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Lois Shinn Motley

Lois Shinn Motley, 91, formerly of Laddonia, died Wednesday, March. 29, 2017, at King’s Daughter’s Home in Mexico.

Mass of Christian Burial was at 11 a.m., Monday at St. John’s Catholic Church in Laddonia. Burial was in Laddonia Cemetery.

Visitation was from 10-11 a.m., Monday at the church.

Born May 19, 1925, in Miller County, she was the daughter of Herman C. Schulte and Mary Gertrude Doerhoff Schulte. On June 24, 1946, she married Kenneth C. Shinn, who preceded her in death on April 27, 1982. On Dec. 28, 1985, she became the beloved wife of Roger V. Motley. He preceded her in death June 8, 2010.

She attended Southwest Missouri State Teachers’ College and then taught at Jim Henry School, which was a one-room school house in Miller County. During WWII she operated a lathe in a munitions plant in Denver, Colo.

After their marriage, Lois and Kenneth purchased a drug and sundry store in Laddonia which they operated until 1979. She was a lifetime area resident and a member of St. John’s Catholic Church. She was active in the Altar and Rosary Society, Missouri Arts Council, Laddonia Senior Housing Board (20 years), Audrain County Library Board (five years), Retired Teachers Association, and Annie Arnold Circle of Kings Daughters.

Survivors include three children, William (Bill) Shinn and wife, Diane, of Newburgh Ind., Mary Beth Green of Mexico, and Julie Shinn and husband, William (Bill) Mealing, of Mukilteo, Wash.; four grandchildren, Angela Berry of Annandale, Va., Lisa Rauscher and husband, Patrick of Newburgh, Ind., Renee Aulbur of Martinsburg, and Brian Shinn and wife, Gina of Waldorf, Mary.; five great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by daughter, Susan Aulbur; son-in-law David Aulbur; by five brothers, Otto, Fred, Harold, Elmo, and Herman Schulte; and three sisters, Augusta Kempker, Hilda Rephlo and Viola Steenburgen.

Memorials may be made to The King’s Daughters Home of Mexico, MO at the visitation or in care of Bienhoff Funeral Home, PO Box 6, Laddonia, MO 63352.

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