Willow Dean Foote "Mama Deanie" Shaneyfelt

Willow Dean Foote Shaneyfelt 'Mama Deanie'


A Celebration of Life service for Willow Dean Foote Shaneyfelt "Mama Deanie," 83, of Hartselle will be Saturday January 25, 2014, at 3 p.m. at Hartselle Heritage Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Charles E. Brown and Reverend Harold Fanning officiating. Burial will be in Hartselle Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Shaneyfelt was born May 01, 1930, in Morgan County to Marvin P. and Velma Lee Foote. She passed away Wednesday, January 22, 2014, at her residence. Willow Dean, better known to most as Mama Deanie, was a homemaker whose family was her passion and delight. She enjoyed quilting, cooking, sewing and gardening. She was a kind and compassionate individual who opened her home to everyone. Her home provided a respite for anyone who chose to visit, and her love for everyone was evident throughout her lifetime. She was a great cook and loved to quilt and made hundreds of quilts over the years. She was a lifelong member of Salem United Methodist Church and a member of the United Methodist Women. She taught Sunday school for children and youth for over 50 years and held various positions within the church. Mama Deanie leaves quite a legacy for her family and friends, and her presence will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Mama Deanie was preceded in death by her husband, Lester William Shaneyfelt; one daughter, Debby Shaneyfelt Campbell; one great-granddaughter, Faith Kennedy; and one brother, Gurney Ray Foote.

She is survived by two sons, Gary Phillip Shaneyfelt and wife, Lori Risberg-Shaneyfelt, and Stephen Mark Shaneyfelt, both of Hartselle; three daughters, Diana Henry and husband, Bruce, Cheryl Hale, both of Hartselle, and Terri Wrenn and husband, Greg, of Vinemont; two sisters, Jean Miller and Fay Kelly, both of Hartselle; eight grandchildren, Christi Henry McAbee, Cindy Henry Holsclaw and husband, Jeff, Chad Henry, Miranda Shaneyfelt Wallace and husband, Jon, Kevin Shaneyfelt and wife, Ashley, Anna Jones Sparks and husband, Ron, Chelsea Hale Wellman and husband, Justin, and Will Wrenn; 10 great-grandchildren, Charlie McAbee, Hunter McAbee, Tess McAbee, Walker McAbee, Maggie Holsclaw, Connor Wallace, Morgan Shaneyfelt, Madison Shaneyfelt, Samantha Sparks, Crewe Wellman; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Tony Miller, Chris Keenum, Weston Keenum, Guy Wilson, Don Stisher, Bronson Bunch, Eric Gregory and Gray Keenum.


Funeral Home

Hartselle Heritage Funeral Home
1401 E Main St Hartselle, AL 35640
(256) 751-1806

Published in the Decatur Daily on Jan. 24, 2014