LEONARD CARL SHOCKEY was born in Decatur County, Iowa, August 20, l904, and departed this life, May 2, l92l, at Centerville Hospital after eleven days' intense suffering following an operation for appendicitis.LEONARD was the youngest son of FRANK and MALISSA SHOCKEY.He was the pride and comfort of his parents and was loved by his brothers.LEONARD was a boy that was liked by all who knew him, he had a kind word or a smile for everybody.He was anxious to get well and return home and was willing to do anything his nurse or doctors said to do to get well, but God who doeth all things, knew best.He died trusting in his Savior.His last word was praise the Lord.He leaves to mourn his departure, a grief-stricken father, mother, two brothers, EARL and BRYAN, and two sisters-in-law and other relatives and friends.
Thus another cord which bound us here is broken and another hand beckons us to the fairer life beyond.Funeral services were conducted at the M.E. Church South, at Lineville, May 4th at 2:30 o'clock by Rev. O.S. Tallent and the remains laid to rest in the beautiful Evergreen Cemetery.
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