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b: Sep 17 1869, New Albany, IN
d: Jul 29 1904, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery SC-SK, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Find-A-Grave: 46368587

Clinton Missouri, Aug 6 1904 - The death of Mrs. W. H. Shackelford occurred at her home on North Washington Friday, July 29, 3 p.m., after a nine week illness from liver trouble. We needed her to live so badly and wanted her to live, oh, so much. An honored wife, a cherished daughter, mother of three lively children, she had everything to live for. Mrs. W. W. Bolinger, a near neighbor said of her: "she was just the best neighbor in the world .." Her consolation in her own mother's death, which occurred a short time ago, was that she had never given her an impatient or disrespectful word in her life. Her maiden name was Dora E. Lindley, daughter of J. F. Lindley and she was born in New Albany, Ind., Sept. 17, 1869; married in Evansville, Ind., September 23, 1887, to W. H. Shackelford. Two daughters, Nora Irene and Mary Martha, and one son, William Jr., were the crowning jewels of her fond mother's heart. Her father and her sisters, Misses Irene and Marie E. Lindley, were also near her heart and much loved brother, J. F., from Indianapolis, had been at her bedside the ten days previous to her death. She was buried in Englewood.

SHACKELFORD, William J. "Willie"
b: Nov 29 1935, Turney, Clinton Co, MO
d: Dec 16 1998, Deepwater, Henry Co, MO
Lathrop Cemetery, Lathrop, Clinton Co, MO
Find-A-Grave: 17629862

Clinton Daily Democrat, Dec 18 1998 - William J. "Willie" Shackelford, 63, Deepwater, died Wednesday, December 16, 1998, at his home. Funeral services will be Saturday, December 19, at the Bailey Funeral Home in Lathrop. Burial in the Lathrop Cemetery. He was born on November 29, 1935, in Turney, and grew up in the Lathrop area. He graduated from Lathrop High School. Later he lived in Independence and had worked for General Motors at the Leed Plant for 34 years, retiring in 1991. He was a member of UAW and a Navy veteran. He moved to Deepwater in 1988. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Blanche; a brother, Loren, and a sister, Joetta Jensen. Survivors include his wife, Elma, of the home; three daughters, Patty Rogers of Raytown, Kathy Roller of Stockton, and Pam Shrewsbury of Lathrop; two stepsons, Larry Page of Cowell, Texas, and Ed Page of Plattsburg; two sisters, Catherine McReynolds of Independence and Helen Brady of Orrick; four grandchildren and four step-grandchildren.

SHADDOX, Mikkel David
b: Jan 6 1946, Harrison, AR
d: Jul 27 2006, near Urich, Henry Co, MO
Grant Cemetery, Creighton, Cass Co, MO
arr: Dickey Funeral Home
Find-A-Grave: 21790783

Garden City, Cass Co, MO - Mikkel David Shaddox of Urich, Missouri was born January 6, 1946 in Harrison, Arkansas the son of William Devoe and Anna Marie (Kimmell) Shaddox. He departed this life Thursday, July 27, 2006 at his home near Urich at the age of 60 years, 6 months and 21 days. On, February 18, 1972, David was united in marriage to Linda Lou Sierks in Colcord, Oklahoma. David was employed as a rough in carpenter until his retirement in February of 2004. He was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. David enjoyed spending time with his daughters, grandchildren, visiting with friends and fishing. He grew up in Peculiar, Missouri and had moved to Urich in 1982. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Rosetta Chaney. He is survived by his wife, Linda Shaddox of the home; two daughters, Marcia Shaddox, Urich, Missouri, Shannon Higgs and husband, Jerry, Topeka, Kansas; four grandchildren; Freddie, B.J., Mia and Elijah; two brothers, Bill Shaddox, Urich, Missouri, Ronnie Shaddox, Warsaw, Missouri; two sisters, Sandy Knisley, Peculiar, Missouri, Margaret White, Panama City, Florida; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were held Monday, July 31, 2006 at Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, Missouri with interment in the Grant Cemetery near Creighton, Missouri.

SHADDOX, William Eugene "Bill"
b: Nov 14 1947, Harrison, AR
d: Aug 9 2011, near Urich, MO
Grant Cemetery, Creighton, Cass Co, MO
arr: Dickey Funeral Home
Find-A-Grave: 75047093

William Eugene Shaddox of Urich, Missouri was born November 14, 1947 in Harrison, Arkansas the son of William Devoe and Anna Marie (Kimmell) Shaddox. He departed this life on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at his home surrounded by his family near Urich at the age of 63 years, 8 months and 25 days. On August 3, 1966, Bill was united in marriage to Phyllis Ann Sierks in Ocheltree, Kansas. Bill owned and operated for the past 38 years, Bill Shaddox Construction Company, Urich, Missouri until his retirement. He enjoyed his family, grandchildren, checking on his cattle and driving his Corvette. Bill was an avid supporter of his grandchildren's sporting events and school activities. He had grown up in Peculiar, Missouri and had moved to Urich 43 years ago. Bill could handle any situation with a smile and was proud to tell everyone that Phyllis was the love of his life. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, David Shaddox and his sister, Rosetta Chaney. Bill is survived by his wife, Phyllis Shaddox of the home; two sons, William "Bill" Shaddox Jr., Creighton, Missouri, Steven A. Shaddox, Urich, Missouri; two daughters, Kim Salmon and husband, Jim, Urich, Missouri, Shelly Powell, Creighton, Missouri; six grandchildren; Kelsi, Aaron, Megan, Quintin, Brittney and Brianna; a brother, Ronnie Shaddox, Warsaw, Missouri; two sisters, Sandy Knisley, Peculiar, Missouri, Margaret Shaddox, Panama City, Florida; other relatives and a host of friends. Funeral services were held Friday, August 12, 2011 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, Missouri with interment in the Grant Cemetery near Creighton, Missouri.

SHADE, Donald Jerome
b: Jul 15 1911, E of Ottawa, Franklin Co, KS
d: Nov 24 1995, Ottawa, Franklin Co, KS
Highland Cemetery, Ottawa, Franklin Co, KS
Find-A-Grave: 57289136

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Donald Jerome Shade was born July 15, 1911, east of Ottawa in Franklin County. Kansas. He was the son of Harry Clyde and Cleo (McClanahan) Shade. In 1968, he moved to Clinton where he made his home, also keeping his home at rural Ottawa, until his death November 24, 1995, at Ottawa, at the age of 84 years. Growing up on the family dairy farm, Don helped on the farm and with the family's Cloverleaf Dairy. He graduated from Ottawa High School in 1930 and attended Ottawa University three years, majoring in business administration. During the World War II years, he helped manage the family's farms and dairy store. In 1947, he purchased the movie house, Tauy Theater, which he operated until 1957. In 1958 Mr. Shade bought the Beiderman Orchard on East 15th Street, when apples were selling for 50 cents a bushel. The property was annexed into the city and developed into Orchard Heights in the early 1960s. After moving to Clinton, the Shades owned the Dairy Queen business there and expanded on it, winning many awards. He sold the business in 1978 and then built, owned and managed an apartment complex. He also had a Kansas City Star route in Paola, Kansas, for four years. Don always had a creative mind and kept a project or two going all the time. When quite young he earned his pilot's license through the Civilian Pilot Training Program at Conard Field north of Ottawa. He owned an Aeronaca and flew it for 10 years. While living on West Third Street in Ottawa. Don built a large and complex miniature electric train set. He had open house regularly with visitors welcome to watch it run. Don was a skilled carpenter and built two homes for his family. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed winter golfing in Florida. Later the Shades especially liked to spend time at the Branson country music shows. Mr. Shade was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church, the Samaritan Builders Sunday School Class and Fun and Friendship Club of the church; the Meadow Lake Country Club at Clinton; Ottawa Lodge No. 19, Ancient Free & Accepted Masons of Kansas; a 32 degree Mason at the Scottish Rite Consistory of Lawrence; a former member of the Ottawa Rotary; Ottawa Country Club; Retta Conclave No. 8, True Kindred of Ottawa and Abdullah Shrine Temple. On December 8, 1934. Don was united in marriage with Audrey Sparks at Harrisonville. She preceded him in death April 18, 1979. He married Ellene (Doty) Daugharthy September 5, 1980, at Clinton. She survives of their home. Also surviving are two sons and their wives, Doug and Ruby Shade of Lawrence, and Rodney and Bonnie Shade of Overland Park; a daughter, Sandi S. Simmons of Overland Park; a stepdaughter, Kay McDougal and her husband, Del of Olathe; seven grandchildren, Mark Shade, Susan Klopfenstein, Steve Shade, Alan Shade, David Shade, Kirk Simmons. Chad Simmons; two step-grandchildren, Melissa Long and Sharon Lynn McDougal: five great-grandchildren, Samantha Zaban. Shelly Shade, Michael Shade, Rebekah Shade and Sarah Shade. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Robert Shade in 1967, Clyde Shade, Jr. in 1981 and Sam Shade in 1993. Funeral services were Tuesday, November 28, at the Dengel & Son Mortuary in Ottawa. Kansas. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Ottawa.

b: Jun 9 1914, Franklin Co, KS
d: May 6 1996, Ottawa, Franklin Co, KS
Highland Cemetery, Ottawa, Franklin Co, KS
Find-A-Grave: 52369043

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ellene L. Shade, 81, Ottawa. Ks., died May 6, 1996, at her home. She was born June 9, 1914, in Norwood Community, Franklin County, Kansas, the daughter of Edgar P. Doty and Lola Wheeland Doty. She was a lifelong Franklin County resident, moving to Clinton in 1980, also keeping her home in rural Ottawa. She graduated from Ottawa High School with the Class of 1932 and graduated from Ottawa Business College. She was a businesswoman and owned and operated the former Select Dairy of Ottawa and was still active at her farm north of Ottawa. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Ottawa where she was active in the Dorcus Circle of United Methodist Women. She was also active and attended Clinton United Methodist Church at Clinton. She was a graduate of the Menninger Bible Course of Topeka. Mrs. Shade was also a member of the following clubs and organizations in Ottawa: League of Women Voters, Farmers Club, Fairmont Extension Unit, Birthday Club, foods leader for the Silver Leaf 4-H Club and past president of the Soroptimist Club. She was united in marriage with Lloyd Daugharthy February 10, 1935, at Garnett, Kansas. He died January 14, 1968. On May 22, 1970, she marred Delbert Stevenson at Ottawa, Kansas. He died December 9, 1978. On September 5, 1980, she married Donald J. Shade at Clinton. He died November 24, 1995. She is survived by one daughter, Kay McDougal, and son-in-law Delmar "Del" McDougal, Olathe, Ks.: two granddaughters, Melissa Long of Lawrence, Ks., and Sharon McDougal of Olathe, Ks. Mrs. Shade was preceded in dearth by her parents; two sisters, Geraldine Goddard and Shirley Jean Copelan, an infant brother, and her husbands. Funeral services will be held at the Dengel & Son Mortuary, Friday, May 10. Burial will be in the Highland Cemetery, Ottawa, Kansas.

SHADWELL, Franklin Wray "Shad"
b: Jan 10 1913, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Apr 11 1997, Jefferson City, Cole Co, MO
Hawthorn Memorial Gardens, Jefferson City, Cole Co, MO
Find-A-Grave: 68202723

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Franklin W. "Shad" Shadwell, 84, Jefferson City, died Friday, April 11, 1997, at St. Mary's Health Center. Mr. Shadwell was born January 10, 1913, at Clinton, the son of Tillman Wray and Hatty Prosise Shadwell, both deceased. He was married in July 1936 at Chilhowee, to Roberta Journey, who preceded him in death on April 5, 1997. In April 1930, Mr. Shadwell enlisted in the Battery E. 128th Field Artillery, Missouri National Guard. In 1936, while employed at the Pogue Drug Company in Clinton, he became a registered pharmacist and in 1986 he received a gold certificate for 50 years of registry. He was employed by the c. Morris Watkins Drug store in Clinton and later became manager of the store. After Pearl Harbor, he became the manager of Marr's Pharmacy in Warrensburg for a short time, before becoming a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol on December 14, 1942. After completing the patrol training school, he was assigned to the Patrol General Headquarters in the Fingerprint Department and Criminal Laboratory. On July 1, 1947, he was promoted to sergeant and put in charge of the Patrol Finance Department. In 1957, he was assigned by Colonel Hugh H. Waggoner to set up a public information and education section for the patrol and was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on October 1, 1957. In December 1965 he was assigned by Colonel Waggoner to set up a planning and research section for the Patrol and he was put in charge of the Traffic Safety Division prior to being promoted to the rank of captain on July 1, 1967. He retired from the Missouri State Highway Patrol in 1973. During his employment by the Patrol, he did extensive work with national groups and committees. He was a member of the revision committee for the National Uniform Motor Vehicle Law and Ordinance and the state and provincial section of the International Assn. of Chiefs of Police and was awarded a lifetime membership in that group. He had police and traffic training at Northwestern University traffic Institute and completed a five year-course in traffic safety manager with New York University. Survivors include one son, Franklin Wray Shadwell II of Desoto, Texas; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Graveside services were Monday, April 14, at the Mausoleum of Hawthorn Memorial Gardens.

b: Nov 19 1917, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
d: Apr 5 1997, DeSoto, Dallas Co, TX
Hawthorn Memorial Gardens, Jefferson City, Cole Co, MO
Find-A-Grave: 91568139

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Roberta (Journey) Shadwell, Desoto, Texas, died Saturday, April 5, 1997, at 10 p.m. at Park Manor, Desoto, Texas. She was born in Chilhowee, Johnson County, November 19, 1917, the only daughter of Probate Judge Erie Stewart and Beulah (Davis) Journey. She attended school in Chilhowee and graduated from Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg. She married F. W. Shadwell and moved to Clinton in 1936. She was later a resident of Warrensburg and Jefferson City, Cole County. In the capital city, Mrs. Shadwell was employed at times by the Missouri Senate, Missouri House of Representatives and the State Revenue Department. She was active in the Girl Scouts and an original member of the Meadow Lake Acres Country Club. She held a real estate and insurance license. She was a member of the Jane Randolph Jefferson Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution and the First Baptist Church of Jefferson City. She was also a member of the Association of Retired Missouri State Employees. She is survived by a son, Franklin Wray Shadwell II and his wife Carolyn (Bayer) Shadwell; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, all living in the Desoto, Texas area, and a brother Judge Kelso Journey of Clinton. Burial will be Saturday, April 12, at the Hawthorn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Jefferson City.

b: Aug 10 1892, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Aug 19 1937, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Mount Washington Cemetery, Independence, Jackson Co, MO
Find-A-Grave: 144560557

Clinton MO - Mrs. W. H. Shadwell of Kansas City, formerly Miss Ruby Fenn of Clinton, died at her home at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, August 19, from cancer of the spine, that had caused her much suffering, which she bore without complaint, knowing that each of the last eleven months that she had been confined to her bed was bringing her nearer the time of final parting from her loved ones. Her sister, Miss Elsie Fenn, who has made her home with the Carpenters since the death of her parents, had given her loving and devoted care, trying to hold back the angel of death as his chilled breath frightened them. Ruby Fenn, daughter of Joshua Fenn and his wife, Minnie Bradway Fenn, was born in Clinton August 10, 1892, on East Green street where the Chevrolet garage now stands. Her father, a musician, played the organ in the old Baptist church and will be remembered by older Clintonians. His children were reared in the Baptist faith and though Mrs. Shadwell was not a member, she was a regular attendant in years of activity and a Christian character. Miss Ruby grew to womanhood in Clinton, attending the local schools and working some three years in the Democrat printing office. The family left Clinton in 1912, going to California, where they remained but a short time, then going to Kansas City, which continued to be their home. In Kansas City she got employment in a printing office at which business she worked for some years, even after her marriage. In 1914 she became the wife of W. H. Shadwell, a printer of Kansas City. Two children were given their union, Donald and Mary Martha, who survive their mother and are both still of the home. Mrs. Shadwell was a fine and capable mother, devoted to her children and always looking out for their best interests. She had a good heart, big and sympathetic, that made her anxious to help others and lend a lifting hand whenever she could. Surviving Mrs. Shadwell are her two children, bereaved husband and sister, also two brothers, Roy, of eight miles northeast of Clinton, and Earle, of Independence, Mo. The funeral services were Saturday afternoon and the body was laid to sleep in Mount Washington cemetery, Kansas City, where her parents rest. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Fenn, Mrs. Sam Shadwell, Messrs. and Mesdames Wray Shadwell, Leslie Shadwell and Tom Beeve went to Kansas City Saturday for the funeral services.

SHADWICK, Roland LeRoy
b: Dec 18 1940, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
d: Jul 23 1999, Liberty, Clay Co, MO
Floral Hills Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
arr: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Funeral Homes
Find-A-Grave: 76071158

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, July 23 1999 - Roland LeRoy Shadwick, 58, Liberty, died Friday, July 16, 1999, at Liberty Hospital. He was born in Kansas City on December 18, 1940. He graduated form East High School in Kansas City in 1958. He was a barber in the Kansas City area for many years. He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas F. Shadwick. He is survived by his wife, Cora Delores Shadwick of the home; a daughter, Sherri Dee Varela, Azie, Texas; a son Russell Lee Shadwick, Harrisonville; one granddaughter, Crystal Schleifer, and one grandson, Derick Varela. He is also survived by his mother, Anna Bell Shadwick, Kansas City; one brother, Ronald Shadwick, Clinton, and four sisters, Ellen Prather, Miami, Florida, Shirley Thursby, Richmond, Beverly Kulick, Oak Grove, and Cheryl Phillips, Madison, Indiana. He also leaves many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held July 19 at D. W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel in Raytown. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.

SHAEFFER, Clarence Christopher
b: Jul 24 1919, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO
d: Jun 18 1994, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes
Find-A-Grave: 81814806

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Clarence Christopher Shaeffer was born July 24, 1919, in Warsaw, the son of Ezra Palmer and Beulah Mills Shaeffer. He died Saturday, June 18, 1994, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, at the age of 74. He graduated from the Leeton High School. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving his country during World War II. He received many honors, including the Good Conduct medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign medal and the American Defense Service medal. For 16 years, he worked for the Johnson County Road Department operating a grader. After retiring in 1985, he liked spending time with his friends at the Leeton Cafe. All of his life he enjoyed playing the guitar and singing bluegrass music. He also took great pleasure in family get-togethers and holidays with his children. He loved sports. For the past 30 years he had been a big fan of the Kansas City Chiefs. He also enjoyed attending Central Missouri State women's basketball games. During the last 10 years, he became good friends with the players and coaches. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Leeton. He is survived by one son, Chris Shaeffer and his wife Nancy, of Blue Springs; one daughter, Lisa Mulvey, Otterville; one brother, Denzel Shaeffer, Leeton, and one sister. Mrs. Emory Matthews, Oak Grove. He was preceded in death by his father in 1965, his mother in 1983 and two infant sons, Jerry Wayne and Clarence Dean Shaeffer. Funeral services were Tuesday, June 21, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in the Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton.

b: Jun 17 1940, Lamar, CO
d: Feb 14 2012, Gardner, Johnson Co, KS
Englewood Cemetery SC-SK, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Find-A-Grave: 116061797

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 27 2012 - Emma "Emily" M. Shafer, born in Lamar, Colorado, was the sixth child of 14 born to Pasqual and Manuela (Marez) Hernandez. She was the first in her family to graduate from high school in 1960. After graduating from high school she then graduated from Lamar Junior College of Cosmetology in 1967. She was married to Darrell Shafer in 1967. Emily enjoyed crafts and was an avid quilter. She was active in the Red Huts, Shawnee Mound Aides and Grand River Homemakers Extension Club. Her most cherished title was "Grandma". She has three "perfect" granddaughters, Maci, Morgan and Madi. Emily was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Mary Florence; brothers, Tony, Martin, Steve, Johnny and Kia. She is survived by her husband, Darrell of the home; two sons, Darren Shafer and wife, Kari, Edgerton, Kansas, and Daniel Shafer of Independence; three grandchildren, Maci, Morgan and Madi, as well as nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, She was loved by so many and will truly be missed. Funeral services were held Friday, February 17, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Clinton. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

b: Sep 4 1904
d: Jan 1 1995, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Floral Hills Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Agnes E. Shaffer, 90, Kansas City, formerly of Clinton, died Sunday, January 1, 1995, at Park Lane Hospital. She was the grandmother of Cheri Puckett, Brandy Bates, and Tim Fuller of Clinton and great-grandmother of James Posey, Brandon Fuller and Tumekia Fuller, also of Clinton. Funeral services will be Thursday, January 5, at a Catholic church in Kansas City. Burial services will be at Floral Hills. Mrs. Shaffer was a housewife. Her husband Louis Shaffer, died in 1976. Her son Allen T. Fuller, died in 1989.

SHAFFER, Virginia Frances SEELEY
b: Jun 10 1905
d: Aug 24 1999, Kansas City, Wyandotte Co, KS
Parks Chapel Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Sickman & Dunning Funeral Home
Find-A-Grave: 54735383

Clinton Daily Democrat, Aug 26 1999 - Virginia Frances Shaffer, 94, rural Clinton, died Tuesday morning, August 24, 1999, at the Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held Thursday, August 26, at the Sickman-Dunning Chapel. Burial will be in Parks Chapel Cemetery.

SHAFFNER, Leland Dale
b: May 17 1933, Deepwater, Henry Co, MO
d: Apr 19 2004, Las Cruces, NM
Masonic Cemetery, Las Cruces, Dona Ana Co, NM
Find-A-Grave: 114114805

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 4 2004 - Leland Dale Shaffner, 70, a resident of Las Cruces, New Mexico since 1986, went to be with the Lord Monday, April 19, 2004, at The Village at Northrise. He will be deeply missed by family, loved ones and friends. Leland was born May 17, 1933, at Deepwater. He was married August 4, 1963, to Judy Stubbs Shaffner of Edgerton. Leland graduated from Appleton City High School where he was valedictorian of his senior class; Central Technical Institute in Kansas City, Kansas City Junior College and William Jewell College in Liberty. He did graduate study at the University of Arizona in Tucson. He was an engineer at KCMO-TV in Kansas City 10 years. He loved to problem solve and be creative. He taught math at Ajo, Arizona, High School for one year. The Director of Engineering position at Donrey Media Group afforded him challenges at four TV stations and five radio stations from 1965 to 1972. The group was headquartered in Fort Smith, Arkansas. While there he had the adventure of redesigning the old Carnegie Public Library into the new studios of KFSA-TV. He also was a key figure in rebuilding KORK-TV in Las Vegas, Nevada, after a devastating fire. In 1972 his dream of owning his own radio station came true. KWOC AM/FM in Popular Bluff were his ultimate satisfaction and he served as general manager until 1987 when ill health made it necessary for him to sell the stations. His greatest joy came from the gospel programming he was able to provide to Southeast Missouri. He carried such programs as Back To The Bible, through The bible Radio With J. Vernon McGee, Haven Of Rest and many local programs such as Big Country Gospel with Harold Urich. He also owned KOBE/KOPE in Las Cruces from 1985 to 1987 and carried local programming, such as St. Paul's Methodist Church Sunday Worship Hour. He was employed by New Mexico State University from November 1987 to August 1997. He was chief engineer of KRWG-FM for about three years and then was a satellite technician uplinking distance education classes from National Technological University through the WERC Program at NMSU. Leland had wanted to be a missionary and serve at HCJB (Heralding Christ Jesus' Blessings) Short-Wave Missionary Radio Station in Quito, Ecuador. Because of health problems he could not serve, but became a special representative for HCJB informing churches and other groups of the mission opportunity in this wonderful ministry that now broadcasts the gospel into over 100 countries in over nine languages. He was a member of the board of directors of Christian Radio Station KHEP in Phoenix, Arizona, for many years. He appreciated the opportunity to share his knowledge, experience and expertise in broadcasting to benefit the listeners. Leland was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Las Cruces where he enjoyed serving as a deacon and a Sunday School teacher of third grade children for several years. He had served as a deacon in every church of which the family was members. He was minister of music at McNeil Mission and of Eastside Baptist Church in fort smith, Arkansas. He was a former certified U.S. swimming referee and stroke and turn judge volunteering at many swim meets in New Mexico and El Paso. His hobbies included attending southern gospel music concerts, coin collecting, rock-hounding, collecting antique radios and traveling. He loved miniature dachshunds and the family has had that breed of dog since 1966. He had been a dedicated Christian since age 14. He was a loving and loyal husband, father, grandfather and loved one. He was a faithful friend to many. He had a strong positive will that overcame many adversities by the Lord's strength. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Delbert and Blanche Shaffner, Lowry City; a loving stepmother, Eula Shaffner, and an infant sister, Lois Jean Shaffner. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Judy, of the home; his son, Layton and friend Jana McManigal, Dallas; his children by special choice and source of joy, Colleen Antone, Darrell Antone and wife Brenday, Topeka, Kansas, Chuck Weaver and wife Mickey, Las Cruces; six grandchildren, Chris Cleveland, Belynda Antone, Kristianne (Weaver) Larson, Geoffrey Crego, Dmitri Antone, Carlitos Weaver, and four great-grandchildren, Anthony Cleveland, Jazmiin Cleaveland, Israel Vasquez and Eliza Pena. One sister, Rita Cafer of Sedalia, also survives. The Celebration of Leland's life was at Calvary Baptist Church, Las Cruces, Thursday, April 22 with interment at the Masonic Cemetery followed.

b: Mar 21 1858, Harrisburg, PA
d: Aug 4 1934, Humansville, Polk Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery SC-SK, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Find-A-Grave: 116080274

Clinton MO - L. L. Shaffner died at the Humansville hospital at 7:40 a.m. Saturday, August 4. He had been in failing health for several years and for some time he had been troubled with pyorrhea, so last December he had his teeth extracted, but since then had never been well. The Sunday before his death he became seriously ill while he and his wife were entertaining guests, and was bedfast from that time until his death. Tuesday of last week he expressed the wise to be taken to the Humansville Hospital in hopes it might help him, but ill health had made such inroads that medical skill, prayers of loved ones, even his own desire to live were of no avail. Mr. Shaffner was born in Harrisburg, Penn., March 21, 1858. His mother was a Virginian and his father of Pennsylvania Dutch descent. So tiny was the new baby that when the parents moved to Springfield, Ill., some time later he was still so small he had to be carried on a pillow. In 1868 Mr. Shaffner came to St. Clair County with his parents, who settled on a farm which is still known to day as the old Shaffner place. Here Mr. Shaffner lived 40 years. At that time he bought a farm in Henry county southwest of Deepwater, which he owned at his death. It is now occupied by Hazel Sanders. The Shaffners lived on the Henry county farm until 1922, when they moved to Clinton so the children might attend high school. Mr. Shaffner's first marriage was to Miss Susie Graham, who died. He was married the second time to Mrs. Mary Montgomery of Deepwater, February 4, 1919. This marriage was unusually happy as Mr. Shaffner was the acme of generosity to both his wife's children and their little Mary, who came to bless their home. He was never partial to one but loved each with the same devotion and watched after their welfare as carefully as their own father would have. Mr. Shaffner is survived by his beloved wife, their one child, Mary, age 14, and four stepchildren, Phillip and Miss Lillian, of Osceola, Paul of the home, and Mrs. Ralph Snyder of Detroit, Michigan, all of whom loved and respected him. He delighted his stepchildren and own daughter with his tales of the pioneer days and interesting incidents of his own life. Humor added the bright and helpful touch to his life, and he was always pleasant to be with. "Well done" can truly be said of the life's work of him who now is at rest. Honesty, kindness, a love and devotion to his hearth and the desire to live so that he would be a fine example to any who came in touch with him. These were the beacon lights of Luther Shaffner's life. Although Mr. Shaffner was frugal in his own living, he was a generous provider for this family and kept them always comfortable and happy. In his business dealings he was always fair and honest, thus winning the respect and confidence of his business acqaintances. It is said that he never had a debt that he did not pay because he never bout anything that he could not afford. He was a heavy stockholder in the now defunct Bank of Deepwater. On topics of the day, Mr. Shaffner was well-informed and was always a ready and intereting conversationalist. He was greatly concerned about the drouth and business conditions. By belief, Mr. Shaffner was a Presbyterian. Funeral services were conducted at the home on Monday, with burial in Englewood. The pall bearers were nephews of deceased as follows: Fred, Louis and Frank Shaffner, Isaac Warner, Ray and Dick Graham.

SHAFFNER, Luther M. Jr.
b: May 2 1933, Henry Co, MO
d: Oct 29 2001, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur: Cremation
Speaks Funeral Homes
Find-A-Grave: 18695319

Clinton Daily Democrat, Oct 31 2001 - Luther M. Shaffner, 68, Brownington, formerly of the Kansas City area, died Monday, October 29, 2001, at St. Luke's Hospital. Memorial services will be held Thursday, November 1, at the Speaks Suburban Chapel. Private inurnment will be at a later date. Mr. Shaffner was born on May 2, 1933, in Henry County and had lived in the Kansas City area before moving to Brownington in 1985. He had retired from the Avon warehouse in Kansas City in 1985 after 33 years of service. He was a United States Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mildred McVay, in 1989. He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Joe Giangrosso; two grandchildren, Patrick Bergen and Kelly Bergen; one brother, Charles McVey, all of Independence; his fiancee, Virginia Ground, Parkville, with whom he was engaged to marry on November 11.

SHAFTO, Gene A. "Ol' Paw"
b: Jan 9 1918, Brownington, Henry Co, MO
d: Feb 7 2003, Gainesville, Alachua Co, FL
Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Sumter Co, FL
Find-A-Grave: 49668260

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 11 2003 - Gene A. "Ol' Paw" Shafto died Friday, February 7, 2003, at North Florida Rehabilitation and Specialty Care after a brief illness. He was born January 9, 1918, in Brownington. He grew up in rural Mound Springs and graduated from Clinton High School in 1935. He served in the Army during World War II. He married Frances A. Kepferle in June 1946 and moved to Shawnee, Kansas in 1949. He worked for 38 years as a pressman for the Suburban at the Mission Press located in Merriam, Kansas. He was a member of the Shawnee Optimist Club in Shawnee, Kansas, for many years. He and his wife relocated to Gainesville, Florida in 1988. Survivors include his wife Frances A. Shafto; a daughter Mari S. Robins, Gainesville, Florida; son Michael G. Shafto of Menlo Park, California, and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be Thursday, February 13, 2003 in Covenant Presbyterian Church, Gainesville, Florida. Burial will be in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida.

SHAFTO, Roland Ely "Rollin"
b: Oct 9 1842, Farmingdale, NJ
d: Jan 23 1933, Coal, Henry Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery SC-SK, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Find-A-Grave: 34289702

Clinton MO, Jan 1933 - Rollin Shafto Died - At the home of his daughter, Mrs. Warren Parks in Coal, Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, from pneumonia which developed from influenza. He was ill just a week. His wife is still bedfast, having taken sick with the influenza several weeks before her husband. Mr. Shafto was born in Farmingdale, N. J., Oct 9, 1842, and celebrated his 90th birthday three months ago. His first marriage to Miss Ella Allaire, took place February 3, 1869. She passed into Eternity April 2, 1885. Nine children blessed this union, seven of whom are living, as follows: Everett Shafto, Kearney, Nebr.; Willis Shafto, Coal; Mrs. Hurla Kibbey, Hutchinson, Kansas; Clarence Shafto and Mrs. Ora Hurley, Farmingdale, N. J.; Eli Shafto, Onalaska, Wisc.; Mrs. Ike Lionberger, Warsaw. Mr. Shafto spent several years in Illinois and Ohio and came to Henry county in 1894, and bought a farm in the Mound Springs, neighborhood where he lived until three years ago, when he and his wife moved to the home of their daughter, Mrs. Warren Parks. He was married the second time to Mrs. Nellie Snavely, February 27, 1889, and six children were given to this union, three of whom survive to comfort the mother as follows: Mrs. Marie VanBeck, Hancock, Iowa; Mrs. Murriel Knowles, North Platt, Nebr.; and Mrs. Warren Parks, Coal. Mr. Shafto was gifted with a great sense of humor and he could see the sunny side of life. His second sight had come and the pleasure he derived from his reading was immeasurable. The political news was especially interesting to him, for he had always adhered strictly to the Democratic party and its latest victory was a great delight to him. The trend of the depression was a favored subject for his discussion. The choice of farming as a life work for the deceased was a good one, for in that field he was a success, knowing how to till the soil and make it produce well. He loved gardening and since his health had ever been hale, he was privileged to tend one even last year. Before his illness, his eyes would twinkle with fun when he beat his grandson in picking up an armload of wood and carrying it in. The funeral service was conducted Sunday afternoon by Rev. A. N. Lindsey at the Methodist church in Coal, and his body was laid to rest in Englewood.

SHANK, Nedra Iona
b: Jan 15 1914, near Chloe, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Dec 26 2010, Tucson, AZ
East Lawn Palms Cemetery, Tucson, Pima Co, AZ
Find-A-Grave: 116638884

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 29 2010 - Nedra Iona Shank died Sunday, December 26, 2010, at her hoe in Tucson, Arizona. She was born near Chloe, Missouri, on January 15, 1914. She was preceded in death by her husband Rodney Shank. She leaves three children, Betty Hutchinson of Urich, Jim Shank of Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, Terry Shank of Tucson, Arizona, and seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Nedra was a seamstress having worked in various clothing factories in Missouri. After moving to Tucson she worked for department stores and made quilts for her family. She took art lessons from Ike Parker of Clinton and studied at Pima Community College of Tucson, Arizona. She became an accomplished painter and was a charter member of Old Pueblo Artisans. She made hand-fired pottery which she shared with her friends and family. Nedra was also an avid gardener and she loved to travel, go camping and loved to travel, go camping and fishing. She was a devoted Christian and an active member of Silverbell Baptist Church of Tucson. Funeral service Thursday, December 30, 2010, at East Lawn Palms Mortuary Chapel.

SHANKLAND, Emmett Marshall, Judge
b: Jun 19 1887, Lewis Station, Henry Co, MO
d: Mar 29 1939, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery SC-SK, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Find-A-Grave: 90159238

EMMETT SHANKLAND DIES -- Justice of Peace -- Former Township Assessor -- Fatal Heart Attack Night of Re-Election -- Judge Emmett Shankland, for 10 years a justice of the peace in Clinton Township, and who Tuesday was re-elected to office was seized that evening with a heart attack just as he was retiring and the end came at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, there being little hope of recovery from the first visit of his physician. Judge Shankland had not been well for the past year, but never dwelt on his ill health, and was always the same affable, fun loving official who was beloved by everyone at the courthouse. Tuesday, election day, he had come up to the polls at 5:45 a.m. with C. H. Whitaker, Jr., and they had stopped at each polling precinct to see that everything was in order. He had spent a happy, cheerful day, with no opposition for his office and no hint of the Grim Reaper who stood so near him. Life closed for him as he would have had it, and his family and those nearest him are glad he was spared prolonged suffering. He was conscious to the end, his clarity of mind never dimming till his eyes closed in death. Emmett Shankland, oldest son of the late Dr. W. M. and Mrs. Fannie Highnote Shankland, was born June 19, 1887, at Lewis Station where his father was practicing medicine. Dr. Shankland later moved to Clinton with his family where he continued an important figure in town and community life. Emmett was educated in the Clinton public schools and when 18 years old joined the Christian church, where he belonged until a few years ago when he joined the Baptist Church with his wife and son, Robert. Judge Shankland was a reporter on the Clinton Daily Democrat and then went into the insurance business. Nov. 30, 1917, he and Miss Helen Jewell Briggs were married. Two sons were born to them, Billy Pike dying in his fourth year, 1925, at Galveston, Texas, where they had gone for a few years with his mother who was not well. On their return to Clinton, Mr. Shankland was for a time township assessor and was then appointed justice of the peace to fill out the unexpired term of Judge E. A. Gracey and he has been the capable and popular incumbent of the office since, being successively elected by Clinton Township, Judge Shankland, an ardent Democrat, had a clear, accurate idea of political situations. He was a faithful party worker, shrewd and efficient in the discharge of his office. His ready wit and clever humor made him a stimulating conversationalist. He was an excellent judge of character and his interest in people never lessened. He was an untiring reader and possessed a brilliant mind, finding life an interesting adventure and rich in experience. In his home, Judge Shankland found and gave the deepest love and most tender consideration to his beloved wife and son, Robert. Kind, gentle, thoughtful, theirs was a rooftree blessed with happiness and mutual regard. They enjoyed each other and the interest of one was the chief concern of the other two. Mr. Shankland is survived by his wife and son, Robert, and two brothers, Lane Shankland of Duquoin, Ill., and Rex Shankland of St. Louis. At the time of going to press no funeral arrangements had been made. The Wilkinson Funeral Service will be in charge. Call them for the hour.

b: Jul 2 1863, Shelbyville, IL
d: Dec 27 1927, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery SC-SK, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Find-A-Grave: 86953393

Clinton MO - MRS. W. M. SHANKLAND'S SUFFERINGS ENDED -- Near midnight, December 27th at her home on East Jefferson street. For two years she had suffered with cancer, which baffled the skill of physicians. When they first learned of it, she was in Texas, with her son, Emmett and wife. She was delighted with the charm of the South, but last June she told them she wished to come home. They felt that she knew her stay on earth would not be long and although the people there were wondrous kind, it was not like the old friends at home in Clinton, so in July, they brought her home, where she was glad to see her friends, and where she awaited the inevitable. Mary Frances Highnote was born at Paris, Ill., July 2nd, 1863, the second daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Highnote. Her parents had come to Clinton several years before, but on account of this being the border country during the Civil war, returned to Illinois for a few years, where she was born, they returning here afterward. She was known to schoolmates as Fanny Highnote, and she grew to womanhood in Clinton. She was exceptionally bright, standing at the top of her classes. After she graduated from high school in 1880, she taught school several years before her marriage. She was a beautiful girl and a general favorite. She was united in marriage to Dr. W. M. Shankland, June 2, 1886. They lived in Lewis Station for a few years after their marriage, where her husband practiced medicine. They then moved to Clinton, and this had been her home since. They lived on Orchard Ave. for many years, moving to the home where she died about 25 years ago. Her husband departed this life July 16, 1916. Three children were given to this union -- Emmett Shankland, of Clinton; Lane and Rex Shankland, of Edwardsville, Ill. One little grandson died about two years ago. There is one little grandson four year old Bobby, who was the delight of his grandmother's heart. He loved her so that during the many weary weeks of intense suffering he had cheered her heart with the sweet thoughts of his child mind, and his love for her. He would leave any play, no matter how enticing, to come to her, also leave her any time she wished. We have never seen more tender or devoted care given to any mother than has been given by Emmett and his wife, Jewell. Their strength seemed to be God-given, to do for her whom they loved. They gave up everything that they might make every minute of her stay as happy and pleasant as possible. Although now their eyes are blinded with tears, there is no regret, for they have given themselves unstintingly and although they grieve, they know that her sufferings are over, as she wished they might be the last 48 hours of her earthly stay. She leaves one sister, Mrs. Ella Jones, east of Clinton, five miles, and one brother, Arthur Highnote, of Harlinger, Tex. Deceased was converted and joined the Christian church about 18 years ago. She was also a prominent member of the Eastern Star, and served as Worthy Matron in 1923. For many years she had been an active member of the Clinton Shakespeare Club. She kept up on every question of the day and knew the political situation nation wide. When women's suffrage came in 1920, she was one of the few women prepared and capable of making speeches during the campaign. She made over Henry county. She was the first woman delegate to represent Henry county at a State Democratic convention, which met at Joplin that year. The funeral services were conducted at the Baptist church, Thursday morning. Interment in Englewood beside her husband and little grandson.

SHANKLAND, Robert Emmett
b: Jul 15 1923, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Nov 13 2001, Post Falls, ID
Englewood Cemetery SC-SK, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes
Find-A-Grave: 90158581

Clinton Daily Democrat, Jun 5 2001 - A memorial service will be held for Robert Emmett Shankland, a Clinton native, at Consalus Funeral Home at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 23, 2001. A graveside service and ash burial will be held in Englewood Cemetery at 1 p.m. Friday, June 22. Mr. Shankland, 77, died November 13, 2000, at the Kootenai Medical Center near his home in Post Falls, Idaho. He was born July 15, 1923, in Clinton, the son of Emmett Marshall and Helen Jewell (Briggs) Shankland. He spent his childhood here and was a 1941 graduate of Clinton High School. He attended Northwest Missouri State Teachers College, Maryville and was a graduate of the St. Louis Institute of Music at Washington University, St. Louis and Columbia University, New York, where he received a master's degree in music in 1949. He obtained a bachelor's degree and completed graduate work in English at Southern Illinois University. During World War II, he served as a radio operator with the 87th Infantry Division under the command of Gen. George Patton and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He married Barbara Rose Johnson December 21, 1945, in new York City and taught music in public schools in Florida and Colorado before the family moved to Illinois in 1961. He was preceded in death by a brother, Billy Pike Shankland, in 1925. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Robert Marshall and Deann Mary (Woods) Shankland of Springfield, Illinois; daughters, Gretchen Ann Licata of Spokane, Washington, Sarah Lane Shankland of Palmdale, California, and Karen Regina Wyatt, wife of Charles Barry Wyatt, Benton, Illinois, and four grandchildren. - Clinton Daily Democrat, Jun 21 2001 - Graveside services and inurnment for Robert Emmett Shankland will be held 1 p.m. Friday, June 22, at Englewood Cemetery. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Consalus Funeral Home.

SHANKLAND, William Lane
b: Dec 22 1826, Preble Co, OH
d: Oct 12 1909, Henry Co, MO
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Find-A-Grave: 27339078

Clinton MO - Dr. William Lane Shankland, a veteran practitioner of Henry County, passed away at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 12th, aged 82 years, 9 months and 20 days. He was born in Eton, Ohio, Dec. 22, 1826, and grew to manhood in Virginia and Eastern Tennessee, attending school while a boy in Abington, Tenn. He attended Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pa., and the Louisville Medical College, and after coming to Missouri with his parents, who located in Moniteau County, in 1849, he attended the State University, graduating in 1851. He taught school in Warsaw a few years and in 1866 moved to Henry Co., Mo., where he resided thereafter and practiced medicine. In 1855 he was married to Miss Jane Wilson, whose death occurred on March 15, 1867. To them were born three children - Lizzie, who died while a child, and Dr. William M. Shankland and Mrs. Josie Logan, both of who reside in Clinton. He is also survived by four grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and his second wife, Mrs. Minerva Shankland. Dr. Shankland was a man of cool judgment and forceful character. He was honored by the Democratic party with the nomination and election to the legislature in 1882, and he represented this county with credit to himself and his party. The funeral occurred on Wednesday afternoon, interment being in Bethlehem cemetery east of Clinton.

b: Jul 7 1909, Malta, Barton Co, MO
d: Apr 11 1999, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery SC-SK, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Sickman & Dunning Funeral Home
Find-A-Grave: 148947602

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Maude Mary Shanks, 89, died Sunday evening, April 11, 1999, at the Westwood Care Center in Clinton. She was born July 7, 1909, in Malta, the daughter of John Thomas and Treasa Sculuma Venn. She was a glove maker in her own leather glove shop for many years. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Doreen and Ollie Whitt of Clinton; one brother, Ernest Venn of N. Barnaby, BC, Canada; two grandchildren, James Kent and Denise Lisle and two great-grandchildren, Jason Lisle and Jamie Lee Kent. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, James A. Shanks. Committal services will be held at a later date.

SHANKS, Parker Lee
b: Dec 21 2010, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
d: Feb 23 2011, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 24 2011 - Parker Lee Shanks, two-month-old son of Weylin and Stacey (King) Shanks, died Wednesday, February 23, 2011, at Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City. Parker was born December 21, 2010, in Kansas City. Parker is survived by his parents, Weylin and Stacey Shanks of Deepwater; maternal grandparents, Steve and Annie King of Clinton; paternal grandparents, Ron and Linda Shanks of Clinton; maternal great-grandparents, Ruth and John Ackermann of Clinton; paternal great-grandparents, Charles and Bonita Townsend of Clinton and Larry Shanks of Tyler, Texas; two aunts, Alyssa Shanks and Jennifer Blair of Columbia and one great-aunt, Mitcy Mullens of Olathe, Kansas. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 26, at Clinton Christian Church.

SHANKS, Patricia Dianne "Patty" BLAND
b: Jan 21 1958, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Apr 13 2008, Columbia, Boone Co, MO
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Find-A-Grave: 37301136

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 15 2008 - Patricia (Patty) Dianne Bland Shanks, 50, of Warsaw, departed this life on Sunday, April 13, 2008, at Boone Hospital Center. Patty was born January 21, 1958, in Clinton, the daughter of Darrell and Sylvia (Wilson) Bland. Patty lived in Warsaw for the past 13 years and has been self-employed with the family business. Prior to that she owned and operated "The Hair Bender Salon" in Clinton for nearly 20 years. Patty is survived by her mother; three sisters, Barbara Karr and her husband Jim of Ozark; Debbie Wilborn and her husband Rick of Lee’s Summit; and Kathy Merritt and her husband Gale of Speedwell, TN. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews: Sarah, Laura, Andy, Kristen, Kasie, Kellie, Weylan, Alyssia, and her beloved Haley. Preceding her in death were her father, paternal grandparents Alma and Carl Bland and maternal grandparents Wayne and Georgia Wilson. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, April 16, 2008, at the Norris Methodist Church.

SHANKS, Russel Lee
b: Sep 27 1959, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Oct 30 2008
Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 31 2008 - Russel Lee Shanks, age 49 of Clinton, Missouri passed away Thursday, October 30, 2008. Memorial services will be Monday, November 3, 2008 at the Clinton Christian Church. Russel was born September 27, 1959 in Clinton, Missouri, the son of Larry and Bonnie (Blackwell) Shanks. He was raised on the family farm at Centerview, Missouri before moving to Clinton in l970. He graduated from Clinton High School in l977. He married his high school sweetheart Patty Bland in l978. They owned and operated Russ' APCO Service Station, the Hair Bender Beauty Salon and later owned the Timberline Bait and Tackle with his in-laws, Duke and Sue Bland. Russ loved to fish and hunt and spent many hunting trips with his beloved dog, Scooter. He loved sports, riding motorcycles, driving in demolition derby's, collecting marbles and being with his family and friends. Russ is survived by his mother and step-father, Bonnie and Charlie Townsend of Clinton, Missouri; his father, Larry Shanks of LaRue, Texas; two brothers, Ron Shanks and wife, Linda of Clinton and Robert Shanks of Springfield, Missouri; his maternal grandmother, Thelma Blackwell, his nephew, Weylin Shanks and his fiancee, Stacy, of Clinton, his niece, Alyssa Shanks of Clinton, his aunt, Barbara Bilyeu and cousins, Gene, Jolene, Karen and David, all of Holden, Missouri; his aunt, Annabell Rufenacht and cousins, Dean, Frank and Lester of Mt. Zion, Missouri; his uncle, Bill Snyder and wife, Cletis of Pleasant Hill, Missouri; his uncle, Harold Shanks and wife, Roberta and cousins, Gary and Mark of Centerview, Missouri; his step brother, Brad Townsend and wife, Kristi and their daughter, Taylor, all of Clinton; his step sister, Kara Leodler and husband, Peter and their son, Logan of Lenexa, Kansas and many, many other family members and close friends. Russ faced his last battle of cancer with courage and fortitude as he fought till the very end. He was a friend to many and was loved by everyone and will be greatly missed.

SHANNON, Catherine
b: abt 1847, Henry Co, KY
d: Feb 1 1887, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Oak Grove Cemetery, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Find-A-Grave: 74443806

Clinton Eye Feb 3 1887 - Died, Tuesday afternoon in this city, Mrs. Samuel Shannon, of consumption, aged 40. Burial at Oak Grove.

b: Oct 6 1894, Rockville, Bates Co, MO
d: Nov 19 1992, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
arr: Hill & Son Funeral Home
Find-A-Grave: 114098685

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Ada Sharp, 98, Appleton City, died Thursday, November 19, 1992 at Golden Valley Hospital. Services were Sunday at the Eckhoff-Hill Chapel, Appleton City; burial in the Appleton City Cemetery. Mrs. Sharp was born in Rockville and lived in the Appleton City area most of her life. She was a former member of the Green Valley Church, near Rockville. She was a member of the Green Valley Community Club. Survivors include a son, Boyd Sharp, Appleton City; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

b: Jan 1 1883, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO
d: Oct 16 1958, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Maplewood Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Sickman & Dunning Funeral Home
Find-A-Grave: 18695379

Mrs. Sharp Buried at Brownington - Funeral services for Mrs. Alpha Sharp, 75, who died about 9:00 a.m., Oct. 16, at Clinton General Hospital where she had been a patient for three days, were held Oct. 18, at the Brownington Baptist Church. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery. Alpha Edith Bennett, the fourth eldest of six children of Allen and Sarah North Bennett, was born Jan. 1st, 1883, at Sedalia, Mo. A brother and three sisters preceded her in death. With her parents she moved when a small child to St. Clair County in the Iconium vicinity, then later to the Lowry City community. There she married John F. Sharp on Dec. 23, 1900, and after a short residence at Lowry City and in Kansas, they spent most of their married life at Brownington where Mr. Sharp died on Feb. 9, 1928. Mrs. Sharp continued to live in Brownington until about 1939 when she came to Clinton, her home since. At an early age she united with the Concord Baptist Church near Lowry City and later transferred to the Brownington Baptist Church were she remained a faithful member. Mrs. Sharp, soft spoken and kindly is remembered for her thoughtfulness, her congeniality and willingness to serve her fellow man. Her grandchildren, always foremost with her, were her great delight. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. George (Ellen) Baird, 319 N. Fourth, and Mrs. Fred (Thelma) Cook, 308 N. Fourth, Clinton, a sister, Mrs. Letha Brink, Fredericktown, Mo; two grandsons, Cartha Gene Hosack and Sydney Earl Hosack, Clinton; three great-grandchildren, Gary and Karen Hosack and Donna Jo Rogers; nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends. A son Earnest Perry died in infancy.

b: Dec 18 1919, Crane, Stone Co, MO
d: Jul 28 1998, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO
Laurel Oak Cemetery SH-ST, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
Find-A-Grave: 7377011

Clinton Daily Democrat - Bessie P. Sharp, 78, Lincoln, died Tuesday morning, July 28, 1998, at the Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia. She was born in Crain on December 18, 1919, the daughter of Robert Ernest and Willie Elizabeth Lawrence Rowland. In the early 1940s, she was married to Clifford W. Morris. They had made their home in Kansas City. She had been employed as a store clerk for Harry's Distressed Merchandise store in Kansas City, Kansas, for several years. They moved to Warsaw in 1974. Her husband, Clifford, preceded her in death on May 4, 1976. For a short time she was married to Edward Sharp. He also preceded her in death. She had made her home with Robert Jenkins near Lincoln since 1980. She loved life. She enjoyed fishing and traveling and bluegrass music. She and Bob had enjoyed traveling to bluegrass concerts and she was most happy with the simple pleasures of life. She is survived by her companion, Bob Jenkins of the home; one son, Duane Morris, Warsaw; two grandsons, Paul William Morris, Foxlake, Illinois, and Michael Shane Morris, Kansas City; one granddaughter, Shannon Morris, Kansas City; two step-grandchildren, Debbie Johnson and Tracy McDaniels, both of Lee's Summit; three great-grandchildren; three brothers, Jonathan Rowland of Savannah, Robert E. Rowland of Kansas City, and Birchie Rowland of Aurora; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services and burial will be held Friday July 31, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery in Windsor.

SHARP, Blanch Loveina EAGER
b: Oct 4 1930
d: Apr 5 1997, Nyssa, OR
Englewood Cemetery SC-SK, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Find-A-Grave: 116111652

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Blanch Loveina (Eager) Sharp, 66, died at her home in Nyssa, Oregon, Saturday, April 5, 1997. Her parents, George and Blanch Eager, moved to Clinton in 1953. She is survived by her husband, Dwaine Sharp, Nyssa, Oregon; a daughter, Judy Nolte; a son, Joe Nolte and 11 brothers and sisters, George F. Eager of Lee's Summit, Charles L. Eager of Pleasant Hill, Earnest A. Eager of Grandview, Betty J. Heimsoth and Ola M. Hoover of Lee's Summit, John W. Eager of Lake Orion, Michigan, Rev. James A. Eager of Clinton, Marjorie M. Maxwell of Windsor, Richard w. Eager of Clinton, Donna F. Stoneking of Holden and Michael E. Eager of Harrisonville. Memorial services will be held at Northeast Baptist Church Tuesday, April 15, at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be in Englewood Cemetery.

SHARP, Edwin Ray
b: Oct 8 1917, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Oct 1935, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery SC-SK, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes
Find-A-Grave: 116111859

Clinton MO - Edwin Ray Sharp was born October 8, 1917, in Lowry City, and came to Clinton when he was four. As a lad of 10 he was playing with a rubber and a clothespin when he accidentally shot his eye, which resulted in the loss of sight in that organ. This prevented him from taking an active part in sports, but he loved all kinds of sports, including basketball and baseball. He also liked to bowl and was an expert in that line, being a member of Clinton's bowling team. At the age of 10 he assumed the responsibilities of a man on his shoulders when he took a paper route, and since that age he was practically self-supporting, putting himself through school and bringing home his extra money for his mother. At his death he was employed at the Last Chance Service Station. He tried to take every burden off his mother's shoulders and every trouble that was hers was his, for he always tried to protect her. He joined the Presbyterian church when he was 10 and was a regular attendant at the Sunday school and church services for many years. Helpfulness always characterized his life, and he was always happy, kind and generous. After Ray's death, his mother found among the books and papers of school days a leaflet from a notebook on which he had written "God is glorified not by groans but by our thanksgiving," by Whittle. These words were characteristic of him, and though his mother was saddened by the loss of her boy, the memory of the way he had tried to live this motto lent her new courage. Ray joined the Battery when he grew to young manhood and was promoted to the rank of corporal. He was the Battery clerk and did his work efficiently and neatly. Surviving the young man is his mother, Mrs. Goldie Sharp, and a brother, Billie, who is 14. His father, Walter Sharp, could not be located by radio to inform him of his son's sad death. His grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. I. M. Simms, of Gerster, also survive. The funeral was conducted Sunday at the Consalus & Peck funeral home. Burial was in Englewood. Those from out-of-town who came for the funeral were: Frank Redmond, Misses Mary Ann Fulwider, Carrie Calvird, Cenia Calvird, Mrs. Dimple Frala, Mrs. Henry Baxter and Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Tucker, Osceola. Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Simms, Brownington; Messrs. and Mesdames Fred Eckinger, Ray Morrow and daughter, Chauncy Famuliner and son, E. E. Gleeson and family, Mrs. Irene Coryell, Dale Gilkerson, Garden City; Mrs. Tom Terry, Harrisonville; Mrs. Gertrude Pierce and Donald, Messrs. and Mesdames Ross McCully, Loyd Byers, Walter Carroll, Kansas City; Mr. and Mrs. I. M. Simms, Gerster; Mr. and Mrs. H. O. Gishop, Calhoun; Keith Dunham, Tulsa, Okla.

SHARP, Frances "Fannie" PAGE
b: Sep 15 1845, near Page City, Lafayette Co, MO
d: Jun 16 1926, Pittsburg, Crawford Co, KS
Englewood Cemetery SC-SK, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Find-A-Grave: 48791900

Called To Her Reward - Mrs. P. B. Sharp passed away at 7 p.m., June 16th, 1926 , at the home of her youngest daughter, Mrs. George Richeson, in Pittsburg, Kans. About 6 months ago she fell and hurt her hip, from which she never fully recovered, and that, together with infirmities of advanced age, caused her death. Deceased was past 80 years of age, having been born Sept. 15, 1845, near Page City, in Lafayette county, but had spent many years in Henry and St. Clair counties. She resided north of Clinton for a number of years; then near Lowry City, and later near Brownington, before going to Pittsburg. She was a member of the Christian church, and was held in high esteem by a wide circle of friends and acquaintances. Her maiden name was Frances Page, and she was married on Nov. 29, 1864, in Lafayette county, to P. B. Sharp. who lived north of Clinton. He preceded her in death April 25, 1910. She is survived the following children: Mrs. E. Hinkle, Marshfield, Mo.; Mrs. N. W. Allison; Higginsville, Mo.; J. F. Sharp, Brownington, Mo.; C. P. Sharp, Cherokee, Kans.; Mrs. Wm. J. McHale, Denver, Co.; J. W. Sharp, Higginsville, Mo.; Mrs. J. T. Dodson, Brownington, Mo.; Mrs. E. Garnett,, Osceola, Mo.; and Mrs. George L. Richeson, Pittsburg, Kans.; also one brother J. M. Page, of Lafayette county, and one sister, Mrs. Maria Walton, in Utah. The body was brought to Clinton Saturday morning, and a graveside service was conducted that afternoon, burial being in Englewood cemetery.

SHARP, James Lenard
b: Oct 23 1919
d: Feb 10 1997, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
arr: Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Find-A-Grave: 55036913

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - James L. Sharp, 77, Lowry City, died Monday, February 10, 1997, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. Mr. Sharp worked from 1942 until he went on disability in 1963 at the Aileen Quirk & Sons Bean Factory in North Kansas City. He had been a resident of Lowry City the past five years. He is survived by his wife, Janice, of the home; a son, James William Sharp and wife Sue, of Deepwater; a daughter Janet Lynn Fuchs of Lowry City; nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be Thursday, February 13, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Lowry City Cemetery.

SHARP, Janice Arlene LEEVER
b: Jul 25 1938, Camden, Ray Co, MO
d: Oct 13 2011, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
arr: Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Find-A-Grave: 70043564

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 17 2011 - Janice Arlene Sharp, 73, Clinton, died at her home Thursday, October 13, 2011. She was born July 25, 1938, in Camden to William and Lou Verne (Cochran) Leever. She graduated from Richmond High School. She worked as a nurse's aide caring for the sick until she became disabled. On February 12, 1960, Janice married James Leonard Sharp, who preceded her in death. Janice accepted the Lord as her personal savior at an early age. She was active in church and played the piano for many years. She also gave piano lessons for many years. She loved gardening and the outdoors. In 2009 she met Orval Chrisman. Their love grew throughout their relationship. They shared a lot of good times together as a couple and with our family. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Leonard Sharp, and her parents and niece, Vonna Kay Keen. Janice is survived by one son, James William Sharp and fiancee, Ann, Deepwater; one daughter, Janet Riley and husband, Gerald, Clinton; one sister, Wanda Keen and husband, Deryl, Richmond; two nephews, Robert Keen and wife, Lisa, Lee's Summit, and David Keen and wife, Tasha, Yuma, Colorado; one niece, Carolyn Sue Noble and husband, Doug, Smithville; three great-nephews, Justin Noble, Chris Keen and Joshua Keen, and three great-nieces, Rayanon, Paige and Lindsey; her special friend and companion, Orval Chrisman of Redrock; other relatives and many friends. The last few months of her life she struggled with many serious health issues. Her wish was to remain at home when the doctors told her they had done everything that they could do. A very special person she loved dearly, Opal Van Swearingen, helped the family honor their mom's wishes. She was there to assist the family in caring for all of her needs and making her life happy and complete. The family will always be grateful and very appreciative of the love and dedication that she gave to assist them to grant her wishes. Janice will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Funeral services were Monday, October 17, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel. Interment was in Lowry City Cemetery.

SHARP, Jesse W.
b: Nov 24 1827, Whitley Co, KY
d: Apr 7 1906, Nevada, Vernon Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery SC-SK, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Find-A-Grave: 116112105

Clinton Missouri, Apr 14 1906 Jesse W. Sharp, probably the oldest remaining pioneer settler of Henry County, died on Saturday, April 7, 1906, and was buried from the residence of his sister, Mrs. D. C. Edwards, 4 miles north of Clinton on the following morning. Mr. Sharp was born on the 24th day of November, 1825, in Whaly [Whitley] County, Kentucky. His parents came to Lafayette County and in the spring of 1828, settled in Henry County on what is known as the old Sharp homestead, about 4 miles north of Clinton. He was a true representative of the fast vanishing race of American pioneer settlers - liberal in his view on all questions, whether they agreed with his own ideas or not; hospitable almost to a fault and a kind and accommodating neighbor. He was of cheerful disposition and was a Democrat of the most stalwart kind. He served as assessor in Fields Creek township while this county was under township organization. He was never married, completing his journey through life alone. [Birth year was most likely 1827]

SHARP, John Franklin
b: Apr 8 1869, N of Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Feb 9 1928, Brownington, Henry Co, MO
Maplewood Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Find-A-Grave: 18695445

Clinton MO, Feb 1928 - John Franklin Sharp was born April 8, 1869, on a farm three and one-half miles north of Clinton, and died at his home in Brownington, Feb. 9, 1928, being 58 years, 10 months and one day old. He spent his entire life in Henry and St. Clair counties with the exception of two years, which he spent in Kansas. He was married to Alpha Edith Bennett, Dec. 23, 1900, and to this union three children were born. One Ernest Perry, died in 1902, at the age of six months; the other two - Mrs. Dora Thelma Hosack, and Ellen Virginia Sharp, of the home, together with his wife, survive him. He is also survived by two brothers and six sisters as follows: Charles Sharp, of Cherokee, Kans.; J. W. Sharp of Higginsville, Mo.; Mrs. E. Hinkle, of Marshfield, Mo.; Mrs. N. W. Allison, of Higginsville, Mo.; Mrs. Wm. J. McHale, of Denver, Colo.; Mrs. J. T. Dodson, of Brownington, Mo.; Mrs. Eva Garnett, of Osceola, Mo., and Mrs. George L. Richeson, of Pittsburg, Kans. He is also survived by one grandchild, Cartha Jean Hosack. Mr. Sharp had resided for a number of years in Brownington, and for the last six years has had the care of the school building. He was a very highly respected citizen, a good neighbor, an affectionate husband, and a kind father to his children. The beautiful floral offering and the large crowd of friends at the funeral, showed the esteem in which he was held by the whole community. All the brothers and sister were present for the funeral except Mrs. McHale, of Denver, and several of them were at his bedside at the time of his death. The funeral services were held at the Baptist church in Brownington, Friday and the body was tenderly laid to rest in the beautiful cemetery near by.

SHARP, Perry B.
b: Oct 18 1830, Rives (Henry) Co, MO
d: Apr 25 1910, near Pittsburg, Crawford Co, KS
Englewood Cemetery SC-SK, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Find-A-Grave: 48791630

Clinton MO - Perry B. Sharp died at his home, five miles north and a quarter mile west of Pittsburg, Kansas, Monday, April 25th, of Bright's disease. He had been failing gradually all winter up until a few days before his death when he began to fail very fast, but he was able to be up until the day before he died. Deceased was born October 18, 1830 in what is now Lafayette county, but which at that time comprised both of Johnson and Henry. He was therefore 79 years, 6 months and 7 days of age. His father moved to Henry county in 1832, when Perry was a little boy two years of age, and settled three miles north of Clinton. There he lived grew to manhood, and was well known by all the settlers around Clinton. In Nov. 1864, he married Fannie Page, daughter of Joseph H., and Elizabeth page, of Page City, Mo. After his marriage he moved to Nebraska, where he resided nearly a year, and then he came back to Missouri where he spent the rest of his life up to this spring, when he went to reside with their son, C. P. Sharp. To this union eleven children were born nine of whom survive him. One daughter died in infancy, and the other, Anna May Garnett, preceded him to the other world, April 10, 1909. He leaves a loving wife, three sons and six daughters, twenty grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. D. C. Edwards, Clinton, Mo., and a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn his loss. His children who survive him are: Mrs. N. W. Allison, Higginsville, Mo. J. F. Sharp, Pittsburg, Kas., J. W. Sharp and Mrs. J. T. Dodson, Deepwater; Mrs. Ed. Garnett, Claremore, Okla., and Mrs. Geo. L. Richeson, Pittsburg, Kans. All the children were present at the funeral except Mrs. Ed. Garnett, Claremore Okla., who went to Pittsburg, Kas., but didn't arrive until after the family had started with the remains for Clinton. Rev. A. N. Lindsey, of Clinton, conducted the funeral services at the grave. Interment at Englewood Cemetery.

SHARP, Rhoder
b: Sep 21 1926, Laclede Co, MO
d: Apr 8 2004, Calhoun, Henry Co, MO
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Find-A-Grave: 27339078

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 9 2004 - Rhoder Sharp, 77, Calhoun, died Thursday, April 8, 2004, at his home. He was born September 21, 1926, in Laclede County, the son of the late E. M. and Ethel (Barr) Sharp. He was married to Yula Sharp, who preceded him in death. He is survived by his daughter, Clarinda Boyd, Tulsa, Oklahoma; one grandson, Austin, Tulsa, Oklahoma; two sisters, Kate and Shirley, Kansas City area, and dear friends. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother. Mr. Sharp was a truck driver for Missouri Pacific Railroad. He played the guitar in the North Kansas City Opry for 35 years. He enjoyed fishing and the outdoors. Graveside services will be held Saturday, April 10, 3 p.m., at Calhoun Cemetery.

SHARP, William Emery II "Willy"
b: May 5 1972, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
d: Feb 27 1997, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
Bear Creek/Mont-McConnell Cemetery, near Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
arr: Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Find-A-Grave: 53483371

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - William Emery "Willy" Sharp II was born May 5, 1972, in Windsor, to William Emery and Sharon Lucille Wisner Sharp. He died February 27, 1997, at his home in Lowry City. He attended Windsor Elementary School and a few years at Windsor Middle and High School. He also spent a year of high school in Pine Valley, California, and then graduated one of the top students at Louisburg High School in Kansas. He is survived by his father, William Sharp, and his wife, Barbara, of Joplin; his mother, Sharon LaRue and her husband, Dan, of El Cajon, California; his sister, Tracy Ann Sharp of Mauldin, South Carolina; three stepbrothers. J. R. Alison of Lowry City, Phillip and Dennis Dodson of Ft. Madison, Iowa; a stepsister, Tammy Young of Raytown; his maternal grandparents, Lawrence and Edna Wisner of El Dorado Springs; several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Willy embraced life and openly shared his teaching of yesterday, today and tomorrow through music and poetry. Although private, through his guitar and his poetry we gained insight into a man who challenged us to live, but learn. He was a very intelligent man as shown in his remarkable "A" average in his younger years through his college years. He loved to be challenged to achieve success. Learning became very natural to Willy. A masterpiece in his mind was always waiting to be brought to life with words or poetry. His smile could light up a room and his enlightening spirit cast a spell on anyone he met. Willy won academic awards for his outstanding grade point average, attendance awards for not missing any days of school, poetry contests and leadership' awards to name a few. He participated in body building contests all over Missouri and received a Presidential Physical Fitness award while in school. He loved math, physics, biology, history, Spanish and speech; any subject he could gain knowledge from and teach someone. Willy embraced h is shortcomings to learn more about himself. Although sometimes his feelings were not verbally expressed, he would write poetry that beautifully expressed his emotion. He loved nature -- to walk in a field and smell the earth as it awakes was almost heavenly. He would walk miles to think and pray so that he might live his life the best way he knew how. Each day God gave us Willy was a gift -- a cherished memory! Willy went through some times in his life that were not peaceful by any means, but now he is resting at Bear Creek. Willy will rejoice with nature, his poetry, his music, our love and God that he is now resting in peace. Rest, our child, rest. Funeral services were Sunday, March 2, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel. Burial was in Bear Creek Cemetery.

SHAVER, Amanda Frances "Manda" KERR
b: Dec 22 1870, Grayson Co, KY
d: Sep 17 1925, 3 mi NW of Garland, Henry Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery SC-SK, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Find-A-Grave: 40543887

Clinton MO - Manda Frances Shaver was born in Grayson Co KY on Dec. 22, 1870. She was married to W. L. Shaver on Jan. 24, 1900. To this union four children were born: Ray Thomas, on Nov 3rd, 1902, and died May 5, 1903. A baby girl died in infancy. Frank Kerr Shaver, was born Sept 1, 1905; Walter Herman, born June 9, 1909. She professed faith in Christ and joined the M.E. Church, South, at the age of 13 years, in Louisville. She united with the Norris church in 1906. She lived a true Christian life at all times and was always ready to help those in need. She died at her home three miles northwest of Garland, at 10 p.m., Sept 17, 1925. She had been in failing health almost a year, gradually growing worse of dropsy. She bore her sufferings with patience, and leaves to mourn her departure a husband and two sons, both at home, and six sisters and two brothers, living in Kentucky. The funeral services were conducted at the Garland church. The body was laid to rest in Englewood cemetery.

SHAVER, Benjamin Franklin
b: Feb 15 1844, Tennessee
d: Mar 21 1910, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery SC-SK, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Find-A-Grave: 40558006

Clinton MO, Mar 26 1910 - The death of Judge B. F. Shaver occurred at his home, corner of Main and Elm, at 8:10 p.m. Monday from stomach trouble, after a serious illness of 12 weeks, waited upon by his patient, faithful wife. Born in Middle Tennessee Feb. 15, 1844 and came with his widowed mother to Benton County in his youth. He married Miss L. M. Black, who bore him five children, and died in August 1894. Only one child survives, Jesse Shaver of Orange, California, and three grandchildren, Ruth, Fern and Chloe Sands, children of his daughter Mary. In 1896 he married Miss Minnie Johnson of Roseland and they lived at his farm a mile and one-half south of Calhoun. One little son, Charley, aged 6, was born to this union. Mr. Shaver was elected Associate Judge of Benton County in 1886 and held the office two years. He made his own way in the world, accumulating considerable property by farming and stock raising, unusual thrift and economy. He taught school for a number of years. Served in the Union army and was a Methodist. Burial in Englewood.

b: Aug 27 1858, Missouri
d: Aug 6 1894, Calhoun, Henry Co, MO
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Find-A-Grave: 59661518

Died at her home in Calhoun, Aug 1894, Mrs. Letha M., wife of ex-County Judge, B. F. Shaver, late of Fristoe Township, aged 37. In poor health due to donsumption for a year and was severely sick about 10 days. A Methodist and highly-esteemed. Leaves five children, James Shaver and R. C. Dalton and 2 daughters of Warsaw arrived at her home a few hours before her death. Buried at Calhoun.

b: Jan 2 1922, Puxico, Stoddard Co, MO
d: Jan 21 1997, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Brown General Baptist Church Cemetery, Puxico, Stoddard Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Anna Mae Shaw, 75, Clinton, died Tuesday, January 21, 1997, at the golden Valley Memorial Hospital. Services will be Saturday, January 25, at the Morgan-Sifford Funeral Home, Puxico, with burial in the Brown Church Cemetery, Puxico. Mrs. Shaw was born in Puxico, and had lived in the Clinton area since 1991. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 44 years, Donald A. Shaw; one brother and one sister. She is survived by one daughter, Linda Matlock of Clinton; one brother, Willie Oliver, Puxico; two sisters, Ivalene Buxton, St. Louis, and Eva Stephan, Puxico, as well as three grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and six step-great grandchildren.

SHAW, Donald A.
b: Nov 3 1923
d: Mar 26 1992, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO
Brown General Baptist Church Cemetery, Puxico, Stoddard Co, MO
Find-A-Grave: 26999217

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Donald A. Shaw, 68, Clinton, died Thursday, March 26, 1992, at Oakhaven Manor in Warsaw. He was a retired Marine Corps sergeant. He is survived by his wife, Anna Mae Shaw of Clinton; one daughter, Linda Matlock of Clinton; two brothers, Clinton Shaw of Kansas City and Robert Shaw of Kansas. Funeral services will be Monday at the Morgan Sifford Funeral Home in Puxico. Burial will be at the Brown Cemetery there.

b: Sep 26 1924, Tightwad, Henry Co, MO
d: May 31 2014, Las Vegas, NV
Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Boulder City, Clark Co, NV
Find-A-Grave: 130954733

Evelyn Maud Johnson Shaw, devoted wife and mother, of Las Vegas, passed away May 31, 2014. The daughter of Ray and Mary Etta Smith Johnson, she was born Sept. 26, 1924, in Tightwad, Mo., and was the youngest of four girls. Evelyn met Arthur Shaw at Deepwater High School in west central Missouri when she was just a freshman. They married in Orlando during World War II, Feb. 23, 1943. Together, they raised two girls and six boys. Like millions of other women during the post-war era, she worked odd jobs to make ends meet. Through a strong work ethic and sheer determination, she occasionally took college classes and ultimately graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a bachelor's degree in social sciences in 1974. She worked for the state of California in various positions over the next 15 years, retiring in 1989 from the same university where she earned her degree. In 1998, she and Art moved to Las Vegas where they made their final home together. Evelyn took great joy in her family, which included Art and their eight children; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Family visited often from many different states, which gave her immense pleasure. She is survived by her husband, Arthur; one sister, Mary Hazel Reynolds of Missouri; and dozens of family members. No one will ever forget how willing she was to listen to their needs or accomplishments and dispense sage advice. Memorial Mass will be Monday, June 9, at St. Francis de Sales Parish, Las Vegas, NV.

b: Apr 2 1925, Aullville, Lafayette Co, MO
d: Jun 11 1993, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
Holden Cemetery, Holden, Johnson Co, MO
arr: Ben Cast & Son-Wood Funeral Home
Find-A-Grave: 116085293

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Fairy Shaw, age 68, Holden, passed away Friday, June 11, 1993, at Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg. She was born April 2, 1925 in Aullville, Mo., the daughter of William Harrison and Lucy Catherine (Peel) Howe. She had lived near Holden most of her life. She married Harold E. Goodall in Lexington, on August 30, 1941. He preceded her in death December 26, 1961. She was a sewing machine operator for several years and worked at Brown's Shoe Manufacturing in Higginsville, M&M Rubber Company in Kansas City, and Burlington Manufacturing in Concordia. She and Mr. Goodall also operated an APCO station on U.S. 50 Highway near Centerview, for a few years. Mrs. Shaw was a member of the Gospel Tabernacle near Holden. She leaves two sons, Harold L. Goodall, Henrietta, and Willard Goodall, Sweet Springs; five daughters, Martha McKenzie, Sandra Hawkins, Debbie Milligan, and Toni Cleveland, all of Holden, and Barbara Gillum, LaMonte; one brother, Mike Howe, LaMonte; two sisters, Daisy Schlobahm, Sedalia and Catherine Eslick, Pleasant Hill; 12 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Two sons, three brothers, and four sisters preceded her in death. Funeral services were Monday, June 14, 1993, at Ben Cast & Son-Wood Funeral Home, Holden. Burial was in Holden Cemetery.

SHAW, Jewell Fern BILES
b: Oct 24 1919
d: Oct 20 2001, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
arr: Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Find-A-Grave: 70043596

Clinton Daily Democrat, Oct 22 2001 - Mrs. Jewell F. Shaw, 81, Osceola, died Saturday, October 20, 2001, at the Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola. Funeral services will be Tuesday, October 23, at 2 p.m. at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Lowry City Cemetery.

SHAW, Kathryn "Katie" SCHOCH
b: Mar 26 1901, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Jan 5 1924, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery SC-SK, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Find-A-Grave: 116239193

Clinton MO - YOUNG WIFE AND MOTHER DEAD -- The hearts of Clinton were saddened and shocked when they heard that Mrs. Richard Shaw died Saturday evening at 4:30 with scarlet fever and complications. Two physicians, the nurse and her loved ones did everything possible to prolong the life, but the disease was in too serious a form, and the young life returned to its Maker. She was conscious to the last, if as ready and willing to go, thinking not of herself. but of her beautiful baby boy, her husband, parents, brother and sister. She desired that they not grieve and worry for she knew that the land to which she was going they could come. Kathryn Schoch was born in Clinton March 26, 1901. She grew to young womanhood here and was married Richard Shaw November 27, 1920. To this union a son was born, Richard, Jr. who was two years old last September. She leaves besides her devoted husband and dear baby, her beloved parents, Mr. and Mrs. August Schoch, all of Clinton; one brother, William Schoch, of Sedalia, and one sister, Mrs. Howard Rice. of Kansas City. All were at the bedside when the final summons came. Katie, as we all knew and loved to call her, was still but a sunshiny little girl. She was wonderous fair, there not being a more beautiful young matron in Clinton. For several years she was employed in the Busy Bee and during that time she made friends and acquaintances county wide. Her sunshiny welcome was always there. All who knew her loved her. When she was married and went into her own home she retained that sunny nature and delighted in directing the affairs of her household, later in caring for the dear little boy who was hers. Her death is hard on every one of her loved ones, the little fellow is too young to know that the deepest sorrow he shall ever know has come into his life, for no matter who raises him, the greatest loss a child can have is to lose his mother. No matter how kind and good they all may be to him, they cannot quite know in the same way the aches, pains, joys and sorrows of childhood, that is given only to mothers to know. Little Richard is indeed fortunate to have so many loved ones to look out for his welfare. The Comforter will come to them as they minister and care for the little child, who so needs them. Katie had been a devout Catholic all her life, faithfully following the teachings of her church and putting into practice the Master's teaching by always "doing the task that was nearest," happily. Rev. Father Donovan conducted a private funeral service at the late home On North 3rd street Monday afternoon, after which her body was laid in Englewood.

SHAW, Rena Florence THOMAS
b: Feb 17 1862, Scott Co, IN
d: Mar 29 1924, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery SC-SK, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Find-A-Grave: 116239347

Clinton, MO - "BE YE ALSO READY" Death hath no season. He comes at darkness or at dawn and his dread visitation cannot be averted. Rena F. Shaw, daughter of David B. and Matilda Thomas, was born February 17, 1862, in Scott county, Indiana, later coming with her parents to Clinton, where they located on a farm three miles north of town. When a young girl she united with the Fields Creek Cumberland Presbyterian church and later, after her marriage with the Presbyterian church at Montrose. In July, 1899, she was married to Gilbert Shaw, with whom she spent 20 happy years in Montrose. Mr. Shaw preceded her to the Great Beyond, over four years ago. To them was horn one son, Paul Gilbert Shaw, who is left to mourn her loss together with an aged mother, a sister, two brothers and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Shaw was a woman of untiring energy and decisive character. She was by no means a one-sided-woman but had many interests and was delightfully human. She was a devout Christian. She belonged to the Sunday School and was one of the few faithful members of the Missionary Society of the old Presbyterian church. She brought to her work a cheerful optimism and practical application that was infectious. She was a home lover and a home maker. Her home was an abiding place for pastors and friends. She loved young people and was never too busy to plan for their advancement or entertainment. Some time before the death of Mr. Shaw, she had a fall, not considered serious at first but the ultimate cause of her death. At first just a little lame, later a cane, then crutches, finally confined to a chair and these last long months bedfast. Her friends could give only sympathy, but how appreciative she was for every kindness. Mrs. Shaw knew every phase of suffering, but she knew Jesus Christ as her Savior and found His grace all-sufficient. In her later years there was a deepening of her spiritual life and the things that are unseen became the realities to her. So strong and tender in her sympathies, so full of hope, so cheerful, few guessed the heavy burdens, the vexing limitations, the physical pain and weariness that were her portion. Earnest devotion to her church together with kindly and helpful interest in all with whom she same in contact, endeared her to a large circle of friends. Great sympathy for her had been felt during the years of her illness and the sorrow of parting is mingled with rejoicing that release from suffering has been granted and that she has entered into her Father's house. The funeral services of Mrs. Rena F. Shaw were held at Sunday, March 30th, at the home of her mother, Mrs. David Thomas, three miles north of Clinton. Burial in Englewood cemetery.

b: Jul 28 1920, St. Louis, MO
d: Dec 13 2013, St. Louis, MO
Laurel Oak Cemetery SH-ST, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home
Find-A-Grave: 121968452

Mary Jane Sheahan, 93, of St. Louis, Missouri, formerly of Windsor, Mo., died Friday evening, December 13, 2013. She was born July 28, 1920, in St. Louis, Mo., the daughter of Daivd Patrick Nolan and Nelle Marvel (Poole) Nolan. On July 18, 1959, in Miami, Oklahoma, she married Tom Sheahan and he preceded her in death on December 25, 1989. Mary work for Optics of Kansas for several years before moving to Windsor. She was a member of St. Bartholomew Catholic Church in Windsor. Survivors include a grandson, Newton Rapplean and his wife Heather, St. Louis, Mo.; a great-grandson, Brody Rapplean and a great-granddaughter, Sydney Rapplean. In addition to her husband, Mary was preceded in death by two sons, Newton David Tritico and Joseph Martin Tritico. Cremation with no services. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor, at a later date.

SHEEK, Elizabeth Frances DENNY
b: Mar 27 1850, near Leesville, Henry Co, MO
d: Feb 24 1937, Henry Co, MO
Tebo Church Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Wilkinson Funeral Home
Find-A-Grave: 29479926

AUNT LIZZIE SHEEK DEAD -- The Shady Grove community was saddened Saturday when death took a dearly loved neighbor, Mrs. Elizabeth Sheek, who had spent all her life in the same vicinity. She was stricken February 15 with an illness which developed into bronchial pneumonia, and at 11:52 a.m. February 24, 1937, she peacefully entered eternal sleep. Elizabeth Frances Denny was born near Leesville March 27, 1850, to James and Caroline Denny. At the age of seven her mother died, and in later years when Elizabeth Frances became a wife and mother, she lavished all care possible on her children, longing to make up to them for the things she missed in her own motherless life. Being one of the eldest of a large family of children, and living in Civil War days, her young girlhood was not easy. At one time during the war she helped prepare for burial three men who were shot, and time never removed the scars of those horrors of war from her memory. Late in life she would shake her head sadly and say, "They should not have done it." Mother Sheek's schooling consisted of three weeks at a subscription school and with the aid of those instructions and her speller she learned reading while about her daily tasks of housework. She thoroughly enjoyed reading the Bible, newspapers and good books that she could find time for. To the last day of health, she was interested in world happenings and expressed a wish that the strike then on in Detroit would soon be settled so the men could go back to work to support their families, for she wanted no one to suffer privation. She was ever thoughtful and kind to all who came in contact with her. She read the Bible through several times and it was a pleasure to talk with her on the subject. Her old eyes kindled. her face glowed as she discussed the goodness of God and our privileges and blessings as His children. Mother Sheek had been a Christian since early girlhood and a faithful member of the Tebo Baptist church for many years, being a descendant of charter members. When health permitted she seldom missed a service. She was a firm believer in Christ, the head of the church, and man, the ruler of his household. She was united in marriage to Isaac Sheek, August 8, 1870. Mr. Sheek was a Union soldier and also grew to manhood east of Clinton, living most of his life in Shady Grove vicinity. To this union were born nine children, two infants and two grown sons, Eddie and Morris. preceding her in death. Mr. Sheek also died October 5, 1920, leaving her to go on with the five remaining children, A. G. Sheek and R. I., who reside near the old home; Mrs. W. E. Carleton, Sedalia; W. A., at whose home she passed away, and Laura, who with W. A. took such excellent care of their mother since their father's death, never leaving her alone Malay hours at a time. Mrs. Sheek also leaves nine grandchildren, four great grandchildren, a sister and two half sisters. During her last illness, all five of the children scarcely left her bedside to rest, although A. G., W. A. and Laura were far from well. Mrs. R. .I. Sheek left her home and stayed with them, taking much responsibility of both housework and nursing. All that was humanly possible Was done for her but God called and she went. Her suffering is ended. One of the best of mothers has safely made the harbor on the other side. Mother Sheek was ever busy, nothing being too hard to bear if she could help her children and her great pleasure in late years was getting a good Sunday dinner for them and their children. Funeral services were conducted at Tebo Baptist church Sunday. Burial was in the cemetery nearby under the direction of the Wilkinson Funeral Service.

SHEEK, Isaac Winchel
b: Apr 1840, North Carolina
d: Oct 5 1920, Henry Co, MO
Tebo Church Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Find-A-Grave: 29479880

Isaac W. Sheek was born in North Carolina, April 21, 1840. He departed this life at his home, near Coal, where he had lived since early childhood, Tuesday morning, October 5th, 1920, being 80 years, 5 months and 14 days old with the dreaded disease, cancer of the face, which developed at the age of 30 years, and which had caused years and years of untold suffering. He had been bedfast the most of the time since last December. He bore these years, of suffering bravely; was patient through it all. He had faith in Christ and often said that he was prepared and ready to go and waited with patience for the time to come. All was done that loving hands could do to alleviate his sufferings and to keep him with us, but God's way is best. He said, "It is enough; come up higher." He was married to Elizabeth F. Denney, August 8th, 1870. To this union were born nine children, four having preceded him to that better world--Edward and Morris, and two in infancy. The living are: Allie G., Laura F., Mrs. W. E. Carleton, Willie A., and Robert, all of this place, and who with all the grandchildren except one, Orba Sheek, of Drumright, Okla., who was unable to be present, were at his bedside at the time of his death. He leaves to mourn his death, the devoted wife, one brother, Willis A. Sheek, of Los Angeles, Calif.; one sister, Mrs. E. M. Getman, of Pueblo, Colo., and a host of friends, as all knew him but to love him. He was a devoted husband, a loving father, and a kind and honest neighbor. The heart broken companion has given to the Lord her most cherished earthly treasure, whose only earthly desire was the law of his love. They have journeyed through over 50 years of wedded life together. Tho the last years his afflictions were so great she never failed him once. We would not call him back to suffer, but oh!, how we miss him. Deceased at the age of 22 years volunteered his service to his country, joined the Union Army and saw 3 years of actual warfare during the Civil War. Six of his comrades, who fought with him, were at the funeral, but owing to their feebleness they were unable to act as pall bearers. The funeral was conducted at the Tebo Baptist church. Wednesday, Oct. 6th. A large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends followed file remains to the beautiful cemetery near the church, where he was tenderly laid to rest.

b: Mar 29 1892, Henry Co, MO
d: Oct 20 1992, Henry Co, MO
Tebo Church Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes
Find-A-Grave: 29448830

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Jennie May Sheek, 100, died Tuesday, October 20, 1992, at the Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. She was a lifelong Henry County resident in the Leesville community. - Jennie M. Sheek, 100 years, 6 months and 21 days old, passed from this life to her eternal home in glory on October 20, 1992. She was the daughter of William (Uncle Billy) and Laura (Gray) Briggs. In 1912 she was married to Robert (Bob Ike) Sheek, who preceded her in death in August of 1959. To this union three children were born; Doris (Mrs. Wallace Dundas), Reva June (Mrs. Ira T. Mallory), and Morris (Shorty) Sheek. Jennie was saved at the age of 10 and was baptized in the Tebo Creek and joined the Tebo Baptist Church in 1902. This church was founded by her forefathers. She remained a faithful member all of her life, living in the Leesville community in her own home, then with her daughter June because of her failing eyesight. The past three years, when her health failed, she became a member of the family at Westwood Nursing Center in Clinton. The joy of Jennie's life was her family and her church. She was faithful with her tithe of all her time and possessions. On her 100th birthday, in March 1992, she requested that any gifts be designated to the Tebo Baptist Church Building Fund. This money was a great help in the construction of a new fellowship hall at the church. Her wish at this time would be the same. That any memorials be given to the Building Fund of the church. Survivors include the three before mentioned children, 11 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren, plus a host of relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, five brothers and two sisters. Funeral services were held Friday, October 23, 1992, at the Tebo Baptist Church. Pall bearers were grandsons, Dennis Dundas, Ronald Mallory, Randy Sheek, Robbie Sheek, Charles Kidwiler, Jim Shepard. Burial was in Tebo Cemetery.

SHEETS, Charlie Ellsworth
b: Jul 21 1910, near Blairstown, MO
d: Jul 14 1991, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Grant Cemetery, Creighton, Cass Co, MO
Find-A-Grave: 19752363

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Charlie Ellsworth Sheets was born July 21, 1910, near Blairstown, the son of Heraches Nelson and Minnie Bell (Armstrong) Sheets. He departed this life July 14, 1991 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, at the age of 80 years. He was united in marriage to Fawnolia Bell Humphries on March 14, 1928. He moved from Urich to Creighton in 1941 where he started the Sheets Trucking Service. He owned and operated the trucking service until 1963 when he went to work for DeLozier John Deere in Clinton, as a machinist, where he retired in 1970. He was a member of the White Oak Methodist Church, near Urich. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother John; three sisters, Rosa Barnett, Helen Benge and Nellie Kombrink. He is survived by his wife Fawnolia B. Sheets of the home; one son, Charles Lee Sheets, Kingsville; one daughter Wanda Irene Leslie, Wichita, Kansas; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; one brother George Sheets, Harrisonville; one sister Eula Hutchinson, Creighton; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were Tuesday, July 16, 1991, at the Dickey Funeral Home in Garden City. Burial was in Grant Cemetery near Creighton.

SHEFFER, Catherine "Cathy" SHEPPARD
b: May 1 1920, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Jan 21 1999, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
arr: Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Find-A-Grave: 143383637

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Catherine (Cathy) Sheffer, 78, Clinton, died January 21, 1999, after a long illness. She was born in Lowry City on May 1, 1920, to Benjamin Cleveland and Hattie Blanche (Hillegas) Sheppard. She was their only child. Cathy worked many years at Golden Valley Hospital in various departments, the last being admitting. She is survived by six children, Margaret Coleman and husband Bob of Clinton, Judy Frisch and husband Dennis of Lincoln, Cathy Hackett of Sacramento, California, Patty Henry of Warrensburg, Mike Sheffer and wife Debra of Clinton, and Linda Shanks and husband Ron of Clinton; 14 grandchildren: Seagayl Henderson, Pamela Gardner, Terry Coleman, Chris Shaeffer, Paul Conrad, Jenny Bell, Clint Conrad, Casey Henry, Traci Henry, Brooke Henry, Weylin Shanks, Alyssa Shanks, Colton Sheffer and Taylor Sheffer; 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, January 24, at Sheldon Goodrich Chapel. Burial was in the Lowry City Cemetery.

SHEFFER, Dean Arthur
b: May 14 1901, Erie, Neosho Co, KS
d: Nov 1 1991, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery SC-SK, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes
Find-A-Grave: 116239693

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Dean Arthur Sheffer was born May 14, 1901 in Erie, Ks., the son of John A. and Rachel Smith Sheffer. Dean was united in marriage to Lena Valentine McCrary and she preceded him in death on October 9, 1987. Mr. Sheffer worked for many years as a chief clerk for the Katy Railroad. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Clinton, the Modern Woodmen of America and the Brotherhood of Railway Clerks. Survivors include two daughters, Laverne Miller of Clinton, Alice E. Mallen of Montgomery, Alabama; 6 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, November 3, 1991 at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Private graveside services were held Monday, November 4, at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

b: Nov 6 1911, Mayesburg, Bates Co, MO
d: May 3 1942, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Urich Herald - Mrs. James A. Sheffield, passed away at her home at 226 East 70th St. Terrace, in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday morning, May 3, at 11:00 a.m. She was before her marriage, Ola Mae Gragg of Urich and is the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie A. Gragg. This was the first link to be broken in the family. The deceased was born at Mayesburg, SW of Urich, Nov. 6, 1911. With the family she moved to Urich in her early childhood, where she attended grade and high school. She united with the Baptist Church at Urich during her high school days, and where her membership was at the time of her death. She went to Kansas City on May 11, 1931 and made her home with an aunt, Mrs. Etta Gillilan. During that time she was employed at the Woolworth Store and the Loose Wiles Candy Co. She was united in marriage to James A. Sheffield of Kansas City, Mo., on June 8, 1935. To this union were born two children, Edith Joan, age five, and James Ray, age 15 months. On Oct. 13, 1941, she underwent an operation from which she never recovered. Besides her husband and two children she is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie A. Gragg; two sisters, Mrs. Marie Norris; Mrs. Irene Simpson; four brothers, Cecil A.; Harold L.; Glenn R; and Billy Mac Gragg, all of Urich, Missouri, and a number of other relatives and a host of friends. The funeral services were held Wednesday Afternoon at the Urich Baptist Church with the pastor, Rev. Walter Mihlfeld in charge of the services. Messrs Joe McCoy, Clarence Barth, Mesdames Maxine Scranton and Merle Graham furnished the music. Burial was made in the Urich cemetery.

b: Jul 9 1940, Iconium, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Jul 24 2004, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
arr: Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Find-A-Grave: 9180938

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 26 2004 - Funeral services for Brenda Shelby, 64, Osceola, who died Saturday, July 24, 2004, at her home, will be Wednesday, July 28, at the First Baptist Church in Osceola, with burial in Osceola Cemetery. She was born July 9, 1940, to Roy Murray and Eleanor Garrison Murray in Iconium. She married Jerry Shelby November 22, 1961. She was preceded in death by her mother, Eleanor Murray. She is survived by her husband, Jerry Shelby; son Brett Shelby and wife Donna, Osceola, and their children, Eran and Evan; son Brandon Shelby and wife Jill, Cross Timbers, and their children, Lauren and Reagan; daughter Jerri Lynn Kyle and husband Kent, Springfield, and their children Adam and Morgan; her father Roy Murray; one sister Barbara Shelby and husband Joe; a brother Jim Murray and wife Audrey, and numerous nieces and nephews; brother and sisters-in-law, Jack and Carol Shelby and Janelle Nelson, all of Osceola.

SHELBY, Horace
b: Jan 1879, Missouri
d: Jan 1 1902, Peoria, IL
Clinton Missouri, Jan 11 1902 - Prior Shelby received the news of his son, Horace's death, January 1. The family are among the best thought of and most respected of Clinton's colored people. Horace had been skating backward and went into a suck hole; was soon rescued but could not be revived. He had traveled with a show for several years; but the past three months had been working for the commercial hospital at Peoria, Ill., where the accident occurred.

b: n/a
d: Oct 1927, Pontiac, MI
Antioch Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Find-A-Grave: 64951574

Clinton MO - The body of Martha Leonard Shelby, colored, will arrive in Clinton Thursday for burial. She died at Pontiac, Mich. She is the mother of Ike Shelby of Clinton, and made this her home much of her life, moving away to give her daughters educational advantages, then east where they could get higher wages. Her husband was the late Prior Shelby, the reliable bus driver, here for years. Both Prior and Martha were good, faithful negroes, honest and upright and raised good children.

b: Apr 23 1910
d: Dec 10 2001, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Clinton Daily Democrat, Dec 11 2001 - Mary L. Sheldon, 91, Clinton, died Monday, December 10, 2001, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Clinton. Among survivors include her son, Bill Sheldon and wife, Angela of Clinton.

SHELDON, William Howard Capt.
b: Feb 23 1833, Steuben Co, NY
d: Nov 19 1908, St. Louis, St. Louis Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery SC-SK, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Find-A-Grave: 116243035

Clinton MO, Nov 21 1908 - Capt. W. H. Sheldon, who served in the Eighth Illinois Calvary, then clerked in the quartermaster's department until thrown from a horse and disabled, died of cancer at a St. Louis hospital Thursday evening. Born Feb. 23, 1833 in Seuben County, N.Y. then moved to McHenry County, Ill. with his parents. Attended the public schools, then went to the select school for two years. Engaged in real estate business and farmed in McHenry County until 1868, when he moved to Brownington where he was in the mercantile business for three years, then moved to his 153 acre farm in Deer Creek Township. About three years ago, he moved his family to Clinton. He married Miss Anora Foley at Black River Falls, Wisconsin; four sons, two daughters born. Three sons survive: J. H. Sheldon of this city; Charles of Sapulpa, Oklahoma; Allen of Denver. His first wife died July 13, 1888. On August 22, 1889, he married Miss Lizzie Stevens. One daughter blessed this union and will comfort her mother in the lonely hours of widowhood. Burial in Englewood.

SHELTEN, James Alva
b: Feb 14 1915, near Creighton, MO
d: Oct 22 2011, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Garden City Cemetery, Garden City, Cass Co, MO
arr: Dickey Funeral Home
Find-A-Grave: 169531806

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 3 2011 - James Alva Shelten. At age 96, James led a long and full life. He was born February 14, 1915, near Creighton, the only son of Jim T. and Amanda (Stoll) Shelten. He was a member of the Greatest Generation, serving in World War II, where he served in the 89th, 71st and 75th Infantry of the United States Army and participated in the Battle of the Bulge. He was promoted to the rank of Staff Sgt. and received three bronze stars and a Purple Heart. After he returned from service, he married Lucille (Wells) Pullen and helped her raise her three children, LaDon, Ray and Karen. He was a good father and a loving and fun-loving grandfather to their children. James attended vocational school to learn more about farming and livestock. He became the local vet "consultant" for neighbors and was never too busy to lend a helping hand. He loved to sing to his animals (and his grandchildren), and his rendition of "Big Rock Candy Mountain" could be heard for miles around. James and Lucille were farmers and dairy operators. After he retired he took Lucille on her dream trip to Hawaii. Other travels included attending Army reunions in Georgia, Colorado and Oregon. James was a devoted caregiver to Lucille after she became disabled and once she became bedfast he refused to place her in a nursing home, but cared for her around the clock for several years. Lucille often made the comment that James was truly a saint. James was very close to his sisters, Rachel (now deceased) and Alma, and talked to Alma every day at 1 p.m. until the day before his death - those calls will be greatly missed by Alma. He was very happy to participate in the celebration of her 100th birthday earlier this year. He was "grandpa" to many children over the years and he looked forward to the weekly visits from Sarah, Nattie, Dane and Connor. At age 96 James had a fall in his home and broke his hip and moved to Clinton Healthcare and Rehab Center which became his home. He continued to tease the nurses at the center and hospital and to argue politics with Dr. Gus until his last day. James is survived by his sister, Alma; sisters-in-law, Margaret and Rose of Montana; daughters, Karen and Jim, LaDon and Gordon; grandchildren, Arliss, Susan, James, Billy Ray, Paula and Troy, and several great-grandchildren; nephew, Garey and Julie O'Bannon; niece, Susan and Jim Ritter; his special family, Frank and Maureen Ayler; his dear friends, Frances and Loren, and many other relatives and friends. His hugs and infectious laugh will be remembered by all who knew him. Funeral services were Thursday, Oct. 27, at Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City. Interment was in Garden City Cemetery.

SHELTON, Charles Ninyon
b: Feb 12 1881, near Norris, Henry Co, MO
d: Mar 8 1945, near Norris, Henry Co, MO
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
arr: Wilkinson Funeral Home
Find-A-Grave: 18210145

Charles Ninyon Shelton, better known as Nin, prominent and highly respected farmer of the Norris community, passed away at his home early last Thursday morning following a week of severe illness. Although Mr. Shelton had been in failing health for some time, his death came as a shock to his many friends. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Norris church. Burial was in Carpenter Cemetery. Charles Ninyon Shelton was born February 12, 1881, near Norris on the same farm he owned at the time of his death. He was the youngest son of Charles and Emma Ray Shelton. He was united in marriage to Mady Wilson on October 20, 1901. To this union were born three children-Earl Lindsay who passed away April 1, 1935, William Clay with the 3rd Army in Italy, and Wanda Ruth of Kansas City. He united with the Norris Methodist church some forty years ago and has been a faithful member. He was a kind and loving father, a good neighbor and was loved and respected by all who knew him. Other than the afore mentioned wife and children, he leaves one brother, William A Shelton of Bozeman, Montana, two sisters, Mrs. W.S. Ward of Blairstown, and Mrs. Pearl Olsen of Kansas City, three grandchildren, and Mrs. Wilson, mother-in-law, of the home.

SHELTON, Emma Frances RAY
b: May 23 1849, Nashville, IL
d: Jan 29 1928, near Norris, Henry Co, MO
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Find-A-Grave: 18210147

Clinton MO - Mrs. Emma Shelton passed away at the home of her son, C. N. Shelton near Norris, Sunday, January 29, 1928, at the age of 78 years, eight months and six days. Emma F. Ray was born in Nashville, Ill., May 23, 1849. She was married to Charles D. Shelton of Nashville. To this union nine children were born, five sons and four daughters. In 1879 the family moved to Missouri where Mrs. Shelton spent the remainder of her life. She united with the United Brethren church in early life and remained a member of that church until the disbandment of the church at Blairstown a number of years ago. She then placed her membership in the M. E. Church, south at Chilhowee, where it was at the time of her demise. Mrs. Shelton was preceded in death by her husband, who departed this life October 7, 1918, and by three sons, Walter, an infant, Erney, and James M. She is survived by two sons, C. N. of Norris and Will of Bozeman, Mont.; four daughters, Mrs. Kate Ward of Norris, Mrs. Mary Coe of Fort Worth, Texas, Mrs. Pearl Wright of Kansas City and Mrs. Alice McMahan of Calif., 13 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the home of her son, C. N. Shelton, Monday. Interment was made in Carpenter cemetery.

SHELTON, Everett Larkin
b: Apr 15 1932, Bates Co, MO
d: Sep 29 2014, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery SC-SK, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Find-A-Grave: 136615848

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 20 2014 - Everett L. Shelton, 82, died Monday, September 29, 2014, at his home in Clinton. Everett was born April 15, 1932, in Bates County, the son of James and Lona (McIntyre) Shelton. Everett drove a truck for Belger Cartage Service out of Kansas City. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Clinton and Local 41 Teamsters. Everett enjoyed hunting, fishing and working in his yard. He was very proud of his yard. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Dale Shelton, and one sister Thelma Mabrey. Survivors include his wife, Donna, of the home; three children, Allen Shelton (Cindy) of Topeka, Kansas, Cindy Caproitti (John) of Belton and Kelley Wilson (Eric) of Ridgecrest, California; one brother, red Shelton (Bevra) of Amoret; three sisters, Doris Lancaster of Drexel, Mary Michaels (Tom) of Harrisonville and Ester Saner (Tom) of Shawnee, Kansas; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 1, at First Baptist Church of Clinton. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

b: Dec 1 1927
d: Jun 22 1997, Blue Springs, Jackson Co, MO
Oak Grove Cemetery, Oak Grove, Jackson Co, MO
arr: Royer Funeral Home
Find-A-Grave: 70043596

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Marjorie Hood Shelton, Oak Grove, died Sunday morning, June 22, 1997, in a Blue Springs hospital. Services were Wednesday, June 25, at the gravesite in Oak Grove, with Royer Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. Shelton has a number of cousins in this area, including C. M. "Bo" Hood, Ruby Hull, Roy Hendrick, Clifford Hendrick, all of Clinton, and several others in this area. Mrs. Shelton had been in failing health for several years.

b: May 24 1929, Rolla, Phelps Co, MO
d: May 22 2007, Rolla, Phelps Co, MO
Dyer Cemetery, Rolla, Phelps Co, MO
Find-A-Grave: 28043694

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 31 2007 - Mary Ann Shelton of Rolla died at her home on Tuesday, May 22, 2007, at the age of 82. She was born in Rolla on May 24, 1929, to the late George H. and Viola P. (Price) Sharp. On May 19 1973, she married Oscar Shelton, who preceded her in death. In addition to her parents and husband, Mary Ann was preceded in death by one sister, Joann Sharp, and three brothers, Bill, Mitchell and Floyd Sharp. Mrs. Shelton was a member of the Presbyterian-Methodist Church of Montrose. She will be greatly missed by her surviving family, which include her brothers and sisters, Bonnie Brownsberger, Virginia Maxwell and Viola M. Sharp, all of Rolla, Barbara Jarvis and husband Fred, Dixon, Jesse Sharp, Richland, Woodrow Sharp, Mosby, Bob Sharp and wife Diana, St. James, and Edward Sharp and wife Mary K., Troy; stepchildren, William J. Shelton, Clinton, Janet Rae Prater of Michi, Tennessee, Joann Snider of Clinton and Judith Lynn Vallejo, Brazil, Indiana; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. A graveside service for Mary Ann Shelton was held Thursday, May 24, in the Dyer Cemetery in rural Rolla.

SHELTON, Oscar Raymond
b: Aug 8 1912, Koshkonong, Oregon Co, MO
d: Feb 20 1997, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Park Grove Cemetery, Broken Arrow, Tulsa Co, OK
Find-A-Grave: 10245605

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Oscar Raymond Shelton, the son of Martin William and Harriet Louise (Harden) Shelton, was born on August 8, 1912, in Koshkonong, Mo. He died February 20, 1997, at Ellett Memorial Hospital in Appleton City at the age of 84 years. Oscar moved to Jenks, Oklahoma, when he was about 11 years old. He graduated from high school there and later moved to Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, where he was employed by Sinclair Coal Company. He moved to Montrose in 1950 and later moved to Appleton City in 1973. He retired from Peabody Coal Company in 1974 after 37 years of employment. He was a member of the United Presbyterian-Methodist Church in Montrose. He was united in marriage to Marion Josephine Chapman on October 12, 1935, in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. To this union one son and three daughters were born. Following the death of his first wife, he married Mary Ann Sharp on May 19, 1973, in Appleton City. Oscar was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Marion Josephine; two brothers and two sisters. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Shelton of the home; one son, William James Shelton of Jefferson City; three daughters, Janet Rae Prater of Michie, Tennessee, Jo Ann Snider of Deepwater, and Judith Lynn Vallejo of Brazil, Indiana; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Oscar always placed great value on the love of his family and shared many loving experiences with his wife, children and grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Hill & Son Funeral Home in Appleton City on Saturday, February 22. Burial was in Park Grove Cemetery, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Monday, February 24.

b: Jul 18 1809, Henry Co, VA
d: Jan 25 1888, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Laurel Oak Cemetery SH-ST, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
Find-A-Grave: 62516524

Clinton MO, Jan 1888 - Col. P. H. Shelton, one of Henry county's old settlers, died at Windsor, Tuesday, aged 79, disease being pneumonia. He was a native of Virginia and has resided in this county since 1870. - Clinton MO, Sep 15 1888 - Col. Pines H. Shelton, who died in Windsor a few days ago, was one of the famous old Democrats of the state. He was born in Henry County, Virginia in 1809 and came to Missouri with two sisters and a younger brother in 1830. His father died in the War of 1812. After moving to Missouri, Pines Shelton made his home in an old log schoolhouse in St. Charles county. He married in 1831 and settled on a farm of 320 acres. He was elected constable, later assessor of St. Charles county and declined the office of tobacco inspector and county judge. He had entered business as a tobacco manufacturer in 1826. He was elected to the General Assembly in 1842 on the Benton ticket and voted for the repeal of the law imprisoning debtors and for the bill of Sterling Price authorizing the sale of real estate for non-payment of taxes. He was elected state senator in 1844 on the Benton ticket, resigned in 1845 and was appointed state tobacco inspector by Gov. Edwards; was reappointed by Gov. King but declined and returned to St. Charles county. A few years later, he went to Texas and tried his fortune in stock-raising. He was elected to the Texas legislature where he strongly supported Gov. Lubbock in his war efforts but opposed all interference with peaceable me. At the close of the war, he moved to Waco, Tex. and in 1869 he returned to Missouri and settled in Windsor, where he remained until his death. He became a Mason in 1850 and was always an ardent advocate of the temperance cause.

SHELTON, William A., Colonel
b: Jun 22 1855, Camp Branch, Warren Co, MO
d: Jul 17 1934, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Laurel Oak Cemetery SH-ST, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Huston-Turner Funeral Home
Find-A-Grave: 62608005

Clinton MO - Colonel W. P. Shelton, prominent resident of Windsor, died at his home on West Benton Tuesday morning at the age of 79. He had been ill some time. William A. Shelton was a member of one of the oldest and most prominent of the Missouri pioneer families, and was born at camp Branch, Warren County, Missouri, June 22, 1855. His parents came to Clinton, Missouri, in 1868, and one year later located at Windsor, becoming owner of a large farm of 800 acres of land, three miles west of Windsor in Windsor township. This farm they improved and made into a valuable property. William A. Shelton was reared in Texas and Missouri. He received his early education in private and subscription schools in Windsor and studied in the State Normal School, at Warrensburg, Missouri. For one year after completing his education, he engaged in tilling his father's land. After a season or more as a clerk in a general merchandise store at Windsor, he became a traveling salesman in 1881 for a ready-made clothing house and continued in this capacity until 1913. March 10, 1915 he was appointed by President Woodrow Wilson to the important post of United States Marshal for the Federal Judicial District of Western Missouri, embracing 57 counties. He measured up to the exacting requirements of this very important official position. Mr. Shelton had faithfully and conscientiously performed the duties of his important office. Mr. Shelton had ties of a commercial and home nature in Windsor, although his headquarters were necessarily in Kansas City, his presence there required the greater part of his time. December 3, 1884, William A. Shelton and Miss Cora Stark were united in marriage. She survives him. Mr. and Mrs. Shelton reared a nephew, Philip Kilpatrick, whose mother is deceased She was a sister of Mrs. Shelton and the boy's father is a cousin of Mr. Shelton. At the time of his death he was president of the Citizens Bank of Windsor. He was one of Windsor's wealthiest and most influential citizens and took an active part in all civic affairs. Funeral services were held at the family home Wednesday. Interment in Laurel Oak cemetery.

b: Jan 3 1909, Pineville, McDonald Co, MO
d: Jul 14 1999, Independence, Jackson Co, MO
Laurel Oak Cemetery SH-ST, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
Find-A-Grave: 55847560

Clinton Daily Democrat - Annie K. Shemwell, 90, Independence, died Wednesday morning, July 14, 1999, at the Independence Regional Health Center. She was born January 3, 1909, in Pineville, the daughter of Roland W. Shemwell and Hettie Boyd (Layman) Shemwell. She graduated from Cottey College, Nevada, and the Warrensburg State College with a degree in teaching. She taught first grade at the Calhoun Elementary School for 14 years and also taught first grade at the Alton School in Independence for 31 years before her retirement. She was a member of the Missouri State Teachers Association and the Calhoun Methodist Church. Survivors include two nephews, Dr. Gary N. Shemwell, Raytown, and Dr. Robert R. Shemwell, Excelsior Springs; a niece, Sue Foley, Bonita, California; two nephews, Donald Lee Shemwell, Keller, Texas, and Kenneth Shemwell, Phoenix, Arizona; 10 great-nieces and nephews; 10 great-great-nieces and nephews. Two brothers, Hubert R. Shemwell and Dabney Shemwell, preceded her in death. Graveside funeral services will be Friday, July 16, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

SHEPARD, Alma Alberta COBB
b: Jan 23 1922, Fairfield, Benton Co, MO
d: Mar 16 2004, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Find-A-Grave: 43621235

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 12 2004 - Alma Alberta Shepard died March 16, 2004 at Westwood Nursing Home after a short illness. She was born January 23, 1922 in Fairfield in Benton County to Walter Ernest and Martha Orlena Breshears Cobb. Alberta grew up in rural Benton and Henry counties with her two older sisters, Zula and Zelma. She graduated from Deepwater High School and on November 15, 1941, she married James W. (Mac) Shepard, who preceded her in death November 25, 1975. They had no children, but Alberta became a second mother to James and Zelma's children, Doris Jean, Donald and Janet. Alberta had many occupations throughout her life. she worked the chicken hatcheries with her family members and then later with husband Mac, owned and operated a little gas station in Clinton on 7 Highway and sold catfish and bait in the '50s. Later she worked at Unitog Manufacturing with sister Zula, and made many lifelong friends. After Mac's death, she bought Shepard's grocery in Deepwater and operated it for several years with the assistance of its former owners, her sister, Zelma, and brother-in-law, James Varner. Because she enjoyed being with children so much, later in life she became a crossing guard for Clinton Schools, babysat for Gus and Susie Wetzel and worked in the nursery at Baptist Temple Church which all gave her much joy. Alberta spent many summers going to their cabin on the Osage river with her family and traveling around the country to visit her relatives and seeing the sites. she loved taking journeys and one such journey was a train ride along with her sisters and the kids in the late '50s to Yucaipa, California, where they visited relatives and went to Disney Land and all the other sites on the coast. In recent years, Alberta loved being with her valued friends at Northeast Baptist Church where she was an active member until she became ill. Preceding her in death were husband Mac; father and mother; two older brothers, Ray and Francis, who each died in infancy; her sisters and their husbands; great-great-nephew Nicholas Long, and very special friend, Reuben Bryant. Survivors include nieces and nephew, Doris Jean and Larry Neuenschwander, Donald and Carolyn Varner and Janet and Rick Long; great-nieces and nephews, Debbie and Sean Vanslyke, Ed Neuenschwander, Jim and Stephanie Neuenschwander, Bill Neuenschwander, Autumn and Bryan Baker, Daniel Varner, James and Amanda Long and Brian and LeeAnn Long; great-great-nieces and nephews, Amanda and Parker Vanslyke, Kolby Baker and Lauryn Long. Also surviving are her extended family, Goldie Cromer, who is like a sister, and Reuben's daughter, Shirley and Lynn Underwood and family. Alberta will always be remembered for her everlasting smile and it will be carried on in the hearts of those who knew and loved her. Funeral services were held at the Northeast Baptist Church, Clinton, on Friday, March 19. burial was in the Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery, Clinton.

b: Sep 18 1932, Payne Co, OK
d: Feb 23 2007, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
King's Prairie Cemetery, Dallas Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
arr: Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Find-A-Grave: 53579126

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 26 2007 - Athlene P. Shepard, 74, Clinton, died Friday, February 23, 2007, at Westwood Nursing Home. Funeral services were Monday, February 26, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola, with burial in the King's Prairie Cemetery.

b: Jun 27 1924, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Apr 8 1993, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery SC-SK, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Find-A-Grave: 116263404

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Betty Jane Wallace Shepard was born June 27, 1924, in Clinton. the daughter of Souy and Mary (Meyers) Wallace. She passed away April 8, 1993 at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, at the age of 68. Betty June was a lifelong resident of Clinton, graduating from Clinton High School. Betty was married to James C. Shepard on June 1, 1946, and to this union two sons were born. Betty showed a great love of her family and home. She worked as a telephone operator for United Telephone for thirty-two years. Betty was the last operator to use the antiquated switchboard when the Clinton area converted from manual to the dial operating system on July 19, 1959. Betty had a number of collections. She had a love of collecting arrowheads and being outdoors. She also had a special collection of carnival glass. Betty was also very talented and worked with different craft projects. She is survived by her husband. James C. Shepard of the home; two sons, Robert T. Shepard, Clinton, and Jim E. Shepard, Blue Springs; one sister, Mary Esther Neale, Queenstown, Maryland; five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Funeral services were Monday, April 12, 1993 at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

SHEPARD, James Calvin
b: Mar 22 1917, Henry Co, MO
d: Oct 22 1998, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery SC-SK, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes
Find-A-Grave: 116284523

Clinton Daily Democrat - James Calvin Shepard was born March 22, 1917, in Henry County, the son of Floyd and Lillian (Farmer) Shepard. He died Thursday, October 22, 1998, at Golden Valley Hospital at the age of 81. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving during World War II and lived in the Clinton area all of his life. He was married to Betty June Wallace, June 1, 1946. Betty preceded him in death April 8, 1993. Mr. Shepard worked for 25 years for international Harvester in Clinton. He also worked for 10 years as a mechanic at Jim's Saw Shop in Clinton, retiring in 1991. He is survived by two sons, Robert T. Shepard, Clinton, and Jim Shepard, Blue Springs; six grandchildren, Kimberly Lucas, Lee's Summit, Brian Shepard, Kansas City, Adam Shepard and Jessica Shepard, both of Blue Springs, Cory Thomas Shepard and Kristen June Shepard, both of Clinton, and three great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Shepard, killed in action in World War II, and Clifford Shepard in 1992. Funeral services were held at Monday, October 26, at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

b: Feb 18 1943, St. Louis, MO
d: May 22 2012, Clinton, Henry Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 25 2012 - James E. Shepard, 69, Clinton, Missouri, died Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton, Mo. He was born on February 18, 1943 in St. Louis, Missouri. James was employed with Rival Manufacturing in Clinton, Mo. Surviving are two sisters, Vita P. Hurt of Clinton, Mo., and Toni Treccariche of Deepwater, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Treccarich and Juanita Pearl (Lafferty) Treccariche. Memorial services are planned for a later date.

b: Aug 30 1910, Gravelton, IN
d: Sep 13 1991, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO
Portage Central Cemetery, Portage, Kalamazoo Co, MI
Find-A-Grave: 60929321

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mabel I. Shepard, 81, Lincoln, died Friday, September 13, 1991, at the Bothwell Regional Health Center. She was born August 30, 1910, in Gravelton, Indiana, daughter of Clarence and Hazel V. Clouse Brumbaugh. On April 4, 1931, she was married to Glenn L. Shepard, who died on August 4, 1988. She lived in Kalamazoo, Michigan, for many years before she and her husband moved to Lincoln about 10 years ago. Survivors include two sons, Lloyd Shepard of Lincoln and Wayne Shepard of Kalamazoo, Michigan. The body was cremated. Memorial services and burial will be held at a later date at Portage, Michigan.

b: Jun 12 1923, Deepwater, Henry Co, MO
d: Aug 27 1996, McAllen, TX
Englewood Cemetery SC-SK, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Find-A-Grave: 116284728

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mildred June Shepard, died Monday, August 27 1996, at the McAllen Medical Center, McAllen, Texas. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 3, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial will be in the Englewood Cemetery. She was born June 12, 1923, in Deepwater, the daughter of Homer Gibbs (Pat) Price and Mary Magdalene (Maggie) Rector Price. She lived in Omaha, Nebraska, before moving to Mission, Texas, in 1980. She was married to Clifford T. (Cliff) Shepard, who preceded her in death July 21, 1989. She was a member of McAllen BPS Does, Drove 32, was "Doe of the Year" in 1993 and president in 1994. In 1994, she was queen of McAllen Elks Lodge 1402. She was also a member and past chaplain of the American Legion Auxiliary Loyal Service Unit 37. She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Dick Krueger; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Sherry and Bill Holbert; granddaughter, Jill Pollack; great-grandchildren, Jon and Jim Pollack, Rachel and Macy Holbert, all of Houston, Texas; devoted and beloved companion, Ed Kifowit of Mission. Texas. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by parents; brother, Oscar Franklin (Bud); sister, Audrey Mae Jone Landes; son, Walter James (Jimmy).

SHEPARD, Thomas Nicholas
b: Jan 18 1855, Richwood, Washington Co, MO
d: Aug 5 1935, E of Hortense, Henry Co, MO
Tebo Church Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Wilkinson Funeral Home
Find-A-Grave: 29449260

Clinton MO - Thomas N. Shepard, well-known Henry county stockman, entered life eternal at his home east of Hortense Monday, August 5. His death was the result of after affects of the flu which he suffered this spring, combined with advanced age. His last illness was for three weeks, during which time he was bedfast. Thomas Nicholas Shepard was born at Richwood in Washington county, January 18, 1855, and had passed his eightieth birthday some months before his death. For 65 of 70 years his home had been in Henry county in the same community in which he spent his last days and for the last 37 years he had lived on the same farm. His pride centered around his children and his home, and his stock. The livestock which he raised was always of first quality and kept in the peak of good condition. His dealings in livestock were extensive until the last year, and the last morning of his life he talked about his stock. The Shepard home was an old-fashioned one but was known far and wide for the hospitality of its head. He enjoyed visitors very much and nothing pleased him better than to be surrounded by his friends. He seldom read but delighted in having his wife read to him. Fishing and hunting were also a great source of pleasure and he was a crack shot as well as a successful fisherman. Tebo Creek ran across his farm and he spent many happy hours on the banks of the creek with his fishing pole. Many years ago under the ministry of Rev. Simmons, Mr. Shepard joined the Tebo Baptist church where his membership remained until his death. He was sincere in his worship of the Lord and until late years attended church meetings regularly. Lucy Jane Dalton and Thomas N. Shepard were united in marriage in 1878, and they were given eight children, two of whom survive: George Shepard of Leeton, and Floyd Shepard of Calhoun. Mrs. Shepard died July 13, 1914, and Mr. Shepard and Mrs. Lena Aiman were married December 9, 1914. She remained a faithful and loving wife to him and mother to his children until the end. She plans to go to Illinois in a few days to make her home with her relatives. Eleven grandchildren also survive, as do two sisters and a brother, Mrs. Lillie Tompkins, Windsor; Mrs. Hettie Osbourne, Fair Play; George Shepard, Bentonville, Ark. The funeral was at the Tebo Church Wednesday, August 7. Burial in Tebo cemetery. Out-of-town relatives who attended the funeral were: Messrs. and Mesdames John Calhoun, J. W. Calhoun, L. Timmons, M. Timmons, G. Timmons, Clinton Calhoun, Mrs. Frank Calhoun, Mattoon, Ill.; Perry Tompkins, Kansas City, Mrs. Lillie Tompkins, Windsor; Mr. and Mrs. Will Alexander, Springfield, Mo.; Mr. and Mrs. Buck Dodson, Sedalia.

b: Oct 20 1917, Cole Camp, Benton Co, MO
d: Oct 5 1987, Blue Springs, Jackson Co, MO
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Find-A-Grave: 59662029

Alma A. Shepherd, 69, died Oct. 5, 1987, in the Blue Springs Care Center, 930 Duncan Rd., Blue Springs, where she lived. She was born in Cole Camp, Mo., and had lived in this area since 1951. Mrs. Shepherd was a member of the First Baptist Church of Blue Springs. Survivors include a son, Michael K. Shepherd, Lee's Summit; two daughters, Shirley W. Summers, Lawrence, and Carol E. Hunsucker, Kansas City; five grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. Services will be Thursday at the Langsford-Cox Chapel; graveside services at the Calhoun Cemetery.

b: Jan 12 1913, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Jun 21 2004, Calhoun, Henry Co, MO
Mt. Zion Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes
Find-A-Grave: 34940889

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 16 2004 - Annis Ferne Bray Shepherd was born January 12, 1913, at Lowry City, daughter of Arthur and Jessie B. Walters Bray. She departed this life June 21, 2004, at her home in Calhoun, at the age of 91 years, five months, nine days. She married Leander Robert Shepherd at Warsaw on September 28, 1930. He preceded her in death on December 10, 1979. She was baptized in the Osage River at the age of 16 and held a membership in the church of the Nazarene for over 50 years. She loved her family and life itself, her God, her church and the church family. She was always so appreciative for the prayers of God's people. all will miss her. Preceding her in death were parents; two grandchildren, Victor Allen Houts and Robert William Carter; two brothers, Everette and Carl Bray; one sister Eula Mantonya, and one daughter, Elda Johnson. Survivors include four daughters, Virginia Marshall, Columbia, Wanita Lyons, Calhoun, Roberta McCalmon, Springfield, Thelma Phillips, Independence; three brothers, Harold Bray, Salem, Oregon, Arnold Bray, Holden, Herbert Bray, Clinton; six sisters, Jewel Greenwell, Wilma Atkins, Thelma Hubbard, all of Lowry city, Loretta Bray, Rio Linda, California, Nellie cooper, Anaheim, California; Mildred Goans, Lawrence, Kansas; 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one sister-in-law, Wilda Bray, Raytown. Funeral services were held June 24 at the Church of the Nazarene. Burial was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.

SHEPHERD, Clifford
b: Jul 15 1920, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Feb 10 1995, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Hopewell Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery, Bentonville Twp, Benton Co, MO
arr: Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home

Clinton Daily Democrat - Clifford K. Shepherd, 74, Osceola, died Friday, February 10, 1995, at his home. He was born near Osceola. He lived in the Kansas City area from 1948 until returning to the Osceola area in 1962. Mr. Shepherd worked for North American Aviation during World War II. He was a longtime musician in the Kansas City area. He is survived by his wife, Arlene M., of the home; three sons, Clifford Franklin Shepherd of Kansas City, Randy L. Shepherd of Independence, and Stanley A. Shepherd of Gardner, Kansas; one brother, J. W. Shepherd of Osceola; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, February 13, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial was in the Hopewell Cemetery.

b: Nov 9 1932, Calhoun, Henry Co, MO
d: Jun 20 1976, Little Rock, AR
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Find-A-Grave: 7663588

Dale Lee Shepherd, aged 43, of 9300 Old Conway High, North Little Rock, Arkansas, an X-ray technician, died Saturday at his home. He was born at Calhoun, MO, a son of the late George and Etta Farmer Shepherd. Survivors are two daughters, Miss Sherrill Renee Shepherd and Miss Allison Jo Shepherd of North Little Rock, three brothers, Clyde D. Shepherd of Blue Springs, MO., Loren Shepherd of Midwest City, OK.; and Wayne Shepherd of Lee's Summit, MO. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Ruebel Funeral Home. (Dale's body was brought to the Funeral Home in Windsor and services were held there, with burial in the Calhoun Cemetery by his parents).

SHEPHERD, Dennis Eugene "Shep"
b: Nov 20 1955, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Mar 10 2004, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Find-A-Grave: 59662187

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 13 2004 - Dennis E. "Shep" Shepherd, 48, Windsor, died March 110, 2004, at his home in Windsor. He was born November 20, 1955, in Clinton, to William Lee and Louella Marcene (Woolery) Shepherd. He was the youngest of five children. Dennis attended Calhoun High School and had worked several years ago at the Windsor Fiberglass Plant and at Tracker Marine. He loved being outdoors, especially fishing and arrowhead hunting. He was a gifted storyteller with a great sense of humor. He was a talented artist and musician. He loved wood carving and playing his guitar with close friends. Dennis was very well liked by those who were fortunate enough to know him. If you really knew Shep, you loved Shep. Dennis is survived by his daughter, Jamie Ranea Hubbard of Lee's Summit; one sister, Sharon Shepherd, Clinton; three brothers, Ron Shepherd, Garden City, Dwayne Shepherd and Jack Shepherd, both of Warsaw; one grandson; numerous nieces and nephews, including a special nephew and friend, Kurt Helm. Graveside services were held Friday, March 12, at the Calhoun Cemetery.

b: Dec 31 1890, near Calhoun, Henry Co, MO
d: Mar 16 1973, Henry Co, MO
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Gouge Funeral Home
Find-A-Grave: 7663598

Windsor MO - Mrs. Etta Ann Shepherd, 82, died Friday morning at her home. She was born December 31, 1890 near Calhoun, in Henry County, daughter of the late Calvin and Mary Farmer. In 1912, she married George D. Shepherd at Calhoun. He preceded her in death. Mrs. Shepherd moved to Windsor in 1946 and was a member of the Calhoun Christian Church. She is survived by four sons, W. Wayne Shepherd, Lee's Summit; Loran H. Shepherd, Midwest City, Oklahoma; Clyde D. Shepherd, Blue Springs; Dale L. Shepherd, North Little Rock, Arkansas; two brothers, Jim Farmer, Higginsville; Harvey Farmer, Windsor; five sisters, Mrs. Mabel Lepper, Seattle, Washington; Mrs. Gladys Moreland, Kansas City; Mrs. Frances Steel, Concord, California; Mrs. Ruth Lawrence, Independence; and Mrs. Lucille Williams, Kansas City, Kansas; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Sunday at the Gouge Funeral Home here. Burial will be in Calhoun Cemetery.

SHEPHERD, George Albert
b: Jul 4 1842, Clark Co, OH
d: Nov 8 1934, Calhoun, Henry Co, MO
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Wilkinson Funeral Home
Find-A-Grave: 26472614

Clinton MO - The thinning ranks of Civil War veterans in Henry county lost one of their most beloved comrades and this county one our most esteemed citizens when George A. Shepherd of Calhoun, obeyed the great Commander's summons and entered eternal peace at 3:12 a.m. Thursday, November 8, at his home. Although he celebrated 92 years of life last July, Mr. Shepherd had always been in superb health and was ill only a short time before death. Mr. Shepherd's life was a shinning example of the wealth given to a man when he obeys the Lord's divine teachings - wealth not estimated in figures but in health, long life, happiness that comes from contentment, and respect and esteem of one's fellow beings. He was born July 4, 1842, near Springfield, Ohio, and moved to Lawrence county, Ill., when he was seven. His schooling was limited to three-month terms in the winters in subscription schools, but experience and consistent reading and studying throughout life developed his knowledge to limits not encompassed by school books. Mr. Shepherd's early life was that of the pioneer, strenuous and frugal, yet it resulted in the development of a strong, healthy constitution and a valiant, rugged spirit. When he was 12 he began to work out by the month, attending spelling and singing schools at night. April 18, 1861, Mr. Shepherd enlisted in Co. H., 10th Illinois Infantry for three months, following Lincoln's call for 75,000 militia after the battle at Ft. Sumter. At the termination of his service, he returned home and his two oldest brothers enlisted. He reenlisted in Co. 1, 16th Illinois Cavalry, for three years and fought bravely in several important battles, taking part in the march to Atlanta and the Battle of Nashville, among the most decisive battles. Upon his discharge, he went west and met his future wife, who was Rosannah Sanders, in Missouri. They were married in March, 1866, and a year later came to Henry County, settling about five miles south of Calhoun. Calhoun or vicinity has been Mr. Shepherd's home since. He was a farmer for a time, then was a coal miner. He was justice of the peace 14 years, notary public six years, postmaster at Lewis Station nine years, and rural mail carrier from Calhoun over ten years. He was also mayor of Calhoun six years. His record during the time he served the public was clean and marked an era of achievement for the community. In 1883, Mr. Shepherd was converted, joining the M. E. church at Lewis Station, and became an outstanding religious leader. In the churches he attended, he was always a worker, guiding the uplifting of souls and inspiring others by his example of patience and godliness. He read and studied his Bible each day, becoming one of the bible authorities in the county, through his diligence. He changed his membership to the Calhoun Presbyterian church in 1902, and in 1912 became an elder in this church. Until his last day, Mr. Shepherd's mind was alert and interested and his many friends delighted to visit him. Mr. Shepherd's wife preceded him in death. Surviving him are eight children: Mrs. O. A. Spencer of Windsor; Mrs. Milt Carroll of Lewis Station; Mrs. Percy Fewel, Mrs. L. H. Fewel, Ed Shepherd, and Mrs. Ed Finks, of Calhoun; Will Shepherd of Sedalia and Ernest Shepherd of Harrisonville. Twenty-seven grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren survive. Funeral services were conducted in Calhoun at the Presbyterian church on Friday. Interment was at Calhoun.

SHEPHERD, George David
b: Dec 29 1882, E of Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Nov 21 1942, Calhoun, Henry Co, MO
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Find-A-Grave: 7663596

Calhoun MO - At his home in Calhoun, at 4:10 p.m., Saturday, November 21, 1942, after an illness of over five years, George D. Shepherd died. He was born on what is known as the old Banta farm east of Clinton, and grew to manhood in Henry County and has lived in said county all his life, except about two years when he lived in Boulder, Colorado, where he went in search of better health. He was a son of Thomas Nicholas and Lucy Shepherd and one of a family of 8 children, only one of whom survives, a brother, Floyd Shepherd of Calhoun. He was married to Etta Farmer, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Farmer, March 13, 1912. To this union were born 5 children, one of whom died in infancy. The others who survive with his wife are: Wayne Shepherd of Windsor; Loren of Butte, Montana; Clyde of Kansas City, Missouri, and Dale Shepherd of the home; also three grandchildren. In early life, he united with the Tebo Baptist Church, later transferring his membership to the Mt. Gilead Baptist Church and yet later, to the Calhoun Baptist Church, where he was a faithful member until his death. In spite of his long affliction, he never met a friend pessimistically. His constant companion while in the hospital or home, was his Bible. He never complained of his lot, was always glad to have friends drop in, never complaining of those who did not. His final end came suddenly due to a hemorrhage. Funeral services will be at the Calhoun Baptist Church on Thursday, November 26. The delay is due to the arrival of the son from Butte, Montana. Burial will be in the Calhoun Cemetery.

SHEPHERD, George Patrick "Pat"
b: Mar 17 1903, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO
d: Mar 1 1954, Wichita, Sedgwick Co, KS
Englewood Cemetery SC-SK, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Find-A-Grave: 116465998

Funeral services for George Patrick Shepard, who died March 1 in Wichita, Kansas, were held at the Consalus Funeral Home Thursday, March 4. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery. George Patrick Shepard, well-known as "Pat" was born March 17, 1903 in Sedalia, a son of Lida Bell Shepard and C. C. Shepard. His parents and one sister preceded him in death. He was known for his kindness, helpfullness and happy disposition. He always enjoyed his friends, often sharing his cabin on hunting and fishing trips. His schooling was at the Prospect School in Sedalia. On September 26, 1926 he was united in marriage to Frances Bozarth in Clinton by the Rev. A. N. Lindsey. They lived in Sedalia until 1935 when they moved to Clinton. Mr. Shepard is survived by two brothers, Leonard Shepard of Sedalia and Mac Shepard, Clinton; three sisters, Mrs. Nora Wilson, St. Louis, Mrs. Pinkie Rau, Sedalia and Mrs. Mary Sersey, Clinton. He shared his Clinton home at 710 North Second Street, with his mother-in-law, Mrs. Bozarth, and Marion Bozarth, his brother-in-law.

b: Oct 23 1915, Logan Co, OK
d: Mar 23 2007, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Laurel Oak Cemetery SH-ST, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home
Find-A-Grave: 117869317

Grace E. Shepherd, 91, of rural Windsor, Missouri, died Friday morning, March 23, 2007, at the Windsor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Windsor, Mo. She was born on October 23, 1915, in Logan County, near Vinita, Oklahoma, the daughter of Charles Lloyd and Sarah Ellen (Moore) Lloyd. On March 28, 1947 in Clinton, Mo., she married Ray T. Shepherd, who preceded her in death on August 30, 1984. She grew up near Vinita, Oklahoma and attended country schools there until the family moved to a farm south of the Ft. Lyon Community near Windsor in 1927. Her family later moved to a farm north of Ft. Lyon and remained there until they moved to Windsor in the late 1930s. She worked for Arthur and Loretta Smith for 4 years as a housekeeper and then at the former Windsor International Shoe Factory during World War II making boots for the Russian Army before getting married and becoming a homemaker. She was a member of the Brandon United Methodist Church and the Brandon Goodwill Club. Survivors include a son, George L. Shepherd, Windsor, Mo.; 4 nieces, Betty Warne, Fair Oaks, IN; Barbara Symovitch, Catasauqua, PA; Mary Lou Clark, Shertz, Texas; Ruth Ellen Tomson, Rancho Murrieta, CA; 2 nephews, Charles Eugene Tompkins, Roseville, CA; Oscar "Bud Lloyd, Windsor, MO; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Danny Ray Shepherd, 5 brothers, Charles Edgar Lloyd, John Franklin Lloyd, William Freddy Lloyd, Oscar Lewis Lloyd; 4 sisters, Mary Elizabeth Tompkins, Ethel Lloyd, Della Mae Bush and Eva Lloyd. Graveside services will be Monday, March 26, at Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

b: Jan 21 1922, Urich, Henry Co, MO
d: Nov 20 2014, Harrisonville, Cass Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 21 2014 - LaVerne Shepherd, 92, Harrisonville, died Thursday, November 20, 2014, at Golden Years Care Center in Harrisonville. No services are scheduled. LaVerne was born January 21, 1922 in Urich, the daughter of Ernest A. and Goldie Thurston (May) Allen. LaVerne had worked for Western Electric in Lee's Summit for 20 years, retiring as a supervisor. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Joe, on March 8, 1991. LaVerne is survived by one son, Joe Shepherd, Warsaw; two daughters, Becky Cameron, Harrisonville, and Cindy Lees, Belton; other relatives and friends.

SHEPHERD, Lawson Edward
b: Jan 17 1910, Henry Co, MO
d: Sep 5 1987, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Landaker Cemetery, Butler Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
arr: Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Find-A-Grave: 90270416

Clinton MO - Lawson Edward Shepherd was born January 17, 1910 in Henry County, to L. R. and Hattie Shaw Shepherd. He passed away September 5, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. Lawson's early life was spent on this area. On September 24, 1931 he was united in marriage to Ruby Meacham. To this union two children were born. He served with the United States Navy during World War II and was Honorably discharged in October of 1944. Lawson and Ruby lived in the Kansas City area where he worked fifteen years for General Motors, retiring back to the farm in 1962. He spent 20 years breeding Charloias cattle. Lawson always derived a lot of pleasure from his family. In later years he especially enjoyed his grandchildren and great grandchildren. They often cheered him even during the time his health was failing. He was preceded in death by his parents, and three brothers; Walter, Sylvanus and Robert Shepherd. He is survived by his wife of almost 56 years, Ruby, of the home; one son Edward of Lincoln, Nebraska, one daughter Mrs. Eleanor Forbes of Bonner Springs, Kansas, two sisters Mrs. Ona Dannenbrock of Lowry City, and Mrs. Frances Crawford of Moline, Illinois, grandsons Dean, Daryl And Douglas Shepherd and John Shepherd Atkinson, and granddaughters Deborah Shepherd and Mary Elizabeth (Lisa) Atkinson, and nine great-grand-children. Funeral services were held Tuesday September 8, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Interment was in Landaker Cemetery in rural Lowry City.

b: Feb 18 1917, Centralia, Boone Co, MO
d: Dec 31 2000, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Laurel Oak Cemetery SH-ST, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home
Find-A-Grave: 62391230

Clinton Daily Democrat, Clinton, MO, Jan 2 2001 - Leslie A. Shepherd, 83, Windsor, died Sunday morning, December 31, 2000, at the Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. She was born February 18, 1917, in Centralia, the son of John Raymond Shepherd and Olla Belle (Tedder) Shepherd. On April 11, 1938, in Clinton, he married Opal Lucille Woolery, who died January 24, 1985. Mr. Shepherd worked for the Windsor coal Company and the Peabody Coal Company for over 40 years before his retirement. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Windsor First Baptist Church, Windsor American Legion Post #82, Windsor VFW Post #2610, and the United Mine Workers Local 1255. Survivors include a daughter, Betty J. McKown, Windsor; a sister, Ruth Buell, Windsor; six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Ray Shepherd. Funeral services will be Thursday, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

SHEPHERD, Logan Abraham "Abe"
b: Feb 14 1924, Eldon, Miller Co, MO
d: Jun 10 2004, Springfield, Greene Co, MO
Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, Greene Co, MO
Find-A-Grave: 14277023

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 15 2004 - Logan Abe Shepherd, 80, Springfield, died Thursday evening, June 10, 2004, in Springfield. He was one of nine children born to James Henry and Anna (Agnew) Shepherd. He married Mary Frances Pridgen of Wilson, North Carolina, August 5, 1949. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the Navy from 1943 to 1949 and was a D-Day survivor. He retired from Kansas City Power and Light in 1982. He was preceded in death by his wife; mother and father; five brothers and two sisters. Survivors include two daughters, Rebecca Henderson, Warsaw, and Ann Howard, Springfield; one son, Jay Lamm, Dallas, Texas; one sister, Barbara Reavis of Kingwood, Texas; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. Graveside services were Monday, June 14, in Missouri Veterans Cemetery with full military honors. Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home in charge.

b: Dec 16 1921
d: Aug 16 2001, Springfield, Greene Co, MO
Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, Greene Co, MO
Find-A-Grave: 14277046

Clinton Daily Democrat, Aug 21 2001 - Mary Frances Shepherd, 79, Springfield, formerly of Clinton, died Thursday, August 16, 2001, at James River Care Center, Springfield. She was a homemaker. Funeral services were Monday, August 20, in Gorman-Scharpf Brentwood Chapel, Springfield. Burial was in Missouri Veterans Cemetery.

SHEPHERD, Michael James
b: 2002
d: Jul 30 2002, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Cremation
Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 1 2002 - Michael James Shepherd, infant son of Brady Shepherd, died Tuesday, July 30, 2002 at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. Cremation.

b: Oct 17 1934
d: Jun 19 2002, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Sickman & Dunning Funeral Home
Find-A-Grave: 59662724

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 20 2002 - Rose May Shepherd, 67, Clinton, died at her home Wednesday, June 19, 2002. She is survived by her husband, Jack Shepherd of the home; four sons, all of Oklahoma, Lester Skinner, Jr., Larry Skinner, Randall Skinner and Wayne Skinner; one daughter, Sandra Skinner of Oklahoma; one sister, Marie Barrowman of New York. Funeral services will be Friday, June 21, at the Sickman-Dunning Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Calhoun Cemetery.

b: Mar 17 1915, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Feb 4 2001, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Landaker Cemetery, Butler Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
arr: Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Find-A-Grave: 90270597

Clinton Daily Democrat, Feb 5 2001 - Ruby Blanche Shepherd was born March 17, 1915 in Lowry City, to Elmer and Martha Wright Meacham. She passed away Feb. 4, 2001 at New Mark Care Center in Kansas City. Most of her life was spent in the Landaker area. On Sept. 24, 1931, she was united in marriage to Lawson E. Shepherd. To this union two children were born. Ruby always derived a lot of pleasure from her family. In later years, she especially enjoyed her grandchildren and great grandchildren. They often cheered her, even during the time her health was failing. Ruby was preceded in death by her husband, Lawson on Sept. 5, 1987; her parents, four brothers, Floyd Meacham, Russell Meacham, Dorsey Meacham, Adrian Meacham, one sister, Dosia Aden; and one granddaughter, Deborah Shepherd Morton. She is survived by her son, Edward Shepherd, Lincoln, Neb; her daughter, Eleanor Forbes, Kansas City; two sisters Goldena Cox, Clinton and Velma Ward, Kansas City; five grandchildren, Daryl E. Shepherd, Dean R. Shepherd, Doug A. Shepherd, Lisa Clark and John S. Atkinson; 13 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews; other relatives and friends. Services for Ruby were Tuesday, Feb. 6, in the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel. Interment in the Landaker Cemetery.

b: Jul 27 1911, Elm, Johnson Co, MO
d: Feb 1 1992, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
Find-A-Grave: 13705909

Ruby Edith Shepherd, 80, Clinton, MO, formerly of Warrensburg, died Saturday, Feb 1, 1992, at Truman Lake Manor in Lowry City. She was born July 27, 1911, in Elm, the daughter of Samuel and Mattie Lawson Ballard. On Aug 8, 1933, she married James Russell Shepherd in Warrensburg. He preceded her in death on Jan 1, 1976. A daughter, Ruby Skidmore, also preceded her in death. Mrs. Shepherd had worked as a checker at the Kroger Store in Warrensburg. She and her husband were co-owners and operators of a service station and garage in Warrensburg from 1939 to 1953. In 1953 they moved to Canada and owned and operated a fishing camp there and in Minnesota until 1971. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Charles (Wilma) Kwiatkowski, Clinton; a sister and four granddaughters. Burial was in Warrensburg Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

SHEPPA, Maggie Lee
b: Jul 11 1944
d: Mar 6 2005, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur: Cremation
Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 10 2005 - Maggie Lee Sheppa, 60, Clinton, died Sunday, March 6, 2005, at Research Medical Center, Kansas City. Memorial services will be Thursday at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Cremation after the service. She is survived by two sons, Jackie Hall of Independence, and Charles Spence of Las Vegas, Nevada; one daughter, Treva Horn, Deepwater, as well as eight grandchildren and one great-grandson.

b: Sep 12 1931
d: Feb 24 2005, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 25 2005 - George Sherbon, 73, Clinton, died Thursday, February 24, 2005, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation, Clinton. Among survivors is his wife, Joan of the home.

SHERMAN, Carl Markley
b: Dec 10 1920, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Dec 30 2014, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery SC-SK, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 2 2015 - Carl M. Sherman, 94, Clinton, died Tuesday, December 30, 2014. Services will be Tuesday, January 6, at the Clinton United Methodist Church. Carl was born December 10, 1920, in Clinton, the son of Carl Buckingham and Katherine (Markley) Sherman. He was a lifelong Clinton resident. He served in the US Navy as a hard-hat diver in the South Pacific during World War II. When he returned to Clinton in 1945, he and his brother rejoined their family business, Sherman Plumbing and Heating. The legacy continues today by third generation. Carl was a longtime member of Clinton United Methodist Church and Masonic Temple. His hobbies included fishing trout from buzzer to buzzer at Bennet Springs or salmon in Lake Michigan. He had a zest for travel and also was an avid golfer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel (Minor) Sherman, his parents and brother, Harold Lee Sherman. Carl is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Don and Nancy (Hodina) Sherman of Clinton; daughter and son-in-law, Shari (Sherman) and Bob Mayer, Kansas City; grandchildren, Laura Elizabeth (Sherman) and husband Paul McGeary, their children, Charlotte and William McGeary, Katie (Sherman) and husband Chris Wilson, their children, Chase and Cora Wilson, Kyle and his wife Lindsey (Herrington) Mayer, and step-grandsons, Steve and Gregg Mayer.

b: Jun 12 1912, Jasper, Jasper Co, MO
d: Feb 2 2004, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Find-A-Grave: 8357584

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 4 2004 - Ethel Mary Sherman was born June 12, 1912, to Jasper and Mamie Watkins Barton and died Monday, February 2, 2004, at Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola. she is survived by her daughters, Ruby Brownlee, Anna Lee Creek and Winnie Wood. Graveside services will be Saturday, February 7, in the Osceola Cemetery.

SHERMAN, Hazel M. "Nana" MINOR
b: abt 1922
d: Mar 3 2002, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery SC-SK, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Find-A-Grave: 116593910

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 4 2002 - Hazel M. Sherman (Nana), 80, Clinton, died Sunday, March 3, 2002, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. She was surrounded by her loving family and is survived by her husband of 60 years, Carl M. Sherman, Jr. of Clinton. She was the mother of Don and Nancy Sherman of Clinton and Sharon and Robert Mayer of Kansas City. Nana was the grandmother of Elizabeth Sherman, London, England, Katie Sherman, Kansas City, Kyle Mayer, Kansas City, Stephen Mayer, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Gregg Mayer, Maui, Hawaii. Mrs. Sherman is also survived by Mr. and Mrs. Wade Minor of Ormond Beach, Florida, and Peggy Sherman of Clinton. Numerous nieces, nephews and friends also survive. She graduated from Clinton High School and was a longtime citizen of Clinton. She was a member of Clinton Study Club, Golden Valley Hospital Auxiliary and the good Samaritan Sunday School Class. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Minor; sister Kathryn Hendrich of Clinton and brother Jesse Minor of Eugene, Oregon. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 6, at Clinton United Methodist Church.

b: Nov 25 1881, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Nov 23 1902, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery SC-SK, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Find-A-Grave: 116593910

Clinton Missouri, Nov 29 1902 - The shadows of death darkened the beautiful home of A. G. Sherman on East Green Street Sunday, November 23, 1902, at 6:25 p.m., when the death angel claimed John, fifth child of A. G. Sherman and wife, as his own. He was born in Clinton in 1881 and if his life had been spared until Tuesday, the 25th, he would have been 21. He was a sufferer from typhoid fever for four long months but all that loving hands could do was in vain. He leaves his parents, four sisters and two brothers. The funeral was conducted at the house Tuesday, after which the remains were tenderly laid to rest in Englewood Cemetery.

b: Jul 14 1850, Piqua, OH
d: May 7 1928, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery SC-SK, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Find-A-Grave: 36782525

Clinton MO - PASSING OF MRS. A. G. SHERMAN -- Just as the flowers are turning their faces to God the spirit of Mrs. A. G. Sherman, whose love and care for them was so great, took flight and turned to Him, to await her loved ones in the Garden of Heaven. After several months' illness she passed away May 7th, at 1:20 p.m. Mrs. Sherman was born at Piqua, Ohio, July 14, 1850; later came to Clinton with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Buckingham. She was married to Albert G. Sherman, December 8, 1870, who survives her. To them were born nine children -- six living and three preceding the mother in death. The living ones are: Mrs. W. G. Bassler, Zelienople, Penn.; Mrs. C. W. Padfield, Colorado Springs, Colo.; B. G. Sherman, Kansas City, Mo.; Mrs. Floyd Wallace, Minnie Sherman and Carl Sherman, all of Clinton. She also leaves two sisters -- Mrs. Anna E. Codit, Hays. Kans., and Mrs. W. D. Kreamer, Arkansas City, Kans.; two brothers -- T. B. Buckingham, Soldiers' Home, at Leavenworth, Mans., and J. F. Buckingham, Kansas City. The last Sunday in February, the children and one brother, J. F. Buckingham, of Kansas City, held a family reunion with this dear mother, who could still enjoy their visit, and when the end came, they could rejoice that this visit had been planned. Seven years ago Miss Minnie Sherman gave up teaching and came to give her parents the most loving of care. Just as her mother enjoyed starting a plant or slip and nursing it to life from window to window, so Miss Minnie planned joy and comfort for her parents, ably assisted by Clara, who lived just back of her mother. Music delighted her, and the grandchildren, who are so talented, passed many an hour with her in song and melody. Animals, their habits and tricks, interested her, but most of all the roses to slip and make grow was her interest. Children were the supreme delight of Mrs. Sherman, and her grandchildren were idolized and will sadly miss the grandmother, who fairly performed miracles for their childish hearts. This home, started 57 years ago by Mr. and Mrs. Sherman, has always been the neatest and cleanest of homes, surrounded by choice flowers that grew with the love of this mother heart just like her children, who have reached their majority and been a joy to these parents, who guided them into paths of leading citizens and Christian characters. Many a time have we heard of her wanting a home to have flowers so badly that she took a basket of choice plants and with her own hands placed them. The funeral service was held from her late home, where she had lived for 50 years, on Wednesday, by Rev. Wolfe, pastor of the First M. E. church, where Mr. and Mrs. Sherman have held their membership since they were married. The children living away -- Mrs. Bassler, of Pennsylvania; Mrs. Padfield, of Colorado Springs, and B. G. Sherman, of Kansas City, came to attend the funeral.

b: May 11 1814, Vermont
d: Oct 16 1899, Benson, Rutland Co, VT
Old Benson Cemetery, Benson, Rutland Co, VT
Find-A-Grave: 140322107

Clinton MO, Nov 4 1899 - The mother of our prominent marble yard man, A. G. Sherman, died October 16, aged 85, in Benson, Vt. Margaret Honsinger Sherman was born at Alburgh May 11, 1814 and at her death was the oldest person in Benson. There were nine children in her father's family; two brothers still living, Philip of Michigan and E. Baker Honsinger of Waterford, N.Y. She married Albert Sherman of Chazy, N.Y. on February 14, 1832 and they lived there until they came to Benson 42 years ago. Mother of 8 children, 5 still living. Her faculties were acute to the last and greeted the children, young and old, with a smile, always keeping in touch with them. Tho old in years, she seemed young; erect in figure, and her bright black eyes and dark glossy hair gave her a youthful look. She asked to go out on the piazza her last Sabbath morning and when there, she looked all around, and remarked on the beauty of the world and the glorious sunshine.

b: Jan 25 1924, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Mar 20 1994, Wichita, Sedgwick Co, KS
Mount Calvary, Salina, Saline Co, KS
Find-A-Grave: 118066788

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ozzie Sherman, 70, Salina, Kansas, formerly from Clinton, died Sunday, March 20, 1994, at a hospital in Wichita. Services will be Wednesday, March 23, at the Ryan Chapel, Salina with burial in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Salina. Mr. Sherman owned Ozzie Sherman Painting & Decorating in Kansas for 25 years until 1969. He owned a Sears Catalog Agency from 1969 to 1979 in Herington, Kansas. He worked at Payless Cashways in Lenexa for 10 years, retiring in 1989. He was a member of the Salina Elks Lodge. He was born in Clinton and moved to Salina in 1990. Survivors include his wife Terry Sherman of the home; a son, John Sherman, Carrollton, Texas; two daughters, Beth Mollach, Salina, and Judy Milford, Webster Groves; his mother, Martha Fenski, San Jose, Calif., and a granddaughter.

SHERPY, Elizabeth Isabella THRASHER
b: Mar 27 1853, La Crosse, WI
d: Aug 19 1931, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery SC-SK, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Spore & Son Funeral Home (closed)
Find-A-Grave: 49909834

Clinton MO - Mrs. F. A. Sherpy Called - After an illness extending over a period of five years, death came to relieve the sufferings of Mrs. F. A. Sherpy at her home on South Third street, shortly before noon Wednesday. Mrs. T. S. Washburn, a daughter of the deceased, had been at the bedside of her mother for several weeks past. Every possible thing was done to relieve the sufferings of the aged woman but her ailment, which was enlargement of the heart, was of such a nature as to defy the best of physical care. The disease developed into paralysis of the heart and caused her death. Elizabeth Isabella Thrasher was born at La Crosse, Wisconsin, March 27, 1853. At the age of 13 she and her parents, two brothers, Frank and Charles, and two sisters, Mrs. William Whitworth and Mrs. Harve Hammonds, moved to Clinton, which had been the home of Mrs. Sherpy ever since. On a farm 11 miles north of Clinton, Elizabeth Thrasher was married to F. A. Sherpy, a hardware dealer, at the age of 21. At the time of her death Mrs. Sherpy still owned this farm. She had belonged to the Methodist Episcopal church for more than thirty years being a devout Christian. In her later years, a radio had added much to the pleasure of her surroundings. Each day a program of religious music or a revival was listened to. She was very fond of singing, and loved to hear her daughter, Mrs. T. S. Washburn, sing in accompaniment to religious songs heard over the radio. Her children were raised in an atmosphere of motherly love and religion. Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Sherpy were awarded three children to make their life one of happiness and you. They were: Eugene, who died at the age of 7, Flora, who was married and and died in April of this year, another daughter, Mrs. T. S. Washburn, who was at her bedside at the time of her demise. A daughter's child, now Mrs. R. W. Davidson, of Ponca City, Okla., was raised by Mrs. Sherpy. A last request of the deceased was that she have a short funeral with the song "Face to Face" sung as she is buried in Englewood as near the grave of her son, Eugene, as possible. These wishes will be carried out, when the funeral is held Friday morning. Mr. Sherpy conducted a hardware store on the west side of the square, where the Lee theatre now is located, for a great number of years. The store was a partnership of Haysler and Sherpy. Later Mr. Sherpy was the proprietor of a hardware store on the east side of the square. He had as a partner in this business enterprise, W. H. Stone of Appleton City. The business of Mr. Sherpy always prospered under his expert care. Death called the aged gentleman from his labors many years ago.

SHERPY, Frederick August
b: 1842, Germany
d: Sep 29 1907, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery SC-SK, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Find-A-Grave: 49909684

Clinton MO, Oct 19 1907 - Found in a well, two weeks ago Sunday night, F. A. Sherpy disappeared from his home and no trace of him could be found until Wednesday afternoon when John Bowser, who lives on one of his place on East Franklin discovered his body in the old creamery well, while looking for a kitten. At the inquest, it was decided that he came to his death by drowning in the well, at 823 East Franklin, while mentally deranged. At one time Mr. Sherpy was one of Clinton's most prominent businessmen and the family's large circle of friends deeply sympathize with them. Burial at Englewood.

b: Sep 26 1979, LaMesa, CA
d: Sep 13 2004, rural Windsor, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 16 2004 - Amanda Doughty Sherrill, 24, Windsor, died Monday, September 13, 2004, in rural Windsor. She was born September 26, 1979 in LaMesa, California, the daughter of Kenneth Doughty and Barbara (Morrow) Doughty. On May 14, 2004, in Windsor, she married Lance E. Sherrill, who survives of the home. She worked as a clerk for Shelby's Conoco and also part-time in the city collector's office at Windsor City Hall. She grew up in the state of California, moving to Windsor in January 2004. Her dad, Michael, raised her from an early age. In addition to her husband Lance, she is survived by her parents Michael and Barbara Tippin, Windsor; a son Austin Doughty, of the home; a brother Christopher Doughty, United States Marine Corps, Iraq; two special sisters (best friends), Mary (Jo-Jo) Anthony and Sheila Ostling; her father Kenneth Doughty, San Diego, California; maternal grandmother Frankie Morrow, El Cajon, California; paternal grandmother Rachel Evans, San Diego, California; paternal grandfather Walter Doughty, Chula Vista, California; father and mother-in-law, Larry and Martha Sherrill, Windsor; brother-in-law, Shawn Sherrill, Kansas City; a sister and brother-in-law, Lori and Gery Wheatley, Windsor; two nieces, nephew, numerous cousins, aunts and uncles. Funeral services will be Friday, September 17, at the Windsor Assembly of God Church, Windsor.

SHIELDS, Sandra Jean "Sandy" WHARTON
b: Jul 4 1958, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Mar 16 2009, Kansas City, Wyandotte Co, KS
Chilhowee Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
arr: Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home
Find-A-Grave: 35011926

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 18 2009 - Sandra "Sandy" J. Shields, 50, Chilhowee, died Monday, March 16, 2009, at the University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City, Kansas. Sandy was born July 4, 1958, in Clinton, the daughter of Robert Alonzo Wharton and Flossie Jean (Campbell) Wharton. On Nov. 20, 1999, in Chilhowee, she married Randy Eugene Shields who survives of the home in Chilhowee. She was a loan officer at Central Missouri Credit Union in Warrensburg for several years. She was a member of the Chilhowee Baptist Church where she was a pianist and member of the church choir. She was an avid flower gardener. In addition to her husband, Randy, survivors include three sons, Joshua D. Brooks, his wife Bridget, and their son, Kyle Alexander Brooks, all of Chilhowee, and Curtis Shields and Blake Shields, both of Harrisonville; her mother, Jean Wharton, Chilhowee; a brother, Robert "Mac" Wharton and his wife, Sue, Chilhowee, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be Friday, March 20, at the Chilhowee Baptist Church.

SHIELDS, Walter Lowery
b: Jan 3 1826, Harrison Co, IN
d: Nov 14 1902, Henry Co, MO
Deer Creek Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Find-A-Grave: 49087786

Clinton Missouri, Nov 22 1902 - W. L. Shields died at his beautiful country home four miles north on the Warrensburg road November 14, 1902. The funeral was Saturday morning. Born in Harrison County, Indiana and was 76 at the time of his death. From his neighbors, Miss Kate and John Drach, were learned the following: We first saw him in White Oak Township 34 years ago, coming from Illinois in 1868. He married twice. His last wife survived him, with her two daughters, Misses Cora and Florence. By his first wife he had four daughters, three living and three sons. A Baptist, a good man, a fine neighbor and successful farmer, but spent much money prospecting for minerals. Laid to rest at Englewood.

SHIFFLETT, Earl Eugene "Gene"
b: Dec 27 1931, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Apr 7 2007, St. Joseph, Buchanan Co, MO
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Rupp Funeral Home
Find-A-Grave: 59667014

Earl Eugene "Gene" Shifflett, 75 of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Saturday, April 7, 2007, at a St. Joseph Hospital. He was born December 27, 1931 at Clinton, Missouri and has lived in St. Joseph since 1955. He married Sharron Swigart at Windsor, Mo. she survives of the home. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War and is the recipient of two Bronze Stars, and a good conduct medal. He was a life time member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars post #6760 of St. Joseph, MO. he was also a member of the United Paper Workers Intl Union, and the Pony Express Saddle Club where he road a horse in the 100 Year Anniversary "Re-Ride" of the Pony Express from St. Joseph to Sacramento California. He retired after 38 years of service from Mead Products and was a member of the Faith United Baptist Church in St. Joseph. He was preceded in death by his parents Jake and Pearl Shifflett, a brother Tom Miller, and a sister Lottie Kerns. His is survived by his wife Sharron , daughters Shirley Shifflett and friend Dianna Ross of Des Moines, IA, and Zena Zirkle of St. Joseph, MO. sons Dennis Shifflett and Wife Maria, and Jay Shifflett and wife Stephanie of St. Joseph, MO. 8 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, brothers Lee Shifflett of Amity, MO. Clyde Shifflett of St. Joseph, and Raymond Shifflett of Clarksdale, MO. Funeral services will be Monday, at the Rupp Funeral Home, the interment will be at the Calhoun Cemetery, Calhoun, MO.

SHIFFLETT, Roy L. "Pete"
b: Sep 13 1954
d: Apr 12 2007, North Kansas City, Clay Co, MO
Dickey Funeral Home
Roy L. "Pete" Shifflett of Parkville, Missouri, died Thursday, April 12, at North Kansas City Hospital of a probable pulmonary embolism. He was 52. Pete was a member of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, Rising Sun Lodge 13. He was a past Worshipful Master and was serving as treasurer of the building board at the time of his death. In 1996, Pete was Round Robin Regional winner. He was presented with the annual Mason of the Year award from the Brethren of Rising Sun on September 5, 1998 for outstanding service to all lodges and for his contributions to his own lodge. He received many professional commendations as well; from United Airlines in Denver, Colorado, PARS Service (now Worldspan) and American Century Investment Services, both of Kansas City. Pete had a gift for information technology. Although he was self taught, computers were a lifelong vocation as well as avocation. He also was an avid musician. He played guitar, sang, and was developing a new recording studio when he died. He also loved to cook. Pete was preceded in death by his parents, Roy Lee and Katherine R. Picraux Shifflett; also by three grandparents and several aunts and uncles, including T. J. Picraux. He is survived by his beloved and loving wife Carol of the home and by two sisters, Sharon Kay McPhail of Kansas City, and Frances Jane (Dolly) Shifflett of Marshall, Missouri; by his beloved nephew Aaron Pete and wife Rebecca Chamberlain, and nephew and niece Andrew Isaac and Rachel Catherine Nelson. He is also survived by brothers-in-law John and Joseph Nelson and Joe’s wife Janet; by his grandmother Georgia Shifflett Dewey of Atchison, Kansas, by many aunts, uncles, and cousins, and by numerous friends around the world. We will miss him so much. The funeral will be Tuesday at Church of the Redeemer, 7110 N State Rte. 9, Kansas City, Missouri.

b: Sep 12 1824, Baden, Germany
d: Nov 9 1902, W of Montrose, Bates Co, MO
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Find-A-Grave: 48427796

Clinton Missouri, Nov 15 1902 - Frederick Shillinger died at his home four miles west of Montrose, Sunday, November 9, 1902. born in Baden-Baden, Germany September 12, 1824 and was 78. He came to this county before the Civil War and enlisted as a private in the 7th Reg. Penn. Cav. and was promoted to orderly sergeant, also was 1st lieut. in the 12th Reg. Penn. Cav. and 2nd lieut. in the uniformed Penn. militia. He had been a member of Post No. 58 G.A.R. at Butler but like many of the "old boys", being in poor health and unable to attend the meetings, he became careless and let his membership lapse. He was buried at the cemetery in Appleton City.

SHINN, Charlotte E. O'Guinn
b: Dec 17 1923, near Iconium, St. Clair Co, MO
d: May 16 2006, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Iconium Cemetery, Iconium, St. Clair Co, MO
arr: Reser Funeral Home
Find-A-Grave: 14330127

Clinton MO - Charlotte E. Shinn, age 82, of rural Osceola, Missouri, passed away, Tuesday morning, May 16, 2006, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton, Missouri. She was born near Iconium, Missouri, on December 17, 1923, the daughter of John S. and Mabel Boring O'Guinn. She lived with her family in the Kansas City area until she was five years old. Her father passed away so she and her mother returned to the Wisdom community to make their home with her grandparents, W. R. and Nolie Jane Boring. On April 1, 1941, she was united in marriage to Denzil Kenneth Shinn at the home of their minister, Orval Scott. They made their home on the farm on the Benton/St. Clair County line near Wisdom. Here they would raise their family of three sons and three daughters. At the same time she diligently performed her duties as a minister's wife. Since the mid 1940's her husband served as a minister for several churches in the community and throughout rural Missouri. Since the early 1980's her husband has served as the minister of the Mt. Olive Church of God Holiness near Iconium. At that time she taught herself to play the piano and played for nearly every Sunday service and many other occasions at the church as long as her health permitted. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and was most happy to care for her family and share their lives. She was a accomplished seamstress and had hand-stitched quilts for her children and all of her thirteen grandchildren. Charlotte Shinn is survived by her husband, Kenneth, of the home, two sons, John Shinn, of Independence, Missouri, and Junior Shinn, of Quincy, Missouri, three daughters, June Gillogly, of Drexel, Missouri, Janice Rameriz, of Liberty, Missouri, and Jane Kirkchhoff, of Independence, Missouri, thirteen grandchildren, twenty-nine great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild, one sister, Vilva Kindle, of Leavenworth, Kansas, one brother, Dan Wisdom, of Preston, Missouri, other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by one son, James Leslie Shinn, and one brother, Bill O'Guinn. Funeral Services will be Thursday, May 18, 2006, at the Reser Funeral Home in Warsaw. Burial will be in the Iconium Cemetery.

SHINN, Kenneth Rev.
b: Jun 27 1919, St. Clair Co, MO
d: May 10 2013, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Iconium Cemetery, Iconium, St. Clair Co, MO
arr: Reser Funeral Home
Find-A-Grave: 110351251

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 13 2013 - Rev. Kenneth Shinn, 93, Osceola, died Friday, May 10, 2013, at Golden LivingCenter-Westwood in Clinton. He was born June 27, 1919, in St. Clair County, just across the road from his current home, the son of Charles Wesley and Leta Susan Wisdom Shinn. Due to the death of his mother, he was raised by Myrtle and Henry Devine from age one. On October 12, 1934, Kenneth was saved and at the age of 17 he began his ministry at the Mt. Olive Church of God Holiness. He was devoted to serving His Lord for 73 years. He continued to share the gospel of his Lord Jesus Christ throughout his life serving many churches throughout the area and performing many baptisms and funerals. He married Charlotte O'Guinn on April 1, 1941, at the home of their minister, Rev. Orval Scott. They made their home on the farm on the Benton/St. Clair County line near Wisdom. Kenneth enjoyed hunting and fishing in the Ozarks. He also loved to garden and share it with family and friends. The time he spent with his family and share in their lives was most enjoyable to him and devotion to them was of the utmost importance. Kenneth was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Charlotte, in 2006, a son, James Leslie Shinn in 1973, a sister, Grace Root, and three brothers, William Robert Shinn, Jack Eldon Shinn and Larry Shinn. He is survived by his children, John Shinn and wife, Ruby, Independence, June Gillogly and husband, Ralph, Drexel, Janice Ramirez and husband, Joe, Kansas City, Junior Shinn of Quincy and Jane Kirchhoff and husband, Merle, Independence; 13 grandchildren and numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Leonard McCellan Shinn of Arlington, VA, and a sister, Mary Tipton and husband, Virgil, Meridian, Kansas, other relatives and many friends. Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 14, at Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw. Burial will be in Iconium Cemetery near Quincy.

SHIPE, Jacqueline Frances McGEE
b: May 8 1928, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
d: Feb 16 2011, Phoenix, AZ
Englewood Cemetery SC-SK, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Find-A-Grave: 49909684

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 24 2011 - Jacqueline F. (McGee) Shipe, 82, Sun City West, Arizona, died Wednesday, February 16, 2011, at Gardiner Home in Phoenix, Arizona. Jackie was born May 8, 1928, at Kansas City, Research Hospital. Her father was Louis McGee whose family fled Ireland during the potato famine and went to Glasgow, then to the United States in Missouri. Her mother was Leona Foster whose family came to the United States from England in the 1800s. Jackie had an IQ of 155 (genius category). She was the first person in her family to go to college and graduated from Weber University in Ogden, Utah. She had a BS in elementary education with a minor in library science. Jackie and John met in aeronautics class in Westport High School in Kansas City. They were married April 12, 1947, and would have celebrated their 64th anniversary this year. John and Jackie knew each other for 65 years and she waited for John to come back from WWII, England, France and Germany. They had three sons together: Dwight David Shipe, Douglas Vincent Shipe and Steven Andrew Shipe. David was Assistant Director of Cessna Aircraft in Booten, New Jersey; Douglas is a CPA/ MBA and a former IRS Agent; Steven is a manager for I.B.M in Boulder, Colorado. Jackie finished college while her three boys were in school all day. She worked for Clipper Mfg. Co. in Kansas City and became the manager of the ordering and shipping department. She then worked for I.B.M. in Huntsville, Alabama, as a research librarian for the Saturn V project to the moon. Jackie then invested 15 years in Longview Community College as a reference librarian in Lee's Summit. She was an ardent fisherman and fished with her husband, John, in Canada and five states in the U.S. Jackie was also a good golfer and won money almost every week at Stardust Golf Course. Jackie read constantly, at least two books a week. She and John traveled to France and Germany and also twice to England. They also took their three sons with them (age 14, 16 and 18) to Europe. While in Italy the family was stranded in line at the Basilica and an Italian father came out and got them out of the long line to take them on a personal tour of the Basilica. The Italian people were very good to them. While on one of their two trips to Ireland they studied Irish history at Limerick University and learned all about Cromwell of England in 1535. Their history professor was Mary Pearl. Jackie and John loved each other very, very much and John will miss her so, so much. Jackie was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Ila Casselman and son, Dwight David. Graveside services will be held Saturday, February 26, at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

SHIPE, John Joseph
b: Mar 12 1927, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
d: Jun 30 2014, Sun City West, AZ
Englewood Cemetery SC-SK, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Find-A-Grave: 132742267

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 25 2014 - John J. Shipe, patriot, died on June 30, 2014, at Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center, Sun City West, Arizona, age 87. A graveside service was held Friday, July 18, at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. He was born March 12, 1927, in Kansas City. He was the son of Henry Spillman Shipe, a Kansas City police, officer, and Ona Colwes. After serving in the Army in World War II, he returned to Kansas City to spend his life's work in the defense and space industries. He married Jacqueline Frances McGee in 1947, who died February 16, 2011. The marriage produced three sons: Lt. Dwight David Shipe, pilot and avionics, manager for Cessna who passed in 1980. He is survived by Douglas V. Shipe, CPA, MBA, CGMA (wife: Pamela) of Lenexa, Kansas, and Steven A. Shipe (wife: Kanyawan), computer server tech, and their sons, Nick and Ray, Westminster, Colorado. John's career began as bugler and Morse Code/radio operator during the war in Germany. Upon his return after the war, he worked for Southwestern Bell which taught him electronics. Within a few years and without a college degree, he began designing test equipment for the nuclear bombs produced at the Bendix plant in Kansas City. By 1960, he moved the family to North Ogden, Utah, to be one of many engineers designing the inertial guidance system for the Minuteman missile, the first solid propellant rocket. He developed special expertise in designing the rocket engines of the Minuteman and the "O-ring" booster separation techniques. John warned for many years the Challenger shuttle was being misused below temperature specs and would explode someday because the O-rings were not designed for cold temperatures. He was greatly saddened when that happened in 1986. In 1965, his rocket engine knowledge led to his working with Werner von Braun and Arthur Rudolph at the Marshall Space Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The rocket engines of the Saturn V, still the most powerful ever built, were designed and built in Huntsville. John invented a historic breakthrough on the Saturn V engines to create a heat exchanger that would move the near absolute zero solid fuel to a burning gas without going through the liquid stage. His technique is still not clearly understood today, 47 years later, and is currently being researched once again at the Marshall Space Center for possible use in the Mars space trip. The enhanced rocket engine power helped in the success of the 1969 Apollo moon landing. Asked why the Saturn V was so powerful, Von Braun proclaimed, "President Kennedy wants to beat the Russians to the moon and we will do that. But John and I are going to Mars." John's work with fuels at near absolute zero temperatures, combined with his experience in nuclear bombs, magnetism and electronics led to the invention of the nuclear battery in 1970. This nuclear battery was to be used in the golf cart on the original 1969 moon landing. Although the idea was conceived in 1967 at the dinner table, it took three years of proofing before IBM would grant John an invention release on the concept. When his son, David, became an Army helicopter pilot, John left the space race and joined Boeing to improve the reliability of the Huey and Chinook at the Boeing plant near Philadelphia. John returned to the Kansas City area in 1972 to assist in designing test equipment for the world's first dynamic-ram computer memory chips made at Western Electric in Lee's Summit. After a short stint at avionics company King Radio working alongside his son, David, John worked at Lake City Ammunition plant until his retirement in 1986. His remarkable and diverse career reflected America's incredible technology boom. He accomplished his missions with plenty of study, but without a college degree. He was proud of his sons and wife for obtaining professional credentials. John somewhat regretted that he was always too busy inventing, designing, building, testing and repairing equipment to obtain a college degree. He was a doer. He credits a good portion of his ideas to his dear wife, Jackie, whose work as a research librarian for NASA played a significant role. Jackie and John met in aviation class at Westport High in Kansas City. John also credits his elementary school teacher, Ms. Bodenhammer, for inspiring him to reach for the stars. He never forgot his roots and the brilliant people he was fortunate to work with.

SHIPLEY, Darrell Lee
b: Feb 9 1929
d: Oct 23 2003, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur: Cremation

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 24 2003 - Darrell Lee Shipley, 74, Clinton, died Thursday, October 23, 2003, of a heart attack at Saint Luke's Hospital on the Plaza. Cremation. A monument will be set at the Sharon Cemetery. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Lois; three children, Bunny Shipley Weinfurter and son-in-law, Mark Weinfurter of Appleton, Wisconsin, Lise Shipley of San Antonio, Texas, and Bruce Shipley and daughter-in-law, Deborah Shipley of Drexel; four grandchildren, Richard and Eric Shipley of Drexel and Michael and Amy Weinfurter of Appleton, Wisconsin. He is also survived by one brother, Thurman Shipley of Harrisonville.

b: Sep 18 1923, Okmulgee Co, OK
d: Aug 16 2004, Carthage, Jasper Co, MO
Dudman Cemetery, Sarcoxie, Jasper Co, MO
Find-A-Grave: 9335475

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 18 2004 - David Shipman's mother, Rozella Shipman, died in Carthage Monday, August 16, 2004 at 80 years of age after a six-week illness. She was preceded in death by her parents and six brothers and one sister. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Ralph Shipman; her children David of Clinton, Debbie Reed of Carthage and Richard Shipman of Carthage; three sisters, Betty White and Sylba Hill of Carthage and Wanda Hobson of Carl Junction; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

SHIPP, Lillie Belle DURBIN
b: Oct 24 1908, near Windsor, MO
d: Jul 5 1996, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Laurel Oak Cemetery SH-ST, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
Find-A-Grave: 80219866

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lillie Belle Shipp, 87, Windsor, died Friday morning, July 5, 1996, at the Westwood Nursing Home in Clinton. She was born October 24, 1908, near Windsor, the daughter of Charles Martin Durbin and Sarah Elizabeth (Simmons) Durbin. On December 5, 1935, in Windsor, she married Edward Richard Shipp, who survives of the home in Windsor. Mrs. Shipp was a country school teacher in the Windsor area for several years and also worked at the International Shoe Factory in Windsor. In 1954, she was one of two women elected to the Henry County R-1 School District Board of Education, where she served as vice-president. Later, she would serve the school district as bookkeeper for 16 years. She was also a homemaker and bookkeeper for her husband's transfer and shipping company. She served on the Farrington Park Board as member and secretary for many years. She was a member and past president of the Windsor Garden Club and charter member and past president of El Progressio (General Federation of Women's Clubs). She was a member of the Windsor Country Club. Mrs. Shipp was a member of the First Baptist Church, Windsor, where she served as the general secretary, for the Sunday school for more than 35 years and was longtime chairman of the Flower Committee and member of the Euzelian Circle. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Durbin Shipp, St. Joseph; a daughter, Sara Hoecker, Kansas City: four granddaughters, Carolyn Shipp Hoecker, Anne Elizabeth Hoecker, Rebecca Marie Mullins and Hedi Elizabeth Shipp; a great-grandson, Daniel Durbin Mullins, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three brothers, George, Arthur and Edward: six sisters, Maggie Marshall, Mayme Bell, Ruby Cunningham, Hanna Acker, Ida Smart and Mary Helen Durbin. Funeral services were Sunday afternoon, July 7, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial was in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

b: Nov 17 1924, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
d: Mar 30 2000, Lee's Summit, Jackson Co, MO
Laurel Oak Cemetery SH-ST, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Ben Cast & Son-Wood Funeral Home
Find-A-Grave: 151249460

Clinton Daily Democrat, Apr 3 2000 - Dorothy May Shippy, 75, Lee's Summit, died Thursday, March 30, 2000, at John Knox Village Care Center, Lee's Summit. She was born November 17, 1924, in Kansas City, the daughter of Clarence and Bertha (Bellah) Black. Mrs. Shippy was reared in Moundville and had lived in Windsor and Holden before moving to Lee's Summit in 1994. She was married to Floy Ray, John Fristo and John Raymond Shippy. She was a waitress in Windsor and at Strate's Drive-In, Holden. She was also a den mother for Troop 403, Cub Scouts of America in Holden. Funeral services were Monday at Ben Cast & Son-Wood Funeral Home, Holden. Burial was in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

b: Jan 28 1832, Cooper Co, MO
d: Apr 5 1903, Henry Co, MO
Carrsville Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Find-A-Grave: 43793744

Clinton Missouri, 1903 - Chas. Shivers, clerk in the Kansas City post-office, was called last week to the death bed of his mother, Mrs. Wm. Shivers, near Huntingdale. She passed away on the 5th with a paralytic stroke. Born in Cooper county Jan. 28, 1832, being 71 years. She moved to Callaway when quite young and at the age of 14 came with her father, Wm. Coats, to this county. Married to William Shivers Nov. 15, 1848 and they had a happy wedded life, 54 years, 2 months and 29 days. They had 8 children, three of whom have preceded her to the better world. Five, with an afflicted companion, aged about 74, still remain to mourn her loss. She made a profession of faith 45 years ago and united with the Baptist church at Huntingdale. She was one of the constituent members of Cornith Baptist Church and a faithful and constituent member until death claimed her. She loved her church and was always found in her seat until death claimed her. Three of her children were at her bedside, ministering every want. Laid to rest in the Carrsville cemetery. - Mrs. P. D. Lane of Pea Ridge, Arkansas was delayed in getting to her mother's bedside on account of sickness in her own family. T. H. Shivers was unable, on account of deep snows, to be with her. At her bedside, besides the son from Kansas City, were J. N. of Petersburg, and Mrs. S. Beck of Norris. A short service was held at the house, on account of the invalid husband, then the crowd went to the church, where the sermon was preached.

SHIVERS, William H.
b: Nov 30 1828, Howard Co, MO
d: Dec 27 1903, Henry Co, MO
Carrsville Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Find-A-Grave: 43794000

Clinton Missouri, Jan 1904 - William H. Shivers, an old and honored citizen, died December 27, 1903, after a short illness. He had been complaining for some time, though his symptoms were not of a serious nature. Then the day before Christmas, a high fever set in and his son summoned Dr. Beaty immediately. Grave fears were entertained and his youngest son, C. E. of Kansas City, was notified by telegram of his father's condition and Mrs. S. Beck was summoned to his bedside. At half past eleven Sunday night, life left him like one falling asleep. He was conscious until the last moments and would call his sons or daughter by name. Just before the last, he was heard to exclaim: "What beautiful flowers." He was laid to rest by his beloved wife, who died just a few months ago. He was born in Howard County, Mo. While yet young, he moved with his parents to Johnson County, then to Henry, where in 1858 he married Nancy Coats. Eight children were born; three preceded their parents into the spirit world, while five survive. His son, T. H. of Montana, and Mrs. P. D. Lane could not be summoned in time to be present. He was a noble citizen and was financially successful, being energetic and industrious. After losing his health, adversity stayed with him. But he bore it all heroically and without murmur.


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