GEORGE ELMORE SHIBLEY

GEORGE ELMORE SHIBLEY

GEORGE ELMORE SHIBLEY

1930-2009

 

George
E. Shibley, 79, of Cabot, AR, formerly of Gorin and Keokuk, died Wednesday,
April 29, 2009 at the Cabot Manor Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center.

He
was born the son of John E. and Lorena F. (Melany) Shibley on February 3, 1930
in Gorin.

George
graduated from the Gorin High School in 1949. 
George joined the United States Army in 1952 and served in the Korean
War with the Army Engineers attached to the United States Air Force. 

He
was employed by MidWest Carbide in Keokuk for 37 years.    Upon retirement, George and his wife
Margaret moved to Arkansas, first to Horseshoe Bend and finally to Cabot.   George was a member of the 16th
Section United Methodist Church in Austin, AK, lifetime member of the VFW of
Hamilton, IL, member of the Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers Union, American
Legion, Kiwanis Club, and the Honorary Police of Horseshoe Bend, AR.

Until
his illness, he was an avid bowler, golfer, square dancer, and a fun loving
person.

He
was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Betty Jo Bannister; and four
nephews, Sloan, Tim, Bryan and Jon Hoskinson.

             He is survived by
his wife, Margaret (Maggie) Shibley of the home; daughters Teresa  and husband Steve Berge of Shoreview, MN,
and Jann and husband Paul Lowry of Lakeland, FL; a sister, Sue (Paul) Hoskinson
and brother, John P. Shibley; grandchildren, Joe (Joanna), Angela (Dustin Ross)
Lowry; Andrew (Jenny Kleppe), Eric, and Kelly Berge; great grandsons, Kyler and
Ethan Lowry, Logan Ross; a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, loyal family and
friends.

            Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Sunday, May 3,
at the Gorin Christian Church with Pastor Jim Campbell and Paul Lowry
officiating.   Debbi Benish and Marsha
Davis performed 10,000 Angels and Peace in the Valley.    Dale Musgrove, Duane Arnold, Vince
Rockhold, Dean Davis, Mitchell Pence, and Brent Rockhold served as
pallbearers.   Military rites were performed
by the Wallace W. Gillespie Memorial V.F.W. Post #4958 of Memphis.   Burial was in the Gorin Cemetery.

Memorials
are suggested to the Gorin Christian Church, 16th Section Methodist
Church of Austin, AK, or the American Lung Association and may be left at or
mailed to the Gerth Funeral Service, 115 S. Main St., Memphis, MO 63555.

Online
condolences may be sent to the Shibley family via email at gerths@gerths.com.

Arrangements
are under the direction of the Gerth Funeral Service from their Memphis chapel.    

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