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Mary Shackelford Obituary

Mary Ellen Shackelford
Mary Ellen Shackelford

May 8, 1934 - May 12, 2019
Resided in Olmstead, Kentucky


Mary Ellen Shackelford, age 85 of Olmstead, Kentucky passed away Sunday, May 12, 2019 at the Medical Center in Bowling Green, Kentucky. She was born in Cookeville, Tennessee on May 8, 1934 to the late Dewey Rice and Ola Harness Rice. She was a homemaker and former member of the Eastern Star and an active member at Dripping Spring Baptist Church.
She is survived by:

Her Husband of 62 years ~ James “Jim” Shackelford

1 Son ~ Timmy Shackelford and wife, Susan ~ Bowling Green, KY

2 Daughters ~ Toni Ellen Neal ~ Auburn, KY
Tammy Kaye Pedigo and husband, Jeff ~ Olmstead, KY

2 Brothers ~ Denver Rice ~ Madison, TN
Bob Rice ~ Sparta, TN

3 Sisters ~ Sue Perkins ~ Baxter, TN
Reba Davis ~ Murfreesboro, TN
Barbara Allen ~ Cookeville, TN

8 Grandchildren
20 Great Grandchildren
1 Great Great Granddaughter

Funeral Services for Mary Ellen Shackelford will be conducted at 11:00 am on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Summers, Kirby and Sanders Funeral Home with Bro. Jeff Noffsinger and Bro. Donnie Blick officiating with burial to follow in Dripping Spring Cemetery. Visitation at the funeral home will be held Wednesday, May 15, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm and Thursday from 8:00 am until the service hour of 11:00 am.

Memorial donations may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children Medical Center. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Pallbearers: Tristan Norris, Auston Norris, Dustin Norris, Bradley White, O’Brien Pedigo, Cody Pedigo and Kyle Pedigo

Honorary Pallbearers: Tyler Farmer, Jeff Pedigo and Melvin Norris




Summers, Kirby and Sanders Funeral Home
210 North Thurston Drive
Russellville, KY 42276
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday, May 16, 2019
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Summers, Kirby and Sanders Funeral Home
210 North Thurston Drive
Russellville, KY 42276
Thursday, May 16, 2019
11:00 AM
Dripping Spring Cemetery
4145 Watermelon Road
Olmstead, KY US 42265
Thursday, May 16, 2019


Shriners Hospitals for Children
110 Conn Terrace
Lexington, KY USA 40508