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“Leona and family,So sorry to hear of your loss. Praying that God comforts you and family during this sad time. With My Deepest Sympathy,Kendra ”
1 of 14 | Posted by: Kendra Stockus - Pleasant Plains, IL

“Deepest condolences!!! ”
2 of 14 | Posted by: Barbara Hand - Springfield, IL

“Leona, Will & I are so very sorry for your loss. We have such good memories of your family. Give the girls are best & please know you are all in our...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Will Payton - Springfield, IL

“Deepest sympathies, Leona and family. You all are in my prayers. ”
4 of 14 | Posted by: Carolyn Spann - Pleasant Plains, IL

“Sympathies and prayers. ”
5 of 14 | Posted by: Tracy and Gene Field - Girard, IL

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Leona, Ruthie, Becky, and Rachel. George loved you all so much. He couldn't have been blessed with any...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Paul & Karilyn Eastvold - IL

“Leona,We remember the nice discussions with George about religious topics. He was gentle and humble as a man of God is supposed to be. He would...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“Dearest Leona:I was saddened to hear of your recent loss. I still remember when George would come by the office to see you and of course visit with...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“I am so very sorry for your loss. Leona, you and your girls will be in my prayers. Sheryl (Soderdahl) Klein ”
9 of 14 | Posted by: - Springfield, IL

“Our condolences for the loss of such an accomplished man. We are sure he is resting in heaven with God (and probably having great discussions with...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Kathy and Rich Allen - Cantrall, IL

“Leona and Family,My deepest sympathy for the loss of a wonderful person. For the 20 or so years I have known him, he was kind, generous, and...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: George Merrihew - Hereford, AZ

“We are so sorry for your loss. Bro. Shanks was a very unique and special man of God. Those who had the honor of being under his Pastorialship were...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Sister Stella - Garland, TX

“Loved you daddy. ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: Ruthie Sanford - Rome, GA

“So sorry to hear of the loss of Pastor Shanks. I pray that God will give you peace and comfort at this time.(Pastor Kiefling's daughter formerly of...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Jody Kiefling Nicholson Winnipeg


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Rev. Shanks was born on November 25, 1935 and passed away on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

Rev. Shanks was a resident of Garland, Texas at the time of his passing.

George attended Christian County schools and graduated from Taylorville High School in 1954, where he was active in track and football. At an early age he was a golf caddy at Taylorville Country Club, and then worked at My Store for several years.

Visitation will be held at Eastgate Funeral Home, Garland, Texas, Monday, March 6, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. The memorial service will be held at New Life Church, Garland, Texas, Tuesday, March 7, 10:00 a.m. Officiants will be Rev. Dan Green, Springfield, Illinois, and Pastor B. E. Stanley, New Life Church, Garland, Texas. Interment will follow immediately at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Sunnyvale, Texas.

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