Elizabeth Rebecca Wiseman Shults

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EWING, Mo. -- Mrs. Elizabeth Rebecca Wiseman Shults, 84, of Ewing, died Thursday (Feb. 27, 2014) in the Country Aire Retirement Estates with her family by her side.

She was born Jan. 7, 1930, a daughter of Willie and Freda Dillard Wiseman in rural Maywood.

She lived in Nelsonville and Steffenville before moving to Ewing where she graduated from high school. She and her husband, Bill, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary having been married on June 20, 1948, in Dover. They moved to their current home in Ewing in 1949 where she was a homemaker and along with Bill raised their family. He died Jan. 8, 2014.

Elizabeth was a member of the First Baptist Church in Ewing where she served as a Sunday school teacher and vacation Bible school director for many years. She was a 50-year member of the Monticello Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star. She served as bookkeeper for the Ewing Water District for many years and worked tirelessly on many community activities. She was chairman of the Ewing Bi-Centennial Committee and assistant editor of the history of Ewing, published in 1976. In more recent years she served on the board of directors for Heartland Resources and was superintendent of the Open Home Economics Show at the Lewis County Fair. She spent a great deal of time working on family genealogy.

Above all, she enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She organized the family camping trips and still holds the special recipe for Bill's homemade ice cream.

She leaves behind four children, Jeana (Richard) Houchins, Mark Shults and Kevin (Kitty) Shults, all of Ewing, and Jan (Buster) Geisendorfer of Monticello; grandchildren include Ashli Houchins, Josh Houchins, Heather (Justin) Nettleingham, Brandy Shults (Glen Batzinger), Billie Jo (Sean) Bryan, Felicia Shults (Andy Sharpe), Nicole (Jamie) Goodwin, Bridget Geisendorfer (Cody Browning) and Keli Geisendorfer; great-grandchildren include Kayla, Justine, Kyle, Wyatt, Noah, Zane, Lacey, Kristopher, Konner, Kash, Karoline and Evan; one sister, Geneva Middleton; one brother, James (Lotis) Wiseman; two sisters-in-law, Hazel Wiseman and Charilyn Stalder; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; one daughter, Pamela Shults; one brother, Earl Wiseman; one grandson, Justin Houchins; and one great-grandson, Kendall Shults.

SERVICES: 10 a.m. Wednesday in the First Baptist Church of Ewing with the Rev. Earl Lynn Wiseman conducting. Burial will be in Dover Cemetery near LaGrange.

VISITATION: 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Ball-Davis Funeral Home, Ewing, with an Eastern Star service at 7:30 p.m.

MEMORIALS: Heartland Resources, Ewing First Baptist Church Building Fund or .

ARRANGEMENTS: Ball-Davis Funeral Home, Ewing.

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300 N. McKinley Street
Ewing, MO 63440
(573) 494-3203
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Mar. 2 to Mar. 4, 2014
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