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Marie Shanks, 84, of Hinton, passed away Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Bowers Hospice House following a short illness.
Born October 28, 1932, she was the daughter of the late A.E. and Pearl Farley Pettrey of Forest Hill, WV.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, J. W. "Bud" Shanks; a sister, Betty Edwards; and two brothers, Charles and Bobby Pettrey.
Marie was a 1950 graduate of Hinton High School and devoted her life to her family as a homemaker. She was a member of First Baptist Church and the Fidelis Class.
Those left to cherish her memory are two daughters, Susan (Richard) Lawrence of Charleston, Terri (Frank) Kirkham of Hinton; three grandchildren, Brad (Melissa) Kirkham of Hinton, Rick (Amy) Lawrence of Charleston, Brian (Meg) Kirkham of Lewisburg; four great grandchildren, Jack and Ellen Lawrence of Charleston, Bella and Colt Kirkham of Hinton; one sister, Ramona Priest of Rootstown, OH; one brother, Ralph Pettrey of True; special friend and nurse, Donna Rollyson and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 22, 2017 with Pastors Tom and Dalene Coffman officiating. Friends may call from 1:00 p.m. until time of services at the funeral parlors. Burial will follow at Fairview Baptist Cemetery in Forest Hill.
Grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers.
In lieu of Flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bowers Hospice Care, Beckley, WV or Walk for Her Lifetime.
Arrangements are by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ronaldmeadowsfp.com
Published on October 20, 2017
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