April 06, 2016

Milton L. Shires, 78 of Canton, Missouri died April 02, 2016 at the Lewis County Nursing Home at Canton.

The son of Roscoe and Genevieve Herzog Shires was born on May 3, 1937 at Ewing, Missouri.

He was united in marriage to Nellie P. Childress on February 10, 1957 in the First Baptist Church at Canton, Missouri.

Milton was a member of the Dover Baptist Church. He was a farmer, truck driver and worked for the Canton Special Road District. He enjoyed fishing and family get togethers at his home.

He is survived by his wife Nellie Shires of Canton, Mo.; children, Peggy Sue Shires of Canton, Mo., Linda Lou (Cecil) Bader of Canton, Mo., Barbara Jean (Ernest) Branham of Maywood, Mo., Daniel (Brenda) Shires of Taylor, Mo., Jackie (Kristen) Shires of Monticello, Mo. and Timothy Shires of Canton, Mo.; ten grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; sister, Karen Louise Davidson of Quincy, Il.; two nephews, Jack Johnson of Liberty, Mo. and Jim (Kathy) Johnson of Williamsburg, Mo.; and nieces, Jeanne (Chester) Tellier, Canton, Mo., Tina Powers, Bloomington, Ill., Tonya Duncan, Edina, Mo.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Fern and J.E. Johnson and Faylene and Ray Turner, a son-in-law Richard Lair and a nephew, Terry Johnson.

Graveside funeral services and inurnment will be held Friday, April 8, 2016 at 2:00 PM at the Dover Cemetery in rural LaGrange, Missouri with Rev. Paul Kinney officiating. Visitation will be held Thursday evening from 5 until 7 p.m. at Arnold’s Funeral Home in Canton.

Memorials may be made to the Dover Cemetery Association.

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