Ruth Ann (McNeely) Shenkle

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Ruth Ann (McNeely) Shenkle, age 79, of West Long Ave., DuBois, Pa., died Thursday, March 9, 2017, at her home surrounded by her loving family.
She was born on Nov. 27, 1937, in Pittsburgh, Pa., the daughter of the late John C. and Dorothy (Schleiden) McNeely.
On Nov. 5, 1955, she married Frederick R. Shenkle. He survives.
Ruth retired from the Dietary Department of the DuBois Regional Medical Center after 24 years of service.
Ruth was a member of the First Baptist Church in DuBois, Pa., where she was a member of the Women's Bible Study and the Mary and Martha Missionary Society. She was a leader in the AWANA Clubs Children's Program at First Baptist Church for 17 years and was active in the church prayer chain.
Ruth enjoyed reading, watching Jeopardy and loved her dogs. Her favorite thing to do was spend time with family and friends. She enjoyed having lunch with her sisters-in-law.
Ruth is survived by her children: Karen Lucas and her husband, John of DuBois, Pa.; Matthew "Chip" Shenkle and his wife, Brenda of Reynoldsville, Pa.; Mark Shenkle of DuBois, Pa.; Andrew Shenkle and his wife, Julie of DuBois, Pa.; and Stephen Shenkle and his wife, Samantha of Indiana, Pa.; her brother, George McNeely and his wife, Bernice of Dallas, Texas; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by an infant son, Frederick "Freddie" Shenkle, Jr. and a brother, John E. McNeely.
Visitation will be held on Monday, March 13, 2017, from 4-7 p.m. at the Goble-Baronick Funeral Home, DuBois, and on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 from 1-2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in DuBois.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist Church with Pastor Mark Montgomery officiating.
Burial will be in Rockton Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the DuBois Christian Schools, 197 Eastern Avenue, DuBois, PA 15801.
Online condolences may be sent to www.gbfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Courier Express from Mar. 10 to Mar. 12, 2017