Peggy Joan Shockey, 79, of Chillicothe, Mo., died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 at The Baptist Home in Chillicothe.

Joan Shockey was born in rural Grundy County near Trenton, Mo., and was the daughter of Floyd Foster and Florence Flentje Foster. On May 1, 1954 Joan married Leroy Shockey at the Liberty Chapel Christian Church near Trenton, Mo. He survives of the home.

She was a graduate of Trenton High School.

For many years Joan and Leroy owned and operated the S Bar S Western Store in Chillicothe. She was also a homemaker who enjoyed baking for her family and friends.

She was a member of the First Christian Church of Chillicothe and had been a Sunday school teacher in her younger years.

Joan is survived by her husband Leroy, of the home; four children, Mark Shockey and wife Sherry, Brenda Gatson and husband John, Linda McElwee and husband Larry, and Dan Shockey and wife Stephanie, all of Chillicothe; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Shirley Pyrtle and husband David, Chula, Mo., and Joy Foster, Jefferson City, Mo.; four nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012 at Heritage Funeral Home, Chillicothe. There will be a private burial. A visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 at Heritage Funeral Home.

Memorials in honor of Joan Shockey may be made to the First Christian Church or the Blue Mound Cowboy Church and left at the funeral home or mailed to Heritage Funeral Home, 3141 N. Washington, Chillicothe MO 64601. Online condolences may be left at

Arrangements are under the direction of Heritage Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Mo.