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Connie Shackelford February 23, 1948 - February 8, 2019

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CONNIE S. (DEEM) SHACKELFORD, age 70

Of Williamstown, WV, died on Friday, February 8, 2019 at 3:18 P.M. at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She was born on February 23, 1948 in Parkersburg, WV, the daughter the late Ronald M. Deem and Betty L. (LeRow) Deem who survives in Marietta, OH. Also surviving are her children, Betty Jean (Kirk “Reggie”) Roetgerman of New Bremen, OH, and Chris Shackelford of Williamstown, WV, her grandchildren, Griffen, Elli Bleu, and Tate Roetgerman, Bettie and Chris Shackelford, a great-granddaughter Hayden Carder, a brother Ron Deem of Marietta, OH, and a sister and brother-in-law Darlene (Kevin) Jursinski of Estero, FL, and nieces Jamie, Lauren, and Kara.

Connie was a member of the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Parkersburg, WV, and also attended the Basilica of St. Marys Assumption in Marietta, OH. She graduated from Racine High School, and graduated from Glenville State College in Glenville, WV. She was an Art teacher for many years at the Parkersburg Catholic High School in Parkersburg, WV, and later in Bonita Springs, FL. Over the years she also coached basketball and volleyball, and also was the yearbook advisor. Connie loved children, and impacted the lives of her many students. Outside of school, she loved to go camping, and liked to play cards. She was an avid Mountaineers sports fan, and loved the music of Elvis. She enjoyed spending time with her family and also cherished her poodles Baby and Belle.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Parkersburg, WV. The family will receive friends after the Mass in the Parish Hall at the church. Private family inurnment will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions in memory of Connie can be made to the donor’s choice. The Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen is assisting with the arrangements, and condolences to the family can be left online at www.gilberghartwigfh.com.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Parkersburg, WV. The family will receive friends after the Mass in the Parish Hall at the church. Private family inurnment will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions in memory of Connie can be made to the donor’s choice.

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    Robin Hinkley says

    Connie was such a loving, giving person. She was a wonderful teacher and friend. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. My prayers for the family and all those who loved her.

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    Tom and Joyce Wente says

    We were so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother Betty. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and Kirk and your whole family. She will stay with you in your heart forever. Tom and Joyce

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    Travis Jones says

    I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of Connie…my thoughts and prayers are with Chris and Betty Jean and family in this time of loss….She was such a great teacher.

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    Tom Potts says

    So sorry for your loss. She was one of my favorite teachers/ friends at PCHS.

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    Pam says

    I’m sorry for your loss. Our Father of tender mercies provides comfort for this challenging time in our lives at 2 Corinthians 1:3,4. His wonderful hope, and its future benefits, for each of you brings peace of mind to share (Revelation 21:4)

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