Edward Shook Jr.

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MT. STERLING — Edward Shook Jr., known to immediate family and friends as Stub, 79, of Mt. Sterling, Ohio, was called by God to the eternal farm in Heaven on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 at 1:10 a.m. at Arbors West Nursing Facility in West Jefferson, Ohio with his daughter Lori and son-in-law Kevin Bowsher by his side along with nursing staff and aids.

He was born Nov. 24, 1934 and raised in Lockbourne, Ohio, to Edward Shook and Myrtle (Sowers) Shook.

He joins his parents; brother, Frank; sisters, Helen and Marie; grandson, Robert Clifford; son-in-law, Jim Willoughby; sister-in-law, Elizabeth (Liz) Shook; and special friend, Leslie (Peachie) Bowsher.

Ed married the love of his life, Ruth (Scarberry) Shook on Jan. 2, 1955 whom departed from this life on May 20, 2009.

Ed and his family lived in Madison County Mt. Sterling area over 50 years of farming on the Lower Glenn Farm, Versa Corporation and managing Plumwood Estates. Ed was a life time member of Lutheran Church in Lockbourne, Ohio and before his illness he attended the Church of Christ in Christian Union in Mt. Sterling. His daughter and son-in-law, Lori and Kevin Bowsher were his primary caregivers and he was grateful for their love and dedication to him.

He will be greatly missed by his youngest daughter and best friend, Lori and Kevin Bowsher of Mt. Sterling, Ohio; daughters, Karen Shook (Loren Smith) of Hillsboro, Ohio and Teresa (Willoughby) (Gary) Dearth of Florida; brothers, Floyd Shook of Heath, Ohio and Daniel (Chris) Shook of Mt. Sterling; sisters, Elsie Sheets of Marysville, Ohio and Betty Beal of Arizona; special nephew, Berndie (Jenny) Shook of Obetz, Ohio; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

Ed had a four generation family, which he will be sadly missed by his granddaughters, Kelly (Willoughby) (Bill) Groves of Washington Court House, Ohio, Angelia Willoughby (Brad Walters) of Frankfort, Ohio and Samantha Dearth of Florida; grandsons, Bobby Clifford and Adam Dearth of Florida; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Ed and family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to Arbors West Nursing Facility of West Jefferson, Ohio (Amy Lewis, Tom Clark, Shameeka Robinson and aids Kate, Page, Marie, Natalie, Randy, Angel and Ethel) and Loving Care Hospice of London, Ohio (Mary Ann Ryan, Lynn Daily, Kelli Hughes and the hospice team).

Pallbearers will be: Brad Walters, Berndie Shook, Bob Shook, Tom Shook, Gary Gains and Loren Smith.

Family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 at the PORTER-TIDD FUNERAL HOME, 331 W. Main St., Mt. Sterling, Ohio. Rev. Dortha Ross and Hospice Chaplain Greg Wolfe officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant Cemetery.

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Published in The Madison Press from Jan. 30 to Jan. 31, 2014