Rose Mary (Shappell) St. Clair

Class of 1943

1943 Graduation Edition
Perry Daily Journal
Rose Mary Shappell

– the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. F. Shappell, 828 Holly streets. She was born in Lima, Ohio, 18 years ago.

Rose Mary has lived in Perry only two years. Before that she lived and attended schools in Orlando, Lucien, and Marshall.

She was a member of the band and Red Hots pep club. She is a member of the Methodist church.

Rose Mary plans to go to Phillips university in Enid after graduation.

Rose Mary (Shappell) St. Clair

March 14, 1925 – June 11, 2009

The funeral for Rose Mary St. Clair, 84, of Perry, will be 2 p.m. Saturday, June 13, 2009, at First United Methodist Church, Perry. The Rev. Ed Cook will officiate. Burial will be in Grace Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be made through the funeral home, 1010 N. 7th Street, Perry, OK 73077, to American Heart Association or Alzheimer’s Association.

She was born March 14, 1925, in Lima, Ohio, to Marion Francis and Mary Elizabeth Gilmore Shappell and died Thursday, June 11, 2009, at Perry Memorial Hospital.

She moved to Perry 69 years ago from Shell Camp in Orlando.

She married John Keith St. Clair Feb. 23, 1944, in Shawnee.

She was a homemaker and worked in her husband’s business until she retired in the mid-1990s.

She was active in band boosters, wrestling boosters and football boosters and was a Campfire and Blue Bird leader.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Mother’s Club and Petunia Unit of Perry Garden Clubs.

Surviving are her husband, John; two sons, Kraig St. Clair of Lebanon, Mo., and Randy St. Clair of Covington, Ga.; two daughters, Cheryl St. Clair of Perry and Kathy Shelton of Stillwater; two sisters, Evelyn Coe and Delores Myers, both of Perry; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister.