Charles G. Shively, 90, St. Elmo

Charles Gustave Shively, 90, of St. Elmo and formerly of Vandalia, died at 7:40 a.m. on Thursday, April 17, 2008, at Lutheran Care Center in Altamont.

Services will be held at 3 p.m. this Friday at Kull Funeral Home in St. Elmo, with the Rev. Glen Renken officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Marion Cemetery in Strawn, Texas. Visitation will be held from 1 a.m. until time of services. Memorials: Lutheran Care Center or Lutheran Children and Family Services.

Mr. Shively was born on Sept. 25, 1917, in Huntington, Ind., the son of Milton and Mary Gephart Shively. He married Kathryn Elizabeth Adams in Chicago on June 8, 1939; she died on Feb. 16, 1982. He married Mariellen Ramsbey in Mishawauka, Ind., on Nov. 14, 1983; she died on Nov. 3, 2004.

He was reared in the Lutheran Orphanage in Ft. Wayne, Ind., and numerous foster homes. He graduated from high school in Wanatah, Ind., in 1935, and following high school, he joined the Navy, attaining the rank of chief pharmacists mate. He became a registered nurse in 1942. He came to Vandalia Correctional Center in 1950 and was the nurse in charge of the hospital until his retirement in 1980. He and his wife then joined the Peace Corps and served in the Phillipines. He graduated from Southern Illinois University. He was a member of the Masonic Temple, Order of Eastern Star and Shrine Club. He was an avid amateur radio operator and taught numerous students Morse Code and the essentials for licensure. He belonged to the Civil Air Patrol and coached Pony League baseball.

He is survived by daughters, Kathryn and her husband Bill DeJohn, Gail and her husband Les Moore, Elizabeth and her husband the late Mike DeBarr; son, Dr. Robert Shively and his wife Paula; grandchildren, Charles DeJohn and his wife Elaine, Michael DeJohn and his wife Denise, Matthew Shively and his wife Paula, John Shively and his wife Tavia, Sarah Shively, Stephanie and her husband Kevin Schnepp, Christina Magruder, Lesley and her husband James King, Wayne Moore and his wife Cathy, Thomas Moore and his wife Tera, Elaine Ojeda, Edward Moore, Nicholas Moore, Damion Moore, Keir DeBarr; and 18 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Arthur; sisters, Mary and Violet; two wives; and a son, Charles Richard.

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