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Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa

OBITUARY ~ WILLIAM F. SHIDLER

William F. SHIDLER, the eldest son of Frank and Addie McANINCH SHIDLER, was born on Aug. 31, 1905, and departed this life on July 16, 1983, at Mount Ayr at the age of 77 years.

He was born and raised on a farm outside Mount Ayr, and graduated from high school in Mount Ayr. He graduated from Simpson College [Indianola] in 1928 and did graduate work at the University of Iowa. He taught and worked in school administration in Iowa for 36 years, retiring in 1971 as high school principal at AvoHa Community Schools in Avoca, Iowa. He was a life member of the National Education Association, a member of the Iowa State Education Association, a member of the Iowa State Education Association and was active in many capacities in professional organizations. He moved back to Mount Ayr in 1975.

He was a member of the Mount Ayr United Methodist Church, the Masons, and the Ringgold County Historical Society.

On May 20, 1939, he was united in marriage to Frances STALCUP. To this union were born three children, George, Sue, and Sam. Frances STALCUP SHIDLER passed away in 1977.

On Feb. 14, 1981 he was united in marriage to Elgin BISBEY, whom he leaved to mourn his death.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Cyrus Paul SHIDLER.

Those who remain to cherish his memory are his widow, Elgin; his children, George and wife Rachel of Ankeny, Iowa; Sue and husband, Carl SCHUMACHER of Des Moines; and Sam and wife, Bobbye of Des Moines; six grandchildren: David, Devani, Schott, Jill, Bradley and Matthew; one brother, G. Auldin SHIDLER of Valparaiso, Indiana; other relatives and many friends.

Services were held at Wilson-Watson Funeral Home, Mount Ayr, Iowa, on Tuesday, July 19, 1983. Officiating were Rev. Ed KAIL and Pastor Milt HENDERSON. Music was by Mrs. Merrill PERRY and Mark HICKMAN.

Casketbearers were Eldon MAIN, Jay MONDAY, Lloyd ANGUS, Mike GREEN, Malcolm EIGHMY and Laurance BISHOP. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Mount Ayr, Iowa.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, July of 2011

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