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Ella May Shingleton

April 5, 1937 — August 16, 2020

Ella May ( Rushly) Shingleton, 83, Harrisonville, Missouri went to her heavenly home on Sunday, August 16, 2020 at Cass Regional Medical Center, Harrisonville.

Ella May was born on April 5th, 1937 to Lawrence E. Rushly and Ruth (King) Rushly in Pleasant Hill, MO.

Ella May accepted Jesus as her Savior at a young age and became a lifelong member of Sycamore Grove Mennonite Church. She graduated from Harrisonville High School as the class Valedictorian in 1955. One month later on June 9th, 1955 she became the bride of her high school sweetheart, Don Shingleton. Together the young couple would go on to partner in farming as Rush-Shing Acres for the next 65 years. Ella May kept the books and Don worked the fields.

In September, 1958, their first child, Debbie, was born. In June 1962, they welcomed their second daughter, Tamie. A son, Jerry, completed their family in September 1970.

Caring for her family was the hallmark of Ella May’s life. Keeping a nice home and cooking homemade, comforting meals for her family kept her busy.

Being with her children and grandchildren, decorating her home, scrapbooking, riding in the truck with Don to look at the crops or going to town with him to have some ice cream, Ella May was content and found joy in the simple things of life.

Above all, Ella May loved the Lord. She often talked of what Heaven might be like and anxiously awaited Jesus return. Those of us who know and love Ella May, know that she is now safe in the arms of Jesus.

She is survived by her husband, Don Shingleton of the home; 3 children, Debbie Bennett and husband Johnny, Tamie Bennett and husband John R. and Jerry Shingleton and wife Angela all of Harrisonville, Missouri; 4 grandchildren, Jamie Bennett, Jay Bennett, Lauren (Shingleton) Brown and husband Jason, Dustin Bennett and wife Elizabeth; other relatives and many friends.

Graveside services were held Thursday, August 20, 2020 at the Clearfork Cemetery near Garden City, Missouri.

The family received friends Thursday, August 20, 2020 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri.
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Service Schedule

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Thursday, August 20, 2020

9:00 - 10:00 am (Eastern time)

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2401 E Mechanic St, Harrisonville, MO 64701

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Thursday, August 20, 2020

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