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Katherine Iola Shell
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Katherine Iola Shell

Katherine Iola Shell, 87, Maryville, Missouri, formerly of St. Joseph, MO passed away Friday, September 8, 2017 at Morningside Center, Chillicothe, MO.
She was born August 26, 1930 in Parnell, MO to James Burton and Hattie Marie Midyett.
Katherine moved to St. Joseph in 1945. She worked in healthcare until retiring in 1989.
Katherine was a member of Living Hope Church of Maryville, MO. She enjoyed dance of all types and spending much time with her friends on the dance floors. Katherine enjoyed time spent with family and friends whenever and wherever. Fishing was also another past time she enjoyed. Friends and family were most cherished.
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Sandy Lynn; sons, Terry Ice, Lebanon, MO, and Cary Ice, St. Joseph, MO; sisters, Vernis Pankau, Ferne Chapman, Maxine Beatty; brothers, Eldon and Jim Midyett; also preceding Katherine in death are husbands, Kenneth Ice, Raymond Roberts and James Shell.
Survivors include children, Larry Ice (Nancy), Sahuarita, AZ, Linda Rumery (Terry), Chillicothe, MO, Shirley Schmidt (Casey), Maryville, MO, and Harlan Roberts (Cheryl), Cameron, MO; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; sister, Estelle Wilson
Farewell Services 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Rosehill Cemetery, Parnell, MO. The family will gather with friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Monday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Online guest book and obituary at

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Saint Joseph, MO 64506

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Rosehill Cemetery

Parnell, MO


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