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Obituaries: September 13, 2017

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Irma Adame Woods 
Irma Adame Woods, age 60 of Avondale died August 29, 2017 in Goodyear. She was born November 18, 1956 in Phoenix to Domingo and Paula Adame. She is survived by her husband of 29 years, James D. Woods; mother, Paula Adame; sisters, Angie and Rita; and brother Richard. She was preceded in death by her father, Domingo Adame. Condolences for the family may be left at www.thompsonfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements are through Thompson Funeral Chapel in Goodyear, AZ.
 
Dennis "Lou" McCormick Sr. 
Dennis "Lou" McCormick Sr., 65, passed away, Tuesday September 5, 2017 in Phoenix, AZ. Dennis was born July, 28, 1952 in Fowlerton, IN to Glen and Lillian McCormick. He moved to Phoenix at the age of 5 where he met and married the love of his life, Jackie. Dennis was a loving and compassionate man. He was dedicated to his family and would lend a helping hand to anyone in need. He was a hardworking man who had a passion for the mud bogs and demolition derbies. He is survived by his 2 children Alice and Dennis Jr.; brothers Russ, George, Tim, and Rodney; 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife and best friend, Jackie Sue McCormick. Memorial Services were held at 2p.m. on September 11, 2017 at Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services 6901 W. Indian School Rd Phoenix, AZ 85033.
 
Betty Lou Bushong 
Betty Lou Bushong, 83, of Goodyear, Arizona passed away on September 2, 2017. She was born January 29, 1934 to Carl and Oma Mason in West Virginia. Betty spent most of her life in North Canton, Ohio working at The Hoover Company and moved to Goodyear, Arizona in 1982 where she worked at Loral Defense Systems, The Wigwam Resort, and Business Integration Group. She is survived by her three sons: Ron Savage and wife Sherri, Don Bushong and wife Leticia, and Thomas Bushong and wife Sarah, along with seven grandchildren, three greatgrandchildren, and a host of friends who loved her. Services were held in Canton, Ohio on September 11, 2017.
 
Antoinette M. Hengy 
Antoinette M. Hengy, of Tempe, died August 13, 2017 in Goodyear. She was born May 8, 1943 in Detroit, MI to Francis (Sam) and Margaret Hengy. Ann was raised in Detroit, moved to Fairview, MI and then to Arizona, living and working in Tucson, Tempe, and Goodyear. She joins her parents and five siblings, Jean, Larry, Joe, Fritz, and Theresa in heaven. Her twin sister, Mary Janet Petty, of Tempe, and her younger brother John Hengy, of Fairview, survive her. Ann’s family wishes to thank everyone at Pathways Assisted Living in Goodyear. It was her last wonderful home filled with friendship and love. Condolences for the family may be left at www.thompsonfuneralchapel.com.
 
James Robert Schnepp 
James Robert Schnepp, 61, of Litchfield Park, AZ, passed away Friday, August 25, 2017 from complications of cancer. Born November 14, 1955 in Coronado, CA to the late James and Roberta Schnepp. His family moved from San Bernardino, CA to Litchfield Park in 1964. Jim was a participant several times in the Junior World of Golf Tournament in San Diego, CA. He was also the 1969 Arizona PGA Junior Tour Champion. He graduated from Agua Fria High School in 1974. While at Agua Fria, he was on three consecutive State of Arizona Champion Golf Teams and was Individual State Champion in 1971 and 1973. Jim married Lisa Huxford in November 1978 at the Church of Litchfield Park. Jim is survived by his wife Lisa Schnepp; daughter Jamie Schnepp of Litchfield Park; daughter Robin Schnepp Doria and son in law Michael Doria of Vista, CA; sister Randall Levin and brother in law Jim Levin of Bend, OR; brother in law Randy Huxford of Akron, OH; sister in law Katie Huxford of Sun City; niece Kate Layser of Doylestown, PA, and nephew Bryan Huxford of Park City, UT. A memorial service was held September 1, 2017 in Goodyear. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jim’s name can be made to the following charities: MD Anderson Cancer Center - https://gifts.mdanderson.org; Junior Golf Association of Arizona - https://jgaa.org/get-involved/donate/. Condolences for the family may be left at www.thompson funeralchapel.com.
 
Anthony Lee Poreé, Sr. 
Anthony Lee Poreé, Sr., age 77 departed this mortal life on September 4, 2017. His life was dedicated to the service of the Lord and his family. He was a member of the First Assembly of God in Buckeye. Andre is survived by his loving wife, Flores J. Brice Poreé; one son, Anthony Poreé, Jr. of Arizona; two daughters, Gina R. Poreé Sims of Stockton, CA and Patrina F. Daniels of Arizona; six grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and six siblings. He was preceded in death by his youngest son, Andre Poreé. Services will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, September 18, 2017 at Thompson Funeral Chapel, 926 S. Litchfield Road, Goodyear. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.thompsonfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements are through Thompson Funeral Chapel in Goodyear.
 
Zillie V. Brisby 
Zillie V. Brisby, age 92 of Litchfield Park died August 27, 2017 in Avondale. She was born April 13, 1925 in Gonzales, TX to Sircy Huff, Sr. and Lily Mae Lighteard. Zillie was employed as a cook. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother who deeply loved her family. Services were held September 2, 2017 at Thompson Funeral Chapel in Goodyear. Burial will be at the Louis B. Hazelton Cemetery, 23100 W Broadway Rd, Buckeye, AZ 85326. Condolences for the family may be left at www.thompsonfuneralchapel.com.
 
Richard William Rathe 
Richard William Rathe, age 85 of Goodyear formerly of Roselle, Wheaton and McHenry, IL, died on September 4, 2017. He was born March 27, 1932 in Bloomingdale, IL to William and Marie Rathe. He was a loving husband to Sandra L Starkey Rathe and loving uncle to Susan Hornat and family and Douglas (Cindy) Swindells. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Marie Rathe; brother, Willis A. Rathe; sisters, Margaret Swindells and Elizabeth Fischer; and nephew, Bill Swindells. Wheels up my darling husband. Memorials may be sent to, Best Friends Animal Society, 5001 Angel Canyon Road, Kanab, UT 84741. Condolences for the family may be left at www.thompsonfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements are through Thompson Funeral Chapel of Goodyear.
 
Simon Robert Chavez 
Simon Robert Chavez, age 33 of Avondale, AZ died August 27, 2017 in Goodyear. He was born February 5, 1984 in Phoenix to Young Samuel and Yolanda J.. Chavez. Simon was an Avondale Dare Devil Master in All Trades. He is survived by his mother, Yolanda J.. Chavez; daughters, Viviana Jaynn Chavez, Liliana Ariza Trejo Chavez, Zai’da Emma Lee Chavez; son, JD Alfred Chavez; sisters, Alvalinda M., Benita R., Jennifer , Vanessa C., and Alma Chavez and Angelica M. Pineda Day; brothers Young Samuel, Juan P, and Pablo J Chavez and Edward J. Molina; and grandfather, Juan P Ramirez. He was preceded in death by his father, Young Samuel Chavez. A visitation will be held at 5:00 pm, Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at Thompson Funeral Chapel, 926 S. Litchfield Road, Goodyear, AZ. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 am, Thursday, September 14, 2017 at River City Church, 725 N. Central Ave, Suite 113, Avondale, AZ. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, 9925 W. Thomas Road, Avondale, AZ. The family suggests that donations be made to https://www.gofundme.com/fundraiser-for-simons-funeral. Condolences for the family may be left at www.thompsonfuneralchapel.com. Services are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Chapel in Goodyear.
 
Rose Mary Sheffler Ash 
Rose Mary Sheffler Ash, 7/18/1924 - 9/6/17. She was preceded by her husband of 75 years, Herb Ash. She is survived by their four children (Mary Duell, Julie Chipps, Lee Ash, and Vickey Fox), 10 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren. She was born in Los Angeles, CA, a member of Christ Presbyterian Church in Goodyear. She and her late husband Herb lived in Goodyear since 1957 and raised 
her family. Rose was a Real Estate Broker for several years before she retired. She was active in the community, donated to different charitable organizations including the food bank and hopes closet.
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