Catherine Shockey

March 24, 1915 - June 29, 2014

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014 1:00 P.M. Vernon Funeral Home


11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Catherine P. Shockey, 99, of Urbana, passed away Sunday, June 29, 2014 in her home.

She was born March 24, 1915 in Enon, Ohio, the sixth of nine children to the late Milton James and Daisy Elizabeth (Hart) Strong.

Catherine married Frank Shockey on October 28, 1933. The family was blessed to live the rich farm life for many years. She belonged to the Catawba United Methodist Church where all members were like family. At the church, Catherine played the piano and belonged to The Women’s Society, Come Join Us Class and The Daughters of the American Revolution.

Later she worked at the Bellefontaine Country Club, then Grimes Manufacturing until her retirement in 1980. That summer she and childhood friend, Dolly Ark, traveled to Germany to see The Passion Play. The same year she joined the Urbana Senior Center. She was soon a member of a special group, “Keep Movin”. They performed line dancing routines. Catherine enjoyed teaching the line dancing at the Center for nearly 10 years. It was at this time she met Helen Martin from DeGraff. They became like sisters from then on. The “Keep Movin” Group traveled around the States, Europe and Hawaii performing the line dancing for Senior Centers. They also went to many camps, always living and enjoying life at the fullest.

For many years she and her siblings were together during the summer either in Ohio or California. Catherine enjoyed many hobbies, especially painting, sewing and quilting. Her children and grandchildren (as they married) received a treasured quilt. She loved being with her family to play cards, Rummikub and Dominos. There has been a puzzle always in progress for many years.

Catherine was a loving mother to her daughter, Janet (David) Williams of Mechanicsburg and her son, Don (Joyce) Shockey of Urbana; who survive her. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Cathy Weidner of Toledo, Michael (Esperanza) Williams of Circleville, Gary (Lisa) Williams of Reynoldsburg, Brian (Amy) Shockey of Urbana, Neil Shockey of Moraine, Bill (Grace) Lamoureux of Colorado Springs, CO, Gretchen Kirkwood of Fort Worth, TX, Chris Lamoureux of Urbana, Tracey (Randy) McGill of West Liberty; 28 great grandchildren and 13 great-great grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank, who passed away October 2, 1974; grandchildren, Billy Williams, Ryan Weidner and Matthew McGill; siblings, Anna, Marie, Edna, Gertie, John, Robert, Martha, and Eugene; many nieces, nephews and friends.

A special thanks to a very special niece, Jane Hupp and to Community Mercy Hospice in the help of caring for her.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana with Rev. Dr. Harley Roston officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Burial will follow in McConkey Cemetery, Catawba.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Urbana Champaign County Senior Center, 701 S. Walnut St., Urbana, OH 43078, the Catawba United Methodist Church, 61 S. Champaign St., Catawba, OH 43010 or to Community Mercy Hospice, 444 West Harding Rd, Springfield, OH 45504. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com


Gale Dixon - Jul 2, 2014

I am sorry to hear of the passing of your mother, it is a sad time to go through. We will be praying for your family.

Gale Dixon - Jul 2, 2014

So sorry to hear of your mother passing. Will be praying for your family.

andrea mabry - Jul 1, 2014

So sorry to read in the paper of the death of Catherine. I had the great privilige to have her as a bank customer over the years & shared many of nice conversations in the past with her. Have missed seeing & talking with her. Prayers are with you & your family.

Teresa & Luis Linares - Jun 30, 2014

Janet and Family,
We send our condolences and hugs to the family. Grandma Shockey was a lovely lady and will be missed. God Bless You!

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