Born on September 18, 1925, at Falling Timbers near Gilmore, O., Mary Kate was the daughter of late Edwin E. and E. Garnet (Gardner) Little.
In 1943, Mary Kate graduated from Uhrichsville High School. On October 1, 1944, she married Donald D. Shamel, who preceded her in death on November 28, 2001. She was also preceded in death by a brother Kermit Little and a sister Maxine Becker.
Mary Kate was a homemaker who enjoyed playing bingo and doing word search puzzles. She attended the Uhrichsville Moravian Church and was a member of the Women’s Fellowship at the church.
Mary Kate is survived by her children Patricia Shamel and Michael D. Shamel, both of Uhrichsville; a granddaughter Angela (Larry) Colaner of Uhrichsville; a grandson Michael D. Shamel II of Westerville and a great granddaughter Macenzie Brown of New Philadelphia.
Funeral services for Mary Kate will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, 2013, at the Uhrich-Hostettler English Funeral Home, Inc. at Uhrichsville, with Rev. William Surber officiating. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery in Uhrichsville.
Calling hours will be from 4 to 8 p.m., on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Uhrich-Hostettler-English Funeral Home