Obituary for Mary K. (Jones) Shonkwiler

Written on April 20, 2021

Mary K. (Jones) Shonkwiler  88
of West Mansfield
A celebration of life for Mary K. (Jones) Shonkwiler will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Monday, April 26, 2021 at the Price-McElroy Funeral Home in Mt. Victory. Burial will follow at Byhalia Cemetery. Friends and family may visit 2 hours prior to services.
Mary died on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at the Mary Rutan Hospital E.R. in Bellefontaine. She was born on June 3, 1932 in West Mansfield to the late Ray and Iola (Godwin) Jones. On December 31, 1950 she married Harvey Eugene Shonkwiler and he preceded her in death on October 4, 2009.
Surviving are 2 sons; Donald (Teresa) Shonkwiler of South Solon, Randy Shonkwiler of Chicago, 2 grandchildren; Katherine (Jason Eltzroth) Shonkwiler, Adam (Jennifer) Shonkwiler, 3 great-grandchildren; Louis, Hannes, Marcelina, and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by 2 brothers; Donald Jones, Jack Jones, and an infant great-granddaughter; Lily Eltzroth.
Mary worked for Garvin IGA in West Mansfield for many years until Rockwell transferred her husband Harvey to Memphis . Once in Memphis she worked at Dillards and eventually Graceland Mansions, the home of Elvis Presley.
She was a member of the West Mansfield Methodist Church , the Circle Club in West Mansfield and was a Byhalia High School Alumni. Mary enjoyed reading and loved her cats.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Judes Children’s Hospital or the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
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