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“Garnett was a fun loving member of the LHS Class of 1959 who will be sadly missed by those who knew him well. May the Lord embrace him as he walks...Read More »
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“My condolences and prayers to the family in this very difficult time. ”
2 of 5 | Posted by: Karen Kerr Horne - Springfield, MO

“He was a friend from Lawrence High School and is fondly remembered. ”
3 of 5 | Posted by: Judy Demos Crossfield - Lawrence, KS

“To the family we send our sincere condolences and are prayers are with you. WE are unable to attend amd are sorry about that. IT could nto be helped....Read More »
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5 of 5 | Posted by: Steven Graham - Arkansas City, KS


John Garnett "Butch" Shook, 69, of Arkansas City, KS died September 21, 2010, in New Mexico. Funeral services have been scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Monday, September 27, 2010, at the Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home. Pastor Robert Ferris will officiate. Burial will follow in the Clinton Cemetery, Lawrence, KS. Friends may greet the family 6-8 p.m. Sunday, September 26, 2010, at the funeral home. Garnett was born September 6, 1941, to Garnett W. and Dorothy M. (Nordstrom) Shook in Lawrence, KS. He was reared and educated in Lawrence. Garnett served in the Navy for four years. On April 24, 1965, he married A. Katherine Houk in Clinton, KS. The couple made their home all over the United States due to his job. They currently resided in Arkansas City. Garnett received training to become a tool and die maker at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory in Los Alamos, NM. He worked as a tool and die maker for Unicor Federal Bureau of Prisons. Garnett loved to hunt, fish, and was an artist and gunsmith. Survivors include his wife, Katherine of the home; daughter, Sarah Thomas and husband Jeff of Yukon, OK; son, Darrin Shook of Ohio; grandchildren, Carla Shook, Dustin Shook, Kaitlyn Thomas, and Harper Shook; great-granddaughter, Jaydin Shook; sister, Beverly Cunningham and husband Everett of Oakley, KS. Garnett was preceded in death by his parents, uncle Claude and aunt Ola Shook.

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