Service Schedule...

Helen Mae Shanks

Date: Monday, June 21, 2021
Time: 9 to 11 a.m.

Visitation Location:
Church of Christ in Owensville, Missouri

Date: Monday, June 21, 2021
Time: 11:00 a.m.

Service Location:
Church of Christ in Owensville, Missouri

Bethel Cemetery, Paydown, Missouri

Memorials may be given for family choice.

Helen Mae Shanks, 85, of Owensville, passed away Thursday, June 17, 2021 at her residence in Owensville.

Helen was born January 23, 1936 to Everett and Susie (Cox) McKinney in Belle.

She was united in marriage to Mark Aden Shanks on March 7, 1953 at Belle.

Helen was a strong, sweet woman that everyone enjoyed. She loved flowers and gardening and riding horses in years past. Her favorite decor items were baskets and dolls. She worked at the Gasconade Terrace Retirement Center 20+ years as a CMA and CMT medical aide. Helen was a dedicated member of the Church of Christ in Owensville.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Everett and Susie McKinney; her ex-husband, Mark Shanks; brothers, Carl, Jack, Paul, Bernie, John, and Gene McKinney; and sisters, Thelma McKinney and Viola Fredendall.

Her survivors include her children, Sherry Ellis and husband Steve of Owensville, Cynthia Blankenship and Kelly Frizzell of Salem, Timothy Shanks and wife Karen of Owensville, Anthony Shanks and Shawn Schlottach of Owensville, and Lisa Bailey and husband Roger of Owensville; brother, Floyd McKinney and wife Ruth of Belle; sister-in-law, Audry McKinney from Owensville; 23 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be Monday, June 21st at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of Christ in Owensville with Brother Larry Harris officiating. Visitation will precede the funeral 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the Church of Christ. Burial will be at Bethel Cemetery at Paydown, Mo.

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