Rosemary Shockey


Born in Philippi, West Virginia
Sept. 16th 1940
Died July 18th 2000

Rosemary was a very caring and giving person who loved nature and all living creatures. The only things she hated were intolerance and ignorance. She owned & operated an Arts & Crafts store "The Pioneer" in Clarksburg West Virginia. She made & sold through her store leather goods, such as purses, belts, wallets etc..

She had a B.A. in Art from Fairmont State in West Virginia. She was a wonderful artist. She amazed me; when she was sick, she was still able to paint beautifully even though it must have been extremely difficult for her. She had incredible patience, sometimes it would take her 5 minutes to draw a simple line.

She spent her last years at Alderson Broddus Nursing Facility in Philippi W.V. where she died of HD. I believe she had HD for at least 19 years. She was a great mom and I miss her very much, but I believe she is in a safe place. I would like to share some of the artwork she has done during her life. Feel free to click on any of the pictures & paintings.

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Acrylic Figure water color of bridge Painting of mill Mom & me - 4 months Christmas Mom at table High School Graduation Grandpa & Grandma Furbee with Mom & Dad Grandma & Grandad Shockey Family Photo - age 4 Greenman Untitled 7 Untitled 6 Untitled 5 Untitled 4 Untitled 3 Untitled 2 Untitled 1 Grandad Shockey, Mom , Aunt Doris & Ronnie Rooster Sleeping Furb Hillside Grandpa Furbee Fruit Bowl Still Life Children's Book Idea 1 Children's Book Idea 2 Children's Book Idea 3 Mom Christmas 98 Mom Christmas 98 2 Mom Christmas Mom and Me Mom and Me with Proofs Mom and Dad in High School Mom and Dad at Christmas Mom and Dad at the Craft Store Water Color of a House