Mary Ann Shankle

Mary Ann Shankle, circa 1970s

Retired nurse Mary Ann Shankle, 71, of Henry died Friday, July 12, 2019, at AHC Paris, formerly Paris Health Care Center.

Ridgeway Funeral Home is handling arrangements. The body is to be cremated with no formal services planned.

She was born May 26, 1948, in Humboldt. She was the daughter of the late Fred G. and Melvie M. Blankenship Allen.

She is survived by a daughter, Michelle (Shawn) Helton of Henry; a son, Stacey (Rita Hudgins) Winchester of Paris; seven grandchildren, Ryan (Delilah) Page, Reed Hedges, Carley, Tyler and Emily Helton, and Brady and Grant Winchester; six great-grandchildren; a stepmother, Nancy Allen of Paris; a sister, Thesia (Steve) Keith of Colorado; and a brother, Larry G. (Charlotte) Allen of Portland.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Bernice Dial.

She was a member of Temple Baptist Church. A family member said she loved her work and enjoyed watching television.

Memorials may be made to: Mary Ann Shankle family, c/o Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., P.O. Box 788, Paris.

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