Sue Shallcross

March 18, 1926 - November 25, 2015

03/18/1926 - 11/25/2015

Shallcross, Sue J., 89, formerly of Bellaire and St. Clairsville, Ohio, died Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at her home in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Sue was born March 18, 1926 in Bellaire, Ohio a daughter of the late Malcolm E. and Flora Baker Culbertson.

Sue was a graduate of Bellaire High School and Ohio University. After college, she was a pioneer in the rural electrification movement, journeying the back roads of West Virginia as an agent of Wheeling Electric Company, demonstrating electric stoves and other appliances in homes that had been newly wired for electricity. She was a long-time substitute teacher in local schools and was a sales consultant in the china department of Kaufmann’s/Macy’s at the Ohio Valley Mall.

She was a member of the Bellaire Presbyterian Church and was active in a number of church and civic groups.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar “Shelly” Shallcross.

She made her home for the past two years with her two children in Virginia: Joseph (Helen) McClain, of Williamsburg, and Kathleen McClain, of Virginia Beach. She is also survived by her sister, Martha (Bruce) Chalker, of Golden, Colorado; six grandchildren, Philip (Erica Ryan) Ewing, of Alexandria, Virginia; Lauren (Lee Hosman) McClain, of Bowie, Maryland; Abbey (Matt Leibner) McClain, of Washington, D.C.; Eden (Brandon) Bezy, of Whiteland, Indiana; Karin Ewing, of Cincinnati, Ohio; and Jacob (Jennifer) McClain, of Fayetteville, Arkansas. She is also survived by five great-grandchildren, Saoirse, Maeve and Ruari Hosman; Rex Bezy; and Elise Ewing.

A private memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29, at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home in Bellaire. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bellaire Presbyterian Church.

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8 years ago

I have no doubt that God will remember her and keep her memory safe. He will surely be glad to bring her back to life in a perfect world when suffering will be no more and we will all welcome back our loved ones that are asleep in death. (Revelation 21:4 & John 5:28, 29) May our loving Father bring your family the peace and comfort only He can provide.

Rachel Coker
8 years ago

Joe, My thoughts and sympathies are with you and your family. I’ve enjoyed so many of your stories about your childhood, and I hope you will be comforted by wonderful remembrances in the difficult days ahead. May your mother’s memory always be a blessing. ~Rachel

Patty Valloric
8 years ago

Joe and Kathleen,
I’ve known your mother since 1939 at Gravel Hill grade school. Sorry I couldn’t be at the service.
Janet Bauknecht and family

Denise Johnson
8 years ago

Kate and Joe,
many memories have flooded my mind since I heard of your mom’s passing. I have smiled and thought of our lives in Bellaire. It seems fitting that her final rest begins here in Bellaire. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. As always love, Denise.

Nancy Reese Fabry
8 years ago

I was so very sorry to hear of your mothers passing. She was like a second mom to me growing up. Such
a wonderful lady and a great cook. She will be greatly missed. Love you all. Nancy

Quenton Northcraft
8 years ago

I am truly sorry to hear about the passing of your mother.

I really admired your mom for the person she was. Your mom was such a lovely woman. I recall fondly growing up in the “old” neighborhood and feel fortunate to have had role models like your Mom. I pray your grief is somehow lessened in the knowledge that her memory lives on in each of us.

My heartfelt condolences for you and your family
Quenton Northcraft