CHAMPION, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Katherine Graycar Shellhammer, 92 of Champion, passed away on Sunday, January 2, 2022.
She was born on April 22, 1929, in Warren, Ohio. She was the daughter of the late Chester R. Jones and Marie Pence Jones.
On June 12, 1948, she married Joseph A. Graycar. They spent almost 40 years together until his death on August 22, 1987. She married Paul E. Shellhammer on October 6, 1990. He preceded her in death on April 9, 2018.
Although Katherine spent 30 years working in retail at Color Your World, Grants and Kmart, she loved being a homemaker.
When she wasn’t playing cards, she loved to bake cookies and play with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her son, Lawrence J. Graycar (Shelly) of Champion and daughters, Kathie Molnar (John) of West Bend, Wisconsin and Judith Graycar Wooley (late Edward) of Elyria, Ohio; grandchildren, Kellie Wills (Nathan), Brian Molnar, Christopher Wooley and Joseph Wooley (Cari) and great-grandchildren, Ainsley, Owen and Everett Wills.
She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Joseph A. Graycar; second husband, Paul E. Shellhammer; son-in-law, Edward G. Wooley and brother, Harry C. Jones.
A private service will be held at St. William Church.
Interment will be in All Souls Cemetery in Bazetta, Ohio.
Donations can be made to St. William Church, 5411 Mahoning Avenue, Warren, Ohio, in her memory.
Carl W. Hall Funeral Home is honored to assist with the arrangements.