Annie Mandrell Shook

Annie Shook

Annie Mandrell Shook, 76, of Mt. Calm passed away peacefully Saturday, June 5, 2021.

Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life that will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Saturday, July 10, 2021 at Moonlight Drive Fellowship Church, 828 W. Moonlight Dr., in Robinson.

Ann was born December 24, 1944, in Harlingen to Johnnie and Thelma Mandrell. Her family moved several times before settling in Waco. Ann graduated in 1963 from LaVega high school where she was a cheerleader and made many of her lifelong friends. Ann spent a short time attending Navarro College before starting her career.

Ann worked at the Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Waco, Texas for 30 years before she retired. She made many friends at the VARO and stayed in contact with many of her coworkers after she retired. Ann was a kind and loving caretaker to all who knew her and even after her retirement, she spent several years working as an in-home caregiver.

Ann was married to her husband, Rick Shook, for 35 years.

Ann was preceded in death and will be greeted in Heaven by her parents; her brother, James (Bubba) Herring of New Mexico; and her son-in-law, Brandon Dry.

She is survived by her husband; her children, Kim Mackie, Keith Mackie, Matt and Marilyn Shook, Ben and Kylie Vargas; and her two sisters, Sue Schwartzman of New Mexico and Betty Echols of Colorado. Ann was a loving Grammy to her six grandchildren, Hayley and Kendal Mackie, Jacob and Luke Shook, Gage Shook and Gracie Vargas.

More than anything, Ann cherished spending time with her family and friends, and her beloved dog Cookie, who was very special to her and was always by her side.  Ann touched many lives with her kindness, generosity, and fun-loving spirit.

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  1. I’m sorry for the loss of Ann who turned out to be a great friend. I’m so sorry Rick and the family. I know you’re all are hurting. If I can do anything to help, please don’t hesitate to call or email. I can be reached at 254-548-8485. Sending prayers to you all.

  2. I’m so very sorry for your loss and send you all love, comfort and peace during this difficult time.💕

  3. Yvette Stafford

    My thoughts are with the family. Ann was so sweet, she would visit with me when I was working at Mt. Calm post office.

  4. Mary Canterbury Watkins

    Prayers and thoughts for the family. . I was so very sorry to hear about your loss. Ann was such a sweet, kind person. I had not seen her in years snd years but remember her fondly. God give you comfort.
    Mary Canterbury Watkins

  5. Shanna Mandrell

    I’m so sorry to hear that Ann passed! I’m her cousin and I loved her so very much! She was so sweet and beautiful!
    Now you are in Heaven! A beautiful angel!
    I love you and I will see you when I get there!
    Condolences to her family!

  6. Ann was such a special person to all who knew her. She genuinely loved people and once a friend, was always a friend. She was always kind, understanding, and would help anyone anyway she could. I will miss her greatly. She has left a big whole in my heart and the hearts of all she touched. I pray for comfort and peace for all her family and friends. I will miss her greatly.

    All my love,


  7. Kim, I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother. May God comfort you and give you peace. I am always here for you if you need anything.

  8. Sharon Makowski

    My deepest sympathy to all the family as you grieve the loss of Ann. We worked together in our youth at VARO and became good friends. Years separated us but never forgot one another and could pick up right where we left off if we bumped into one another. She was so gentle, easy going, and beautiful. I know it’s hard but I also know your faith is in the promises of our Lord Jesus and the Holy Spirit, our Comforter. Lifting you up in prayer….

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