Surviving are two children, a son, Rick Shinabery of Rockford, and a daughter, Ellen (Ed) Griner, also of Rockford. One grandchild, Jen (Chad) Williams survives, 2 step-grandchildren, Tona (Steven) King and Toby Shinabery and her husband Bob Striedl. Two step great-grandchildren survive: Sagan King and Slone Owens. Two sisters survive: Dorothy (George) Hone of St. Marys and Fae (Jim) Herd of Blairsville, Georgia. Two brothers are deceased, Harold "Buddy" Shock and Dale Shock and one sister, Berniece Roth.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 23, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home in Rockford, with Pastor Craig Cisco officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Rockford. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and on Wednesday, 1 hour prior to the service. Memorials may be directed to the Mercer United Methodist Church.
Three children survive: a son, Ralph (Beth) Thieman of Tipp City, Ohio and two daughters, Polly (Clete) Muhlenkamp of St. Marys, Ohio and Angie (Luis) Sanchez of Ottawa, Ohio. Also surviving are two sisters: Sister Cecilia Huber, St. Martin, Ohio and Phyllis (Dennis) Stachler, Burkettsville, Ohio; 6 grandchildren: Joshua, Katherine, and Matthew Muhlenkamp; Amanda Schuller, and Samantha and Sarah Thieman. Two sisters-in-law survive: Myrt Huber, McCartyville, Ohio, and Joan Huber, Chickasaw, Ohio. and one brother-in-law, Paul Billerman, Celina, Ohio. Deceased is one son, Henry Thieman; 3 brothers: Donald, Gerald, and Myron Huber, 1 sister Velma Billerman, and 1 sister-in-law, Norma Huber.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, December 22, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Teresa Catholic Church, Rockford, with Father Ken Schnipke officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Rockford. Friends may call on Monday from 2:00-8:00 p.m. at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home in Rockford. Memorials may be directed to the church.
Condolences may be expressed at ketchamripley.com.
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