Sheckler, Ella May a 56 year resident of Torrance passed away on Thursday, December 23, 2004 in Torrance. Born in Iowa, May 26,1926, Ella was 78. She is survived by Daughters, Jill (Steve) Marek of Oakland, CA, and Ruth (Tom) Roark of New Plymouth, ID, Sons, Dale (Kim) Sheckler of Torrance, CA, Frank (Shelly) Sheckler of Yucca Valley, CA, Paul Sheckler of Atascadero, CA, and Bert (Noelani) Sheckler-Smith of Sonoma, CA. Preceded in death by: Father, Richard Hickman and Mother, Ruth Hickman. Visitation will be Wednesday, December 29 from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Blvd. in Torrance. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, December 30, 2004 at 11:00 A.M. at Green Hills Cemetery Chapel, 27501 So. Western Avenue in Rancho Palos Verdes. Burial will follow in Green Hills.

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  1. Dear Dale, Kim and family, It comes with great sadness that I give my condolencese to you and your family on the loss of your beloved mother. Having had the privilege of being your family accountant for many years, I have had he pleasure of seeing your family as well as your business grow and prosper like a beautiful flower. Along with good times, comes the sad times like this when those so dear to our hearts come to pass into God`s Kingdom. You have a wonderful loving family, and I hope the pain of this loss will soon pass, and that the community of love that you share with your family and friends like myself will help comfort and support you in this time of grief. Christmas is meant to be a time of joy and celebration, but for you and others like you it will be for now and ever more a time that will also have its solemn moments. I share this time with you as my father passed on December 25, 2004, one year ago today at 9:30 am while we were all together opening presents. We spent part of Christmas Day a few days ago at Green Hills to visit Dad. The decorations were really breath taking and it was a beautiful day for many families to visit their loved ones past. As we sat on the grass in front of his grave, I also said a prayer for Ella Mae and her family. At that moment I could not help but feel how blessed you are for your family and that Ella Mae is smiling down on all of you now. May she rest in peace. I am sorry I cannot be there for the memorial services as I am in Japan with my in-laws until after the New Year. My heart and prayers are with you, however, and I look forward to seeing you upon my return. Much love and Aloha, Ken Teshima and Family

  2. Dear Sheckler Family, We enjoyed taking Ella May to church when she lived in the retirement apartment and the assisted residence. She loved going to church and she loved participating and being a vital part of the congregation. She also took an active interest in Marshall\’s football team at Gardena High School. We appreciated her support. She loved following her grandsons\’ involvement in sports, too. She was very kind and friendly to us and we will miss her. Unfortunately we have a family commmitment at the same time as Ella May\’s service and will be unable to attend. Our condolences to you in the loss of such a loving mother, grandmother, and friend. Sincerely, Marshall & Margie Jones Hope United Methodist Church

  3. How wonderful is a loving mother, especially one like Ella May. We share in your loss and pray that God will surround you with his Peace and Comfort at this time. We will miss her greatly. Please keep in touch from time to time. Love & prayers, Joyce Sheckler Heiss

  4. Dale & Kim Sheckler: It is never easy to say good bye to those that we love. We want you to know that we love you and we are praying that the Lord will comfort you during this difficult time of life, may he give you his peace which passes all understanding. Love, Bud and Sharon Poulin

  5. Dearest Dale & Sheckler family, Please be assured that we hold you and yours in our prayers during this time of loss. Let us know if there is anything we can do to assist you. With deepest sympathy, Eve Moir & Rene Ayala SLM Catholic Community

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