Roy Eugene “Gene” Shields

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Roy Eugene “Gene” Shields, 69, Moundville, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2007, near Osceola, Mo., due to a boating accident. He was born Oct. 24, 1937, in Vernon County, Mo., to Leroy Shields and Waneta May Shieids. Gene married Joann Milburn on Jan. 18, 1963, in Miami, Okla., and she survives of the home.

Gene loved fishing with his “ole fishing buddies” over in the river at Osceola. He caught the fish, filleted them, and then had a big fish fry. He also loved just giving the fish away to friends. Gene owned and operated Sheldon Grain and Feed for 15 years and raised cattle all his life. He loved his farm and his cattle and took excellent care of both. He loved his border collie, Sam, that rode on his four-wheeler with, him to check cows and whatever. He also had a little dachshund, Maggie, which he truly spoiled. Gene attended Pine Street Baptist Church in Nevada. He also enjoyed eating breakfast with the “breakfast bunch” on Saturday mornings when he could. You could count on him to help neighbors in the hayfield, just as they helped him.

Survivors in addition to his wife Joann of 44 years include, two daughters, Cindy Hollinger, Lee's Summit, Mo., and Camie Schulze and her husband Kerry, Moundville; five grandchildren, Brittany Hollinger and Hilary Hollinger, both of Lee’s Summit, Justin Schulze, Carly Schulze and Kelsey Schulze, all of Moundville; two great-grandchildren, Danion and Adalyn Hoilinger, both of Lee’s Summit; one sister, Argie Hickman and her husband Bill, Deerfield; one sister-in-law and her husband, Bonnie and Dale Pracht. Shreveport, La.; one brother-in-law and his wife, Walter and Jean Milburn, Grain Valley, Mo.; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Louetta Yount and Margie Adams, and one granddaughter, Krista Schulze.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Thursday, Oct. 25, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, with the Rev. Chad Bailey officiating. Internment will follow in Moore Cemetery, Nevada. Friends may call now and until the hour of service and the family receives friends 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday evening, Oct. 24, at the funeral home. Those who wish may contribute in his memory to the American Cancer Society in care of Ferry Funeral Home.