The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


February 14, 2014

Mary Shanafelt

JOPLIN, Mo. — Mary Elizabeth Shanafelt, of Joplin, Mo., passed away at 2:21 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, after a sudden illness.

Mary was born Aug. 12, 1955, at home in Duenweg, Mo. She has lived in Joplin her entire life.

Mary started singing with the Hobson Brothers Band at age 15 and has played in Joplin and the surrounding four state area for most of her life. She played bass guitar and keyboards and sang.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Ann E. (Thurman) Oakes; and one brother, Peter (Pete) Shanafelt; and is survived by two brothers, Jack Cable and wife, Debbie, of Carterville, and Hugh Cable and wife, Florence, of Joplin; two nephews, Brian Cable and wife, Sherry, of Carl Junction, and Jason Cable and wife, LaVena, of Joplin; and three great-nephews, Tay, Ty and Wyatt Cable.

Mary was loved and will be greatly missed by her family and a host of friends.

Memorial services will be held at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 2423 West 26th Street, Joplin, on Sunday, Feb. 16, at 2 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's in Mary's name.

The family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses, chaplains and palliative care staff at Freeman West and KU Medical Center in Kansas City, for their caring support during our sister's passing. Thank you to Chad Degonia at Parker Mortuary for all your help.

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