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John Charles Shover

September 9, 1938 December 26, 2011
John Charles Shover
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Mr. John C. Shover, 73, of Barry, passed away at 4:35 p.m. Monday, December 26, 2011, in Blessing Hospital in Quincy. He was born September 9, 1938, in Monticello, Iowa to John Charles, Sr. and Lois L. (Lockhart) Shover. They preceded him in death. He married Elaine C. Appleby on April 17, 1960, in Monticello, Iowa. She survives in Barry. He also survived by 2 sons - Eric (Rick) Shover & wife Inky of Barry; and Randall Shover & wife Luanne of Beverly; and 1 daughter - Kristi Vincent & husband Damon of Barry. Also surviving are 3 grandsons - Jared Shover of Beverly; Toby Vincent of Barry and Matthew Shover of Barry; and 4 granddaughters - Britni Menke of Barry; Taylor Vincent of Barry; Abby Shover of Beverly and Rachel Shover of Beverly and 1 sister, Mary Jane Hutchison of Englewood, Colorado. John graduated from Monticello High School in 1956 and from Iowa State University in 1960 with a BS in Agriculture Economics. He married Elaine Appleby in 1960 and went to work for International Harvester. In 1961 he took a position as cashier and farm manager with the Citizen's State Bank of Postville in Postville, Iowa. In 1970 John moved to Barry, Illinois where he became President and CEO of The First National Bank of Barry in Barry, Illinois. He was involved with many community organizations over the years. This includes 26 years on the Barry City Council, President of the Illini Community Hospital Board and a member of the Kiwanis, Lion's Club and United Methodist Church. He was a Shriner and a Mason. In the 80's he began raising Salers cattle eventually serving as President of The American Salers Association. He aslo served on a citizen's committee to build a swimming pool in Barry. In 1994 John became President of CIETEN, Inc., a group of business men who developed land on the North edge of Barry for business growth. He was inducted into th IHSA Hall of Fame for his many years as scoreboard operator for the Barry High School boys basketball program. He also served on the Committee of Ten that planned the consolidation of Western Community School. He was recently honored by Illinois Bankers Association for his 50 years in banking. John enjoyed hunting, fishing and golfing. John's greatest enjoyment came from his 7 grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Thursday, December 29, 2011, at the Barry United Methodist Church in Barry. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 30, 2011, at the Barry United Methodist Church in Barry. Burial will be in Park Lawn Cemetery, Barry, Illinois. Memorials are suggested to the Barry YMCA Project.


10:00 a.m. Friday December 30th 2011

Barry United Methodist Church, Mortimer Street, Barry, IL.


4-7 p.m.

Barry United Methodist Church, Mortimer Street, Barry, IL.
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