2013-08-15 / Obituaries

Mary E. DeShong McConnellsburg, 87

Mary E. DeShong, 87, McConnellsburg, died Thursday, August 8, 2013, at Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg.

She was born in Mc- Connellsburg, July 22, 1926, the daughter of the late Walter and Ruth ( Souders) Gress. She was the widow of James Lee DeShong, whom she married on August 3, 1946. He preceded her in death on January 19, 1995.

She was a housewife and a member of Sideling Hill Christian Church, Needmore, for many years. She was employed by Bard and Cisney grocery store and was last employed by Central Fulton School District.

She is survived by her daughters: Norma J. Helman ( wife of John) of Mc- Connellsburg; Cheryl A. Wible (wife of Bob) of Mc- Connellsburg; Joanne Schultheiss (wife of Paul) of Chambersburg; son James Lee DeShong Jr. (husband of Sharon) of McConnellsburg; and sister Erma Chamberlain of McConnellsburg; 13 grandchildren: Christine Christman, Tracy Kendall, Melissa Randler, Kimberly Golden, Jamey and Whitney DeShong, Erin Cordell, Katrina Smith, Vincent, Joe and Anthony Helman, Justin Schultheiss , Shelly Blair and 11 great- grandchildren: Ethan and Kylie Golden, Casey and Lindsey Randler, Michaela Kendall, Mandy Hykes, Matthew Christman, Shelby Cordell, Regan and Kiah Marshalleck and Dante Smith; special nieces and nephews: Barbara Gress, Marie Bennett, Tina Gress, Dinah Chamberlain, Larry Gress Jr., and Mont Chamberlain.

She was preceded in death by a son, Denny DeShong; a sister, Millie Wentz, and a brother, Lawrence Gress.

Services were held at Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home Inc., McConnellsburg, at 11 a.m., Monday, August 12. Rev. William Swope and Pastor Dick Bernhard officiated. Interment was at Union Cemetery, Mc- Connellsburg.

Online condolences may be expressed at howardlsipes.com.

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