Obituaries Loralie Oelke Shackelford

Loralie Oelke Shackelford

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Loralie Oelke Shackelford

Nov. 22, 1926 – Nov. 28, 2020

OVERBROOK — Loralie Oelke Shackelford, Osage City, died Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, at Brookside Retirement Community, Overbrook, due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease. She was 94.

Loralie was born Nov. 22, 1926, in Topeka, the daughter of Lester and Minnie (Holmes) Oelke.

She married Marion Eugene Freed and later divorced. Loralie later married Robert Shackelford Oct. 15, 1950, in Kansas City. They moved to Osage City where she raised her children and lived the rest of her life. She had worked in production at Hallmark Cards, in Osage City.

Loralie was a member of Countryside Baptist Church, Osage City. She was well known in the Osage City church and community for her devotion to God, family and community. She volunteered her time and efforts in many community things, including Boy Scouts Den Mother, Girl Scouts leader, Junior Grange leader, Red Cross CPR teacher, board of the International Association of Rebekah Assemblies, board of the East Central Kansas Agency on Aging, and board of the Kansas Silver Haired Legislature. She belonged to the Motor Maids of America and was very proud of her accomplishments of traveling on her motorcycle through all of North America.

Loralie was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; her parents; two grandchildren, Bradley Hollenbeck and Melanie Hollenbeck Kroh; and three brothers, Morton, Phil and Jim Oelke.

She will be forever remembered by four children, Ronald (Deborah) Freed, El Dorado, Carolyn Norwood, Topeka, Linda (Jim) Hollenbeck, Merriam, and Wayne Shackelford, Osage City; a brother, Bruce Oelke, Osage City; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

A family funeral service will be 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, at Countryside Baptist Church, 24608 W. Hwy. K170, Osage City. Burial will follow the service at Osage City Cemetery. A visitation will be held an hour before service at the church.

Due to Covid-19, the service will live stream for friends and family on the VanArsdale Funeral Service Facebook page.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Osage County Senior Center or Countryside Baptist Church and sent in care of VanArsdale Funeral Chapel, 107 N. Sixth St., Osage City, KS 66523.

Condolences may be expressed at Vanarsdalefs.com.

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