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Friday, February 4, 2005

Gladys Shonk, 84, of Clay City died Feb. 3, 2005, at 3:45 a.m. in Clay Health Center, Brazil.

Born Nov. 21, 1920, in Clay County, she was the daughter of David Staley and Ethel Frump Staley.

She graduated from Clay City High School.

On Feb. 7, 1943, she married Delbert Shonk. They owned and operated a family farm for many years. He passed away in July, 1973.

She was a lifelong member of the Clay City Church of Christ and a charter member of the Jolly Neighbors Home Ec. Club. She was well known in the county as the Tupperware lady. She enjoyed selling Tupperware and achieved recognition awards for her business. She retired in 1985.

Survivors include her two sons and daughters-in-law, Phil and Ann Shonk, of Clay City and Jerry and Nadine Shonk of Seymour, Tenn.; grandchildren, Lisa Lance, Kevin Shonk, his fiancee, Natalie Gasway, and her daughter, Audrey, Jamie Booe and husband, Jeremy, Shari Shonk and Lauri Shonk; five great-grandchildren, Kaleb Shonk, Michael Bragwell, David Bragwell, Alicia Bragwell and Shawn Neuman; a brother, Solon Staley, and his wife, Myrtle, of Clay City; two sisters-in-law, Lenora "Kate" Strahle and Betty Orman; several nieces; nephews; and extended family.

She was preceded in death by her father; her mother, Ethel Staley Reagan; two sisters, Edna Marie Staley and Mary Orman; and two brothers, Ernest Staley and Earl Staley.

Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home with Brother Scott Wiley officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be Sunday, 4-8 p.m., and Monday, prior to services.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Schultz-Lewis Children's Home. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Light a candle in her memory at www.frenchfuneralhome.com.