Death Notice


Bill N. Sheeley, 81, a long-time Sunnyside resident died Friday, March 17, 2006, at his home.

He was born in Whiting, Kansas, the son of Mark Vance and Ota (Gillispie) Sheeley. On June 17, 1946 he married Chelsea Snyder in Walla Walla. Mr. Sheeley served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He owned and operated Bill Sheeley Trucking since 1945.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Chelsea Sheeley of Sunnyside; two daughters, Joyce Powers (Jim) of Newport and Konnie Pritzl (Tony) of Kettle Falls; one son, Bill Sheeley (Jeannie) of Sunnyside; four grandchildren; one great-grandson; and one sister, Viola Sholtys of Longview.

He was preceded in death by parents; and numerous brothers and sisters.

Graveside inurnment services will be held at a later date. Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside is in charge of arrangements.


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