OBITUARY

Sheila Sue Shofstall

November 30, 1950March 16, 2021
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Sheila Sue (Embry) Shofstall, 70, of Chandler, was killed in an auto collision on March 16, 2021.

Sheila held a variety of jobs in her lifetime – bartender, Teamster, cashier, accounts/receivable – but was employed for the last six years as a crisis intervention advocate at Albion Fellows Bacon Center. She graduated in 1969 from Central, where she was on the Honey Bears dance team. She loved to dance - she would even dance from counter to counter when cleaning the kitchen – music at top volume, of course. She also enjoyed a good Bloody Mary while listening to local bands, traveling to new places and attending rock concerts. But most of all she loved spending time with her cherished grandkids – eating out, going to the movies, or just playing Uno at home. The pandemic put all those things on hold for a year – but she just got her second vaccine a month ago and was so looking forward to resuming an active life again, especially hugging her grandkids.

Sheila first met her husband Steve in 1969, but when he was drafted in 1970 they drifted apart and lived separate lives, until reconnecting in 2014. They were married in 2016, feeling young and in love again. A 24-day honeymoon driving west visiting nine states and 15 National Parks was highlighted by a 3-day concert near Palm Springs called Desert Trip - Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, Neil Young, Paul McCartney, The Who and Roger Waters of Pink Floyd. The last concert they attended before the world was put in quarantine was in February 2020 in Atlanta – the Eagles.

Sheila was preceded in death by her parents, Shelby S. and Doris Jean Embry, and brothers, Shelby Jean, Ronald “Butch”, Shelby S. Jr, and Melvin Embry.

Sheila is survived by her adoring husband, Steve; mother-in-law, June Shofstall; daughter, Chasity Chumbley; stepchildren, Justin, Jessica and John Shofstall; sisters, Vicky (Billy) Barnes and Lisa Embry; sister-in-law, Sherry (Jeff) May and brother-in-law, David (Sandra) Shofstall; grandchildren, Jaiehlyn, Heighdyn and Ahbree Chumbley, Frankie Miller and Stellan Lewis; nephew, Will “BJ” (Rachel) Barnes and grandnieces, Cora and Mary Ann Barnes; 22 nieces and nephews of Steve; former husband (but still close friend), Tommie Chumbley, and rescue cat Tigger.

Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 21, 2021, at Alexander Newburgh Chapel, Rev. Phil Hoy officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 20th, and from 2:00 p.m. until service time on Sunday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Albion Fellows Bacon Center. Condolences may be offered at www.AlexanderNewburghChapel.com.

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, March 20, 2021

  • Visitation

    Sunday, March 21, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Sunday, March 21, 2021

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Jeffry DeVillez

April 9, 2021

I never knew Sheila,but did know Steve from Harrison High.I hope she is resting in peace now and offer condolences to the family!

Linda McMahon Lord

March 29, 2021

Lisa I'm so sorry for your loss.Hope you are doing well.Prayers for you and the rest of the family.
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Sandra Hollman

March 23, 2021

Condolences to you and your family. We are so sorry for your loss. Was glad I could talk with you at the Chapel.

Mike and Sandy Hollman

Chasity Chumbley

March 23, 2021

I love you mommy!!!

Wm. A. Diehl

March 21, 2021

Only met Shelia once-years ago. STEVE, please accept my condolences . I am very sorry for the loss of your wife. Sincerley Bill Diehl

Judith Stock

March 20, 2021

I don't know your family nor did I know your mother. I am so sorry her life came to such a tragic and unexpected end. May God bless you and help you through this sad time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Biography

Sheila Sue (Embry) Shofstall, 70, of Chandler, was killed in an auto collision on March 16, 2021.
Sheila held a variety of jobs in her lifetime – bartender, Teamster, cashier, accounts/receivable – but was employed for the last six years as a crisis intervention advocate at Albion Fellows Bacon Center. She graduated in 1969 from Central, where she was on the Honey Bears dance team. She loved to dance - she would even dance from counter to counter when cleaning the kitchen – music at top volume, of course. She also enjoyed a good Bloody Mary while listening to local bands, traveling to new places and attending rock concerts. But most of all she loved spending time with her cherished grandkids – eating out, going to the movies, or just playing Uno at home. The pandemic put all those things on hold for a year – but she just got her second vaccine a month ago and was so looking forward to resuming an active life again, especially hugging her grandkids.
Sheila first met her husband Steve in 1969, but when he was drafted in 1970 they drifted apart and lived separate lives, until reconnecting in 2014. They were married in 2016, feeling young and in love again. A 24-day honeymoon driving west visiting nine states and 15 National Parks was highlighted by a 3-day concert near Palm Springs called Desert Trip - Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, Neil Young, Paul McCartney, The Who and Roger Waters of Pink Floyd. The last concert they attended before the world was put in quarantine was in February 2020 in Atlanta – the Eagles.
Sheila was preceded in death by her parents, Shelby S. and Doris Jean Embry, and brothers, Shelby Jean, Ronald “Butch”, Shelby S. Jr, and Melvin Embry.
Sheila is survived by her adoring husband, Steve; mother-in-law, June Shofstall; daughter, Chasity Chumbley; stepchildren, Justin, Jessica and John Shofstall; sisters, Vicky (Billy) Barnes and Lisa Embry; sister-in-law, Sherry (Jeff) May and brother-in-law, David (Sandra) Shofstall; grandchildren, Jaiehlyn, Heighdyn and Ahbree Chumbley, Frankie Miller and Stellan Lewis; nephew, Will “BJ” (Rachel) Barnes and grandnieces, Cora and Mary Ann Barnes; 22 nieces and nephews of Steve; former husband (but still close friend), Tommie Chumbley, and rescue cat Tigger.
Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 21, 2021, at Alexander Newburgh Chapel, Rev. Phil Hoy officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 20th, and from 2:00 p.m. until service time on Sunday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Albion Fellows Bacon Center. Condolences may be offered at www.AlexanderNewburghChapel.com.