Larman Shaneyfelt, age 83, a resident of rural Vienna, passed away Saturday morning, February 20, 2016, at 7:59 AM at his home.
Larman was born June 15, 1932 in St. Louis, Missouri. He was the son of Emmitt & JoElla (Reeves) Shaneyfelt.
Larman was united in marriage to Virginia “Carol” Bone in 1957 in St. Louis, Missouri. She survives.
Other survivors include: his children – Mark G. (Monica) Shaneyfelt of Charleston, South Carolina, Deborah L. (Fred) Huston of Florence, Alabama, and Brian K. Shaneyfelt of Vienna; 13 grandchildren – Amanda, Heather, Briana, Kim, Zachary, Zeb, Zandria, Ashley, Hilary, Brandon, Kala, Rian, and Shanna; 5 great grandchildren – Teagan, Ayva, Colton, Eamon and Laycee; 3 sisters – Devada Downey of Florissant, Missouri, Claudia Owings of St. Charles, Missouri, and Linda Cross of Sparta; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives & many dear friends.
Larman was preceded in death by: his parents – Emmitt Shaneyfelt and JoElla Shaneyfelt McDonald; a son – Danny J. Shaneyfelt; a half-sister – Violet Reeves and a half-brother – Arlie Shaneyfelt.
Larman was a U.S. Army veteran. He served honorably during the Korean Era from 1953-1955.
Larman had worked along with his father as a cabinetmaker. He later worked for Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis in the payroll and data-processing department. He had also worked as a data processor for an I.B.M. subsidiary in St. Louis prior to his retirement.
Larman was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church in Vienna. He enjoyed working in the church food pantry ministry.
In his youth, Larman had volunteered at the Y.M.C.A. He enjoyed watching television. His favorite programs were “Law and Order” and “Wheel of Fortune.” Larman also enjoyed playing pinochle and was a devoted St. Louis Cardinal’s Baseball fan.
A memorial service honoring the life of Larman Shaneyfelt will be conducted Tuesday afternoon, February 23, 2016, at 4 PM at First Baptist Church in Vienna. Dr. Ed Hollis will officiate. Military honors will be accorded by the Beggs-Gurley VFW Post # 5222.
Inurnment will be at a later date in the Mound City National Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 3 PM – 4 PM Tuesday at the First Baptist Church in Vienna.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church food pantry program, P.O. Box 727, Vienna, Illinois 62995.