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Edward Lee Shell, 79, of McClure, Ill passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at the Ratliff Care Center in Cape Girardeau.
He was born December 17, 1938 in Lutesville, MO the son of the late Woodrow and Elenora (Shell) Shell.
Edward worked as an over-the-road truck driver for 40 plus years for several different companies the last of which was Gilster. He loved spending time with his family and tinkering in his yard. He lived life to the fullest.
Loving survivors include a daughter Laura (Jack) Taber of Cape, a son B.J. (Amy) Shell of Santa Rosa Beach, FL, and an uncle, Alva Shell of Eureka, MO.
Also surviving are five grandchildren; Dean Best, Jessica (Cody) Kinder, Blake (Shealee) Best, Owen Shell and Lucy Shell, three great-grandchildren; Landen Best, Alisa Kinder and Kinslee Kinder and one great-grandchild due to arrive soon Wava Kinder.
He was preceded in death by by his wife Margaret, a daughter Lisa Poston and a very special friend Janet Lowes, a brother Waymond Shell and a sister Euva Mae Brown and a grandson Leland Gorman.
A gathering of family and friends will be Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 4:00 pm at the VFW Post 3838 in Cape Girardeau.
In lue of flowers the fmaily has reqeusted that memorial contributions may be made to: The Rett Sydrome Research Trust in honor of Kinslee Kinder (Edward's great-granddaughter, whom copes with Rett's). You may make that contribution by clicking on the green box that reads " Appeal for Donations". Please consider making a donation as your memorial contribution. No donation is too small and your support would be greatly appreciated by the family in rememberance to thier loved one, Edward.
Local arrangements by McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.
In Honor of Kinslee Kinder, Rett Syndrome Research Trust
67 Under Cliff Road, Trumbull AB 06611