Michele Denise Burt Shockley of Fair Hill, Md.

Michele Denise Burt Shockley, 52, of Fair Hill, Md., died Saturday, Aug. 26, at Christiana Hospital in Newark, She was the wife of Philip K. Shockley, with whom she shared 27 years of marriage and the loving mother of Reilee Shockley.

Michele Denise Burt Shockley

Born in Chester, she was the daughter of Richard Burt of West Chester, and the late Lorraine (Sidlow) Burt.

Michele earned an associates degree from Keystone Business school in Swarthmore.  She was a talented dog trainer for many years, opening her own business in 2013 in Oxford, PA. She was successful in many aspects of dog training, but specifically loved competition obedience training and herding.  In recent years she was involved with Paws For People pet therapy with her dog Finn.

Michele was incredibly artistic and loved crafting, drawing, and painting. Very rarely was Michele not making art or brainstorming ideas for new creative projects.

In addition to her father, husband, and daughter, survivors include her sister Donna Combs and her husband Ronnie of Nottingham, and her nephews Cody and Shane. She also leaves behind her three border collies who she loved dearly Chase, Finn, and Breezy.

You are invited to visit with Michele’s family and friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, at Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home Inc. (610-444-4116) 250 W. State St. Kennett Square, PA 19348. A service celebrating her life will follow at 8. Interment will be held privately.  Contributions in her memory may be made to Paws for People PO Box 9955 Newark, DE 19714.  To view her online tribute and to share a memory with her family, please visit www.griecocares.com

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