Peggy and Lyle Shaneyfelt - November 02, 2013Margaret Ruth “Peggy” Shaneyfelt, 99, of Aurora died Nov. 2, 2013.
A memorial service for Margaret and Lyle Shaneyfelt will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Aurora United Methodist Church. Memorials are suggested to the Aurora United Methodist Church 1104 A St., Aurora, NE 68818 or the Memorial Foundation Inc. 1423 Seventh St. Aurora, NE 68818. Higby-McQuiston Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Margaret Ruth Hull Shaneyfelt was born in Aurora on Nov. 29, 1913, to Samuel and Grace Bayne Hull. She graduated from Aurora High School and married Lyle Shaneyfelt. They celebrated 80 years of marriage on June 14, 2013.
They had four children, Richard Lee, Margaret Anne, Sonja Sue, and Roger Allen. Richard Lee and Roger Allen preceded them in death. Both Margaret Anne Poe and Sonja Sue Zaruba survive them and live in North Carolina. Peggy was also preceded in death by her husband, Lyle, on Sept. 11, 2013.
Lyle was born in Sherman County on Sept. 23, 1910, to John and Elizabeth Coulter Shaneyfelt. Peggy and Lyle spent most of their lives owning and running the Shaneyfelt produce. They were both active in Scouts, taught Sunday school, sang in the choir and served on various committees at the Methodist Church. Lyle was also very active in the Lions Club, served as mayor of Aurora and was on the Memorial Foundation Board of Directors.
They are survived by a beloved daughter-in-law, Mary Miller and her husband, Bob, nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Lyle is also survived by a brother, Glen, of Norfolk and a sister, Lois Jean Buttermore of North Platte.