Laureen "Laurie" Shook
Obituary For Laureen "Laurie" Shook
Laureen “Laurie” Shook, 60, Nicktown, formerly of Carrolltown, passed away August 16, 2020 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born June 18, 1960 in Spangler, the daughter of Samuel L. and Frances (Gavora) Reed. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers Ron, Mike and Karl “Tony” Reed and sister Christine Buckman; niece Leah Buckman; nephew Andy Reed; mother-in-law and father-in-law John and Dolores Shook. She is survived by her husband John R. Shook whom she married June 22, 1979; son John Samuel Shook and longtime girlfriend Abbey McCann who was also a very close friend to Laurie; sisters Janine (Jack) Serafin, Bunny (PJ) Stevens; brother Sam (June) Reed, sister-in-law Connie Reed and numerous nieces and nephews. She was graduate of Cambria Heights High School. She was currently employed at Ameriserv Bank as a bank teller and had a prior diverse work history. She was member of St. Benedict Catholic Church, Carrolltown. She loved spending quality time with family, cooking swimming and flower gardening. At Laurie’s request there will be no visitation. Memorial Mass 10:00 am Friday at St. Benedict Catholic Church, Carrolltown by Rev. Jude W. Brady, OSB. Interment church cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home, Inc., Carrolltown. You may leave online condolences at www.stevensfamilyfuneralhomes.com or on our Facebook page.
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I grew up in Northern Cambria and was a friend of Lauries. My last name was Babiak back then. I met her when I dated Steve Yasick. He and John Shook were friends. John lived up the road from Steve. I worked a waitress job at a restaurant in Ebensburg with Laurie. I believed it was called Porkys at that time then became Laurel Lounge. She was always a fun upbeat person. We are the same age and I was just thrown to see her name in the paper today. . You have my deepest sympathy. My heart is so sad. My prayers are with all of you at this most difficult time.
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James E. Renninger
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