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Mary Ruth Shamel

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Mary Ruth Shamel, 84, formerly of Brazil, passed away Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, following a lengthy illness.

She was born June 20, 1928, in Brazil, to Otto C. Hanneman and Mary R. Jones Hanneman.

Mrs. Shamel was a graduate of Greencastle High School and retired from General Telephone Company where she served as a manager.

She had worked in the Greencastle branch prior to her retirement from the Terre Haute branch.

In her retirement years, she was an avid Bingo player and loved making trips to Las Vegas with her beloved sister.

Her parents, husband L. Richard Shamel, brother Robert Hanneman, stepsons James Shamel and Richard Shamel, and first husband James Mackey preceded her in death.

Surviving her are sister Vi Brock, Daytona, Fla., daughters Marcia Frost and husband Bill, Knoxville, Tenn., Brenda Gooch and husband Steve, Yakima, Wash., and Becky Hughes and husband Mark, Brazil, son James Mackey and wife Diane, Brazil, stepdaughter Carol, Texas, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Memorials in Mrs. Shamel's memory may be made to the Ronald McDonald House of Indiana, 435 Limestone St., Indianapolis, Ind., 46202.

Private arrangements entrusted to Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home.

Condolences and expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.BittlesandHurt.com.