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Darrell Dean Shriver

Darrell Dean Shriver, 69, son of Norman and Ruth Shriver, was born at home at Nagle, Missouri, May 28, 1946. Darrell, his son, Carey Dean Shriver, and his daughter-in-law, Valirea Shriver, were all taken from this earth on February 27, 2015.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Norman and Ruth Shriver.

Darrell is survived by his wife, Martha Shriver; his daughter and son-in-law, Dara and Aaron Gulick of Spokane, Missouri; his daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Philip Guy of Forsyth, Missouri; and his sister; Freda Schmidt of Rolla, Missouri. He also has six grandsons, Caleb Gulick, Joshua Gulick, John Shriver, Nathan Guy, Noah Gulick and Nickolas Guy, and two granddaughters, Kayla Shriver and Hannah Gulick.

Darrell graduated from Summersville High School in 1964, Missouri State University with a degree in industrial arts in 1968, and followed later with a master’s degree from Drury University. He taught briefly in Cabool, Missouri.

He first used his education to build houses in the Houston, Missouri, area. Later, he opened Shriver Companies Cabinet Shop, which he expanded to include general contracting.

His interests included keeping every piece of old car, truck and farming equipment he ever owned, running a car dealership in Springfield, Missouri, and putting up hay on his farm.

Darrell’s first love, however, was farming. He began farming with his dad, Norman, and expanded his farming with his family throughout his life. Darrell managed his cattle with the help of his wife, Martha, who knows all the names of the hundreds of cows on land extending from Springfield to Summersville. He worked with his son, Carey Dean, and daughter-in-law Valirea in the multi-business operation.

Despite Darrell’s busy life, he always made time for his children and grandchildren. When he wasn’t working, he loved singing, playing the piano and entertaining his six grandsons and two granddaughters.

Darrell and his wife Martha belonged to Nagle Christian Church, Tyrone, Missouri.

Private funeral and burial services will be held at a later date.

A trust fund has been established for the future care and support of his two grandchildren at Landmark Bank. Donations may be made to Landmark Bank, for benefit of Kayla and John Shriver, P.O. Box 440, Houston, MO 65483

Services were under the direction of Evans Funeral Home, Houston.

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