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     Evelyn B. Shockey, age 97, of Carthage, formerly of Lamar, Missouri, passed away Thursday, September 15, 2016, at Freeman Hospital West in Joplin.

     Evelyn was born March 2, 1919, in Lakin, Kansas, second of the five children of George and Pauline (Brach) Riffel.  She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Edwin, Ray, and Harlan Riffel; and her sister, Ella Mae Kline.

     After graduating from Lakin High School, Evelyn went to work for Drs. V. Mae and Norman Leopold, later moving with them to Odessa, Texas.  There she met Hershel Shockey and they were married May 1, 1940.  As newlyweds, they moved to Kansas City where Hershel finished medical school and Evelyn worked with Drs. J.L. and Margaret Jones.  After his graduation they moved to Galena, Missouri for two years, then to Greenfield, Missouri for two and a half years, later settling in Harrah, Oklahoma for 35 years.

      In addition to being a devoted wife and mother, Evelyn assisted Hershel in his medical practice and was a talented seamstress.  After moving to Barton County, Missouri in 1980, they became active members of Grace Episcopal Church in Carthage where she was involved in St. Martha’s Guild.  After sharing 53 years of life together, Hershel preceded Evelyn in death on May 11, 1993. Remaining active, she enjoyed the fellowship of good friends in Lamar Country Club, several bridge clubs, the Wednesday Reading Club, and Chapter EP, P.E.O.

     Survivors include two daughters, Paula (Gary) Dumm of rural Jasper, Missouri, and Sharon (Bill) Quigley of Richardson, Texas; a son, Phil (Carolyn) Shockey, of Norman, Oklahoma; eight grandchildren, Christopher W. Dumm, Matthew P. Dumm, Elizabeth D. Dumm, Heather J. Quigley Berryhill, Douglas A. Quigley, N. Colleen Quigley McCord, Aaron M. Shockey, and Amanda C. Shockey Porter; 15 great-grandchildren; and a large extended family.

     Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 21st at Grace Episcopal Church in Carthage followed by entombment in Park Cemetery.

     The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 20th at Daniel Funeral Home.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to Grace Episcopal Church or Oklahoma Educational Foundation for Osteopathic Medicine, in care of the funeral home.


#4 Reene 2016-09-28 09:55
May the family and friends of Evelyn be comforted by the promise that God " will swallow up death forever, and will wipe the tears from all faces.." (Isaiah 25:8)
#3 Lamar, MODr. Ted and Carol Reavley 2016-09-20 15:11
Dear Shockey Family, We were so sorry to hear of Evelyn's passing! She was a dear neighbor of ours and friend and patient. We will miss her friendliness, warmth and her great attitude wherever she went. We also appreciate her allowing our boys(who are now in their 30's) to mow her yard. She loved her yard and took great pride in it. Know you will miss her greatly! Praying for all your family during this time of loss. Sincerely, Dr. Ted and Carol Reavley
#2 Carthage, MissouriConnie Kline Lockwood 2016-09-20 08:57
So sorry to hear about our Aunt Evelyn's passing!!
Aunt Evelyn was such a wonderful example of Godliness, fairness, and being wise for so many years!!
Our Mother loved & admired her so much & now they will see each other, once again !!!
Our sympathy to Paula, Sharon, & Rocky and all their families, also!!
Love, Connie Kline Lockwood (Bill) and Bob Kline,Jr (Dottie) and our families! Children of Ella Mae (Riffel) and Robert (Bob) Kline, Sr.
#1 Lamar, MOSusan Conrace 2016-09-18 09:54
Dear Paula and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of playing bridge with Evelyn, and sharing rides to Grace Church. I know you will miss her. Fondly, Susan

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