Brinda Shonkwiler

January 4, 1948 - May 14, 2014

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Saturday, May 17, 2014


Friday, May 16 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Skillman, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home

Brinda L. Shonkwiler, 66, of Mechanicsburg, passed away Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in her daughter’s residence surrounded by her loving family.

She was born January 4, 1948, in Urbana, Ohio and was a 1966 graduate of Graham High School. Brinda met her soul mate, Ron Shonkwiler, whom she married August 5, 1967. They renewed their wedding vows on January 21, 2008. Ron preceded her in death on July 21, 2009. Together they enjoyed traveling and wine tasting with Gary and Renee Shonkwiler. Brinda was employed for several years at Rothchild’s in Urbana. She enjoyed gardening, watching birds and fishing. However, most of all she cherished spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by daughters, Mandy (Ken) Frost of Mechanicsburg, and Nicole “Nikki” (Brian) Shoemaker of Upper Arlington; grandchildren, Kyle, Chrissy & Tyler Bossetti and Derik & Joel Frost; sisters, Deb Martin of West Liberty and Jeannie (Gary) Beatty of Urbana; step-brothers, Dwight Reed, Vonnie Reed and Chuck (Jeanne) Reed; uncles, Albert Baily of Louisville, KY, Marion (Sue) Bailey and Don Bailey all of Urbana; Several nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers/sisters-in-laws and many special friends and family, including; Tim & Terry Shonkwiler, Terri Kaufman, Wanda Baldwin, Ginger Jones, Kit Ferryman, Betty Bullard, Mike & Dyna Edwards, Ari & Jason and their family. The family is especially grateful for their special hospice nurse, Katie Buchanan and the Community Mercy Hospice staff including Trisha Comer.

Brinda was preceded in death by her husband; parents, Gene and Angelee Reed; Uncles, George Bailey, Charles Bailey, Bill Bailey and Felix Bailey

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, May 16, 2014 in the SKILLMAN,McDONALD, & VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Mechanicsburg. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 17, 2014 in the funeral home with Pastor Joey Brown officiating.

Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Mechanicsburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alyssa’s Army Relay Team, c/o Betty Bullard, 41 S. Walnut Street, Apt. 108, Mechanicsburg, OH 43044
Condolences may be express to the family at www.vernonfh.com


Brian Latham - May 18, 2014

Dear Nikki & family.
I would like to offer my deepest condolences to your family. I just lived right down the road from you for many years & your mom or dad would always speak when I walked the dog in front of your house. I remember I came to a birthday party that you had in elementary school your mom was so nice taking care of everyone. May God be with you during your time in need. Brian k. Latham

Roy and Jenny Standley - May 15, 2014

So sorry for you loss. Your Mom was one of a kind, a jewel in our little village, and she will be sadly missed by all those who’s lives she has touched with her kind words and her forever smile. Even when she was at her weakest, she showed so much compassion for other’s, and always had encouraging words to lift ones spirits. I pray that you find comfort and peace in cherished memories, and in knowing she is with your Dad, the love of her life once again.

Debbi Young - May 15, 2014

I really appreciated what I know of what Brinda and Ron did for the community. They are sadly missed.

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