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Jay Duane Shook

October 12, 1939 — May 25, 2007

Jay Duane Shook, 67, of Plymouth, Indiana passed away after his courageous battle with cancer in the Catherine Kasper Life Center at 4:30 a.m. on Friday, May 25, 2007. Jay was born in Wheeler, Ind. on October 12, 1939 to Jay Delos Shook and Lucille Jeanette (Chelf) Shook Meyer who preceded him in death. He was a 1957 graduate of Wheeler High School and is a member of the Roman Catholic Church.

Jay is survived by his wife Donna Marie Shook, who he took as his bride on January 21, 1983, in Plymouth, Indiana.

He retired as the office manager for Gouldey Welding & Fabrications, Inc. and the couple moved to the Sebring, Florida area.

Jay found great joy when spending time with his family, teaching carpentry to his children and grandchildren. He also enjoyed Nascar racing and country music. While growing up in Wheeler, Ind., he found a love for trains and spent many of his early years riding his bike to the local train station to watch the trains that he would dream about the rest of his years. He shared this dream with his grandchildren and spent his spare time with them building and playing with an HO train set.

Surviving with his wife Donna, are his children, Tammy (John) Dominiack of Walkerton, Ind., Mike (Melinda) Shook of Argos, Ind., David (Julie) Shook of Plymouth, Ind., Theresa Knapp of Plymouth, Ind., Lynette (Michael) Swint of Bremen, Ind. and Rich (Marianne) Zeigler of Plymouth, Ind. Jay’s family includes 20 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

Also surviving are his three brothers: Dan (Sue) Shook of Chesterton, Ind., John (Barbara) Meyer of Hudson, Ind. and Robert (Ruth Ann) Meyer of Ft. Collins, Colo. and six sisters, Janice (David) Lute of Portage, Ind., Mary Ann (James) Jones and Julie (Donald) Rush, both of Valparaiso, Ind., Lorretta (William) Patterson of Reynoldsburg, Penn., Charlotte (Robert) Smith of Zieglerville, Penn., and Phyllis (John) Lyons of Valparaiso, Ind. along with numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers Mark Meyer and James Meyer and a sister Joan Meyer.

The family will receive friends at the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth from 3 to 8 p.m. (E.D.T.) on Tues., May 29, 2007 and continue after 7 a.m. on Wed., May 30th. A Rosary will be said at 8 p.m. (E.D.T.) Tuesday evening. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 a.m. (E.D.T.) in St. Michael Catholic Church, 615 N. Center St., Plymouth. Burial will follow in the New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the American Cancer Society.
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