Mrs. Blanche Shemwell

Obituary for Mrs. Blanche Shemwell

September 7, 1926 - January 23, 2020
Murray, Kentucky | Age 93


Mrs. Blanche Shemwell, age 93, of Murray, Kentucky, died on Thursday, January 23, 2020, at Spring Creek Health Care in Murray.
Mrs. Shemwell was born in Mattoon, Illinois on September 7, 1926, to the late Clarence Allen and Opal (Abney) Allen. Mrs. Shemwell retired from Fisher – Price and was a member of Memorial Baptist Church and the Sanctuary Sunday School Class.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Shemwell was preceded in death by her husband, Lilburn "Blackie" Shemwell; one sister, Betty Marvel; two brothers, Jake Allen and Donald Allen; and by a granddaughter, Tiffany Shemwell Clayton.
Mrs. Shemwell is survived by two sons, David Shemwell and wife Lyn of Columbus, Georgia and Ronnie Shemwell and wife Terese of Hazel, Kentucky; three grandchildren, Terri Mobbs and husband Shawn of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Christina Burnett and husband Anthony of Mableton, Georgia, and Worth Shemwell and wife Kendra of Murray, Kentucky; grandson-in-law Aaron Clayton of Murray, Kentucky; six great – grandchildren, Courtney, Cody and Ryan Mobbs, Ansley and Sam Burnett, and Mira Shemwell.
The funeral service will be held on Sunday, January 26, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home and Cremation Services with Rev. Martin Severns and Rev. Jim Stahler officiating. Burial will follow in the Murray City Cemetery. Visitation will be held prior to the funeral service on Sunday, January 26, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. until the funeral hour at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to Memorial Baptist Church, 906 Main Street, Murray, Kentucky 42071 or to the First United Methodist Church, 503 Maple Street, Murray, Kentucky 42071.
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