Seydel, Robert A., d. 1934 - Shearn, Delores Jean, d. 2007


Seydel, Robert A. “Bob” 20 Apr 1849 - 20 Jul 1934 CCR 26 Jul 1934 p5

[Note: Son of George Washington & Harriet M. (Herrod) Seydel]

Robert Seydell was born April 20, 1849 and passed away at the County Infirmary July 20, 1934 at the age of 85 years, 3 months, and 1 day. Funeral services were held Sunday, July 22, 1934 at 4 p.m. at Richwood with Rev. Galloway of Rogersville officiating. Interment was made in the Richwood cemetery under the direction of B.C. Klepper.


Shackelford, Clayton Arthur 14 Nov 1927 - 25 Jan 1991  NN-E 31 Jan 1991

[Note: Son of Arthur & Helen (  ) Shackelford ]

Clayton Arthur Shackelford, 63, Nixa, a longtime resident of Long Island, N.Y., died at 3:07 p.m, Friday, Jan. 25, 1991, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born Nov. 14, 1927, to Arthur and Helen Shackelford in Brooklyn, N.Y. Survivors include three daughters, Kathi Hawkins, Nixa, Barbara Miller, Nixa, and Lynn Melvin, Oklahoma City; a son, Clayton Shackelford, Norco, Calif.; and six grandchildren. A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated Tuesday in St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Ozark, with Msgr. Edward Eftink officiating. Internment was in Springfield National Cemetery under direction of Harris Colonial Chapel.


Shackelford, Ellen (Hicks) 20 May 1839 - 6 Sep 1917 CCR 14 Sep 1917

[Note: Daughter of William & Eliza (Leedy) Hicks]

Mrs. Ike Workman’s mother, Mrs. Shackelford, died at her home in Springfield on last Saturday and the remains were brought here for burial Monday. Mrs. Shackelford was well known here having lived here a number of years. No one knew her but loved her.


Shadoin, Robert E. 19 Aug 1924 - 9 Sep 2004 CCH-N 15 Sept 2004

[Note: Son of Claude & Lena Estelle (  ) Shadoin; married Aggie]

Robert Eugene Shadoin, Springfield, was born in New Castle, Ind., to Claude and Lena Estelle Shadoin on Aug. 19, 1924, and died on Sept. 9, 2004, at the age of 80 years.  He grew up a Hoosier and graduated from Kennard High School in 1942. He spent four years in the United States Marine Corps before beginning a 35-year career with the Federal Aviation Agency.  He was an Airway Facilities Sector Manager for the FAA at numerous locations throughout the United States, with his last assignment at Lambert Field in St. Louis. He retired in 1980 after receiving numerous awards and recognitions from the FAA for his outstanding achievements and service.  He is survived by his wife, Aggie; sons Rusty Shadoin of Olathe, Kan., Tom Shadoin of Topeka, Kan., Dan Shadoin of Poland, Ind., and Larry Shadoin of Gardner, Kan.; daughter Doris Colboch and husband Greg of Nixa; daughters-in-law, Vivian and Shaun Shadoin; grandchildren Jeff and Jason Colboch of Nixa, Rob Shadoin, Abbie Younts, Steve Shadoin and Jared Shadoin, all of Indiana, Michael and Kimberly Sha- doin, Valerie Broers, Tim Shadoin, Tammy Atkins, and Mindy Shadoin, all of Kansas; 14 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Bill, of Indiana. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Jim; sister Dorothy; and daughter- in-law Barbara Shadoin.  According to his wishes, no services will be held, and cremation will take place under direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home North.  The family suggests blood donations and/or signing an organ donor commitment in the memory of Robert. He will be sorely missed by his loved ones.

©Ozarks Newsstand 2004


Shadwick, Dennis Howard 6 Jan 1945 - 5 Dec 2008 SN-L 7 Dec 2008

[Note: Son of Howard C. & Thelma Merlene (Ridge) Shadwick; married 4 Jan 1963 Patricia "Patty” Baker]

Mr. Dennis Howard Shadwick, 63, Billings, passed away Friday, December 5, 2008, in Cox South Hospital, Springfield, Missouri. He was born January 6, 1945, in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of Howard and Merlene (Ridge) Shadwick. He was united in marriage to Patricia "Patty” (Baker) on January 4, 1963. Dennis was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church in Springfield. He loved the outdoors, enjoying hunting and fishing. His parents preceded Dennis in death. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Patty, Billings; five sons, Steve Shadwick and wife, Julie, Fair Grove, Chris Shadwick and wife, Samantha, Republic, Joseph Shadwick, Billings, Stacy Shadwick, Chesapeake, and Mark Thaman and wife, Pam, Colorado Springs, Colorado; 10 grandchildren; two brothers, Donald Shadwick, Billings, and Ronnie Shadwick, Rogersville; and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, December 8, 2008, in Meadors Funeral Home, Clever, with Rev. Charles Hufft officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Clever. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, in the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at


Shadwick, Howard C. 6 May 1923 - 5 Dec 1981  OH 10 Dec 1981 p11

[Note: Son of ? & Minnie (  ) Shadwick; married Thelma Merlene Ridge 30 Sep 1926 - 17 Oct 1985]

Services for Howard C. Shadwick, 58, Springfield, were held Dec. 5 in Ayre-Goodwin Chapel with the Rev. Jim Shundy officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Shadwick died

Dec. 2 in Cox Medical Center after a long illness. Survivors include his wife, Thelma; three sons, Ron, Rogersville, Donald, Nixa and Dennis, Battlefield; his mother, Mrs. Minnie Reed, Springfield; a brother, Marshall, Springfield; a sister. Mrs. Jeannie Sisco, Pensacola, Fla. and seven grandchildren.


Shadwick, Patricia Carol (Baker) 22 Jul 1946 - 29 Jun 2009 SN-L 30 Jun 2009

[Note: Daughter of Jack & Mary Jo (Russell) Baker; married 4 Jan 1963 Dennis Howard Shadwick]

Mrs. Patricia Carol Shadwick, 62, Billings, passed away Monday, June 29, 2009 in Cox South Hospital, Springfield, Missouri. She was born July 22, 1946, in Springfield, Missouri, the daughter of Jack and Mary Jo (Russell) Baker. She was united in marriage to Dennis Howard Shadwick on January 4, 1963. Patricia enjoyed collecting Precious Moments figurines and painting. She had been attending the Golden Avenue Baptist Church in Springfield. Her husband of 46 years, Dennis, preceded Patricia in death on December 5, 2008. She is survived by five sons, Steve Shadwick and wife Julie, Fair Grove, Chris Shadwick and wife Samantha, Republic, Joey Shadwick, Shell Knob, Stacy Shadwick, Halltown, and Mark Thaman and wife Pam, Colorado Springs, Colorado; ten grandchildren; parents, Jack and Mary Jo Baker, Clever; a brother, Butch Baker, Clever; and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, 2009 in Meadors Funeral Home, Clever. Burial will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Clever. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, in the funeral home. Contributions may be made to the Cerebral Palsy Foundation, as a tribute to her brother, Butch. Online condolences may be made at www.meadors


Shadwick, Thelma Merlene (Ridge) 30 Sep 1926 - 17 Oct 1985 OH 24 Oct 1985 p5

[Note: married Howard C. Shadwick 6 May 1923 - 5 Dec 1981]

Services for Thelma Merlene Shadwick, 59, Springfield, were held Oct. 19 in Ayre-Goodwin Chapel with the Rev. Charles Hufft officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Shadwick died Oct. 17 in her home following a long illness . A retired Zenith Electronics Corporation employee, she had lived in Springfield for the past 20 years, Survivors include three sons, Ron, Rogersville, Donald, Nixa, and Dennis, Battlefield; a brother, Dallas Ridge, Shafter, Calif.; two sisters, Louise Haskins, Shafter, Calif. and Lorene Bearden, Newport, Ark.; seven grandchildren., Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.


Shaffer, Elias Calvin 5 Apr 1872 - 21 Dec 1956 CCR 3 Jan 1957 p2

[Note: Son of Elias & Sarah (Carlisle) Shaffer; married Jennie]

Funeral services for Elias Calvin Shaffer, 84, who died December 21 at his home in Nixa, were held December 24 at 2:00 p.m. in the Harris Funeral Chapel there with Rev. C. F. Siler officiating. Burial was in Maple Park Cemetery, Springfield under direction of Harris. A native of Ohio, he moved to Cassville during boyhood and located in Nixa four years ago. He was a member of the Cassville Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Jennie of Nixa; one son, Dr. Harold Shaffer of Nixa; three daughters, Mrs. Lester Haney of Sawyer, Kan; Mrs. Richard Foster of Riverside, Calif, and Mrs. Ola Farwell of Eureka Springs, Ark; ten grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; two brothers, John Shaffer of Nevada and Jim Shaffer of Loveland, Colo.


Shaffer, Evelyn L. (Schaulis) 22 Mar 1918 - 8 Feb 1996  CCH-N 14 Feb 1996

[Note: Daughter of Louis Alvin & Emma Naomi (Aidlotte) Schaulis; married 27 Jun 1942 Dr. Harold A. Shaffer 27 Dec 1909 - 17 Sep 1986]

Evelyn L. Shaffer, 77, Nixa, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 1996, in her home following a short illness. She was born Friday, March 22, 1918, in Hiattville, Kansas, the daughter of Louis Alvin and Emma Naomi (Aidlotte) Schaulis. She was united in marriage to Harold A. Shaffer on June 27, 1942. The mother of three children, she was a homemaker and worked as a receptionist in her husband's medical practice. She is survived by: three sons and their wives, Robert and Cheryl Shaffer, Keller, Texas, and their children, Christopher and Elizabeth; Lynn and Christine Shaffer, Branson, and their children Christy Lynn, Casey and Richard; and Gary and Peggy Shaffer, Nixa, and their children Allison, Autumn and Ashley; one sister, Margaret Johnson, Claremore, Okla.; a niece, Janice Clifton, Emory, Texas; and two nephews, Steven Johnson, Tulsa, Okla., and Ronnie French, Hurst, Texas. She was preceded in death by: her husband, Harold Shaffer; a sister, Mildred Rutledge; a brother, Norman Schaulis; and a grandson, Aaron Shaffer. Services were held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 10 1996 in Harris, a Cassity Heritage Funeral Home, Nixa, with the Reverend Kirby Holbrook officiating. Burial followed in Delaware Cemetery, Nixa. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial contributions be made to the Nixa Public School System, 205 North Street, Nixa, Mo. 65714.


Shaffer, Harold A., Dr. 27 Dec 1909 - 17 Sep 1986 OH 25 Sep 1986 p4

[Note: Son of Elias Calvin & Jennie (  ) Shaffer; married 27 Jun 1942 Evelyn L. Schaulis 22 Mar 1918 - 8 Feb 1996]

Services for Harold A. Shaffer, 76, Nixa, were held Sept. 19 at Harris Chapel, Nixa, with the Rev. Wilbur Blansit officiating. Burial was in Delaware Cemetery near Nixa. Dr. Shaffer died Sept. 17 following a long illness. He was born in Eagle Rock and he and his wife, Evelyn, had moved to Nixa in 1948 and established a practice. He was a graduate of Kansas City College of Osteopathy and Surgery. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn; three sons, Robert, Keller, Texas, Lynn, Branson, and Gary, Battlefield; one sister, May Farwell, Eureka Springs, Ark.; and eight grandchildren.


Shaffer, Harold, Dr. 27 Dec 1909 - 17 Sep 1986 OH 25 Sep 1986 pB11

Card of Thanks

The family of Dr. Harold Shaffer wishes to express heartfelt thanks to all the many friends and neighbors who have made this time of loss easier to bear. For all the food, flowers, cards and prayers, we are all so appreciative. We will not soon forget the love you have shown us.  The Harold A. Shaffer Family.


Shaffer, Jennie 1876 - 31 Dec 1966   CCR 5 Jan 1967 p1

[Note: married Elias Calvin Shaffer 5 Apr 1872 - 21 Dec 1956]

Mrs. Jennie Shaffer, 90. Nixa, a former resident of Cassville, died at 7:40 a.m. Saturday in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield. Mrs. Shaffer, who moved to Nixa in 1952, was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cassville. Survivors are a son, Dr. Harold Shaffer, Nixa; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Foster, Tucson, Ariz., and Mrs. Ola Farwell, Eureka Springs, Ark.; 10 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Harris Chapel at Nixa with the Rev. Roscoe Harding officiating. Burial was in Maple Park Cemetery, Springfield.


Shaffer, Mary Jane (McLean) 26 Feb 1927 - 17 Apr 1998  CCH-N 29 Apr 1998

[Note: married Robert P. Shaffer]

Mary Jane McLean Shaffer, born Feb. 26, 1927, died April 17, 1998. Burial will be Wednesday April 22, 1998 at 2 p.m. in Jerome, Idaho. She is survived by her husband Robert P Shaffer, daughter, Shirley Ring, son Jerry Shaffer, brother Jack McLean; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.


Shaffer, Peggy Deanne (Hull) 1953 - 2 Mar 2012 SN-L 4 Mar 2012 & CCH-N 7 Mar 2012 & CCH-N 14 Mar 2012

[Note: Daughter of ? & Erma Noreen (Rawson) Hull; married 10 Aug 1972 Gary Wayne Shaffer]

            Peggy Deanne Shaffer, 58, a lifelong resident of Nixa, Missouri passed from this world on March 2, 2012. She will be met in her heavenly home by her son Aaron Matthew, mother Erma Fleming, and brother Kenneth Dean Hull. Peggy devoted her life to her three daughters, Allison Harrington, Autumn Hardin and Ashleigh MacPherson and had recently found immeasurable joy in watching her four young grandsons, Jack, Oliver, Harrison and Patrick grow. She is survived by her daughters and their father Gary Shaffer, her four grandsons, her sister, Tammy Bowling, brothers David Fleming and John Richard Hull, nieces, nephews and countless friends. To those who knew her, Peggy was vibrant, compassionate and was immensely generous, never meeting a stranger. She was a mother to all those she knew, always freely giving of her time and love. She was a lover of all animals, but especially her two little Japanese Chin puppies Kempo and Kiwi, who accompanied her to the glory land. Peggy was a child of the Lord always relishing in the day she would meet her Heavenly Father. During her life, Peggy always hoped that when she passed, those she loved would celebrate her life, not mourn her loss. We invite you to do so at a visitation on Monday, March 5, 2012 from 5-7 p.m. in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Christian County Humane Society.


Shaffstall, Donna 16 May 1909 - 22 Jun 1982 OH 1 Jul 1982 p12

[Note: married Wilbur Allen Shaffstall  28 Apr 1908 - 27 May 1988]

Graveside services for Donna Shaffstall, 73, Springfield, were held June 28 in Springfield National Cemetery with the Rev. Michael McGinnis officiating. Mrs. Shaffstall died June 22 in Cox Medical Center after  a short illness. The body has been cremated at Greenlawn Crematory under direction of Greenlawn Battlefield South Funeral Home. A former resident of the Highlandville community, Mrs. Shaffstall was a member of Selmore Christian Church. Survivors include her husband, W. A.; and three sisters, Mrs. Ruby Pierce, Springfield, Mrs. Violet Routsong, Colorado Springs, Colo, and Mrs. Beatrice Benz, Sacramento, Calif.


Shahan, Jane (Johnson) 13 Jul 1914 - 28 Feb 1989 OH 16 Mar 1989

[Note: married Rev. Ela A. Shahan 29 Jul 1905 - 29 Jan 1988]

Jane Johnson Shahan, 74, formerly of the Springfield area, died Feb. 28 in her home in Blythe, California, after an illness. Services for Mrs. Shahan were held March 3 in the Frye Chapel. Burial followed in Blythe Cemetery. Born in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Mrs. Shahan graduated from Bolivar High School and later from Southwest Missouri State University. She was a former area high school teacher, teaching in Phillipsburg, Rogersville, Washburn and Ash Grove. She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. E.A. Shahan, in January, 1988. Surviving are a sister, Martha Windes, Washburn; and a brother, William H. "Bill" Johnson, Springfield.


Shamblin, Fanor 6 Mar 1888 - 17 Feb 1983 OH 24 Feb 1983 p13

[Note: married Henry Shamblin  7 Jun 1894 - Dec 1987]

Services for Fanor Shamblin, 94, Branson, were held Feb. 20 in Branson United Methodist Church with Dr. Arthur Fullbright officiating. Burial was in Ozarks Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Whelchel. Mrs. Shamblin died Feb. 17 of natural causes in Mesa Hills Care Center, Columbia. Survivors include her husband, Henry; a daughter, Mrs. Delaine Holland, Columbia; a sister, Mrs. Genia Laster, Ozark, Ark.; two granddaughters and a great grandson. Memorial contributions may be made to Branson United Methodist Church.


Shan, Lores Monroe 5 Oct 1904 - 14 Apr 1990 OH 26 Apr 1990 & OH 3 May 1990

[Note: married 18 Oct 1928 Vera Kidwell]

Lores Monroe Shan, 85, died April 14, 1990 in a Denver, Colo. hospital. He was born Oct. 5, 1904, near Clever. He and Vera Kidwell, Nixa, were married Oct. 18, 1928. They had two children, Barbara Lee Shan, who was born and died Nov. 12, 1930, and Janice Sue, born Jan. 25, 1938. He received degrees from Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, and the University of Missouri-Columbia. He taught school locally for 17 years before moving to Twin Falls, Idaho. He and wife worked for 17 years and then bought the State Street Hardware and Lumber Co. which they operated until 1978. They were both members of the University Christian Church in Boise. Idaho. He is survived by his wife, Vern; a daughter, Janice Sue Brown, and her husband, Phillip Brown; two granddaughters; two great-grandsons; two brothers, Lawrence Shan, Nixa, and Forest Shan, Clever: a sister, Lelia Bell Wolverton, Galveston, Texas; and several nieces and nephews. Services were held in the University Christian Church in Boise, Idaho.


Shane, Edwina Marlene (Lamar) 31 May 1938 - 25 Jul 2004  SN-L 27 Jul 2004

[Note: Daughter of Edward L. & ? (?) Lamar; married 1940 Thomas R. Shane]

Edwina "Marlene" Lamar Shane, 66, Ozark, Mo. In her home in Ozark, her family by her side, Marlene Shane was carried by holy angels to her eternal home on Sunday, July 25, 2004, at the age of 66. She was born in the farm home of her maternal grandparents in Halfway, Mo., on May 31, 1938. Marlene grew up in Springfield, Mo., and was a 1956 graduate of Central High School. Confident of her call from God to be a teacher, she graduated from SMS in 1960 with a degree in education. Marlene was a highly favored teacher during her 41 year career, 25 years in southwest Missouri, 13 years in Arkansas, and 3 years in Mississippi. Marlene became a follower of Christ at age 11 and was a devoted Christian throughout her life. She taught Sunday School to all ages for more than 30 years. Marlene became a member of Grant Avenue Baptist Church in Springfield at the age of 16, and renewed her membership there when she retired and moved back to Missouri in 2002. Marlene was preceded in death by her father, Edward L. Lamar. She is survived by her beloved husband of 44 years, Thomas R. Shane; her daughter, Elizabeth Shane Clark and husband, John; her son, Phillip Shane and wife, Valerie; five grandchildren, Brandon and Erica Shane, Adam, Audrey and Andrew Clark; her mother, Bertha Lamar; her siblings and their companions, Barbara Morgan and Von, John Lamar and LaVonna, Joe Lamar and Sheila, and Harriet List and Rick; her extended family, Bud Shane, Evelyn and Ralph Looney, Jackie Mears, Pat Bowling, Jim and Pat Shane, and Barry and Candy Shane; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, cousins and treasured friends and former students. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Walnut Lawn DeGraffenreid-Wood Funeral Home, Springfield. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 29, 2004, in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. The family wishes to extend special thanks to Dr. Thomas Froelich and his staff. If desired, memorials may be made to St. John's Hospice Care in care of the funeral home.


Shaner, Richard Blake 17 Apr 1917 - 22 Dec 1988 OH 29 Dec 1988

[Note: Son of Samuel W. & Ethel Ann (Blake) Shaner; married Dixie Ann Ralston]

Richard Blake Shaner, 71, of Sparta, died at 8:10 a.m. Dec. 22 at his home. The body was cremated under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. No funeral services are planned. Mr. Shaner was born April 17, 1917 in London, England to Samuel W. and Ethel Ann (Blake) Shaner. He was united in marriage to Dixie Ann Ralston. He was an electrical engineer. His survivors include his wife, Dixie, of the home; two sons, Richard Shaner, Jr., of Bellingham, Washington and Jack Shaner, Sparta; one daughter, Cliffie Shaner, Bellingham, Washington; and eight grandchildren.


Shank, Helen Louise (Osburn) 2 Sep 1929 - 26 Mar 2008 SN-L 27 Mar 2008

[Note: Daughter of Harvey Dillard & Mary Adeline (Keller) Osburn; married ? Shank]

Helen Louise Shank, age 79, of Springfield, Mo., passed away March 26, 2008 at 1:05 p.m., in Quail Creek Nursing Facility after a battle with cancer. She was born September 2, 1929, in Sparta, Mo., to Mary A. Osburn and Harvey (Dillard) Osburn, who preceded her in death. Helen was a wonderful mother and grandmother. She resided in Maryland for several years where she sang with the Sweet Adelines and went to many competitions. She was very active in the Girl Scouts for several years. She is survived by three children, Carolyn French and husband of Springfield, Mo., Kellie Muller and husband of Riva, Md. and Kevin Shank of Springfield, Mo.; five grandchildren, Tonya Albert, Pa., Kimberly Weaver, Springfield, Mo., Christopher Mohn and Jeffrey Mohn of Maryland and Jonathan Shank of Virginia; and five great-grandchildren and many family and friends. Funeral services will be held in Greenlawn Funeral Home North on March 29, 2008, at 1 p.m., with burial following in Monger Cemetery in Sparta. Visitation will be in the funeral home on March 28, 2008, from 7 to 8 p.m.

Shankles, Micha Gayle 1983 - Sep 2011 SN-L 6 Sep 2011

Micha Gayle Shankles, 28, Billings. Arrangements: Walnut Lawn Funeral Home, Springfield, MO.


Shanks, Mary Ellen “Mam-Mam“ (Vogt) 29 Oct 1917 - 24 Mar 2008 SN-L 26 Mar 2008 & SN-L 27 Mar 2008

[Note: Daughter of Eugene & Ella (  ) Vogt; married 1978 Laddie W. Shanks]

Mrs. Mary "Mam-Mam" Shanks, age 90 years, four months and 23 days, passed away March 24, 2008, in her home in Fair Grove, Mo. She was formerly of Ozark, Mo. She was born October 29, 1917, to Eugene and Ella Vogt in Monett, Mo. She was preceded in death by her husband of 30 years, Laddie W. Shanks; her parents; four brothers; two sisters; and two grandchildren. She is survived by 12 children, Ellen Brayfield, Bobbi Jameson, Bennett Shanks, David and Linda Shanks, Becky and Bill Fullerton, Pat and Carolyn Shanks, Mike and Diana Shanks, Carmen Bein, Terri Shanks, Sandi and Tom Drake, Scotti and Gene Inmon and Jimmy and Becky Shanks; 23 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, John and Jim Vogt; her best buddy "Mimi"; and a host of family and friends. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 26, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., in Greenlawn Funeral Home North. Funeral services will be Thursday, March 27, at 3 p.m., in the funeral home.

Shannon, James H., III 27 Jul 1940 - 19 Jun 2011 CCH-N 13 Jul 2011

[Note: Son of Richard C. & Wanda ( ) Shannon, III]

James H. Shannon III, Jim died on June 19, 2011, in Republic. He was born on July 27, 1940, in Ava. He graduated from Drury College in 1963 and Rollins College in 1966 with an MBA. He was in the Army National Guard and will be buried in the Springfield National Cemetery at a date to be determined in the near future. He was preceded in death by his mother Wanda Shannon, in 2001, his half-brother, Richard W. Shannon in 2007, and his father Richard C. Shannon III, in 2009. He is survived by his only child Richard C. Shannon IV, Minneapolis, Minn. Cremation services were under direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home South, Springfield.


Sharp, Eacie L. (Rozell) Strain 27 Jan 1911 - 8 Feb 1996

[Note: Daughter of James & Adeline (  ) Rozell; married 28 Dec 1927 Johnnie Strain; married 30 Dec 1967 George Sharp]

Eacie L Sharp, 85, of Nixa, passed away at 8:00 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 8, 1996 in Cox Medical Center, after complications from heart surgery. She celebrated her 85th birthday last Saturday.  Eacie was born Friday, Jan. 27, 1911 in Protem, Missouri, the daughter of James and Adeline Rozell. She was converted at Pelham school house when she was twenty, and led a full Christian life.  Eacie was married to Johnnie Strain, Dec. 28, 1927 at Protem. To this union were born two children, Hubert and Debra. On Dec. 30, 1967, she was married to George Sharp of Fair Grove. They spent a happy nine years together on the farm. George died Nov. 2, 1975 at Fair Grove. After his death, she moved to Nixa, where she developed new friends and spent many happy hours at the Nixa Senior Center. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by: her parents; and her five brothers, Tony, Loy, Jess Norm and John. Eacie is survived by her two children, Hubert Strain of Dallas, and Debra and her husband, Bob, of Nixa; two granddaughters, Dana Cobb of St. Petersburg, Florida and Abbey Cobb of Nixa; her sister, Minnie, of Nixa, and many nieces and nephews. Services were held Sunday, Feb. 11, 1996 in Harris, a Cassity Heritage Funeral Home, Nixa, with the Rev. Joe Fahl officiating. Burial followed in Wolfe Cemetery, Protem, Missouri.


Sharp, Ermile 17 May 1926 - 23 Apr 1990 OH 26 Apr 1990

Ermile Sharp, 63, Billings, died 8:25 a.m. Monday, April 23, 1990 in Springfield Community Hospital, after a long illness. He was a farmer and artificial inseminator for the 21st Century Co. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean conflict. He is survived by two daughters, Susan Aschwege, Billings, and Elizabeth Webb, Springfield; a brother, Noale Sharpe, Kansas City; three sisters, Olgia Poole, Wendyville, and Armeta Weaver and Bernice Payne, both of Lebanon; and nieces and nephews. Services were Wednesday in First Christian Church with the Rev. Jess Pearce officiating. Burial was in City Cemetery, Lebanon, under the direction of Meadors Funeral Home.


Sharp, Ermile 17 May 1926 - 23 Apr 1990 SN-L 25 Apr 1990

Ermile Sharp, 63, Billings, died at 8:25 a.m. Monday, April 23, in Springfield Community Hospital after a long illness.  He was a farmer and artificial inseminator for the 21st Century Company.  He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean conflict.  He is survived by two daughters, Susan Aschwege, Billings, and Elizabeth Webb, Springfield; a brother, Noale Sharpe, Kansas City; three sisters, Olgia Poole, Wendyville, and Armeta Weaver and Bernice Payne, both of Lebanon; and nieces and nephews.  Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in First Christian Church with the Rev. Jess Pearce officiating.  Burial will be in City Cemetery, Lebanon, under direction of Meadors Funeral Home.  Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. (Springfield (MO) News-Leader – 25 April 1990)


Sharp. Jacob William 4 Dec 1926 - 8 Dec 1926 CCR 16 Dec 1926 p1

[Note: Son of Don L. &  Martha Velma (Forgey) Sharp; congenital bowel obstruction]

Funeral services for the little infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Sharp were held Thursday, December 9th at 2 p.m. from the home of the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jake Forgey. Services were conducted by Elijah Hanks and interment in Linden cemetery at Linden, Mo.


Sharp, Lawrence B. 20 Dec 1859 - 16 Feb 1939 CCR 23 Feb 1939 p1

[Note: Son of John Wolverton & Ann (Wilson) Sharp; married 1876 Mary E. Grable 28 Mar 1855 - 23 Aug 1913; married 1916 Mary Donelson]

Lawrence B. Sharp, the ninth child of John Wolverton and Ann Wilson Sharp was born in Appanoose county Iowa on Dec. 20, 1859, and passed away at his home near Elkhead, Mo., on Feb. 16, 1939, at the age of 79 years, one month and 27 days. He had lived a continuous Christian life, having professed his conversion many years ago in Nebraska. At the time of his death, he was a member of the Sparta Baptist church. He had long been a useful and prominent citizen of his home community, having lived there since 1901. He was united in marriage to Mary E. Grable in 1876. To this union two children were born, Earnest and Mary. The wife and son preceded him in death. In 1916 he was united in marriage to Mary Donelson. Those who survive Mr. Sharp are the widow, his daughter, Mrs. Whitted, eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren. A host of friends and neighbors likewise mourn his passing. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Feb. 19, at 1 p.m. by Rev. Worth Caughron at the residence with burial in the Union Chapel cemetery under direction of Sparta Undertaking Company, Rathbun & Chaffin.


Sharp, Margaret Rosanna (Beatty) 19 Sep 1838 - 13 Jan 1934 CCR 18 Jan 1934 p5

[Note: Daughter of James & Bathsheba (Gann) Beatty; married 1864 Francis Marion Sharp 1839 - 3 Dec 1920]

Margaret R. Beatty, the second daughter of James and Bethsheba Beatty was born in Illinois in 1838 and departed this life at the age of 95 years, 4 months and 6 days. As a child she moved in a covered wagon with her family to Pennsylvania and from there to Iowa and then a western frontier. When a young woman she united with the Cumberland Presbyterian church. In 1864 she was united in marriage to Francis Marion Sharp, then a young Union soldier, home on furlough. To this union were born 8 children, all of whom survive. They are Francis S. Sharp, John G. Sharp and Alberta Blake, all of Tampa, Florida, James E. Sharp of Centerville, Iowa, Mrs. Thomas Parvina of Elkhead, Mrs. Clair Spencer of Albia, Iowa, Mrs. Lillian Yetes of Thomasville, Georgia and Lucile Robinson of Elkhead. Besides the children there are 12 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Jan. 14, 1934 at 2 p.m. in the Sparta Christian church with Rev. W. P. Honn of Ozark officiating. Burial was made in the Sparta cemetery under the direction of the Sparta Undertaking Company, Chaffin & Rathbun.


Sharp, Mary Louise 15 Aug 1925 - Sep 1976  OH 23 Sep 1976 p5

[Note: married Ermile Sharp]

Billings - Services for Mrs. Mary Louise Sharp, 51, Route 2, Billings, was at 1:30 p.m. today in Billings Christian Church with the Rev. Bill William officiating. Burial were in Lebanon City Cemetery under direction of Meadors Funeral Home of Billings. Mrs. Sharp died in her home at 11:10 a.m. Tuesday after a long illness.


Sharp, Robert Leroy “Bob” 13 Sep 1950 - 18 Jul 2005  SN-L 20 Jul 2005

[Note: Son of Gerald & JoAnna (   ) Sharp]

Robert "Bob" Leroy Sharp, 54, Elkland, Mo., was born September 13, 1950, in Corpus Christi, Texas, and passed away at 11:45 p.m. July 18, 2005, in his home, following a long battle with cancer. He was employed as a commercial painter and enjoyed hunting, fishing, canoeing and outdoor activities. Bob is survived by four children, Sarah Katherine Austin and husband, Tim of Ozark; Holly Margaret Siccama and husband, Ralph of Marshfield; Robert Casey Sharp and fiancee, Samantha Allspaw of Springfield; Eric Leroy Sharp of Marshfield; four grandchildren, Emily and Drew, Samantha and Morgan; his parents, Gerald and JoAnna Sharp of Elkland; two brothers, David Sharp and wife, Donna of Elkland; and Jerry Sharp and wife, Carolyn of Springfield; sister, Kate Sharp and Annette Bielek of Elkland; adopted sister, Jan Freeman and husband, Rick of Nixa; a host of family and dear friends; and special dog, Honey. Visitation will be 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 21 in Greenlawn Funeral Home North. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Community Hospices of America.




Sharp, Thomas Parvin 3 Aug 1873 - 9 Oct 1937 CCR 14 Oct 1937 p4

[Note: Son of Francis Marion & Margaret R. (Batey) Sharp; married 26 Feb 1898 Monticello, FL Willie Jewell Griffin]

Thomas Parvin Sharp, the fifth child of Francis Marion and Margaret R. Sharp, was born in Appanoose county, Iowa, in 1873 and departed this life at his home at Elkhead at the age of 64 years, two months and six days. He was united in marriage to Willie Jewell Griffin on Feb. 26, 1898 at Monticello, Fla. To this union one daughter was born, Jessie Barbara. He united with the Presbyterian church at an early age and remained true to this faith. He is survived by the widow, two daughters, Mrs. Grace Ansley of Tampa, Fla., and Barbara of the home address, one granddaughter, two brothers and four sisters. Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, Oct. 10, at 2:30 p.m. at the residence with Rev. Matthews of Ozark officiating. Burial was made in the Sparta cemetery under the direction of the Sparta Undertaking Co. Rathbun & Chaffin.


Sharp, Walter Henry 13 Jan 1877 - 18 Oct 1946  CCR 24 Oct 1946 p1

[Note: Son of John Lewis & Martha (Allison) Sharp; married Pearl; name on MO DC is Waldron H. Sharp]

Walter Henry Sharp, 69, died suddenly at his home on Route 2, Billings, Friday night. Mr. Sharp was a native of the Fair Grove vicinity, and moved to Billings three years ago. Survivors include his wife, Pearl; four sons, Waltie of Fair Grove, Ed of Des Moines, George of Marshfield and Louie of Fair Grove; two daughters, Mrs. Minnie Lyle Springfield and Mrs. Bennie Smith of Fair Grove; three step daughters, Mrs. Sam Shipley of Billings, Mrs. Lawrence Ricketts of Brighton and Mrs. Minnie Williamson of Springfield; a stepson, Chester Cooper of Billings; 32 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Jim of Kit Carson, Colo.; Fred of California and John of Fair Grove; and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Kesterson of Fair Grove and Mrs. Charles Gunter of Paragould, Ark. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Mt. Comfort church near Fair Grove with Rev. Orbie Best officiating. Burial was made in the church cemetery under the direction of Thieme Funeral home of Springfield.


Sharpton, Hutson Low 1868 - 21 Oct 1942 CCR 29 Oct 1942 p1

[Note: Son of Thomas & Mary (  ) Sharpton; married 29 Oct 1893 Sarah Elizabeth Pruitt Dec 1873 - 14 Feb 1964]

Hutson Low Sharpton, 74, son of Thomas and Mary Sharpton, died Wednesday, October 21, at his home in Douglas county. He was united in marriage to Sarah Pruitt, October 29, 1893 and to this union ten children were born, three having preceded him in death. Survivors are seven children, one son, J.T. Sharpton of Lindsborg, KS and six daughters, Mrs. Mae Hunt of Sparta, MO, Mrs. Leota Applegate of Haven, KS, Mrs. Belle Nelson of Ava, MO, Mrs. Hazel Lakey and Mrs. Grace Lakey of Seymour, MO, forty two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Also surviving the two sisters, Mrs. Effie Riley of Brushy Know, MO, Mrs. Matilda Mulnenix of McFal, MO, two brothers, Sam of Dewey, OK, and John of Glencoe, OK, besides a host of other relatives and friends. He was a member of Missionary Baptist church. Funeral services were conducted Friday, Oct. 23 at 2 pm in the Pruitt church by Revs. Applegate and Pruitt with burial in the Hall cemetery under direction of the Sparta Funeral Home, Rathbun and Chaffin.


Sharpton, Sarah Elizabeth (Pruitt) Dec 1873 - 14 Feb 1964    CCR 20 Feb 1964 p1

[Note: Daughter of John R. & Elizabeth (Williams) Pruitt; married 29 Oct 1893 Hutson Low Sharpton 30 Mar 1868 - 21 Oct 1942]

Mrs. Sarah E. Sharpton, 90, a former Route 3, Ava resident, died at 4:15 p.m. Friday in the Christian Rest Home, Ozark. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Mae Hunt, Fresno, Calif., Mrs. Bell Nelson, Springfield, Mrs. Leota Applegate, Hutchinson, Kan., Mrs. Flora Thomas, Route 3, Ava; a son, Bud, Kimbrell, Neb.; 45 grandchildren, 94 great grandchildren and six great, great grandchildren; a brother, J. T. Pruitt, Ozark; two sisters, Mrs. Vina Morrison, Ava and Mrs. Phene Hodges, Ozark. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Clinkenbeard Chapel, Ava, with the Rev. Allen Shull officiating. Burial was in the Hall Cemetery.


Shaw, Barry Duane 16 Sep 1955 - 26 Feb 2005 SN-L 1 Mar 2005

[Note: Son of J.R. & Dolores (  ) Shaw; married Karen]

Barry Duane Shaw, 49, Clever passed away on February 26, 2005. He was born September 16, 1955 in Lima, Ohio, the son of J.R. and Dolores Shaw. Barry served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1981 until 1985, aboard the USS Eisenhower. He was a correctional officer for the Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield. Barry loved his pets and was an avid football fan. Survivors include his wife, Karen; a daughter, Courtney; his mother, Dolores Shaw, Lima, Ohio; a sister, Claudia Kennel and husband Cubby, Indian Lake, Ohio; a brother, Dennis Shaw and wife Joyce, Lima, Ohio; two nieces, Tausha Stude and husband Butch, Indian Lake, Ohio, and Taunya Reinsel, Lima, Ohio; two nephews, Kyle Shaw and wife Ellie, Pioneer, Ohio, and Kaabe Shaw and wife Amy, Marietta, Ohio; a great-nephew; and five great-nieces. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, 2005, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Memorial contributions may be made to a local Humane Society.


Shaw, Emma (Franz) Sep 1875 - 19 Feb 1952 CCR 6 Mar 1952

[Note: Daughter of Aaron & Eunice (Kelley) Franz; married W. C. Shaw]

Mrs. Emma Franz Shaw, (formerly Emma Franz of Billings) a resident of Corpus Christi, TX for more than 30 years passed away February 19, in a hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were held on Saturday. Burial was made in Seaside Memorial Park. Mrs. Shaw was the widow of W. C. Shaw, who passed away November 1949. Survivors include several nieces and nephews including Mrs. Georgia Schwarz of Hayward, CA, Mrs. Lorg (Hannebaum) Carmichael of Florence, AL, and Mrs. Georgia Fogerson of San Mateo, CA and Charlie Giessmann of Concord, CA.


Shaw, James Guy, Sr. 12 Mar 1852 - 15 Oct 1933 CCR 19 Oct 1933 p4

[Note: married Mina C. 21 Jan 1857 - 4 Jul 1925]

James G. Shaw, Sr., was born March 12, 1852, and died at the home of his son, James Shaw, Jr., in Junction City, Kansas, Sunday, Oct. 15, 1933, aged 81 years, 7 months and 3 days. He leaves to mourn his death two sons, Robert L. Shaw of Chadwick, MO, and James G. Shaw, Jr. of Junction City, and one half-sister, Nellie Shaw Norton of Buffalo, New York. Funeral services were Wednesday, Oct. 18, at two p.m. with burial in the Chadwick cemetery under the direction of the Klepper Undertaking company.


Shaw, Lora Mae 3 Aug 1906 - 17 Apr 1989 NE 20 Apr 1989

Services for Lora Mae Shaw Dallastown, Pa. formerly of Billings, were at 10 a.m. Monday, April 17 in Etzweiler Funeral Home York, Pa. Burial was in Prospect Hill Cemetery, in York.  Ms. Shaw, a retired school teacher, died at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 12 in Leader Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Dallastown.


Shaw, Lucy Gertrude (Wasson) 2 Apr 1901 - 27 May 1970 CCR 4 Jun 1970 p8

[Note: Daughter of Wesley Bates & Ella Alice (Keltner) Wasson; married Kenneth Earl Shaw 24 Sep 1896 - 17 Apr 1987]

Mrs. Gertrude Wasson Shaw, 69, died in a hospital in Whittier, Calif. Wednesday, following a heart attack. Mrs. Shaw once lived in Nixa, but had lived in Whittier the past 62 years, She was a member of the Christian Church. Surviving are her husband, Kenneth Earl Shaw, a former Springfieldian; a son, Kenneth Earl, Jr., Whittier; a sister, Mrs. Blanche Doran, Springfield; a brother, Carl Wasson, Odessa, Tex. and three grandchildren. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Friday and burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery in Whittier.


Shaw, Marian A. 1900 - 26 Jul 1965    CCR 25 Jul 1965 p1

[Note: Daughter of Perley Walter & ? ( ) Shaw]

Funeral services for Miss Marion A., Shaw, 65, Route 1, Billings, who died at 6 a.m. Monday at Ozark Osteopathic Hospital after a long illness, were at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Clever Christian Church with the Rev. Hubert Lines officiating. Burial was in Zion, Ill. according to Cantrell Funeral Home of Clever. Miss Shaw, a member of the Clever Christian Church, is survived by a brother, Wilbur Shaw, Route 1, Billings.


Shaw, Perley Walter 27 May 1863 - 28 Nov 1957 CCR 5 Dec 1957 p4

[Note: Son of George W. & Margaret (Wise) Shaw; possibly married 15 Apr 1895 Addie Labelle]

Funeral services for Perley Walter Shaw, 94, who died Thursday, Nov, 28 at his home in Clever were held at 10:30 that morning at the family home with Rev. R. E. Musgrave and Rev. Harold Mayes officiating. The body was forwarded to Zion, Ill,. for burial by Harris Funeral Home of Clever. A longtime member of the Methodist Church, he resided at Zion, Ill.. for many years before moving to Clever 12 years ago. Survivors include two sons, W. W. Shaw of Clever and George Shaw of Zion, Ill; a daughter, Miss Marian Shaw of the home; seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.


Shaw, W. Wilbur 27 Apr 1901 - 26 Aug 1980 OH 4 Sep 1980 p9

[Note: Son of Perley Walter & ? ( ) Shaw]

Services for W. Wilbur Shaw, 79, of Phoenix, Ariz., formerly of Clever, were held Saturday in Meadows Chapel, Republic, with the Rev. James Murphy officiating. Burial was in Brookline Cemetery. Mr. Shaw died Aug. 26 after a long illness.


Shawgo, Mary Helen (Wright) 23 Jun 1942 - 25 Feb 2012 SN-L 29 Feb 2012

[Note: Daughter of George & Viola (Barr) Wright]

            Mary Helen Shawgo, 69, Ozark, passed away on Saturday, February 25, 2012, in Springfield. She was born June 23, 1942 in St. Louis, Missouri to George and Viola (Barr) Wright. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her beloved brother, Robert Edward Wright. She is survived by her daughter, Sandra Shawgo of Ozark, Mo.; grandson, Justin Wesley Bowling, Springfield, Mo.; sister-in-law, Pamela Wright, St. Louis, Mo.; nieces, Molly (Wright) Hinders, Michele Gutermuth, and Teresa Perryman; nephews, John Wright and Robert Edward Wright, III; and dear friends, Becki Garrison and Coretta Bentley. As anyone that knew her may attest, this was a life well-lived. She adored her Great Southern Family as well as numerous other friends. A celebration of Mary's life will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, March 4, 2012, in Walnut Lawn Funeral Home. Donations in memoriam may be sent to the no-kill animal shelter, C.A.R.E., 2012 West Garton Road, Ozark, MO, 65721.

Shawley, Asa Colt 30 Sep 1879 - 13 Apr 1943 CCR 22 Apr 1943 p1

[Note: Son of  Armstrada M & ? (?) Shawley; married  Permelia "Amelia" J. Margaret Stricker 16 Mar 1880 - Jan 1975]

Funeral services for Asa C. Shawley, 63, who died April 13 at his home at Nixa, were held Wednesday at the Nixa Christian church, conducted by Rev. B. Frank West, with burial in Richwood cemetery under direction of the Maples Funeral Home of Nixa. He was married to Amelia Margaret Stricker in 1897 and to this union were born seven children, two of whom preceded him in death. Survivors include the widow, four daughters, Mrs. Lester Stewart of Ponca City, Okla., Mrs. Wallace Pearce, Mrs. Howard Salts, and Mrs. Lowell Derry, all of Springfield, and Robert of Nixa. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He united with the Richwood Baptist church in 1900.


Shawley, Mary Belle (Phillips) 21 Feb 1926 - 8 Mar 1980 OH 13 Mar 1980 p11

[Note: Daughter of  John Emmett & Ertie Jane (Robinson) Phillips; married 16 Jan 1944 CCM Robert Eugene Shawley 16 Nov 1923 - 4 Nov 1969]

Services for Mrs. Mary B. Shawley, 54, Ozark, were held Tuesday in Adams Chapel, with the Rev. James Applegate officiating. Burial was in Richwood Cemetery. Mrs. Shawley died Saturday morning at Cox Medical Center, Springfield, after a long illness. She was a resident of Ozark the past 12 years, moving from Springfield. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include three sons, Robert of Ozark, James of San Diego, Calif. and Anthony of Highlandville; two daughters, Inane and Toned Shawley, both of the home; one brother, James Phillips of Ozark; one sister, Mrs. Alma May Morrisett of Valley Central, Kan.; and three grandchildren.


Shawley, Robert Eugene 16 Nov 1923 - 4 Nov 1969 CCR 13 Nov 1969 p10

[Note: Son of Asa Cole & Permelia “Amelia” (Stricker) Shawley; married 16 Jan 1944 CCM Mary Belle Phillips 21 Feb 1926 - 8 Mar 1980]

Robert Shawley, 45, of Springfield was dead on arrival at Cox Medical Center about 3 a.m. Tuesday, November 4, following an apparent heart attack. Mr. Shawley, a resident of Greene County for approximately 1 1/2 years, and an electrical technician for Sears Roebuck and Co., is survived by his wife, Mary, of the home; two daughters, Mary I. Shawley and Tonda E. Shawley, both of the home; three sons, Robert A. Shawley, El Paso, Tex., James C. Shawley, of the home and Anthony C. Shawley, also of the home; his mother, Mrs.. Amelia Shawley, of Springfield; four sisters, Mrs. Wallace Pearce, Springfield, Mrs. Lester Stewart, Ponca City, Okla., Mrs. Lowell Derry, Portageville, Mo. and Mrs. W. M. Salts, Springfield and two grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Chapel of the Ozarks with the Rev. Kenneth Filming officiating. Burial was in Richwood Cemetery near Nixa.


Shearer, Mark McDonald "Don" 7 May 1915 - 6 Apr 1996  CCH-N 10 Apr 1996

[Note: Son of John & Ethel (Stover) Shearer; married 16 Nov 1937 Helen Dorothy Peterson 12 Apr 1919 - 2 Mar 2002]

Mark McDonald "Don" Shearer, age 80, of Bruner, died Saturday, April 6, 1996 in his home. He was born May 7, 1915 in Perry, Iowa, and was the son of John and Ethel (Stover) Shearer. He was united in marriage to Helen Dorothy Peterson, November 16, 1937. Mr. Shearer was a machinist for Douglas Aircraft for thirty-two years. Survivors include: his wife, Helen; six children, John Shearer and Alice McKinney and her husband, Wayne, all of Bruner, Gerald Shearer, Grand Junction, Colorado, Robert Shearer and his wife, Sharon, Aurora, Colorado, Joseph Shearer, Bruner, and Starla Gann and her husband, Kenny, Sparta; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a brother, Paul Shearer, Perry, Iowa. A private memorial service was held in Shipman Cemetery, Sparta. Cremation was under the direction of Adams Funeral Home Ozark.


Shearer, Helen Dorothy (Peterson) 12 Apr 1919 - 2 Mar 2002 CCH-N 2 Mar 2002

[Note: Daughter of Daniel & Ruby (Whisler) Peterson; married 16 Nov 1937 Mark McDonald "Don" Shearer 7 May 1915 - 6 Apr 1996]

Helen Dorothy Shearer, 83, Bruner, passed away April 30, 2002, in Christian Health Care of Nixa. She was born April 12, 1919, in Panora, Iowa, the daughter of Daniel and Ruby (Whisler) Peterson. On Nov. 16, 1937, she and Mark "Don" Shearer were married. They moved to Bruner in 1978. She was baptized into the Bethany Baptist Church in Ava. She enjoyed flowers, watching and feeding birds and crocheting. Her husband preceded her in death in 1996. She was also preceded in death by a son, Mark; and a brother, Earl Peterson. Survivors include five children, John Shearer, Bruner, Gerald Shearer, Ogden, Kan., Robert Shearer, Denver, Colo., Joseph Shearer, Bruner and Starla Gann and husband, Kenny, Sparta; a daughter-in-law, Alice McKinney, Sparta; eight grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Cremation was under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. A private burial will be in Shipman Cemetery, Sparta.


Shearn, Delores Jean (Bolin) 20 Jun 1934 - 13 Sep 2007 CCH-N 26 Sep 2007

[Note: Daughter of Roscoe & Maggie (Neyenhaus) Bolin; married 24 Nov 1951 Russell Shearn]

Delores Jean Shearn, 73, of Sparta, formerly of Chino, Calif., passed away, Sept. 13. Jean was born June 30, 1934, in Cannelton, Ind., the daughter of Roscoe and Maggie (Neyenhaus) Bolin. On November 24, 1951, Jean was united in marriage to Russell Shearn. Jean was a resident of Chino for over 45 years before moving to Sparta in 2005 where she enjoyed being near her daughter and family. Professional she was a retied seamstress after working for over 30 years. She was very talented and enjoyed sewing unique blankets for her family. Jean was known to everyone as "grandma" and was an amazing mother, grandmother and friend who touched many individuals lives. She will be missed dearly and always loved by family and friends. Preceding her in death were her parents, husband, three brothers and an infant sister. Jean is lovingly survived by her daughter, Barbara Waldron and husband Martin of Sparta; two granddaughters Sandra Robles and Stephanie Waldron; one grandson Martin Waldron, Jr.; one sister Mary Younce; six great-grandchildren, Ryan, Ashley and Kourtnie Robles and Jessica, Mia and Martin Waldron III; other relatives and several friends. Visitation was held from 6 to 7 p.m., Sept. 17, with funeral service immediately following at 7 p.m. in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark with Pastor James Eakins officiating. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Sept. 21, in Holy Cross Cemetery, Pomona, Calif., where Jean was laid to rest beside her husband Russell.

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