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Melvin A. Shanks

February 22, 1939 — June 7, 2018

Melvin A. Shanks

Melvin Allan Shanks, age 79, of Belle passed away on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla.

Melvin was born on February 22, 1939, in Belle, son of the late Wilson and LaVera (Terwilliger) Shanks. 

On November 19, 1960, in Owensville, Melvin was united in marriage to the late Bonnie Sue (Tyree) Shanks, who passed away May 3, 2015.

Melvin is survived by: his son, Scott Shanks of St. Louis; brother, David Shanks of Belle; step-sister, Sheila Robinson of Springfield, MO; sister-in-law, Betty Bickmeyer of O’Fallon, MO; sister-in-law Brenda McElfresh of Salem, MO; brother-in-law Ronnie Tyree of Salem, MO as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

In addition to his parents and spouse Melvin is preceded in death by his brother, Mark Shanks, two step brothers and one step sister.

A celebration of Melvin’s life will be held on Saturday, July 28, 2018, from 12:00 to 5 p.m. at the Belle-Bland Community Center in Belle with snacks, deserts, coffee and tea provided.

In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made to the ALS Foundation, Alzheimer’s Foundation.


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