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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Obituary - Cecilia Jonelle “Jonnie” Shanks

Cecilia “Jonnie” Shanks, 77 of Marshfield, Missouri passed away Saturday, June 12, 2021 at her home in Marshfield. Cremation, with graveside services to be held 11:00 am Saturday, June 19, 2021 in Sharon Cemetery, Drexel, Missouri. Services under the direction of Mullinax Funeral Home, Drexel Chapel (816-657-4400). Messages of condolence may be left for the family at

Cecilia Jonelle “Jonnie” Shanks was born November 1, 1943 in Ponca City, Oklahoma to William “Bill” and Mae Koester “Debbie” James. Jonnie was united in marriage to Errol Shanks. They enjoyed 47 years of marriage before his passing in 2008. During the seven years they lived in Utah, Jonnie very much enjoyed the mountains. After Errol’s passing, Jonnie moved to be close to her grandchildren.

She enjoyed spending as much time with them as possible, and it was very evident that they enjoyed it as well. Jonnie was blessed to pass very peacefully in her sleep, as she had always wanted. She was very much loved and will be greatly missed.

Jonnie was preceded in death by her parents and husband Errol Shanks. She is survived by her three children, Richard Errol Shanks (Sonia), Shelly D. Baker (Gene), and Ronald D. Shanks (Amy), 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, six sisters, and three brothers.