This on~line memorial was created by Donna, in loving memory of Shawnee (Stormer) Koch, whose life story is told throughout this memorial website♥ Please sign Shawnee's guest book and let us know you came to visit♥ I would like to Thank All that take time from their busy day to come and know my d Daughter♥ She was a very special Woman♥ My heart and soul have been ripped from me♥ I will forever live in sorrow at the loss of my Child♥ We will remember Shawnee forever♥ May She rest in peace and God keep Her till me meet again♥ With my head bowed in sorrow and as the tears fall, I remember Her smile, Her caring way, Her laughter, Her kindness, Her touch, Her loving way and have to ask WHY♥♥♥♥♥Donna
SHAWNEE'S OBITUARY♥♥♥♥♥ Shawnee M. (Stormer) Koch (November 4, 1966 to July 18, 2007) Shawnee Marie (Stormer) Koch, 40, died July 18, 2007 in the Reading Hospital, Reading, Pennsylvania, where She was taken after being shot earlier that morning, while working in the drive~thru at McDonald's♥ She was born November 4, 1966 in Rockledge, Florida, was the Daughter of Donald A♥ and Donna M♥ (Wilkes) Stormer of Battle Creek, MI♥ Shawnee attended Lakeview High School, Battle Creek Central High School in Michigan and was a 1985 graduate of North Chicago High School in Illinois♥ She was employed for 4 1/2 years with McDonald's, Reading, Pennsylvania, working the last 3 years as an Assistant Manager♥ Shawnee was also employed the last six years as a Bartender at The Whipping Post, Reading, Pennsylvania♥ She is survived by three Sons, Christopher J♥ Koch, Brandon S♥ Koch, Husband of Allison G♥ (Coleman) Koch of Reading, Pennsylvania and Eric C♥ of Pottsville, Pennsylvania♥ Other survivors include a Brother, Michael J♥ Stormer, Husband of Kandi L♥ (Shawn) Stormer, Nephews, Michael D♥ Stormer, Maximus A♥ Stormer, Niece, Christy Stormer of Flint, Michigan♥ Niece, Noel L♥ Stormer, mate of Stephen L♥ Godsil the RD, parents of Stephen L♥ Godsil the Th of Tennessee♥ Also a Sister, Dawn M♥ Stormer, Mate of Anthony Anderson, Nephews, James D♥ Stormer, Jordan D♥ Stormer and Jalen D♥ Stormer♥ Grandmother Joann (Fielder) Stormer, Uncle, Richard E♥ Stormer, Husband of Kathryn D♥ (Philo) Stormer of Battle Creek, Michigan and Uncle James D♥ Stormer of Texas♥ She was expecting the arrival of her first Grandson on September Th, 2007♥ Her Grandson, Shawn, named after Shawnee, was born on September 10, 2007♥
What we have once enjoyed we can never lose♥♥♥♥♥all that we love deeply becomes a part of us♥♥♥♥♥Author-Helen Keller
A LETTER WRITTEN TO THE READING PAPER FROM SHAWNEE'S YOUNGEST SON♥♥♥♥♥My Mother was gunned down while She was working♥ For Her, something must be said or done about limiting gun violence in our country♥ I believe that anyone who commits a crime with a firearm should receive an extremely strict punishment♥ They have no respect for the lives of innocent people♥ In addition, to the amount of disrespect to people they have absolutely no respect for our jails and police force♥ They need to have jails that focus on making them stop their criminal ways♥ I believe jails should not have things that make it seem like it's fun in there♥ Gangs are out of control and must be stopped to protect the lives of innocent people, like my Mother, because they shoot random people♥ Gang violence and all other crimes committed with a firearm is this countries biggest crime problem, besides drugs♥ In order to protect the citizens our country we must start cracking down on crimes committed with a gun, so we can make our country safer♥ It is too late for my Mom♥ How many more innocent people need to get shot before we do something about it? Erik C♥ Koch
♥ALLIE (DAUGHTER IN LAW), BRANDON (ND SON), SHAWNEE & ROSS (BOYFRIEND)~2007♥
JULY 20, 2007 Family of McDonald's Murder Victim Speaks Out♥ She was the Mother of three children and was eagerly anticipating the arrival of her first Grandchild♥ Family members of Shawnee Koch describe her as a happy person and the kind of person everyone liked♥ WFMZ's Melissa Batulis spoke with the family Thursday in an exclusive interview♥ BRANDON♥ "It was just a perfect day♥" That's how 17~year~old Brandon Koch describes the day before his Mother was killed♥ He and his Wife were awakened when Shawnee Koch came home from work♥ "Once She got out of the shower we actually just sat and talked and I let Her get an hour or so of sleep♥ We came in and woke Her up because She was going to get a tattoo♥" ALLISON♥ "She was just so happy. She was so excited with the Baby♥" Shawnee Koch was a Mother of three and expecting her first Grandchild in September♥ But Tuesday would be the last day She would spend with Her family♥ The next morning Brandon and Allison were jolted from their sleep by the sound of a friend's voice through a Nextel phone♥ BRANDON♥ "He started yelling into it and my Wife heard it and actually got up and went in the other room and was like what's going on♥" "The only thing I heard out of that whole thing was Shawnee and blood♥" ALLISON♥ "It's not what you want to think as a joke, but I was like, it's not real, you know♥" And the Koch family is still trying to wrap their heads around how something like this could happen to someone like Shawnee♥ BRANDON♥ "She did nothing but work two jobs and give all that she could to everyone♥" ALLISON♥ "She always made everybody happy♥ That kind of seemed like Her point to make everybody happy♥" For now, the young couple says they're just going through the motions and missing the Woman they both called Mom♥ BRANDON♥ "Maybe after all this is done, I'll eventually break down, but just for right now I have to be strong♥ I can't turn around and cry on my mom's shoulder anymore♥"
IŽll lend to you for a little while a Child of mine He said♥ For you to Love Her while She lives and mourn for when SheŽs dead♥ It may be six or seven years, or twenty~two, or three♥ But will you, till I come again take care of Her for me♥ SheŽll bring Her charms to gladden you and should Her stay be brief, youŽll have Her Loving memories as solace to your grief♥ AUTHOR~UNKNOWN