Billy G. Shelnutt, age 85 years, of Jefferson City, Mo. passed away Friday, May
25, 2012 at Heisinger Bluffs.
was born September 30, 1926 in Ashland, Mo. the son of Charles D. and Gertrude
B. Coonce Shelnutt. He was married on July 14, 1946 in Cedar City, Mo. to Velma
resident of the central Missouri area for the majority of his life, Bill was a
1944 graduate of Jefferson City High School and a 1948 graduate of Jefferson
City Junior College. He later attended the
University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo.
served in the United States Navy during World War II in the South Pacific.
worked for IBM Corporation for twenty-seven years retiring as manager of
customer engineering in 1982. During his
tenure with IBM, Bill worked mostly in downtown Chicago but also in St. Louis,
Milwaukee and Baltimore. Prior to his
work at IBM, Bill worked at Monroe Calculating Machine Company in Jefferson
was a member of the Shiloh United Methodist Church in Holts Summit, Mo. and the
Veterans of Foreign Wars, Roy Sone Post 1003 in Jefferson City.
was an avider reader and always loved spending time with his family.
include: his wife of 65 years, Velma Shelnutt; one daughter, Julie A. Conklin
and her husband Mark of Bolingbrook, Ill.; and two grandchildren, Kyle J. Kukuk
and Kory A. Kukuk, both of Bolingbrook, Ill.
was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Alma Northway.
visitation will be at Freeman Mortuary from 10:00 am until 11:00 am Tuesday, May
services will be conducted at 11:00 am Tuesday, May 29, 2012 in the Freeman
Chapel with Chaplain Jim Mueller officiating. Graveside services and interment with
military honors will be held at Riverview Cemetery.
desiring may make memorial contributions to Hospice Compassus or the charity of
arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.