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Obituary of Robert S. Shook Sr.

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Robert S. Shook, Sr.

Old Du Quoin, Ill.
March 16, 1877

Old Du Quoin, Ill.
May 13, 1953   7:00 A. M.
Aged 76 years, 1 month, 27 days

Home in Old Du Quoin
May 15, 1953,   2:00 P. M.

Rev. W. S. Erwin
Rev. Worth Woolsey

Old Du Quoin Cemetery


Robert S. Shook
Veteran Businessman Dies at Old Du Quoin, IL.

Du Quoin, Ill. May 13.
Robert S. Shook Sr., 76, who had operated a general store in nearby Old Du Quoin fro 40 years, died today at his home there.

Shook had been distributor for the Globe Democrat during the four decades he operated the store. He was a member of the Township Board of School Trustees and served one term as Perry County Commissioner.

Funeral services will be held a 2 p.m. Friday at the family home. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Belle Shook; two daughters. Mrs. Ida Davison, Old Du Quoin, and Mors. Roberta Boyett, Galatia and a son Robert S. Shook, Jr. who was associated with his father in the store.

- - - (St. Louis Globe Democrat.) - - -


(Copy of obituary as it appeared in the Du Quoin Evening Call 14 May 1953)
Robert S. Shook Sr.
Merchant and Public Official, dead
Robert S. Shook, Sr., 76 widely known Old Du Quoin merchant, died at 7 a.m. today at his home there.

A lifelong resident of this community, Shook last December completed a three year term as county commissioner. He was a member of the board of school trustees for township 6-1, and of the board of trustees for Old Du Quoin Cemetery.

Born in Old Du Quoin on March 16th 1877, the deceased was a son of the late Lemuel G and Sarah Jane Shook. He was married to Otillie Heberer who passed away in April 1920. His second wife Belle Bryant Johnson Shook survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs, Ida Davision of Old Du Quoin and Mrs. Roberta Boyett of Galatia; one son Robert S. Shook Jr., who was associated with his father in operation of the store; a step son Stephen Johnson of Fort Benton Montana; a step daughter Mrs. Jeannettia Hertel of Princeton, Indiana; five grandchildren; five step grandchildren, and two step-great-grandchildren. One daughter Elenore, preceded him in death.

Shook was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday May 15, from the family home in Old Du Quoin with Rev. W.S. Erwin and Worth Woolsey officiating. Burial will be in the Old Du Quoin Cemetery.

Friends may call at Schroeder Funeral Home after 6 p.m. today until Thursday afternoon,
when the casket will be taken to the family home.
Friends may call at the residence after 4 p.m. Thursday until the time of services.



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