ONOLEE HUSSING

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Onolee McSorley Hussing, age 94, of Shelbina, Missouri, passed away on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, at the Shelbina Villa in Shelbina, Missouri.

Onolee was born on September 22, 1921, in Quincy, Illinois, the daughter of Alva Ray Austin and Ruth Maude Wilkes.  She was united in marriage to Don McSorley on June 12, 1940.  He preceded her in death on November 20, 1973.  She later married George J. Hussing on April 24, 1985.  He preceded her in death on August 4, 2008.

Onolee is survived by her three children, Gary McSorley (Louise) of Mesa, Arizona, Ron McSorley (Carol) of Holts Summit, Missouri, and Cheryl Mayes (Don) of Edina, Missouri; five grandchildren, Tammy McSorley, Mark McSorley, James McSorley, Jill Arnold, and Jeff Mayes; eight great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Wanda Holtshouser, Wilma Davis, and Carrol Brown; five brothers, Ray Jr., Vernon, Floyd, Darrol, and Alva Austin .

Onolee was a member of the Shelbina United Methodist Church.  She enjoyed cooking, reading, Facebook, watching St. Louis Cardinal’s baseball, and college football, and following Mizzou basketball.  She was proud of the fact that she was Valedictorian of her Bethel High School Class of 1940.  She also enjoyed working with families at the funeral home, where she worked as a receptionist.  Onolee was especially proud of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at the Greening-Eagan-Hayes Funeral Home in Shelbina, Missouri.  The visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. before the funeral service.

Burial will follow the funeral service at the Shelby Memorial Cemetery in Shelbyville, Missouri.  Memorials may be made to the Shelbina Villa Lifecare or Hospice Compasses.