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Ollie Glenwood Shiflett, age 91, died Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, at Golden Living Center in Glasgow.

Mr. Shiflett was born in rural Howard County on Jan. 11, 1922. He was the son of Bryan and Genie Childers Shiflett. Educated in a country rural school, he served his country as a member of the United States Army during World War II, serving overseas in Ardennes, Rhineland, Central Europe and Northern France, receiving four Bronze Stars. He married Gloria Esser in 1947 and later was united in marriage to Ila Carlson on April 10, 1960. He farmed most of his life, but also did carpenter and plumbing work. In his leisure time he enjoyed hunting and fishing and was well known for his gardening abilities.

He is survived by his wife Ila of the home; and by three daughters: Monna (Ed) Schuster of Blackwater, Donna (Robert) Kateman of Arrow Rock, and Linda (Vaughn) Cooper of Glasgow. Also surviving are seven grandchildren; Tammy (Jay) Rodieck of Jefferson City, Troy (Meghan Swords) Kateman of Bloomington, Ill., Kim (Chad) Wolfe and Stephanie Schuster-Day of Blackwater, and Scott (Lorinda) Cooper, Richard Cooper, and Tanya (Eric) Monnig of Glasgow; 10 great-grandchildren also survive.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Bill Shiflett, and his sister, Marjorie Pagel.

Services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, at Friemonth-Freese Chapel in Fayette with Rev. Harold Young officiating. Burial followed at Walnut Hill Cemetery with Troy Kateman, Chad Wolfe, Jay Rodieck, Scott Cooper, Richard Cooper, and Eric Monnig serving as pallbearers. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Robert Kateman, Ed Schuster, Vaughn Cooper, Jimmy Shiflett, Mike Shiflett, Scott Shiflett, Larry Pagel, Norris Pagel, Larry Fuemmeler, John Madaus, Tammy Rodieck, Kim Wolfe, Stephanie Schuster-Day, Tanya Monnig, and the great-grandchildren.

Visitation was from 1 to 3 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church or Walnut Hill Cemetery care of Friemonth-Freese Funeral Service; 174 Hwy 5 & 240 North; Fayette, Mo. 65248.

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