John Adrian SHIVELY


SHIVELY, John Adrian began his impressive life journey in a small German Baptist farming community October 29, 1922. His boyhood was spent on the family farm in Rossville, IN, but once he set his goal for a medical degree from Indiana University, the boundaries of his career and travels became worldwide. His specialization in clinical pathology and blood banking allowed him to move between private practice and academic medicine, including positions at the Univ. of Kentucky, MD Anderson Hospital, Univ. of Missouri, Univ. of Tennessee, Smith-Kline Laboratories, and Univ. of South Florida. He also served as President of the American Assoc. of Blood Banks, and was an active member of the Rotary Club for the past 40 years. John loved the excitement of travel, and his numerous opportunities to serve as a medical consultant in foreign countries enhanced his personal travels to include visits to every continent. His passion for lifelong learning and search for the next horizon in his life were his motivation, his challenge, and his pleasure. Seldom without an opinion or advice, John is fondly remembered for his keen intellect, perseverance, and sense of humor. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, avid supporter, and travel companion, Lois Faris Shively. His four children and their spouses have settled where life has led them, David and Penny Shively, Snohomish, WA; Ann Holland, Spokane, WA; Ted and Carmen Shively, San Francisco, CA; and Janet and Steve Hess, Valrico, FL. John and Lois also have 9 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 3 pm Saturday, April 26, Lake Magdalene United Methodist Church, 2902 West Fletcher Ave., Tampa. Those wishing to honor John's life are invited to make a donation to the USF Library (813-974-1654,, or Lake Magdalene United Methodist Church Library Fund (813-961-1254,, Arrangements are entrusted to Blount & Curry Funeral Home- Carrollwood Chapel 813-968-2231
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Apr. 20, 2014
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