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Mary K. (Jones) Shonkwiler

1932 - 2021

West Mansfield


Mary K. (Jones) Shonkwiler  88
of West Mansfield
A celebration of life for Mary K. (Jones) Shonkwiler will be held at a later date. The Price-McElroy Funeral Home in Mt. victory is assisting the family with arrangements.
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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Anita (Garvin) Green

March 25, 2021 8:33 AM

Donnie and Randy, I am so sorry for your loss.  Your mom was not only a co-worker but a special friend. She always had a listening ear. I have special memories of her.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.

josephine Sines Sloop

March 24, 2021 2:44 PM

So sorry to hear about Mary new her since i was a kid. Always had good visit with her when she lived in the apartments across from my dad. Prayers for your family in the healing process.

Cinda (Green) Fleming

March 24, 2021 7:22 AM

I spent a lot of time at Mary's house as a kid; she often watched me and my siblings while my mom (Anita Green) worked at the grocery store. I also spent a lot of time hanging around her at the store, too, since I considered it my personal "play land" as a kid.   She never made me feel like I was underfoot or a bother at either place. I always felt welcomed and loved around her. 

I went to see her a few years ago when my mom still lived in WM. She was so excited to see me and we had a lovely visit.  

She was a special lady and she will be missed. Thank you for sharing her with me all those years ago.

marilyn Shelton-Evans

March 24, 2021 12:09 AM


March 23, 2021 4:09 PM

Mary's Family,
So sorry to read of Mary's passing. Such a pleasant cashier that I remember working at the Dollar General store in Kenton many years ago. Please accept my condolences. With Sympathy, Cheryl

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