age 68, of Herculaneum, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2019 in Imperial, Missouri. She was born November 25, 1950 in Herculaneum, the daughter of the late Margaret (nee Helms) and Clarence Shy.
In addition to her parents she is proceeded in death by her brothers Charles (surviving Deanne) Shy, and Robert Lee Shy.
She is survived by her son Corey (Cori) Merkel of Imperial, Missouri; sisters Ina (Bill) Hamilton of Louisville, Kentucky, Marcella (Glen) Chase of Thayer, Missouri, Mary (the late Bob) Hayes of Pevely, Missouri, Joyce Shy of Herculaneum, and Michelle (Mike) Shadowens of Festus, Missouri; brothers Lavern "Everett" (Faye) Shy of O'Fallon, Missouri, James (Sandra) Shy of St. Charles, Missouri, Denzil "Ray" Shy of Lake St. Louis, Missouri, Lawrence (Brenda) Shy of St. Charles, Darrell (Sharon) Shy of Festus, Ron (Missy) Shy of Barnhart, Missouri, and Clarence (the late Lonnie) Shy of Herculaneum; and grandchildren Cayden, Coleton, and Cruz Merkel.
Della was a 1968 graduate of Herculaneum High School; and retired in 2012 from Metal Containers in Arnold, Missouri where she was a mechanic.
Visitation from 11:00 A.M. until the time of funeral services at 1:00 P.M. Monday, July, 1, 2019 at Vinyard Hillcrest Funeral Home in Pevely, officiated by Hospice Chaplain Mark McMullin. Interment in Herculaneum City Cemetery in Herculaneum. Memorials in her memory are preferred to the Wounded Warrior Project, or Shriners Hospital for Children.