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Ruth Shorter
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Obituary for Ruth Shorter

Ruth Shorter, of Lockwood, MO, departed this life on Monday, September 18, 2017, in the Good Shepherd Nursing Home at the age of 92 years.

She was born on April 17, 1925 in Success, MO to Fred and Mabel (Bates) Mason. Ruth was united in marriage to Wayne Shorter on November 1, 1947 in Mt. Home, AR. She worked as an office manager in their family business, Shorter and Sons Trucking. Ruth was also a wonderful homemaker. She loved to cook and was known for her homemade bread. Ruth was gracious in always welcoming family and friends to her home. She was a member of the Lockwood First Baptist Church and the Lockwood American Legion Post #372 Auxiliary.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Fred and Mabel Mason; her husband, Wayne Shorter; one son, Mel Shorter; two brothers, Leslie Mason and Lyle Mason; and two sisters, Eunice Mason and Lula Mason.

Survivors include three sons, Lawrence Wayne Shorter Jr. and wife Virginia of Lockwood, MO, Jim Shorter and wife Pam of Lockwood, MO, and Mike Shorter and wife Kaye of Lockwood, MO; two brothers, Fred Mason of Shreveport, LA and Doyle Mason of Nevada, MO; two sisters, Doris Mason of Nevada, MO and Deloris Russell of Golden City, MO; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 22, 2017 in Lockwood First Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Lockwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday morning at 10:00 a.m. until service time in the church. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Online condolences may be shared at www.greenfieldfuneralchapel.com. Services are under the care of Lockwood Funeral Chapel.


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Visitation

Friday

22

Sep

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Lockwood First Baptist Church

112 W. 5th St.
Lockwood, MO 65682

Service

Friday

22

Sep

11:00 AM
Lockwood First Baptist Church

112 W. 5th St.
Lockwood, MO 65682

Cemetery Details

Location

Lockwood Cemetery

County Road 142 and Pine St.
Lockwood, MO 65682


Memorial Contribution

St. Jude Children's Hospital

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