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Shirley Anna Mae (Schmucke) Mohesky

September 21, 1941 — February 15, 2022

Shirley Anna Mae (Schmucke) Mohesky

Shirley Anna Mae (Schmucke) Mohesky of Wilson, North Carolina passed away Tuesday February 15, 2022. She was born September 21, 1941, in Washington, Missouri.


In addition to raising their three children, Shirley spent her life supporting her husband’s career and farming passion. She was a savvy partner in operating successful family businesses, organizing every need. Shirley was an amazing multi-tasker and worked full time outside the home while juggling children, the family businesses and community service. She was an active member of St. Therese Catholic Church, The Wilson Women’s Club and a lifetime member of The Women of the Moose. Shirley was a quiet servant in the Wilson community. She loved family gatherings, the beach, gardening and observing God’s beauty in flowers, birds and nature. Shirley made moments special often gifting her love of culinary skills, handmade crafts and paintings.


Shirley will be greatly missed by her husband and high school sweetheart of 62 years, Roland H. “Moe” Mohesky, and three children, Marcia Mohesky Felton (Jonathan) of Raleigh, Michael Mohesky of Sulphur Springs, Texas and Melissa Mohesky-Schmidt (Mark) of Emerald Isle. Shirley is survived by two siblings, Sister Miriam James Schmucke, School Sisters of Notre Dame of California and Arline Schmucke of California; her grandchildren, Jill Chatham (David) of Florida, Ashley Dobbs (Mark) of North Carolina, Allie Perry (Kenneth) of North Carolina, Anna Mohesky (Robert) of Arkansas, Grant Mohesky of Texas, Josh Schmidt (Jessica) of Washington, Catherine Miller (Amsey) of South Carolina and Christopher Schmidt of Illinois as well as 15 great grandchildren.


Her surviving extended family includes Theresa Mohesky, Leland (Carol) Mohesky, Vernon Mohesky, Wayne (Norma) Mohesky, Laura Wooster, Norvin (Verna) Mohesky, Darrel (Judy) Mohesky, Gilbert (Aileen) Mohesky, Gerard Mohesky of Missouri also, many nieces and nephews and God children.


Shirley is preceded in death by her parents, August and Mary (Miesner) Schmucke of Missouri; sister, Bernice Grus and husband, Donald Grus of Missouri; brother, James Schmucke of Missouri; sister-in-law, Ann Mohesky (Vernon Mohesky) of Illinois; brothers in law, Harold Mohesky, Roger Mohesky, Harvey Mohesky (Theresa Mohesky) of Missouri.


The family would like to express their gratitude for the kindness and care shown by Joyce Summers, Towanda McCoy Jones and Nannie Mills.


A Funeral Mass will be held Friday, February 18, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Therese Catholic Church, Wilson NC. Commitment will follow Mass at the St. Therese Columbarium on site. The family will receive friends in the adjoining church hall afterwards.


In lieu of flowers, please consider donation in Shirley’s memory to St. Therese Catholic Church, 700 Nash St. NE, Wilson, North Carolina, 27893-3047 or The Wilson Women’s Club, 402 Broad Street, Wilson, North Carolina, 27893.


Condolences directed to Joyner’s Funeral Home and Crematory at

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Past Services

Funeral Mass

Friday, February 18, 2022

Starts at 10:30 am

St. Therese Catholic Church

700 Nash Street N, Wilson, NC 27893

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St. Therese Catholic Church Columbarium

700 Nash Street NE, Wilson, NC 27893

Immediately following Funeral Mass

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