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April 3, 2013

Erin Marie Shook and Infant Finley Douglas McCracken

TERRE HAUTE — Erin Marie Shook, 29, and Infant Finley Douglas McCracken of Terre Haute died Sunday, March 31, 2013 in I.U. Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born November 11, 1983 in Terre Haute to Kenny Shook and Debra Gregory Shook Vincent. Erin was a cashier with the Kroger South store. Finley was delivered by emergency C section in Indianapolis on Saturday, March 30 2013 and was the son of Hugh McCracken and Erin Marie Shook.

Erin is survived by her fiancée, Hugh McCracken; one son, Brendan Owen McCracken; a daughter, Adelena Rosemary McCracken; her father, Kenneth Shook and his fiancée Ann Lunsford; her mother, Debra Vincent and her husband Robert; a brother, Eric Shook; a special aunt, Peggy Osmond; a special friend, Sara Shook; a step-son, Haydn Christopher Pope; two step-brothers, Ian Lunsford and Kade Vincent;  a step-sister Kallie Truelove; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and many wonderful friends. Erin was preceded in death by a daughter, Tatum Belle Shook; maternal grandparents, William Bert and Linnie Gregory; and paternal grandparents, Dwight and Rosemary Shook.

Erin was a cheerleader in high school and played softball. She loved to cook and was a tender loving mother.

Funeral services for Erin and Finley will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, April 5, 2013 in Callahan & Hughes Funeral Home with Dale Wise officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled for 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, April 4, 2013 in the funeral home. The family kindly requests that memorial contributions be made to a fund set up for her children at; also a fund has been set up for the McCracken children, in care of Britteny Isles at Old National Bank, 701 Wabash Ave., Terre Haute, IN 47807. Funeral information is also available at:


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