OBITUARY

Julie Marguerite Shofstall

August 19, 1955June 14, 2010

Julie Marguerite (Hortman) Shofstall, 54, of Chandler, passed away Monday, June 14, 2010, at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She was born August 19, 1955, in Evansville.

Julie was the owner of Shofstall Photography. A professional with an Associate’s Degree in Visual Arts, she was the official photographer for the Labor Day Association. In past years she had worked at Olan Mills Studios, Sears Portrait Studio, and for 16 years with her dear friend Sharon Dassell (Portraits by Sharon). Julie was a lifelong member of St. John’s East United Church of Christ and performed in the Hand Bell Choir. Julie loved and protected the environment, and was a Bronze Level Member of SWIMGA (Southwestern Indiana Master Gardeners Association).

Julie was a lifelong member of the Girl Scouts and had been employed by the Raintree Girl Scout Council as a Seasonal Field Assistant and Program Specialist. She served as an unpaid volunteer in numerous capacities: Co-leader for Brownie, Junior, Cadette and Senior Girl Scout troops; Troop Services Director; Service Unit Committees; Three Lakes Day Camp Steering Committee and Junior Unit Leader; and naturally was the photographer for the Father/ Daughter Dances. Julie was the Chairwoman for the Annual Cookie Sales for 18 years (“A balanced diet is a Girl Scout Cookie in each hand”).

Julie was politically active and volunteered in many local, state and federal campaigns for Democrat candidates. Other interests included reading, computers, history and genealogy, bird-watching, camping, canoeing and traveling with her family. She and her husband Steve were blessed to be able to take a dream vacation trip to Europe for 7 weeks last year, where she took over 12,000 photographs. Julie was a vibrant woman; her beautiful ever-present smile would light up any room she entered. She was known by many nicknames: “Shutterbug” (obviously); “Ding-a-ling” (hand bell ringer); “Recycle Queen” (saving the planet one plastic bottle at a time); “Domestic Goddess” (she preferred that rather than housewife); and “Saint Julie” (partly for her kind and giving spirit, but mostly for putting up with Steve for so many years). She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Robert and Lucile Hortman and Frank and Lucille Schimmel; great-aunt, Marguerite Peterson; father-in-law, Donald Shofstall; and father, Albert Hortman. Julie is survived by her husband of 28 years, Stephen R. Shofstall; children, Justin Kyle, Jessica Lynne and John Michael; mother, Joan (Schimmel) Moore and husband, George of Scottsdale, AZ; other mother, Anita Hortman of Warner Robins, GA; mother-in-law, June E. Shofstall of Evansville; sisters, Laura Lou Little and husband, Chuck of Cochran, GA, Tina Marie Perkins of Warner Robins, GA, Donna Lucille Cline and husband, Dana of Lizella, GA; sister-in-law, Sherry Lee May and husband, Jeff of Haubstadt; brother-in-law, John David Shofstall and wife, Sandra of Evansville; uncle, Mack Hortman and wife, Judy of Macon, GA; aunts, Gwendolyn King of Phenix City, AL, Jeanette Ricks and husband, Bob of Salem, AL, and Aleca Hortman of Macon, GA; former in-laws Howard and Grace Hill of Dry Branch, GA; numerous cousins; and 5 nieces, 4 nephews, 3 grandnieces and 6 grandnephews. The family would like to thank the doctors and nursing staff at St. Mary’s Medical Center for the tender care that Julie received this past week, and her many friends’ kind thoughts and prayers. Services will be 2:00 PM Friday, June 18, 2010 at Alexander East Chapel, officiated by Pastor Ken Townsend with burial at Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends may visit Thursday from 2:00 to 8:00 PM and Friday from 12:00 PM until service time at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children (2001 South Lindbergh Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63131-3597), the American Heart Association, or a charity of your choice.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation

    Thursday, June 17, 2010

  • Visitation

    Friday, June 18, 2010

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, June 18, 2010

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Burial

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angela fischer

June 27, 2010

steve, i heard today from justin, i am so sorry. she was a good stepmom to him and i will always appreciate that. may the healing start and memories stay.

Connie Yoak

June 21, 2010

Steve and Family
I was the other CLA for the census. When Julie entered the room, her smile and the light in her eyes was a pleasure to behold. So fun....so animated...and she knew how to tell a story of those she tried to interview!
This world is a sadder place for your loss.....but Julie is not lost ....because you know where she is. May you feel God's presence in the days ahead.

Brian and Lisa

June 21, 2010

Steve,
We are saddened to hear about Julie's passing. She was such fun to be around with her smile and wit. May the blessing of peace knowing a better world waits bring a smile for each tear you cry. God's blessings of comfort to you and the kids.
With Love,

Ed & Debbie Posey

June 20, 2010

There are no words to describe how sad we were when you told us about Julie. We hope knowing you have the love and support of all those who cared for her helps you and your family through this time of loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Lynda Heines

June 20, 2010

I am so sorry I did not hear of her passing until today. Julie was such a sweet and caring person. She was such a great help on the 2009 SWIMGA Gardenwalk. I'm sure dealing with me on that project was no picnic for her, but she was so kind. I'm so glad she was able to take that trip of a lifetime last summer. She will be missed. Her family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Tom Rinehart

June 19, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Estella Pryor

June 19, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with all of your family.
I will remember her enjoyment of her family history and pleased I was able to share our common interest.

Frenchie Pequignot

June 19, 2010

I knew Julie and Steve from working at Julies folks' Biff Burger in the 60's. What a sweet girl. We recently reconnected and she sent me many oictures of my old haunts in Evansville as well as pictures of her family. I will miss her wit, sense of humor and kindness. I pray she rests in peace and the family finds peace knowing the life she lived.

Ted & Berta Kares

June 18, 2010

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

Amber Leehe

June 18, 2010

I never had the pleasure of meeting Julie, I wish I had. She was loved by all that knew her. May GOD lift you all up and give you peace.
Girl Scouts are better for Julie having been involved. Troop 411-Petersburg, In.

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