2012-06-21 / Obituaries

Ithel B. Sheeder Todd, Pa., 79

Ithel B. “Cakie” Sheeder, 79, Todd, Pa., died at 3:17 p.m., Tuesday, June 12, 2012, at Altoona Regional Heath System, Altoona Hospital Campus, surrounded by his loving family.

Born November 18, 1932, at New Grenada, Fulton County, Pa., he was a son of the late James G. and Helen (Keith) Sheeder.

He was first married to the former Mary Lois Clark, who preceded in death. He then married the former Mildred Annabelle Hockenberry, who also preceded in death. He then married the former Mary Ann Steel McNerlin on October 4, 1980, at Huntingdon, Pa. She survives at their home.

Also surviving are the following children: Kathy Bollinger, Broad Top; James Sheeder and wife Jennifer, McConnellsburg; stepchildren: Gary Hockenberry, Doylesburg; George Hockenberry, Doylesburg; Danny McNerlin and wife Penny, Huntingdon; three grandchildren: Tonia Hinkle, Scott Sheeder and Jesse Sheeder; three stepgrandchildren: Danyle Shea, Dione Stewart and Angela Steel; three great-grandchildren and nine step-great-grandchildren; three brothers: Jack Sheeder, Waynesboro; Arthur Sheeder, Fayetteville, N.C.; and Roger Sheeder, Wells Tannery.

He was preceded in death by a brother, James Sheeder.

He was a faithful member of Beavertown Bible Church, Todd, Pa., where he served as an usher and greeter for many years. He was also a life member of Madden-Wennick Post 518, American Legion, Rockhill Furnace.

He retired as a heavy equipment operator from Kriger Construction Co. and had also worked for a number of other construction companies over the years.

He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving with the U. S. Army in the 1st Infantry Division as a combat engineer.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 16, 2012, at Beavertown Bible Church, Todd, Pa. Rev. James Thomas and Pastor Jeffrey Knepper officiatied. Interment was made at Cassville Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Robert I. McClain Funeral Home, Cassville, Pa.

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