Joe Shaughnessy - 1959

Class of 1959
Logansport High School
Logansport, Indiana

Joe & Linda Shaughnessy and family
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Joseph P. Shaughnessy
April 30, 1941 - September 20, 2000

Joe died after suffering a heart attack on the morning of Wednesday, September 20, 2000. He was married to high school sweetheart Linda Smith who graduated with the Class of 1960.

This information from a July 18th e-mail Joe sent to Dave Lybrook: 
   We are in Shelby, Ohio.  I took retirement from Essex and started a second career in computer repair etc. It is something I always wanted to do - work in something I really love.  I got hooked when the first PC came out. 
   We have five grandchildren - one on the way.  Then "it" and the parents are going to Japan for two years with Honda. So that will be a bummer. 
   Our youngest just graduated from Bowling Green and just signed a contract to teach in Painesville, Ohio.  So we are finally finished with college payments.  We had 22+ years of kids in college. We have put five though school.  It was rough at the time but now it is time for mom and dad. 
    Both are looking forward to formal retirement - although I really doubt if either will fully retire. Just have to do something I guess to keep the cobwebs away. 
   Linda went to work about 10 years ago just to keep from going nuts around the house.  After raising five kids she was wanting to talk to someone outside the house. She is an insurance agent in local agency - home and auto. Really likes the work and have a lot of "funny" stories to tell about customers wanting to file claims.  Really hard to believe that people are that "dumb".  She is a very proud Grandma and it shows too. ..... Joe 


Obituary from the Shelby Daily Globe, Page 3, Thursday September 21, 2000

     Joseph P. Shaughnessy, 59, of 49 Mickey Rd., died Sept. 20, 2000 in MedCentral Mansfield Hospital following an apparent heart attack. 
     Born April 30, 1941 in Indianapolis, Ind. to Edward and Eleanor (Johantgen) Shaughnessy he had been a Shelby resident since 1969.  A 1959 graduate of Logansport High School, he had attended Purdue University.  He was employed in sales with the former Essex International Company of Lexington and was presently employed in sales with KOSI of Mansfield.  An active member of Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, he was current president of the Pastoral Council, had served as a lay distributor and was former Cub Scout Master for the St. Mary's troup, served on the Shelby Planning Commission for eight years and was councilman-at-large for six years.  He was a ShelbyLittle League coach for many years, a statistician for varsity football and had served with the U.S. Air Force in the Philippines.  He enjoyed his family, especially his grandchildren and working with computers. 
     Survivors include his wife, Linda (Smith) Shaughnessy, whom he wed July 21, 1962; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Mike and Beth Shaughnessy of Mayfield Heights, Tom and Eileen Shaughnessy of Dublin and Pat Shaughnessy of Chicago, Ill.; two daughters and one son-in-law, Kathy and Doug Rhodes of Lexington and Kerry Shaughnessy of Mayfield Heights; five grandchildren, Caitlyn and Conner Shaughnessy, Jennifer, Greg and Kelly Rhodes, and expecting a new grandchild in October; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Kathleen and Ed Tinder of Indianapolis, Ind. and Rosemary Shaughnessy of Chicago, Ill., and nieces, nephews and other relatives. 
     A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday from the Most Pure Heart of Mary Church with Father John C. Missle officiating.  Interment will be in Most Pure Heart of Mary Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Barkdull Funeral Home on Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. where a scripture service will be held at 8 p.m. 
     Memorial expressions may be made to Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church and left in care of the funeral home.