Shelby Jean McKay-Arbogast, 70, of Spring-field, Ill., died on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, at her home.
She was born on April 12, 1941, in Lilbourn, Mo., the daughter of Paul and Lois (Wiggs) Roberts.
She had been married to Rev. William L. McKay for 36 years when he
preceded her in death
She later married Henry Arbogast. They were married for nine years when he preceded her in death in 2007.
Shelby Jean was a homemaker. She was a charter member of Real Life Church in Spring-field and was in the "Forget-me-nots" at her church.
She is survived by
six children, Annette (husband Perry) Warren of Auburn, Ill., Carrie (husband Bret) Cloyd
of Springfield, Dwight McKay of Springfield, Robert (wife Cheryl) McKay of Dexter, Mo., Alan (wife Paula) McKay of Springfield, and Jerry (fiancee Alicia Wilson) McKay of Springfield; her mother, Lois Roberts of Dexter, Mo.; 17 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; a sister, Polly Fleeman, of Alvin, Texas; and a brother, Ricky (wife Ramona) Roberts of Essex, Mo. Several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.
Besides both her
husbands, she was preceded in death by her father, Paul Roberts.
Services were under the direction of Bisch and Son Funeral Home, 505 E. Allen, Springfield, Ill. Visitation was held
on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, from 4-7 p.m. at Real
Life Church, 2450 Taylor Ave., Springfield, Ill. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. at
the church, with Rev. Clint Cook officiating. Burial followed at Oak Hill Cemetery in Springfield, Ill.
Memorials may be made to Real Life Church.