He was born in Knox County, MO on March 15, 1937, the son of Clyde Clifford and Clara Evelyn Whitmire Shahan.
He was united in marriage to Norma Lucille Hayden on October 25, 1958, at Edina, MO.
Surviving are his wife Norma Shahan of Edina, MO, two sons, Curtis Lee Shahan and wife Vikki of Columbia, MO, Anthony Ray (Tony) Shahan and wife Carol of Wilmington, DE, three grandchildren, Jessica Lynn, Mackinsey Catherine and Ashley Nicole Shahan, a sister and brother-in-law Junior and Marjorie Oldfather of Milan, IL, and several nieces and nephews.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, Bernyce Sights, Wilma Shahan, Louise Shahan and four brothers, Delbert, Charles, Francis and Glennon Shahan.
Bob received his education in Novelty and graduated from Edina High School. Bob managed the Bowling Alley at Appleton City, MO, worked for Cahalan Oil CO for eleven years and was a carpenter from 1975 to 2011. Bob was a volunteer fireman for thirty-four years, coached little league baseball for several years and helped with the Royal Rangers Group at the Assembly of God Church. He enjoyed deer and turkey hunting with both bow and gun, doing yard work woodworking and photography. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Edina, the NRA, North American Hunting Club, and the NEMO Bow and Gun Club which he helped to get started.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, December 20, 2012, at the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina, MO. Pastor Paul Milliken will officiate the services with Pastor Rick Barnes assisting. Burial will be in the Linville Cemetery. Music will be provided by Gary Fagan, soloist and Ed Anderson, organist. Casket bearers will be Ralph Johnston, Wilmer Zeiset, Charles McCarty, Ron Shahan, Don Shahan and Garry Lewis. Honorary bearers will be Steve Oldfather, Ellis Oldfather, Gary Shahan, Steve Shahan, Ronnie Shahan and Larry Sykes.
Visitation will be held after 4 p.m. Wednesday, December 19, 2012, with family receiving friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina, MO.