Margaret Ruth Shockey, 83, Chanute, went home to be with Jesus on Friday, April 16, 2010, while her loving family surrounded her.
She was born July 5, 1926, in Montrose, Colo., to Frederick David and Fern Batchelder Speiser. She graduated from high school in Olathe, Colo.
She married Glenn Shockey on Jan. 9, 1948, in Chanute. He survives.
She was a homemaker.
Other survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Fred and Alice Shockey, Dallas, Texas, and John and Cindy Shockey, Chanute; a daughter, Marci Krause and her boyfriend Steve Paynter, Denver, Colo.; eight grandchildren and their spouses, Jennifer and Albert Mancillas, Dallas, Texas, Will and Eva Shockey, Aviano, Italy, Gretchen and Dan Byron, Denver, Colo., Kirstin and Chris Rogers, Golden, Colo., Aaron and Kristin Shockey, Lees Summit, Mo., Brandon Wolverton, Chanute, Sara Shockey, Richmond, Mo., and Brandy and Joe Gensweider, Chanute; 13 great-grandchildren; a brother, Rex Speiser, Chanute; and three sisters, Eleanor Moser, Chanute, Doris Sutherland, Grand Junction, Colo., and Joyce Haines, Chanute.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Chanute. Penwell-Gabel Gibson Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Contributions to Horizon Hospice may be left with the funeral home.