MECHANICSBURG – Brinda L. Shonkwiler, 66, of Mechanicsburg, passed away Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in her daughter's residence surrounded by her loving family.
She was born January 4, 1948, in Urbana, Ohio, and was a 1966 graduate of Graham High School. Brinda met her soul mate, Ron Shonkwiler, whom she married August 5, 1967. They renewed their wedding vows on January 21, 2008. Ron preceded her in death on July 21, 2009. Together they enjoyed traveling and wine tasting with Gary and Renee Shonkwiler. Brinda was employed for several years at Rothchild's in Urbana. She enjoyed gardening, watching birds and fishing. However, most of all she cherished spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by daughters, Mandy (Ken) Frost of Mechanicsburg, and Nicole "Nikki" (Brian) Shoemaker of Upper Arlington; grandchildren, Kyle, Chrissy and Tyler Bossetti and Derik and Joel Frost; sisters, Deb Martin of West Liberty and Jeannie (Gary) Beatty of Urbana; step-brothers, Dwight Reed, Vonnie Reed and Chuck (Jeanne) Reed; uncles, Albert Baily of Louisville, KY, Marion (Sue) Bailey and Don Bailey, all of Urbana; several nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers/sisters-in-law and many special friends and family including Tim and Terry Shonkwiler, Terri Kaufman, Wanda Baldwin, Ginger Jones, Kit Ferryman, Betty Bullard, Mike and Dyna Edwards, Ari and Jason and their family. The family is especially grateful for their special hospice nurse, Katie Buchanan, and the Community Mercy Hospice staff, including Trisha Comer.
Brinda was preceded in death by her husband; parents, Gene and Angelee Reed; uncles, George Bailey, Charles Bailey, Bill Bailey and Felix Bailey
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, May 16, 2014, in the SKILLMAN,McDONALD, & VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Mechanicsburg. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 17, 2014, in the funeral home with Pastor Joey Brown officiating.
Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Mechanicsburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alyssa's Army Relay Team, c/o Betty Bullard, 41 S. Walnut Street, Apt. 108, Mechanicsburg, OH 43044.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.