Katherine Shackelford

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Katherine P. (Gargus) Shackelford, age 77, of St. James, Mo., passed away Thursday, February 16, 2012, in Jefferson City, Mo. Katherine Shackelford was born on November 14, 1934, in Cuba, Mo., to her parents, Pearl and Anna Elizabeth (Brooks) Gargus. Katherine Brooks was united in marriage to Lewis Lavern Shackelford in 1954, in St. Louis, Mo. Katherine Shackelford was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Katherine worked for the James Foundation; was a bus driver for many years; and she and her husband Buck owned and operated the Bucks Lodge and Canoe Rental. Katherine loved to travel and taking trips in their motor home. Katherine Shackelford is survived by three sons: Earnest Shackelford of Urbana, Mo., Dale Allen Shackelford of St. James, Mo. and Lewis (Tiger) Shackelford and wife Mary of Jefferson City, Mo.; two daughters, Janet Gruver and husband Jimmy of Cuba, Mo. and Patricia Delaschmitt of Columbia, Mo.; one sister, Louise (Gargus) Ballard of Illinois; grandchildren, Alicia Ventura, Adam Shackelford, Sara and Steve Green, Katie Shackelford, Blake Shackelford, Amy and David Parrott, Josh and Melissa Gruver, Emily and Shannon Moreland, Elizabeth Gruver, Megan Shackelford, Brandon Shackelford, Chelsea White, William White and Shane Faulkner; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Preceding Katherine Shackelford in death were her husband, Lewis Lavern Shackelford on January 6, 2011; her parents, Pearl and Anna (Brooks) Gargus; one daughter, Susan Diane Shackelford; six brothers, Donald, Vernon, Orville, Edward, Floyd, and Martin Gargus; and one sister, Millie Gargus. Visitation for Katherine Shackelford will be on Saturday, February 18, 2012, from 3-8 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Mo. Services will be on Sunday, February 19, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Mo. All arrangements are under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Mo. Condolences may be sent to

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