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Christene "Aunt Tene" Vansickle Shewmaker
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Birth: Nov. 12, 1917
Rusk County
Texas, USA
Death: May 26, 2006
Rusk County
Texas, USA

HENDERSON - Services for Christene Shewmaker, 89, Henderson, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Crawford-Crim-Bryan Funeral Home chapel, Henderson, with Brother Bill Tisdale officiating.

Burial will be in Rusk County Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Shewmaker died July 29, 2006.

She was born Nov. 12, 1917, in Oak Hill to the late Ben and Edna Vansickle. She was a longtime member of Turnertown Baptist Church, and current member of First Baptist Church of Henderson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Shewmaker; brothers, John Thomas, Forest "Dick" and Oscar "Dock" Vansickle; and sisters, Mary Lois Mathis and Annie Ruth Bridges.

Survivors include nieces, Patsy Kuykendall, Tatum, Stacey Vonnell Baird, Fate, and Bennie Keckeiser, Overton.

Pallbearers are Al Whitehead, Roger Whitehead, Paul Baird, Lonnie Traylor, Bobby Weatherford, Robert Kuykendall, Donnie Kelsey and John Henson.
Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on July 31, 2006

This was my Aunt Tene, (she was my Great Aunt) she worked for Pope and Turner when I was growing up. She had some of the finest furnishing in the land, and I loved growing up at their house. She loved to paint porcelain china and I credit her for my artistic abilities. After she accomplished her porcelains, she took up quilting and did a beautiful job of that as well. I miss her!

Family links: 
  Ben Elias Vansickle (1872 - 1937)
  Edna Welthey Maloney Vansickle (1885 - 1946)
  Herbert L Shewmaker (1900 - 2000)*
  Mary Lois Vansickle Mathis (1904 - 1968)*
  John T Vansickle (1906 - 1908)*
  Annie Ruth Bridges (1908 - 1990)*
  Forest King Vansickle (1911 - 1985)*
  Oscar Barrett Vansickle (1915 - 1992)*
  Christene Vansickle Shewmaker (1917 - 2006)
*Calculated relationship
Tyler Memorial Park and Cemetery
Smith County
Texas, USA
Plot: Windsor Mausoleum, Inside, East Wall
Created by: Kathleen Boucher
Record added: Jan 12, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64127735
Christene Aunt Tene <i>Vansickle</i> Shewmaker
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Christene Aunt Tene <i>Vansickle</i> Shewmaker
Added by: Kathleen Boucher
Christene Aunt Tene <i>Vansickle</i> Shewmaker
Added by: Kathleen Boucher
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