George Shinn Jr.

Saturday, September 7, 2002

FARMINGTON, Mo. -- George Edmond Shinn Jr., 77, of Farmington died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2002, at Parkland Hospital.

He was born Sept. 6, 1924, in St. Francois County, son of George and Edna Mearl Thomas Shinn. He married Bernice Marie Mell.

Shinn had worked at St. Joseph Lead Co. and later at Meramec Mining Co. He was involved in the construction of Taum Sauk electric generating facility in Iron County. He also raised livestock.

He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, VFW Post 5896, and American Legion Post 416. He was a past member of St. Francois County Fair Board and St. Francois-Madison County Pork Producers Association.

Shinn served with the U.S. Navy on a destroyer in the Pacific during World War II.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Gerald Shinn of Jackson, Mo., Randall Shinn of Gordonville, Mo., Gregory Shinn of Farmington; a daughter, Joyce Johnson of Shawnee, Kan.; a brother, Darrell Shinn of Eureka, Mo.; three sisters, Christine Miller and Pauline Harrington of Farmington, Barbara Shinn of Chesterfield, Mo.; and eight grandchildren.

Friends may call at Cozean Memorial Chapel in Farmington from 4 to 8 p.m. today.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, with the Revs. Dino Pacilli and James King officiating. Burial will be in the Lutheran Cemetery.