Notes for Zella Cooley (-) m James H Shilt

Submitted by michael_95073
Note added Fri Oct 30 00:45:13 2020

James H. Shilt
February 19, 1917 - September 02, 2019


James H. Shilt, age 102, of Peculiar, Missouri, passed away on Monday, September 2, 2019.

A Visitation Service will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 6, 2019 at Cullen Funeral Home, 612 W. Foxwood Dr. Raymore, Missouri 64083. A Graveside Service will be held the same day at 2:30 p.m. at Newtown Cemetery in Newtown, Missouri.

James was born on February 19, 1917 in Newtown, Missouri. He was the son of Aubrey Shilt and Sarah (George) Shilt. Growing up, James had one brother and one sister. After graduating high school James was joined in marriage with his late wife, Zella (Cooley) Shilt on September 9, 1936. Together they were blessed with three children, Jerry, Shirley and Edith. James created for himself a prosperous career with Allied Signal as a Machinist. As a man of Christian faith, he was a member of the Newtown Christian Church and a life-long Mason. He was also a member of the Lions Club in Newtown, Missouri. All of James’ family members could agree that he was an incredible storyteller. James loved to spend time in his garage and collected as well as restored wall clocks and grandfather clocks. This of course led his given nick name from his grandchildren, “Toc Toc.”

James was preceded in death by his loving wife of 73 years, Zella Shilt; parents, Aubrey and Sarah Shilt; one brother and one sister.

He is survived by his son Jerry Shilt (Virginia); daughter Shirley Kirby; daughter Edith Jane Villareal; nine grandchildren; twenty-four great grandchildren; and twelve great-great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Diane Martin Nursing Scholarship Endowment Fund, c/o Cass Community Health Foundation, 2316 E. Meyer Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64132, 816-276-4218,

Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, Missouri 816.322.5278

Submitted by michael_95073
Note added Fri Oct 30 01:23:36 2020

Kansas City Star, The (MO) - April 23, 2010
Zella Leona Shilt, 93, of Peculiar, MO passed away April 22, 2010.

Graveside services 2:00 p.m. Sunday at Newtown
Cemetery, Newtown, MO.

Visitation 5-7 p.m. Saturday at Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, Missouri.

Memorials to American Heart Association or American Lung Association.

Zella was a Member of Eastern Star for 54 years. She is survived by her husband James of 73 years; children, Jerry Shilt (Virginia), Shirley Kirby, Edith Jane Villareal; 9
grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.

(Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, Missouri,