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Connie Shanks

September 14, 2020

Alice Cornelia Shanks April 7, 1926 - September 14, 2020 Connie Shanks, age 94, of Bloomfield, Missouri, went home to be with his Lord, September 14, 2020. Mrs. Shanks was a faithful member of The First Baptist Church of Bloomfield, where she loved life and taking care of other through her cooking and caring ways. Her life was spent loving her family and her church family. She married the love of her life John Shanks Jr., on December 22, 1945, in Blytheville, Arkansas. She and John enjoyed fishing, hunting, and gardening, her grandchildren affectionately were her life and family and she always had the time for them. Graveside Services will be held at noon on Friday September 18, 2020 at the Missouri State Veteran's Cemetery in Bloomfield, Missouri, with Rev. John McCain of Bloomfield, Connie is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Tony Burdine of Bloomfield; a son and daughter-in-law, John and Mary Shanks of San Antonio, Texas; six grandchildren, Anthony Shanks of Akron, Ohio, Beth Bradford of Flower Mound, Texas, Shelley Prevost of Chattanooga, Tennessee, T.J. Burdine of Franklin, Tennessee, John Jeffery Shanks of San Antonio, Texas, and Mary Jane Shanks of Seattle, Washington; thirteen great grandchildren; Many other relatives and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years John Shanks, her parents, Mary & Cloud Fesmire, and stepfather James Ervin, sisters Betty (Burl) McNair, Carolyn Price and brother Jim Erin. The Shanks family would like to thank the staff of Elare Caring Hospice of Dexter, her doctor, Dr. Julia Pewit and her nurse Joseph for all the loving care shown to their mother, and also to Watkins and Sons Funeral Service Staff in Dexter for all of their loving kindness. Expressions of sympathy may also be made in loving memory of Alice Cornelia Shanks to First Baptist Church of Bloomfield. Watkins and Sons Funeral Service www.watkinsfuneralhome.com
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