Verna Lavada Bicard Shonk, 87, of Clay City passed away at 11:25 a.m. Wednesday, February 15, 2006, in the Southwood Health and Rehabilitation Center in Terre Haute.
She was born August 17, 1918, in Clay City to Fabian and Ethel Mitchell Bicard.
Mrs. Shonk was the head cook at the Clay City Elementary and High School cafeterias for 24 1/2 years, retiring in 1987. She was a member of the Faith Southern Baptist Church in Clay City, a 1936 graduate of Clay City High School, enjoyed traveling with her family and friends as well as spending time with her grandchildren, cooking for the students at school and Clay City and Pacers basketball.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lewis Shonk; 2 brothers, Guy and Max Bicard; and a sister, Marjorie Reagan.
Survivors include a son, Bill Shonk and wife Carol of Clay City; a daughter, Sandra Inman and husband Doug of Clay City; 6 grandchildren, Todd Inman and wife Marianne of Solsberry, Christina Victor and husband Aaron of Bloomington, Erica Halstead and husband Jack Jr. of Gosport; Stacy Shonk of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Jason Shonk of Terre Haute and Paul Shonk of Brazil; six great-grandchildren, Brittnee James and Bayden Inman of Solsberry, Elizabeth, Emma and Julia Victor of Bloomington and Carson Halstead of Gosport; a sister, Elizabeth Scott of Clay City and several nieces and nephews and a large extended family.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, February 18, 2006, in the Schoppenhorst Funeral Home with visitation from 4-8 p.m., Friday, February 17, in the funeral home. Burial will be in Sink Cemetery.
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