Walter A. Channing
Walter A. Channing, age 83, of 56 Sunset Drive, Shelby, died Friday, December 31, 1999 at the Heritage Care Center after a long battle with cancer.
Walter was born January 22, 1916 in Willard, the son of the late Finace J. and Estella Jane (Broughton) Channing. He was a 1933 graduate of Willard High School and and served in the U.S. Navy during Word War II. Walter retired in 1978 from Copperweld-Shelby Division after 37 years of service. He was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Shelby, the Willard Conservation League, and the Shelby Sertoma Club where he served as past president. He enjoyed refinishing antique furniture.
He is survived by his wife, Maxine A. (Wiegman) Channing, whom he wed on January 14, 1968; a son and daughter-in-law, James Ray and Karen Channning of Plymouth; 3 daughters and 2 sons-in-law: Jayne and Richard Shook of Attica, Beth Ann and Ed Kurtzman and Lois Hamilton all of Shelby; a son-in-law and spouse, Alva and Carolyn Cummings of Willard; 11 grandchildren: Mark Cummings, Amy Chandler, Scott Kurtzman, Jeff Kurtzman, Steven Shook, Tina Shook, Bradley Shook, Seth Hamilton, Bryan Hamilton, Aden Channing, Jill Channing; 2 step-grandchiodren: Allison Bailey and Kenneth Bailey; 4 great-grandchildren: Ashley Kurtzman, Alex Kurtzman, Kylie Chandler, and Leona Hamilton; a sister, Evelyn Channing of Willard. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Wilda Idella Reed Channing in 1966; a daughter, Audrey Martha Cummings in 1985; a step-brother, Leolin Beamer; a step-sister, Gladys Duncan; a half-sister, Doris Holmes; a sister, Bernice Channing; and an infant brother, Richard Channing.
Calling hours will be on Monday, January 3, 2000, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the First Lutheran Church in Shelby with Rev. D. Evan Houck officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven. Memorial expressions may be made to First Lutheran Church.