Terry Jack Shinall
Terry Jack Shinall, 71, of Beardstown, died Thursday, Nov. 23, at Me-morial Medical Center in Springfield.
He was born May 9, 1946, in Beardstown, the son of Thomas Shinall and Vera (Simmons) Duck-wiler. He married Jennie Ransom on Feb. 14, 1987 in Beardstown.
He is survived by his wife Jennie Shinall of Beardstown; his son Ja-mie (wife Terri) Daniels of Pleasant Plains; his daughter Theresa Shinall; three grandchildren Al-lie, Bryanna, and Taylor; three sisters Charlotte Cal-lihan of Galesburg, Sandy (husband Larry) Anderson of St. Augustine, Ill., and Debbie (husband Rob-ert) Easley of Avon; one brother Bernard “Duck” Duckwiler (and Cathy) of Abingdon; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and his best friend Boy Blake.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his beloved Jack Russel Terrier Harley.
Terry graduated from high school in Califor-nia and later served in the United States Army. He worked for the state of Illi-nois and later on for Beatty Hardware in Beardstown as a licensed plumber. He was active in Beardstown city politics, serving as an alderman and as a precinct committeeman. He liked to hunt for arrowheads, mushrooms, and memo-rabilia items to add to his collection. Terry enjoyed gardening, but most of all he loved being with his family and helping others.
A celebration of life was held Monday, Nov. 27, at Colwell Memorial Home in Beardstown, with Pastor Mike Courson officiating. A private family burial will be held.
Memorials have been suggested to the family of Terry Shinall.
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