On Friday February 19, 2021, Alma Mae Shevel of Wadsworth rejoined her heavenly family and gained her wings.
Alma was born in Wayne, West Virginia on October 28, 1947 to the late Gracie and Clyde McComas both of whom were raised and resided in Wayne, West Virginia. The family remained in West Virginia until they moved to Rittman, Ohio in 1958. Alma was the second oldest of the five girls.
In August 14, 1965, she married Thomas Shevel and had two children. Alma worked at various places throughout the years but to Alma family always came first so most of her life she was dedicated to taking care of her husband and their two children and their home.
Alma also known as “Bobie” to many family and friends that she was given to her many years ago by her dad. She enjoyed taking trips to Amish country where she often went with her sisters and her grandchildren. She enjoyed listening to Elvis, and taking family camping trips when her children were younger. As she got older, she loved surfing and playing games on her electronic devices. Alma enjoyed watching tv and loved Walt Disney movies. She enjoyed going to Walmart where she enjoyed just looking around and sitting in the eating area chatting with her friends there. She knew just about where everything was in Walmart and was always able to tell you where something was when you could not find it. Alma was always just a phone call away.
Alma was the World’s Greatest “Mamaw”not only to her grandkids but also to many who met her. She loved her children, her grandchildren and all her nieces, nephews, and they all loved her sleepovers where they watching movies, played hours of video games, and played board games like “Trouble”. She loved taking her grandchildren to lunch and maybe a little shopping after lunch.
Alma loved to cook and bake for her family, and was often asked to make someone’s favorite recipe for a family reunion, holiday meal, or family picnic. Alma was a faithful Christian and when she was able attended the Sterling Church of God. She loved her hymns but Alma was not above listening to Metallica with her son. Alma was a truly selfless and loving, compassionate woman who was always putting her family first.
Alma was preceded in death by her parents Gracie and Clyde McComas, her older sister Wilma Clark and her nephew Randy Clark.
She is survived by former husband, Thomas Shevel; her children Teri Skolnicki and Thomas(Cynthia) Shevel; her sisters Jean (Robert) Shevel, Beverly Watts, and Erma Lepley; her granddaughters Kasie Skolnicki, Hailey and Rylie Shevel and her only grandson Colin Skolnicki. Her great granddaughters Ava Mae and Sydney Grace. Many nephews, nieces, great nephews, great nieces, and great great nieces.
A memorial service will be conducted 5pm Friday, March 5, 2021 at the Hilliard-Rospert Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St., Wadsworth. Friends will be received 2 hours prior to the service from 3-5PM. Facial coverings and social distancing will be required.