2018-08-30 / Obituaries

Zella L. Shields

McConnellsburg, 55

Zella L. Shields, 55, Mc- Connellsburg, died Tuesday, August 21, 2018, at her residence.

She was born in Lancaster, Ohio, on May 11, 1963, the daughter of Helen Marie (Barthalow) and Roy Barnhart, of Mc- Connellsburg.

She was a woman of great faith and attended numerous local churches throughout her life. In her younger years, she worked at Fulton County Medical Center in the dietary department, the Forestry Department, was a maintenance person for Cardinal Glenn Apartments and then worked for Peck’s Transportation. She loved collecting coins, cleaning, taking pictures, all animals and nature. It made her happy to make other people happy. She also had a deep love for all her pets, including the ones that preceded her in death.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by partner for 12 years and fiance Curtis L. Schetrompf; sons: James Shields, (companion Sierra Owen), McConnellsburg; Daniel “Tig” Shields (companion Misty Bottenfield), McConnellsburg; Jonny Joe Wible, Trumansburg, N.Y.; Jesse Wible, McConnellsburg; daughters: Len Shields (companion Gale Mellott), McConnellsburg; and Melanie (wife of Thomas) Brady, McConnellsburg; a sister, Helen M. (wife of Randy) Straley, Hedgesville, W.Va.; a brother, Joseph L. Souders, II (partner Allen Roser), York, Pa.; and eight grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by brothers: Earl J. and Timmy L. Souders; and a former companion, Jonathan Wible.

Services were held at Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home Inc., McConnellsburg, at 11 a.m., Saturday, August 25. Pastor Dick Bernhard officiated. Interment was private.

Online condolences at www.howardlsipes.com.

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