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The French Family sponsors two support groups in Clay County. The first group meets the first Monday of each month (September will be the 2nd Monday, 9/8, due to Labor Day). 10:00-11:30am. Anyone is welcome to attend regardless of where you are in your own grief journey. The second group is for parents who have lost a child. This group meets the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month 7:00-8:30pm. Both groups meet at Grace Chapel, 2104 W US Hwy 40, Brazil. If you have questions about either group, please call 812.446.2206.

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John "Johnny" H. Shonk

October 02, 1914 - March 02, 2012

John “Johnny” H. Shonk

John “Johnny” H. Shonk, 97, went to his eternal home Friday morning, March 2, 2012 at 8:30am at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home, following an extended illness.

He was born October 2, 1914 to John and Emma (Croft) Shonk.

John lived on the farm his entire life, farming for many years then spending several years in construction work. He loved his church where he served in several capacities; he was also active in community projects.

He served his country for three years and two months of overseas duty.

Family members preceding him in death were his parents, two brothers: Lewis Shonk and Freed Shonk; two sisters: Eva Miller and Margaret Shonk.

Those surviving John are his wife of 71 years Velda (Wells) Shonk; a daughter Loretta Rupp and husband John; sons: Marvin Shonk and wife Susan and Lloyd Shonk and wife Candi; seven grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

Funeral Information

Visitation will be at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home, Monday, from 3-7pm and again Tuesday at Faith Southern Baptist Church, West of Clay City on State Road 246, from 9:30am until time of services. Services will be at Faith Southern, Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 10:30am. Burial will follow at Wilson Cemetery.



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