Jerry H. Shahan

Jerry H. Shahan


Jerry H. Shahan 72 of Kirksville, Missouri passed away Monday, April 25, 2016 at Kirksville Manor Care Center in Kirksville.

The son of Millard "Doc" and Hazel (Dobbs) Shahan, he was born August 27, 1943 in Brashear, Missouri. He married Marilyn Mason and to this union two children were born.

Jerry is survived by his special friend and companion Penny LaCore; his daughter Vickie (Michael) Duke of Saddlebrook, N.J.; one brother Jack (Cheryl) Shahan of Okeechobee, FL; one sister Margie (George) Aldridge of Wever, IA, a niece, nephews and grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Rex; one brother, Donnie, and a sister-in-law, Ladena.

For twenty-one years his brother Donnie and he owned and operated Shahan Bros. Wood Products in rural Brashear. Jerry, Donnie and Jack were airplane pilots. Jerry and Donnie were drag racing enthusiast and drove in competitions from 1966 to 1974. All brothers enjoyed the Old Thrashers & Steam Shows and owned and operated their own steam engines, oil pulls and titans.

As per his request, Jerry will be cremated and no service will be held. Private burial will take place at a later date.

Arrangements were taken care of by Travis-Noe Funeral Home of Kirksville.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Edina Assembly of God Church. Memorials may be left at or mailed to Travis-Noe Funeral Home, P.O. Box 306, Kirksville, MO 63501.

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Signed by: JerryPlatz on April 27, 2016

I knew Jerry Shahan when I was a kid. My grandparents, Gayle and Thelma Platz, lived across the road from his house and the sawmill (later moved down across the highway). I remember that each spring he'd come back with lots of kites (lumber was evidently going to kite-makers), and I and my much younger brothers would get some from him. My grandparents and my dad (Howard Platz) thought highly of Jerry, and I always remembered him because I shared his name. Praying comfort for all, now - Jerry Platz, now living in Berkshire, NY.

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