Ivan Shanks

Ivan O. Shanks, 92, of Astoria Healthcare Center, died there at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999.

He was born Dec. 9, 1906, in Brooklyn Township, Schuyler County, a son of Joe and Rebecca Weaver Shanks. He married Olive Mae Frazee on Aug. 18, 1930, in Lewistown. She died Jan. 13, 1978. He also was preceded in death by three brothers, two sisters and one great-granddaughter.

Surviving are one son, Ernest of Astoria; five grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

A resident of Brooklyn most of his early life, he moved to Astoria in 1970. He was a former coal miner and later owned and operated a saw mill.

Services were held Friday at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria with Vernon Dean officiating. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb.

Memorials may be made to Camp Emmanuel in Astoria or Astoria Healthcare Center.

From the Peoria Journal Star.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 2/24/1999

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