William B. Shonce 1926-2020

MINERAL RIDGE — William B. Shonce, 94, passed away early Sunday morning, Nov. 15, 2020, at Continuing Health Care at the Ridge.

Mr. Shonce was born Feb. 8, 1926, in Andover, a son of Earl H. and Edna Jewel Shonce.

Bill was a truck driver with Strimbu Trucking, retiring in 1980. He served his country during World War II with the U.S. Army.

Bill had been a member of North Jackson Masonic Lodge. Bill loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was a kind man and enjoyed helping others. Bill enjoyed flying and flew his own Cessna airplane. He also enjoyed crafts and was a master woodworker.

Bill is survived by his wife of 44 years, the former Alice L. Bolen, whom he married Feb. 14, 1976; his stepsons, Philip E. (Diane) Whiteman of Austintown and B. David (Joanne) Whiteman of Newark; his son, Brad Shonce of Brookfield; his brother, Kenneth (Betsy) Shonce of Vienna; his grandchildren, Jessica Whiteman, Katie Jones and John Orosz; and five great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his daughter, Vicki; his brothers, Frank and Calvin; his sisters, Edith, Elsie, Irene and Jennie; and his granddaughter, Amber Zurcher.

A memorial service will be at a later date. Memorial contributions may be given to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Youngstown, Ohio 44512.

Arrangements are by the Lane Family Funeral Homes-Austintown Chapel.

Family and friends may visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to view this obituary and send


“Fly High Bill”

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