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Sue J. Shallcross

March 18, 1926 - November 25, 2015

Shallcross, Sue J., 89, formerly of Bellaire and St. Clairsville, Ohio, died Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at her home in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Sue was born March 18, 1926 in Bellaire, Ohio a daughter of the late Malcolm E. and Flora Baker Culbertson.

Sue was a graduate of Bellaire High School and Ohio University. After college, she was a pioneer in the rural electrification movement, journeying the back roads of West Virginia as an agent of Wheeling Electric Company, demonstrating electric stoves and other appliances in homes that had been newly wired for electricity. She was a long-time substitute teacher in local schools and was a sales consultant in the china department of Kaufmann’s/Macy’s at the Ohio Valley Mall.

She was a member of the Bellaire Presbyterian Church and was active in a number of church and civic groups.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar “Shelly” Shallcross.

She made her home for the past two years with her two children in Virginia: Joseph (Helen) McClain, of Williamsburg, and Kathleen McClain, of Virginia Beach. She is also survived by her sister, Martha (Bruce) Chalker, of Golden, Colorado; six grandchildren, Philip (Erica Ryan) Ewing, of Alexandria, Virginia; Lauren (Lee Hosman) McClain, of Bowie, Maryland; Abbey (Matt Leibner) McClain, of Washington, D.C.; Eden (Brandon) Bezy, of Whiteland, Indiana; Karin Ewing, of Cincinnati, Ohio; and Jacob (Jennifer) McClain, of Fayetteville, Arkansas. She is also survived by five great-grandchildren, Saoirse, Maeve and Ruari Hosman; Rex Bezy; and Elise Ewing.

A private memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29, at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home in Bellaire. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bellaire Presbyterian Church.

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