Earl “Corky” Ray Shineman, 70, of Blue Springs, Mo., died Saturday, April 21, 2012, in Independence, Mo.

Earl “Corky” Ray Shineman, 70, of Blue Springs, Mo., died Saturday, April 21, 2012, in Independence, Mo.

He was a resident of Blue Springs, Mo., for 13 years after living in Ohio for more than 20 years. His loving partner, Judy, cared for him in his final days and many family and friends had an opportunity to visit him. He fought a short, but fierce battle against pancreatic cancer. Earl was born to Verdell and Ray Shineman Sept. 12, 1941, in Campbell, Neb. He graduated from Van Horn High School in 1961. He worked the last 12 years as a Senior Tech Sort for Recovery Management Corp/Cargo Largo. He was a member of the Independence Christian Center.

Earl is survived by his partner, Judy L. Hedges; his children, Mitchell R. Shineman and Christine M. Wallace; siblings, James Shineman, Judy Evans (Gordon), Roma Borland, Robert Shineman (Tammy), Janice Johnson (Andy); four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Michael, and sister-in-law, Mary Shineman. He will be missed by many friends and relatives.

  Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, April 26, at New Salem Funeral Home, 1823 N. Blue Mills Road, Independence, Mo. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, at New Salem chapel.

Earl’s family would like to thank the St. Luke’s Hospice team for the compassionate care given. In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to St. Luke’s Home Care & Hospice, 3100 Broadway, Suite 1000, Kansas City, MO 64111.

For the guestbook to leave condolences for the Shineman family, visit www.newsalemfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements: New Salem Funeral Home & Cemetery, 816-796-8600.


 

 

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