 brother, Ken; 2 sons, Loyd Russell and Ray Shockey, 1 daughter, April Dietrich; 11 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her daughter Sherry Barney, and son Dewayne Russell.

She will be laid to her final resting place at the Odd Fellows Cemetery In Tumwater, WA.
Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) on Sept. 10, 2016


Gwen (Shockey) Boechler, 60, Calgary

It is with much sadness that the family of Gwen (Shockey) Boechler announces the sudden passing of their daughter, sister and aunt on Friday, Sept. 9th, 2016 in Calgary at the age of 60.

Gwen is survived by her loving parents, Merle and Flora Shockey (Grande Prairie, Alta.) family: Warren and Lenora Shockey (Calgary), Karen and Stephen Boyne (Grande Prairie), mother-in-law, Pat Boechler (Saskatoon), Gary and Elaine Boechler (Kelowna), Alan and Donna Boechler (Stoney Plain) as well as nieces: Candace, Carla, Lindsay and nephews: Brock, Cameron, Adam, Tanner, Derek, Brett, Evan, Landon, Braden and Logan. Wendy and Jack Andrews.

Gwen is predeceased by her husband Giles Boechler and his family members of Kasper, Guy, Kaz and Jan. Gwen had resided Kelowna, B.C for the past 30+ years and recently retired to Calgary after a long career with B.C Interior Health.

Born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan in 1956, she and her family lived in North Battleford, Richard, Zelma and Allan in the CNR Train Station residence while her Father was the Station Agent during those years.

She graduated from Allan School in 1974 and married her High School Sweetheart, Giles Boechler from Allan in 1976. They resided in Saskatoon until moving to Kelowna a few years later. She enjoyed time with family and friends with many happy memories. Curling, skiing, travelling and cheering for the Saskatchewan Roughriders highlighted those moments. She will always be remembered for her bright smile and caring devotion. She will be dearly missed by all and has gone to be with her Giles in their everlasting life. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Published in Okanagan Valley Newspaper Group on Sept. 15, 2016

Homer Glenn Shockey, 91, Banning, CA

Homer Glenn Shockey, Age 91, passed away on 9/21/2016 in Banning, CA where he had been a resident for 26 years.

He was born in Malvern, Arkansas.

He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII as a Pharmacist's Mate. He worked for Rockwell International for 38 years. He was a Yorba Linda 4H Advisor and a member of Yorba Linda Methodist Church, Banning United Methodist Church and Banning Historical Society.

Homer is survived by his wife of 70 years Margaret; daughter Glenda (Don) Camp of Riverside, CA; son William (Rebecca) Rowley of Las Vegas, NV; 3 grandchildren Todd Wulff, Elizabeth Petty and Sara Bartkowski; and 4 great grandchildren Katherine, Adam, Emma, and Samuel

Funeral Service will be on Saturday, 10/1/2016, 11am at Banning United Methodist Church. Interment will be at Riverside National Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to Weaver Mortuary, Beaumont, CA 951-845-1141 To leave condolences or sign the online Guest book, please visit www.weaver-
Published in Press-Enterprise on Sept. 29, 2016


Charles Hodge Shockey, 78, of Marietta, OH

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.


Lester Shockey 87, FL

Lester Shockey 87, December 10, 1928 - October 25, 2016 Arrangements by Affordable Cremation Solutions 904-683-5427
Published in the Florida Times-Union on Oct. 29, 2016


Donald Kent Shockey, Lt. Col., U.S.M.C.  (Ret.), 77, Wilmington Island

Donald Kent Shockey, Lt. Col., U.S.M.C. (Ret.), 77 years old, died peacefully Saturday, November 5, 2016 in his home on Wilmington Island.
Mr. Shockey was born on August 23, 1939 in Atchison, Kansas.  He graduated from the University of Arkansas and joined the United States Marine Corps in 1958.
After retiring in Savannah, Georgia he taught Navy ROTC at Jenkins High School, and was an active member of the Marine Corps League, Navy League, American Legion Post 184, VFW Post 4392, Retired Officers Association, Military Order of World Wars, and Coast Guard Auxiliary & Division Captain. He was honored Veteran of the Year in 2008.
Surviving are his son and daughter, Lamar Kent "Mauri" Shockey and Shannon Shockey Lambert, and his grandson, Brian Lambert.
The family will receive friends from 9:00 am until 11:00 am on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Islands Christian Church on US-80, and the funeral service will follow at the same location at approximately 11:00 am.

John M. Britton, 74, of Ansted, WV

John M. Britton, 74, of Ansted, WV, formerly of Huntington, W.Va., died Tuesday, November 8, 2016, at CAMC, Charleston.

Born on November 4, 1942, he was the son of the late George and Mary Shockey Britton.

John retired from teaching in 1995, having taught 30 years at Lincoln Junior and Huntington High schools.

Survivors are one sister and brother-in-law, Martha and David Pack; and many friends. At his request, there will be no service or visitation, and his body will be cremated. Wallace & Wallace of Ansted are in charge of arrangements.

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Published in The Herald-Dispatch on Nov. 13, 2016


Joseph W. Shockey, age 81, of Seven Hills, OH

Joseph W. Shockey, age 81, of Seven Hills, OH, passed away November 26, 2016. Born in Meyersdale, PA to the late Fred and Mary Shockey; loving husband of 61 years to Henrietta Shockey; cherished brother of Dorothy Worthington (deceased), Winifred Deal (deceased), John Shockey (deceased), Ruth Hetz and Clara Ross; uncle of many and friend to all. Joe was a proud veteran of the United States Army and served in the Korean War.

Per Joe's request, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life is to take place the beginning of 2017 and will be announced at a later date. Service details to be posted at
Published in The Plain Dealer from Nov. 28 to Dec. 4, 2016


Robert E. "Bob" Crowell, 74, Decatur

Robert E. "Bob" Crowell, 74, Decatur, passed away Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016.
Bob was employed at the Decatur Daily Democrat and retired with 15 years of service. Prior to his employment at the Democrat, he drove semi for Thunderbird Products for 18 years.
He is survived by three daughters, Deborah (Gary) Kelsay and Dr. Kathryn (Randy) Wren, both of Winchester; and Roberta (Gary) Hobbs of Marshall; two sons, Chuck (Tonia Benge) Crowell of Decatur and Steve (Lisa) Crowell of Rockford, Ohio; wife, Marilyn Crowell of Willshire, Ohio; two sisters, Dr. Lois Crowell Firth of St. Augustine, Fla. and Jean Pozek of Gettysburg, Ohio; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Laura (Shockey) Crowell and a brother, David Jones.
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Praise Point Church in Willshire.
Visitation will be held at the church from 12:30 until the time of service.
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Published in Decatur Daily Democrat on Dec. 6, 2016


Daniel Edward Shockey, 28, Lonaconing

Daniel Edward Shockey, 28, of Lower Georges Creek Road, Lonaconing died Sunday, November 13, 2016. Born on October 3, 1988 in Cumberland he was the son of Marvin “Huck” Shockey of Lonaconing and Gail (Jones) Platter and step-father Ron of Frostburg.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, James and Ellen Shockey, Isabel and Dan Jones
and step-grandparents Elroy and Marie Platter.
Dan was a 2006 graduate of Westmar High School and the Center for Career and Technical Education and worked as a heavy equipment operator for Waste Management. He enjoyed contributing to and participating in the Western Allegany Model Railroad Display.
Together with his parents he is also survived by his son, Lane Daniel Shockey; a sister, Mandy Buckholtz and husband Ed; a nephew, Cameron Buckholtz; three step-brothers, Kenny Platter, Gary Platter and Jim Kerchner; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and his special companion, his dog, Remi. He is also survived by three special friends Jesse Nightengale, Jarad Marsh and Brant Coleman.
Family and friends will be received at the Wilhelm-Eakin Funeral Home, P.A., Midland on Thursday, November 17, 2016 from 2-4PM and 7-9PM. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, November 18, 2016 at 11:00AM with Pastor Jim Jeffries officiating. Interment will be held at Frostburg Memorial Park.

Frances Crawford Harrison, 92, of Wardensville, WV

Frances Crawford Harrison, 92, of Wardensville, WV passed away on Monday, December 19, 2016 at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Frances was born on October 11, 1924 in Wardensville, WV, daughter of the late George W. and Clara Tharp Orndorff.
She was a 1945 graduate of Wardensville High School, worked for Capon Manufacturing for 17 years, a member of the Wardensville United Methodist Church and a former member of the Rebekah Lodge #10.
Frances was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Harrison; and two brothers, Odell and James Orndorff.
Surviving are two sons, Ricky Crawford and his wife, Molly, of Strasburg, VA, Jay Crawford and his wife, Robin, of Hagerstown, MD; six daughters, Carolyn Brooks and her husband, Robert, of Winchester, VA, Connie Lowman of Baltimore, MD, Debbie Mohr and her husband, Chuck, Donna Orndorff and her husband, Gene, all of Strasburg, VA, Lisa Shockey and her husband, Bobby, Patsy Holliday, both of Wardensville, WV; 19 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.
A funeral service to be held at the Wardensville United Methodist Church on Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. Officiating will be Rev. Michael Funkhouser and Rev. Sherwin Tharp. Interment will follow in the Wardensville Cemetery.
Family will receive friends at the Wardensville United Methodist Church in Wardensville, WV on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 from 6-8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice Promise Foundation, C/O Grant Memorial Hospice, 100 Hospital Drive Suite 2, Petersburg, WV 26847 or Wardensville United Methodist Church, 995 Trout Run Road, Wardensville, WV 26851.
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Mary Mavoureen Hofe Whisner, 93, of Berkeley Springs, WV

Mary Mavoureen Hofe Whisner, 93, of Berkeley Springs, entered the gates of Heaven on Friday, August 26, 2016.
She is survived by her husband of 73 years, Edward R. “Whiz” Whisner and her daughter, Mary Ann (Kirby) Louis. She is also survived by her sister, Mary Jane Michael, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Mavoureen was born on March 17, 1923 in Great Cacapon, W.Va.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond “Ace” Hofe and Mabel Shockey Hofe.
Her mother died when she was only two and a half, so she was raised by her maternal grandmother, Alice Shockey Compton and her step-grandfather, T. Hamil Compton. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Winona Shade and four brothers, Harold Franklin, Ranford Urner, Chalmer Nimrod and Earl Wayne Hofe.
She graduated as Salutatorian of Berkeley Springs High School, class of 1941. She was part owner of the former T.H. Compton Trucking until she retired.
She was a member of the First Methodist Church, Berkeley Springs Chapter #77, Order of the Eastern Star, Daughters of the Nile and the former Great Cacapon Ladies Aid Society. For many years, she was the pianist for the Calvary United Methodist Church in Great Cacapon.
Funeral services were held Monday, August 29 at 11 a.m. at Hunter- Anderson Funeral Home. Conducted by Pastor Steve Dawson. Burial was in Great Cacapon Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to Great Cacapon Cemetery, c/o Louise Spring, P.O. Box 205, Great Cacapon, WV 25422.
Arrangements are by Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 36 S. Green St., Berkeley Springs.

Jerry Dewayne Shockey of Antlers, OK

Jerry Dewayne Shockey of Antlers, Oklahoma passed from this life Friday, December 23rd, 2016 at his home at the age of 63.
Dewayne was born July 27th, 1953 in Tulsa to Donald Wayne and Frankie (Meyers) Shockey, but was raised by his grandparents; Willis and Etta Mae Shockey from the time he was three weeks old. He married Rita Lynne Smith on March 22, 1975 in Rattan, and he retired from Weyerhauser after 32 years. Dewayne was a very devoted family man who you could always find at his children's and grandchildren's games. He also loved watching OU football, was a huge Texas Rangers fan and enjoyed working around his place. Dewayne was the type of man who never met a stranger, he could start up a conversation with anyone and once you met him you would never forget him.
Dewayne is preceded in death by his grandparents Willis & Etta Mae Shockey, brother; Donnie Shockey and sister; Donna Sue Bryant as well as his parents; Donald & Frankie Shockey.
He leaves behind a loving family that includes his wife Rita of the home, children; Chay & Ariel Shockey of Antlers and Clacy & Adrienne Shockey of Collinsville, grandchildren; Keller and Kam Shockey both of Antlers and Landrey Shockey of Collinsville, a special aunt; Neva Gambetta and a sister; Vickie Jones of Sapulpa as well as numerous other relatives and a host of friends.
Pallbearers for the service include: Jamie Underwood, Myrl Redman, Micheal Riser, Seth Wood, Bradley Mills, Allen Clay, Randell Clay, Adam Green and Cliffton Miller.
Honorary pallbearers include: Larry Boyett, Robert Songer, Mike Wood, Carl Hatcher, Calvin Slabaugh, Ray Branch, Chris Gibbs, Paul Watts, Chris Brown, Robbie Baze, Sterling Parsons, Mike Moon, Sylvester Holiman and Jerry Newell.
In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to a memorial fund established at Ameristate Bank to be used to help with getting a new gym at Rattan School.
Service will be held 2p.m. Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at Rattan Baptist Church with Shawn Robertson and Kent Jensen officiating. Interment will Follow at the Dela Cemetery under the direction of Burkhart Funeral Service of Antlers.

Grace M. Goudy, 84, of Wapakoneta,OH

Grace M. Goudy, 84, of Wapakoneta, died 2:28 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016, at St. Rita's Medical Center Hospice. She was born Dec. 16, 1932, in Roundhead, Ohio, the daughter of James and Emily (Shockey) Chamberlain, who preceded her in death. On Nov. 5, 1955, she married James D. Goudy, and he died Aug. 3, 2002.
Survivors include two sons: Jay (Ann) Goudy, Trotwood, Ohio, Mike (Gloria) Goudy, Wapakoneta; four grandchildren: Jeremy (Sherri) Goudy, Bill (Jamie) Goudy, Kelly (Sam) Miller, & April (Chris) Coulter; four great-grandchildren: Wyatt, Kieran, Garet and Emily; two nieces and two nephews.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Ada Runyon.
Grace was a homemaker and had worked in the housekeeping department at Wapakoneta Manor for 33 years of service. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wapakoneta. She enjoyed shopping, traveling to the Smokey Mountains, and fishing, but she most enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, 2015, at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, 1102 Lincoln Ave., (St. Rt. 501) Wapakoneta, with Rev. Sean Wilson officiating. Burial is to follow in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Wapakoneta. The family will receive friends 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Wapakoneta Manor.
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Published in Wapakoneta Daily News on Dec. 27, 2016


Edward J. Flanagan, 94,  of Frisco, TX

Edward J. Flanagan of Frisco, TX, age 94, passed away after a short illness on December 11, 2016. Edward was born on September 28, 1922 in Johnstown, PA. Edward was a veteran of WWII and continued his military career in the Air Force for 22 years. He met the love of his life, Muriel Parker, in London and was married for 46 years. Edward was preceded in death by his wife Muriel Flanagan and his son Howard Flanagan. He is survived by his children Kathy Shockey, Michael Flanagan, and Denise Park, along with seven grandchildren and six great-grand-children. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on January 6, 2017 at First United Methodist Church, 4901 Paige Rd, The Colony, TX. In lieu of flowers please consider donations to ASPCA or a local humane society of your choice.
Published in Dallas Morning News on Dec. 31, 2016

Frank Joe "Smiley" Zientek, 86

Frank Joe "Smiley" Zientek was called home to eternal life on Monday, December 19th, 2016. He was born on April 15, 1930, in Brenham, Texas. Frank was the son of the late Joe W. and Jannie (Kaminski) Zientek. Frank was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Elizabeth "Betsy" Zientek, in June 2015.
He grew up in Brenham, TX attending St. Mary's Catholic School and graduating Brenham High School in 1949.
Frank was a veteran of the United States Navy. During the Korean War, he served on the USS Oriskany CV34 and received an honorable discharge in 1952. He often shared many stories with his family and the love for his country would always beam from his stories. After the Navy, Frank relocated to Maryland married and started a family. He began a long career with the B&O / CSX Railroad and retired as a conductor in May 1997. Frank became a mainstay to the many passengers between Brunswick and Washington DC. He knew his passengers by their first names, and welcomed them with a smile and usually a joke or two.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by: brothers, Philip and Louis Zientek, sister, Carolyn Pierucci, daughter, Janice Lewis, and grandson, Jake Shuron.
Surviving are his children: Frankie Zientek and wife Patti, Tonia Shockey and husband Bryan, Dean Zientek, Richard Powell and wife Patty, Maria Pippin and husband Greg, David Powell and wife Stephanie, and Jeff Powell and wife Beth, and son in-law Randy Lewis; 19 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at Brownsville Church of the Brethren, 1911 Rohrersville Road, Knoxville, MD on Friday, January 6th, 2017 at 2:00pm, with the Reverend Linda Fernandez officiating.

Larry E. Parr, 67, of Waynesboro, PA

Larry E. Parr, 67, of Waynesboro, PA passed away Sunday, January 1, 2017 at the Martinsburg VA Hospital, WV.
Born December 9, 1949, in Chambersburg, PA he was the son of the late William and Madoline (Furry) Parr, Sr. He is survived by his wife, Sally G. (Shockey) Parr of Waynesboro to whom he was married to for 22 years.
Larry was a United States Army Veteran, serving during Vietnam earning both a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star. He worked various jobs throughout his life including Valley Quarries, Saw Mills at Mountain Valley and Coldsmith, and the J. Martin Benchoff estate.  He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, coaching softball and going to yard sales, flea markets, and auctions. He was a lifelong fan of the Oakland Raiders and especially loved his dog, Isabella.
In addition to his wife, Larry is survived by his four children: Seth Parr and his significant other, Leanna, of Pleasant Hall,  Emmy Miner and her husband Jeff, of Fayetteville, Megan Kauffman and her significant other George, of Waynesboro, and Abbie Parr and her significant other Patrick, of Waynesboro, PA. Larry is also survived by two grandchildren, Donovan Campbell and Keira Gift, his four siblings, Roger Parr, of Biglerville, William Parr and his wife Wendy, of Orrtanna, Connie Parr, of Orrtanna, John Parr and his wife Susan, of Orrtanna, and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by two brothers, Dennis Parr and Glenn Parr.
Funeral services will be held Friday, January 6, 2017 at 11am at the Monahan Funeral Home, 125 Carlisle St., Gettysburg, PA with Rev. Christopher Frye officiating. Burial with full military honors will be at the Mont Alto Cemetery, Mont Alto, immediately following the service. Online condolences may be made at

Joan Marie Shockey, 83, of Florence, KY

Joan Marie Shockey, 83, of Florence, passed away on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at St. Elizabeth Hospice in Edgewood.  She was a retired Real Estate Agent with Sibcy Cline where she developed lifelong friendships with her clients and colleagues.  She was a member of Immanuel United Methodist Church in Lakeside Park where she loved singing in the choir.  Joan was the most loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend.  She loved the ocean, fishing and swimming.  She was a member of the “Club” a group of high school friends who met at the Greyhound Tavern each month.  Most of all Joan loved being with her grandchildren.
Survivors include her sons, Joe (Jennifer) Shockey of Fort Mitchell, Keith (Debbie) Shockey of Crestview Hills, Stan Shockey of Edgewood; daughter, Kathy (Jeff) Groob of Covington; sister, Joyce Liston Hubbell of Villa Hills; grandchildren, Blake Shockey, Kevin (Julie) Groob, Jason (Kate) Groob, Meghan Groob, Austin Poston, Olivia Shockey, Taylor Shockey, Ella Shockey, Claire Shockey, and Sophia Shockey and special friend, Sally Ziedler.
Joan was preceded in death by her husband, Clinton Shockey (1992), son, Clint Shockey and brother, James Liston.
Visitation is on Saturday, January 14, 2017 from 11:00 AM to the hour of service at 1:00 PM all in Immanuel United Methodist Church, 2551 Dixie Hwy, Lakeside Park, KY 41017.  Interment in Highland Cemetery, Ft. Mitchell.

Nancy Carol Manning, 82

Nancy Carol Manning, 82, died January 4,2017 at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital.

She was bom in Cincinnati, Ohio on February 6,1934 the daughter of Harry and Doris (Shockey) Miller. She had a happy childhood with her mother, father, grandparents, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

She was raised in the Catholic Church and loved animals. She loved taking care of animals, walking in the woods, and floating on a raft on the Ohio River. She loved her grandmother's cooking and listening to her talk with her neighbor on the porch. Nancy's life-long happiness was riding and taking care of horses. Her earliest memory was checking the feet of the big horses delivering milk to Cincinnati homes. In her youth, Nancy worked at Woolworth 5& 10, Cincinnati Telephone Company, and Arthur Murray Studio. Nancy was a model and traveled the world.

She was a young mother to her sons Page and Larry and her daughter Heather. Married for 50 years to her husband George, Nancy was the center of her family as they raised their children and enjoyed animals of every sort. When George called home, she was usually in the bam.

Nancy was an adventurer and the family moved to the craggy shores and piney woods of Maine in the year 2000. She loved the beauty of the ocean, lakes, and forest. Nancy's happiness was raising her children and being with her animals. She lived a blessed life and was loved by everyone. When Nancy had a stroke in 1990, the doctor said she was blessed by God. She said, "Yes, head of the animals."

Nancy, a beloved wife and mother is survived by her husband, George; children Page, Larry and Heather; grandchildren, Billy, Jessie and Emma. She will be forever loved.

Private family services will be held with a spring committal at Woodbine Cemetery, Ellsworth. Arrangements by Jordan-Femald, 113 Franklin Street, Ellsworth, Maine Condolences may be expressed at

Roy Walisa, 88, of Circleville, OH

Roy Walisa, 88, of Circleville, Ohio, passed away on January 11, 2017.

He was born on March 15, 1928, in Circleville to Arthur and Carrie (Brown) Walisa.

He was a WWII Navy Veteran. He loved camping, fishing and traveling. He enjoyed talking about naval ships.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife; Jessie (Shockey) Walisa, grandson; Scott Walisa and by 3 sisters and 2 brothers.

Roy is survived by his children; Robert (Carolyn), Charles (Darla), Jeffrey (Judith) Walisa, Jennifer (Edward) Struckman and by 7 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 16, 2017, at 12 p.m. at the Wellman Funeral Home with burial to follow in Floral Hills Cemetery with Military Honors.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. A special mention goes to Bertha Bailey and Amanda for all their kindness and attention. Memorial contributions are suggested to Heartland Hospice. Online condolences can be made to

Joseph W. Shockey, 81, of Seven Hills, OH

Joseph W. Shockey, 81, of Seven Hills, OH, passed away November 26, 2016. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, February 4, 2017, at St. James Lutheran Church, 4771 Broadview Rd, Cleveland, OH 44109. private internment with full military honors will take place May 30, 2017, in Sunset Memorial Park, North Olmsted, OH.

Norma J. (Ravenscroft) Lambert, 78 of Westminster, MD

Norma J. (Ravenscroft) Lambert, 78 of Westminster, MD Passed Friday, January 13, 2017 at the Dove House in Westminster

She was the Beloved spouse of the late Roy Lee Lambert, Sr.

Mrs. Lambert was born August 2, 1938 in Lonaconing, MD the daughter of the late Elmer B. and late Sarah Elizabeth (Shockey) Ravenscroft.

Mrs. Lambert was an elementary school teacher for over 35 years for Baltimore County Public Schools. She was a member of Westminster United Methodist Church and also was a life member of the Westminster VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

Devoted mother of Rhonda L. and husband Scott Dutrow of Emmitsburg, Roy L Lambert, Jr. of Westminster. Dear Sister of William, John, Richard and Robert Ravenscroft. Also survived by 4 Grandchildren and 2 Great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 6-8 PM at Burrier-Queen Funeral Home and Crematory, P.A., 1212 W. Old Liberty Rd. Winfield, MD 21784. Where funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 19, 2017 11 AM.

Interment to follow in Lake View Memorial Park, Sykesville, MD 21784. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Dove House 292 Stoner Ave. Westminster, MD 21157

David Michael Moore, 61, of Vienna, WV

David Michael Moore, 61, of Vienna, WV, passed away peacefully at home on January 11, 2017.
His infectious laugh and smile will be missed by all of those who were lucky enough to know him. David was born in Clarksburg, W.Va., graduating from Victory High School. He attended WVU with studies in engineering. He was employed by Parkersburg Office Supply as an office designer salesman. His true passion though was his job at Timberline Ski Resort, where he worked as a ski instructor every weekend for the last thirty years. His love for the outdoors also found him riding bike trails in Cannan Valley and at Mountwood Park.
David was preceded in death by his parents, John H. Ash and Emilia (Romain)Ash.
He is survived by his wife, Brenda S. Moore; four children, Terri Cummons, Neil Cummons, Trudi Shockey and Tiffany Han; five grandchildren, Geneva Bautch, Jacob Shockey, Katelyn Shockey, Abigail and Eleanor Han; and one great-grandaughter; brothers, Doug, Jim and Johnny Ash; sister, Dianne Riffee and her husband, Dave and their two children, Melissa and DJ, who were very special to him.
David graciously decided to donate his body to WVU Gift of Life in Morgantown and in keeping with his wishes, no funeral services will be held.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society in David’s honor.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Juanita Jean (Alexander) Shockey, 90

Juanita Jean (Alexander) Shockey, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, died on Jan. 24,2017, at the age of 90.

A service of tribute and love will be held at Eternal Hills Chapel on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, at 11 a.m. Pastor Bruce Simmons will be officiating. Klamath Tribute Center is in charge of the arrangements. There will be no visitation prior to the service.

Juanita was born to Anna Mae and Theodore Roosevelt Alexander on Sept. 7, 1926. She was raised in the Lexington, Cleveland County, Okla., area, where she met Loyal Shockey, her lifelong love of 72 years. They were married on March 29, 1944, in Purcell, Okla. When Loyal entered the U.S. Navy in 1944, Juanita bravely moved alone to San Francisco, Calif., in order to be with Loyal whenever she could be. In 1950, they moved to Klamath Falls, Ore., where they began their family.

Juanita dedicated her life to lovingly caring for her children and grandson, Nick.

Since 1955, she was a member of the Stewart Lennox Baptist Church, where she served as church secretary for many years.

Survivors include her daughter, Sharon; son and daughter-in-law, Orville and; grandson, Nick Shockey; granddaughter, Abigail Shockey; brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Judy Alexander; brother, Doyle Alexander; and many nieces and nephews, who she loved very much. She was preceded in death by her husband, Loyal; her parents; brothers, Jack and Kenneth; and sister, Doris. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to American Diabetes Association.

James (Jim) McMeckan, 79

James (Jim) McMeckan passed away at Michener Extendicare, Red Deer on Friday, January 20, 2017 at the age of 79 years. He will be sadly missed by his family and many friends and relatives. Jim is survived by his wife Carolyn, stepson James Powers, stepdaughter Debbie Powers, daughters; Barbara McMeckan and Carol (Ken) Fewchuk, grandchildren Maverick and Bria Fewchuk, step-grandchildren Luke and Mark Powers, great-grandchildren Adam and William Powes. He is also survived by a brother Johnny (Marianne) McMeckan. Jim was predeceased by his parents Zillah and William McMeckan, son Jerry, brother William and sister Margaret Shockey.
After leaving school Jim worked at Westinghouse in Edmonton. He then went on to owning his own cleaning business and eventually into the trucking business as a gravel truck owner and then into long haul driving for many years. Jim was a talented hockey player and spent several years coaching minor hockey. He also took an avid interest in his community and served on community boards.
At Jim's request, there will not be a service. For those who wish, donations may be made in Jim's honor to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation at Condolences may be sent or viewed at Arrangements in care of Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, 6287 – 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040.
Published in The Edmonton Journal on Jan. 25, 2017

Kathryn Louise Shockey, 74, Hurst, TX

Kathryn Louise Shockey, 74, Hurst, Texas passed away on Monday, January 23, 2017. 
She was born September 20, 1942 to Earl Nelson Shockey and Alma Ruth (Ballard) Shockey in Grapevine, TX.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the online to or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105

Jacqueline Marie Huffman Turner, 80, of Belpre, OH

Jacqueline Marie Huffman Turner, 80, of Belpre, Ohio, passed away Monday, January 30, 2017, at her residence.
She was born March 3, 1936, in Belleville, W.Va., a daughter of the late Jack and Marie Knisley Lambert. Granddaughter of Louis and Mattie (Shockey) Lambert.
Jacqueline enjoyed sewing and taking care of people. She was a member of The Christ Mission Baptist Church in Parkersburg.
She is survived by her two sons, Randall E. Huffman (Cindy) of Boca Raton, Fla. and Richard L. Huffman (Terri) of Belpre, Ohio; one brother, James Lambert (Helen) of Belpre; three grandchildren, Ronald Huffman II (Christina) of Parkersburg, Brittany Huffman Powell (Mike) of Lubeck and Nicole Huffman of Pompano Beach, Fla.; and great-grandchildren, Dominique Huffman, Kay-Lee and Brittany Miihlbach.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles Huffman; her second husband, Darrell Turner; one son, Ronald I. Huffman; and one granddaughter, Brandy Huffman.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 4, 2017, at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 2333 Pike St., south Parkersburg with Pastor Mark Watkins officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens.

Mattie Louise Shockey Points, 75, of Catlettsburg, KY

Mattie Louise Shockey Points, 75, of Catlettsburg, KY, passed away on Monday, January 30, 2017 at Kings Daughters Medical Center surrounded by her loved ones.
She was born on April 10, 1941, in McRoberts, KY; a daughter of the late O.W. Shockey and Lake Erie Blair Shockey. Ms. Points was also preceded in death by two brothers: O.W. Shockey Jr., and William "Billy" Ray Shockey, and one sister: Doris Jean Elliott.
Ms. Points worked as a receptionist at Leon Coal in Ashland, KY.
She is survived by her loving companion of six years, James R. "Bob" Musser and two daughters: Julie Adams of New Martinsville, WV, and Carrie Louis McClendon and her husband, Dale of Scottsboro, AL; four grandchildren: Raychal and Preston Stilgenbauer; Sarah and Drake McClendon; two sisters: Betty Mae Lovin of Ashland, KY, and Margret Ann Sturgill and her husband John of Ashland, KY; four nephews: William Scott Lovin, Jeffrey Stuart, John Sturgill, and Mason Sturgill ; three nieces: Stacy Stevens, Jonda Ribble and husband, Ray, Jill Pollard and a host of extended family and friends.
Funeral service will be held at 1 pm on Friday, February 3, 2017 at Bailey Family Funeral Home in Flatwoods, KY, with Mr. Garrett Brown officiating.

Joanne “Jo” Hunter (Shockey) Bloom, 95, Blue Ridge Summit, PA

Joanne “Jo” Hunter (Shockey) Bloom, age 95, died in her home in Blue Ridge Summit, PA on Saturday, February 4, 2017.   
Jo was Born in Zullinger, PA on July 19, 1921, to the late Ralph I. Shockey, Sr. and Ruth Rieman (Hunter) Shockey.
She graduated from Chambersburg High School in 1939. She married John David Bloom on November 23, 1949 in Highfield, Maryland. He died on October 15, 1968. 
Jo loved to read, quilt, and hook rugs. She also loved many animal companions throughout her years.     
Jo is survived by one son, Terry L. Shockey of Illinois, and three daughters, Elizabeth I. (Bloom) Johnson and her husband Hal Johnson of Blue Ridge Summit, Ellen R. Bloom of Vermont, and Lynn A. (Bloom) Martin and her husband Duke Martin of Carroll Valley, PA; grandchildren, Brenda Shockey, Bridget Laushot, and Karen Shockey of Illinois, Emily Dwyer of Vermont, Eric Dwyer of New York, and Jennifer Huff of Blue Ridge Summit; great grandchildren, Sydney, Zoe, Lance, Luke and Ayla. In addition, she is survived by several nieces and nephews, including Susan (DeWees) Reisinger who helped care for Jo for many, many years.                            
She was preceded in death by a sister, Riemen (Shockey) DeWees, and one brother Ralph I. Shockey, Jr.   
There will be a gathering in her memory this coming Summer

Robert Roy Zuber, age 48, Moorefield, WV

Robert Roy Zuber, age 48 of South Elm Street, Moorefield, WV, passed away Tuesday morning, February 7, 2017 at his residence. Born on April 20, 1968 in Winchester, VA, he was a son of Lawrence McDonald Zuber of Moorefield, WV and the late Marsha Lynn (Arnold) Zuber. He was the Assistant Public Works Director for the Town of Moorefield and a member of the Moorefield Lodge # 29 A.F. & A.M.
Rob was an outdoor enthusiast. He enjoyed hunting with the “orchard gang”, deep sea fishing off of Hatteras, NC, woodworking and building. He was a Civil War Buff who enjoyed metal detecting for artifacts and once belonged to the McNeill Rangers. He was a past member and EMT for Fraley Ambulance Service with over 20 years’ service to the community at large.
Surviving is his wife, Carol Sue (Shockey) Zuber, a brother, Eric “Bink” & Rona Zuber of Old Fields, WV a niece, Taylor Zuber; his father and companion, Lawrence M. Zuber and Maxine Halterman and his “other brother”, Tim & Diana Thorne of Moorefield, WV, as well as numerous friends.
Funeral Services will be conducted 1:00 PM Friday, February 10, 2017 at the Fraley Funeral Home Chapel, 107 Washington Street with Pastor Chris Whetzel officiating. Interment will follow with Masonic Graveside Rites accorded by the Moorefield Lodge # 29 A.F. & A.M. at the Olivet Cemetery.

Christopher Allen Atkins, Sr., 56, Detroit, MI

Christopher Allen Atkins, Sr., June 15, 1960-February 16, 2017. He is survived by Rachel Shockey, Chris Atkins II, Lucian and Jackson Shockey, Walt Atkins, Jr., Mickey Atkins, Steven Atkins, and Walter Atkins, Sr. Veteran of U.S. Navy, seven years. Lover of the outdoors, fishing, and hunting.

Published in Detroit Free Press

Mervyn Webster, 67, Dallas, TX

Mervyn Webster, Loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, coach, and friend, passed away at the age of 67 on February 10, 2017, in Dallas, Texas.

Mervyn was born on September 20, 1949 in Bloemfontein, South Africa, and spent most of his life in Wichita, Kansas.

His talent and determination in tennis led him to Wichita State University, where he met the love of his life, Anetta Shockey. Their journey together richened many lives, spread the love of tennis and friendship, and made the world a kinder place. Mervyn shared his passion for tennis with countless people and served as a wonderful role model. He was devoted to his family and cherished the time he spent with his daughters and granddaughters. He is known for his work ethic, dedication, and generosity.

He is survived by his daughters, Kimberly (Rob) DeWitt, Traci Webster (Lawrence Cosby), and Wendi (Michael) Green; granddaughters, Ella and Hadley DeWitt; mother-in-law, Mary Ellen Shockey; brothers-in-law, Duane (Pam) Shockey, Leonard Shockey and Greg Starr.

Memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, February 17, at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, Wichita, Kansas. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011 or Downing & Lahey East Mortuary. Share tributes online at:

Dennis Lloyd Teegardin Sr., 72, Brunswick, OH

Dennis Lloyd Teegardin Sr. lost his long battle with cancer on 10 Feb 2017 in Brunswick, Ohio.

He was born on 18 Dec 1945 in Grand Rapids, Michigan to the late William John Shockey and the late Betty Jane (Downey) Teegardin Clement. He was later adopted by his mother's first husband Robert Lynn Teegardin after they were married.

Dennis graduated in 1964 from the Newaygo Public Schools in Newaygo, Michigan. He went on to join the US Air Force and served in the Vietnam War.

After returning from Vietnam, he married Therysa M. Lockwood about 1968 and divorced in March 1972. During their brief marriage they had two wonderful children. He later married Janel L. Precek and had another daughter.

Dennis was greatly loved by his family and friends. He will always be remembered by his wonderful conversations and enjoyment of going to the Shockey Reunions as well as seeing the family history.

Dennis is survived by his wife, Janel; his three children: Darla (Teegardin) Clemons, Dennis L. (Judy) Teegardin Jr., and Donna M. Teegardin; one sister: Nancy L. (Teegardin) Afton; two brothers: Wayne (Christine) Teegardin and Roger Teegardin; as well as many friends and extended family.

There will be a private memorial with close family and friends. If you wish to leave condolences please see his FindAGrave memorial:

Theresa H. Shockey, 90, of Toledo

Theresa H. Shockey, 90, of Toledo passed away on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at her home. She was born on September 28, 1926 in Toledo to Stephen and Elizabeth Horvath and was a loving wife of Robert Shockey who preceded her in death. Theresa was a faithful member of St. Stephen Catholic Church. In her spare time, she volunteered at St. Vincent de Paul Society. Theresa will be dearly missed.
She is survived by many nieces and nephews and their families. Theresa was also preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Helen Bacher and Elizabeth Lesko; and brother, Stephen Horvath.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at Epiphany of the Lord Parish, St. Stephen Catholic Church with the family to receive guests after 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to the church. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Theresa's niece, Anita for her compassionate care. As published in The Blade

Charles Kenneth Shockey, 79, of Chance, MD

Charles Kenneth Shockey, 79, of Chance, passed away on Friday, February 17, 2017 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md.
He was born in Baltimore on February 8, 1938 to the late Kenneth & Frances Tyler Shockey. Charles was an electrician having worked for Bethlehem Steel, U.S. Coast Guard, Marine Corp., and David Taylor Research in Annapolis. He was a Marine Corp. veteran.
Charles is survived by his wife of 49 years, Judy Waller Shockey, daughters Michelle Mavronis and her husband Angelo of Glenelg, Md. and Robin Washburn of Rising Sun, Md., grandchildren, George, Charlie and Evan Mavronis and Cory, Floyd, Alex & Christopher Washburn, sister-in-laws, Barbara Denston and Wanda Henderson of Princess Anne, and brother-in-law, Robert Waller and his wife Barbara of Merritt Island, Fla.
A memorial service is planned for 11:00 A.M. Saturday, February 25, 2017, at Hinman Funeral Home in Princess Anne where friends may call one hour prior to the service. Pastors David Webster and David Diskin will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made in his memory to Rock Creek U.M. Church, C/O Shirley Willin Massey, 23255 Haines Point Rd., Chance, Md. 21821

Arrangements are in the care of Hinman Funeral Home in Princess Anne, Md.
Published in The Daily Times on Feb. 22, 2017

Dorothy Alice Berridge Shockey, 86, Le Aho Crossing, Alaska

Dorothy Alice Berridge Shockey was born on December 30, 1928 and passed away on Sunday, February 26, 2017.  Dorothy was a resident of Le Aho Crossing, Alaska at the time of her passing.  Funeral services were held on March 1, 2017.

Thomas Mitchell Hook, Age 90. of Alexandria, VA

Thomas Mitchell Hook, Age 90. of Alexandria, VA passed away February 24, 2017.

Preceded in death by his ever-loving wife of 65 years, Kathryn W. Hook.

He was the father of Deborah (Bruce) Drees, Michele (Jeffrey) Shockey, Melissa Hook, and DeeAnne (Michael) Eaton; grandfather of Laura Drees, Susan (Glenn) Drees-Armstrong, Emily Shockey, and Jessica (Michael) Williams, and Daniel, William (Charlotte) and Matthew Eaton; and great-grandfather of Chase Williams, and Sophia and Katlyn Armstrong.

Relatives and friends may call at Jefferson Funeral Chapel, 5755 Castlewellan Dr., Alexandria, VA, Friday, March 3, 4 to 8 p.m., where a funeral service will be held Saturday, March 4, at 11 a.m.

Karlen Cooney, 99, of Woodstock

Karlen Cooney, 99, of Woodstock, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, at her home.
She was born June 30, 1917, in Woodstock, the daughter of James M. and Olive (Shockey) Hecht.

She married James H. Cooney on Sept. 21, 1946. She took great pride in her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and supported not only their activities and pursuits but also the campaigns of her husband, who served as Woodstock Mayor and McHenry County Circuit Judge.
Karlen is survived by her three children: Melissa Cooney and Kent Cooney, both of Woodstock, and Andrea (Robert) Cusick of Springfield, Ill.; six grandchildren: Brandy (Brian) Coakley of Brook-field, WiS., Jordan (Nick) Reget of Woodstock, J Colman Cooney (Emily McGufficke) and Alexe Cooney, both of Portland, Ore., Laura Cusick of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Kerry Cusick of Springfield, Ill.; and five great-grandchildren: Bailey Coakley, Megan Coakley, August Reget, Olive Reget, and Frances Cooney.
She is also survived by her nephews, James P. Hecht of Woodstock and Dr. Robert Hecht of Ar-lington Heights; brother-in-law, Thomas (Jane) Cooney of Woodstock; and her favorite former daughter-in-law, Deah Cooney.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and brothers, Irwin and Raphael Hecht.At Karlen's request, all services are private.


Ray Shockey, 72, of Brandywine, WV

Ray Shockey, 72, of Brandywine, West Virginia passed away Friday, March 3, 2017 at the home of his sister-in-law, Joyce Shockey.
He was born May 14, 1944 in Old Fields, WV and was the son of the late George Edward Shockey and Louise Catherine McDonald Shockey.
He had worked at Dunham-Bush and on Buck Joseph’s farm.
He is survived by three brothers: George Robert Shockey (& wife, Maude) of Old Fields, WV, Roger Allen Shockey of Old Fields, WV and Wayne Price Shockey (& wife, Jean) of Old Fields, WV.   Two sisters: Mary Jane Bolton (& husband, Paul, Jr.) of Brandywine, WV and Betty Irene May (& husband, Garland) of Sugar Grove, WV.   Two sisters-in-law: Nancy Shockey and Joyce Shockey;  A brother-in-law: Paul Bolton, Sr. and a number of nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by two brothers – Alvin Eugene Shockey and Paul Junior Shockey and two sisters – Goldy Mae Bolton and Dorothy Ann Vandevander.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 – 2:00 PM Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin where Preacher Larry Danner will conduct a funeral at 2:00 PM on Tuesday.
Memorials may be made toward funeral expenses, c/o Kimble Funeral Home, P. O. Box 159, Franklin, WV  26807 or Mountain Hospice, P. O. Box 416, Franklin, WV  26807.

Lois Ann (Toms) Thompson, 79, Mechanicsburg, PA

Mrs. Lois Ann (Toms) Thompson, 79, of Deerfield Ave., Mechanicsburg, PA, passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2017, in her home, surrounded by her family, following a five year battle with cancer.
Born December 6, 1937 in Waynesboro, PA, she was the daughter of the late J. Russell and Alma L. (Shockey) Toms.
Mrs. Thompson graduated from Waynesboro High School with the class of 1955.
She and her husband of nearly 60 years, Richard E. Thompson, were married on April 20, 1957 in Faith United Methodist Church, Waynesboro.
Mrs. Thompson worked at Reeves Hoffman in the purchasing department and later at the United Methodist Children's Home.
She enjoyed preparing meals for her family, swimming, watching college football, trips to Myrtle Beach, SC, reading, and camping. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother and her family was her pride and joy.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two children, Richard Thompson, II and his wife, Terri of Olathe, KS and Beth Fetzner and her husband, David of Zions View, PA; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Susie Rook and her husband, Wib of Waynesboro and Joan Shadle of Waynesboro; and two nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one grandson.
Services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro, with Pastor Jon Uhlinger officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services, Wednesday morning, in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Celtic Hospice and Home Care, 900 Century Drive, Suite 201, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 or The American Cancer Society at
Online condolences may be expressed at
Published in Waynesboro Record Herald on Mar. 10, 2017

Ann Carol Younkins Shockey, 79, Greensburg

Ann Carol Younkins Shockey, of Greensburg, entered eternal life Saturday, March 11, 2017. Ann Carol was born April 22, 1937, daughter of the late Cameron W and Mary M. Younkins.

She was predeceased by husband, Donald E. Shockey, and granddaughter, Amanda Lynne Thoma.

She graduated from Hagerstown High School, Class of 1955. She received degrees at James Madison University in Virginia and Indiana University of Pennsylvania. At JMU, she was a member of the Alpha Sigma Alpha social sorority. She taught at North Hagerstown High School in the early 1960's. Later, she was a part-time instructor of English at Westmoreland Community College in Youngwood, and at the University of Pittsburgh in Greensburg. A long-time member (since 1964) of American Association of University Women, she was a charter member of the Greensburg branch of the AAUW, founded in the mid-1970's.

She is survived by daughters, Laura L. Shockey and Lynne C. (Shockey) Lipko (Robert); four grandchildren, Cassandra Thoma, Mariah Thoma, Cameron Lipko and Joshua Lipko; and three great-grandchildren. She is survived by one sister, Karen Y. Gunter (Wallace), of Leesburg, Fla., as well as three nephews.

She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Greensburg since 1973.

Family will receive friends Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Harman Funeral Home, Hagerstown, Md. A service will follow at 2 p.m. followed by interment at Rest Haven Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at a later date at Good Shepherd in Greensburg.
A special thank you to Tara Wills from Heartland Hospice for her exceptional compassionate care she gave our mother, my sister and myself.

Published in Greensburg Tribune Review on Mar. 14, 2017

Susan Jane Shockey, 71, Redlands, CA

Susan Jane Shockey, 71, was born on May 23, 1945 and passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2017.
Susan was a resident of Redlands, California at the time of her passing.

Keith L. Caupp, age 72, of Dayton, OH

Keith L. Caupp, age 72, of Dayton, passed away on Monday, March 13, 2017.
Keith retired after 38 years at General Motors in the Forward Planning Department. He loved Corvettes and was a member of the Corvette Club of Troy. He enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, and traveling. Keith loved to garden and was a fan of racing and hockey.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years: Judith "Judy" (Labig) Caupp, daughter and son-in-law: Cheryl (Corey) Shockey of Englewood, sister: Denise Caupp of Greenville, mother-in-law: Marjorie Bridenbaugh of Greenville, brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Tom (Debbie) Labig of Greenville, nephew: Kurt (Tiff) Labig of Greenville, niece: Beth (Kerby) Wilcox of New Madison, numerous cousins, relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Gerald L. and Della Mae (Hodgson) Caupp, father-in-law: Marvin E. Labig, stepfather-in-law: Wilbur D. Bridenbaugh.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Kindred Funeral Home. Interment will follow the service in Royal Oak Memorial Gardens in Brookville. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 1-4 p.m. at the funeral home.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Denver Allen Stephenson, 77, Franklin Furnace, OH

Denver Allen Stephenson of Franklin Furnace, Ohio went to be with the Lord Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at the Florida Hospital in Altamonte Springs, Florida. The family provided the following information:
Denver was 77 years old and recovering from a recent operation when he succumbed to pneumonia and other complications. He lived a full life of extraordinary experiences and an unwavering dedication to his family and friends. Denver was born to Charles and Grace (Shockey) Stephenson on December 30, 1939 in their family home in Boyd County, Kentucky. He grew up around Ashland, Kentucky and then later the family moved to Franklin Furnace, Ohio where he graduated from Green Township High School in 1958. He then enlisted and honorably served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve during the Vietnam era. He completed basic training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Paris Island, South Carolina in 1958. He immediately followed boot camp by attending Advanced Infantry Training at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Denver continued to serve in the USMC Reserve until his discharge in 1965 attaining the rank of PFC and earning the Nation Defense Service Medal and Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal.
Denver was united in marriage to Marilyn Ann (Smith) Stephenson on November 24, 1965 in Sciotoville, Ohio. Together they bought a house in Franklin Furnace, Ohio and grew the family with three daughters before moving to Longview, Texas. They also lived in Seguin and San Antonio, Texas as well as Detroit, Michigan.

Nora Belle Clark, 91, Waverly, OH

Nora Belle Clark, 91, of Mt Tabor Road, Waverly, Ohio, died 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, 15 March 2017 in Piketon Nursing Center, Piketon, Ohio.
She was born 15 September 1925 in Huntington Twp., Chillicothe, Ohio the daughter of the late George Hoadly Johnson and Bessie C. (Bushatz) Johnson. On 17 May 1946, Nora was united in marriage to Herman Edward Clark who preceded her in death on 10 September 2006.
Surviving are her children, Donna Jean Bellaw and husband Robert of Waverly, Ronald Joe Clark and wife Cheryl of Campbellsville, Kentucky, Krista Lynn Shockey of Waverly and husband Donald Shockey of Burgaw, North Carolina and daughter-in-law Ida "Susie" Clark of Waverly. nine grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren and two sisters Viola Newsome and Shirley Ward both of Chillicothe.
Her parents, husband, son, Harold Eddie Clark, two grandchildren, James Bellaw and Angela Shockey and two sisters, June Minney and Ruth Ann Johnson, preceded Nora Belle in death.
Nora Belle attended Jefferson Avenue CCCU, Chillicothe, and formerly attended Bonds Chapel CCCU, Waverly, was a homemaker and a former Jail Matron for Pike County with five years of service.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, 18 March 2017 at the Boyer Funeral Home in Waverly, Ohio with Rev. Mark Clendaniel, officiating. Burial will follow in Pennisten Cemetery, Waverly.

Susan Jane Shockey, 71, San Bernasrdino, CA

Susan Jane Shockey born May 23, 1945 in Glendale, CA. After a long struggle with cancer God rewarded her a place free of suffering. She passed away March 11, 2017. Married to Mel Shockey for 41 years, they lived in San Bernasrdino, CA. Susan loved the outdoors and cherished walks in the mountains and desert with her Golden Retriver Roxie. Survivors include four children, twelve grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and her Brother Robert Easley. Susan will be truly missed by all that knew her.

Leila T. "Lil" (Shockey) Scott, 96, of Cherry Hill, NJ


Leila T. "Lil" (Shockey) Scott, 96, of Cherry Hill, NJ, formerly of SW Phila., on March 20, 2017.

Beloved wife of the late John J. Scott (1997), loving mother of Kathleen Hansen (Jack), Joseph F. Scott, Thomas A. Scott (J. Gonzalez), Paul J. Scott (Maryann) and Michael F. Scott (Serena) and the late Mary A. Sweeney, James B. Scott and John J. Scott, Jr. She is survived by her sister, Evelyn Miller, 14 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and she was Aunt Woodie to many loving nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to her Viewing on Thursday evening, 7-9 P.M. and Friday morning, 9-10:15 A.M. at the Kish Funeral Home, 2811 West Chester Pike, Broomall, PA 19008. Funeral Mass 11 A.M., St. Andrew's Church. Interment Ss. Peter and Paul Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association , 399 Market St., Suite 102, Phila. PA 19106.

Irit Arbisser Erie Shockey. 64

Irit Arbisser Erie Shockey passed away, quietly and with dignity, and surrounded by the warm embrace of her family, on March 15, 2017, after an extended and courageous battle with cancer.

Erie truly was one of a kind, and she left an indelible and uplifting impression on everyone who had the privilege to know her. Raised in a proud Jewish family, Erie integrated the Jewish ethic of Tikkun Olam -- to heal the world -- into every aspect of her life. Virtually every family member and friend can point to a time when Erie's wise insights and guidance, always delivered in a straight-forward manner, but with tender care and her irreverent sense of humor, helped them cope with a difficult or challenging situation. Her profound wish is that everyone who's life she touched will carry on that practice and "pay it forward" by reaching out to help others in need. That would be her greatest and proudest legacy, to treat every human being and living creature with kindness and respect.

Erie first arrived in Kansas City, Missouri, on February 20, 1953, full of spunk and beautiful blonde curls. Following her family's move to Houston, Texas in 1967, she attended Bellaire High School, then the University of Texas at Austin, graduating with honors in 1974. Drawn, perhaps, by the possibility of finding the love of her life, she migrated north to Washington, D. C., and attended Georgetown University Law Center, receiving her J. D. degree in 1977.

While the law would not prove to be her chosen path as a career, she did attract the attention of another Georgetown law student, Charlie Shockey, and they fell in love and married on July 9, 1978. Erie worked for four years in the Federal Government, then found the greatest joy in her life with the birth of her sons, Nathan Shockey in 1982 and David Shockey in 1986. Erie set aside her legal career for motherhood while living in Northern Virginia, a calling for which she proved to be supremely skilled, then chose to pursue a new career in social work, receiving her M.S.W. from Old Dominion University in 1990.

The promise Erie and Charlie made to one another nearly 40 years ago remains true: "I believe when I fall in love with you, it will be forever."

Jerry Lee Shockey, 75, Arlington

Jerry Lee Shockey, 75, passed away Monday, April 3, 2017, in Arlington.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Friday at Lucas Funeral Home in Grapevine. Interment follows in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made online to or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105

Jerry was born in Grapevine on July 8, 1941.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Ruth Shockey; brother, Donald Shockey; sister, Kathryn Shockey; nephew, Dewayne Shockey; and former wife, Gwen Shockey.

Survivors: Casey and Cathy Shockey of Austin; stepdaughter, Teri Massey; nephew and wife, Donny and DeAnne Shockey; niece, Karen Shockey; great-niece and husband, Andrea and Todd Bracken; great-niece, Amanda Shockey; great-nephew, Chris and Elizabeth Shockey; great-niece, Jennifer Shockey; great-nephew and wife, Andrew and Ciara Underwood; as well as, 13 great-great-nieces and nephews.

Published in Star-Telegram on Apr. 5, 2017

Theodore James Ansel age 81, Lima, OH

Theodore James Ansel age 81, of Lima passed away Monday, April 3, 2017 at Lima Memorial Hospital. He was born July 14, 1935 in Zanesville, Ohio to the late Seymour Edgar and Martha Ruth Shockey Ansel. He married Candace L. Henderson, Aug. 15, 1980 and she survives in Lima.
Ted graduated from Lima Senior High School and had been a letter carrier. He had served in the U.S. Navy and in the U. S. Air Force.
Additional survivors include his former wife Carol Ansel, a son Michael (Mary Jo) Ansel of PA, 2 daughters: Kris (Randy) Corbin of Palaka, FL and Kelli (Jim) Barr of Tampa, FL, 2 step daughters: Canda (Robert) Boroff and Tamera Staup both of Lima, 24 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son Scott Ansel, 2 brothers: Fred Ansel and Raymond Knerr and a sister Starlie Nolan.
The family will receive friends 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., Monday, April 10 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. The funeral will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 11 at the funeral home. Burial of cremated remains will be at a later date.

Paul Gordon Shockey, 49

It is with tremendously heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Mr. Paul Gordon Shockey on Friday, March 31, 2017, at the age of 49 years. Paul was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on February 22, 1968. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Jenifer, his daughter Haileigh, and greatly missed by his dad, Cliff and sister Leighana. A Celebration of Paul's Life will be held at Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer, Alberta on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. Cremation entrusted to Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, Red Deer, Alberta. To leave a message of condolence please visit
Published in The Saskatoon StarPhoenix on Apr. 7, 2017


Kim Lavern Silvester, 64

Kim Lavern Silvester was born December 19th, 1951, to Arthur (Bill) L. and Oneta J. (Kimberling) Silvester. As a young man, Kim attended grade school in Champion and high school in Imperial, graduating from Chase County High School in 1970. He furthered his education by attending McCook Community College where he earned an Associate’s degree.
Kim married Lois Jane Heskett on February 14, 1976, in Imperial, NE and to this union four children were born: Katie, Charlie, John, and Mary. The couple made their home on the family farm near Champion, NE., where they have resided until present.
Kim was a member of the Plainsman Rifle and Pistol Club, Lifetime member of the NRA and a board member of the Christian Faith Outreach Church of Imperial. Kim enjoyed music and assisted countless times in singing and playing guitar for local funeral services as well as local bands. He and his family were the acting caretakers for the Crete Cemetery, near Champion. Kim especially loved spending time with his kids and grandkids.
Kim passed away Friday, October 21, 2016, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. He was 64 years of age.
Survivors Include: Wife: Lois of Champion, NE; daughter: Katie Adam and husband, Ben, of Kearney, NE; Son: Charlie Silvester and wife, Keri, of Denver, CO; Son: John Silvester and companion, Susan, of Hastings, NE; Daughter: Mary Veale and husband, Mark, of Kearney, NE; 5 Grandchildren: Hayden Adam, Hannah Adam, Arthur Silvester, Wesley Silvester, and Joseph Veale; Brother: Kent Silvester and wife, Sandy of Imperial, NE; Sister: Kaylene Silvester of Champion, NE
Kim was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Oneta, and sister; Kelli Silvester.
Memorial services will be held Friday morning, October 28th, 2016, 10:30 A.M. (Mountain Time) at the Christian Faith Outreach Church of Imperial, with Pastor J.R. Kline officiating. Inurnment will follow at the Crete Cemetery, rural Champion, Nebraska.
No visitation, Kim chose cremation.  A memorial has been established in Kim’s memory.
Online condolences maybe left at

Theodore "Sonny" Pryor, 84, Waynesboro, PA

Mr. Theodore "Sonny" Pryor, 84, of Mount Airy Ave., Waynesboro, died Sunday evening, April 16, 2017, in his home.
Born October 18, 1932 in Rouzerville, PA, he was the son of the late Theodore and Anna (Ott) Pryor. He was a lifelong resident of the Waynesboro area.
Sonny served with the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict.
He and his wife, the late Dorothy J. (Shockey) Pryor, were married on March 18, 1957. Mrs. Pryor died on September 15, 2015.
Sonny worked for Landis Tool Company, Waynesboro, retiring in 1996. Following his retirement, he worked as a security guard at the Grit Mill, Blue Ridge Summit, PA, until he was 80 years old.
He was a member of Calvary Chapel, Joe Stickell American Legion Post #15, and William Max McLaughlin V.F.W. Post #695, all of Waynesboro.
Sonny enjoyed hunting, fishing, baseball, football, attending races, including working in the pits, photography, and spending time with his family.
He is survived by three children, Robert Reed, Melanie High, and Ivy Freelove, all of Waynesboro; 9 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and one nephew.
He was the last of his immediate family.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two infant great-grandsons, Brad Daywalt and Steven Reed; two sisters, Marie Harbaugh and JoAnn Pryor; and one brother, John Pryor.
Services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Thursday, April 20, 2017, in Calvary Chapel, 13318 Mentzer Gap Road, Waynesboro, with Father Fred Stevenson officiating. Burial will follow in the adjacent church cemetery, where military graveside honors will be conducted by the Charles Nitterhouse V.F.W. Post #1599 honor guard, Chambersburg.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services, Thursday morning, in the church.
Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro, is handling the arrangements.
Online condolences may be expressed at
Published in Waynesboro Record Herald on Apr. 18, 2017

Random photos from the 2016 Shockey Family Reunion at Benton Arkansas.


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