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Norma Shenkle

Norma Lee "Cookie" Shenkle

Wednesday, June 17th, 1936 - Tuesday, January 12th, 2021
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Obituary

Norma Lee “Cookie” Shenkle, 84, Bellwood died Tuesday morning January 12, 2021 at UPMC Altoona.
She was born June 17, 1936 in Dubois, daughter of the late Harry W. and Mary (Russell) Shenkle.
Surviving are a nephew, Roger B. Shenkle of Jessup, Md.; a niece, Lisa A. (Rick) Schiappacasse of Pasadena, Md.; and her sister in law, Lois Shenkle of Littlestown. She was preceded in death by a brother, Donald H. Shenkle.
Norma retired as director of Blair County Children and Youth Services. She was a graduate of Moody Bible Institute and a member of Logan’s Valley Baptist Church, Bellwood. She enjoyed flower gardening, reading and doing crossword puzzles. Cookie also enjoyed volunteering her time at The Hope Center, Bellwood.
Friends will be received from 1 to 2pm, Saturday, January 16, 2021 at Jon C. Russin Funeral Home, Inc. Bellwood. A funeral service will be held at 2pm, Saturday at the funeral home, Pastor Stan Gill officiating. Interment will be at Logan Valley Cemetery, Bellwood.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 16th, 2021 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    When
    Saturday, January 16th, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Location
    Jon C. Russin Funeral Home, Inc.
    Address
    618 Martin Street
    BELLWOOD, PA 16617
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, January 16th, 2021 | 2:00pm
    When
    Saturday, January 16th, 2021 2:00pm
    Location
    Jon C. Russin Funeral Home, Inc.
    Address
    618 Martin Street
    BELLWOOD, PA 16617
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Pastor Stan Gill
  • Interment

    Location
    Logan Valley Cemetery
    Address
    Stadium Drive
    BELLWOOD, PA 16617
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Lisa

Posted at 10:28am
Sadly, the day before Aunt Norma’s funeral service, our mother took very ill and was incapacitated. As there was no one else to call on on such short notice, I remained behind to care for Mom while my brother represented what is left of our little family. I would like to thank everyone who attended our Aunt’s service, for your kindness in helping us at such a terribly difficult and sad time, and for all of the wonderful memories snd comments you shared with Roger about Aunt Norma Lee. You have all been so very kind. I miss my phone conversations with her, and that fabulous laugh.I miss that I cannot talk to her and find immediate comfort in her words of assurance as my mother continues to convalesce. We spoke often about Jesus and faith in our lives; my aunt was the perfect example of modesty and generosity. She was the last of our immediate familial attachments to our treasure of childhood memories of visiting DuBois several times a year (we lived in Maryland just outside of DC) and my brother and I have frequently noted those may have been the very best years of our lives, surrounded by incalculable love and the warmth of extended family. We are warmed to know how loved our aunt was and I certainly regret not meeting all of you in person. I’ve just thought about writing this now because we have been 24/7 caregiving for Mom since our Aunt’s funeral. God bless you all, and thank you. Lisa Shenkle
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Kay Balestino

Posted at 08:20pm
Norma was a caseworker during our many years of providing foster care, which started in the mid-seventies. She helped and encouraged me and my husband over the years with our first little girl. We thank her and will always remember her kindness and professional approach -Kay and Joe Balestino
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Rick & Nancy Beatty

Posted at 08:42am
Norma was a wonderful friend. I (Rick) remember her as she visited when I was young. Nancy & I connected again with her through the ministry of The Hope Center. she had a heart for others and we are grateful for the opportunity to have known her.
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