Eldon Errol Shanks 1942 - 2008

Family visitation for Eldon Errol Shanks, 66, Drexel, Mo., were Friday, May 23, 2008 at Mullinax Funeral Home chapel in Drexel. A memorial service followed.
Mr. Shanks died Monday, May 19, 2008 at his home surrounded by members of his family.
He was born April 7, 1942, in the Amarugia Lake, Mo. area to parents George M. and Christine Marie (Shipley) Shanks.
He graduated from the Drexel R-IV school district, and married Cecilia Jonelle James on August 13, 1961. Errol worked in the glass manufacturing industry for AFG in Spring Hill, Kansas.
Errol was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Dana L. Shanks and Jay G. Shanks.
He is survived by his wife Jonelle, of the home and his children, Richard E. Shanks and wife Sonia, Leavenworth; Deborah M. Baker and husband Gene, Marshfield, Mo.; and Ronald D. Shanks and wife Amy of Eudora; his sisters Donna Rivers of Columbia, Mo. and Deanna Armstrong of Springfield, Mo.; and his grandchildren Spc. Joseph Mikeal Baker and wife Tonya, who are the parents of Errol's great-grandson, Landen Mikeal Baker. Additional grandchildren are Sarah Marie Baker, Emilee Janeen Baker, Jonathan Errol Baker, Hannah Michelle Baker, Timothy James Baker, Andrea Dawn Shanks, Alexis Nicole Shanks, Eldon Kyle Shanks, Kolbi Jessica Shanks, and Kyra Jenelle Shanks. Errol also leaves behind numerous cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Southern Care Hospice, which may be left in care of the funeral home.
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