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Oscar Eugene “Gene” Shore, 83

December 18, 2012

Oscar Eugene "Gene" Shore, 83, of Marshalltown, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at the Marshalltown Medical and Surgical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home with his son-in-law, Rustin Claypool officiating. He will be laid to rest with full military honors by combined American Legion Frank Lewis-Glick Post #46 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Harry C. Harter Post #839. Visitation will be one-hour prior to the services. For condolences, please visit

Born on Jan. 21, 1929, at New Providence, he was the son of Calvin Rocket and Cora Lee (Motsinger) Shore. He received his education in the Albion Schools. Soon after, he served our country honorably in the United States Army in the Korean War.

On Feb. 6, 1960, he was united in marriage to Barbara Hill-Morgan in Falls City, Neb. They made their home in Marshalltown where he retired from the water treatment plant. Gene enjoyed fishing, golfing and time with friends at the American Legion, but most of all his family.

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Left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Julie (Ed) Smith, of Waukee; son-in-law Rustin Claypool, of Carlisle; grandchildren: Dylan Claypool, of West Des Moines, Alan (Michelle) Butler, of West Des Moines, Nyle (Desiree) Claypool, of Bondurant, and Taylor Claypool, of Des Moines; his sisters: Martha (Lowell) Keeler and Virginia (Chuck) Sloat, all of Marshalltown; sisters-in-law: Mary Jean Shore and Betty Shore, both of Marshalltown, his special friend Joanne Snyder, of Waterville, Minn., and many nieces, nephews and friends.

In death, he rejoined his parents, beloved wife Barbara, daughter Shelly Claypool, son Alan Morgan, brothers: Lawrence "Red" Shore and Bill Shore and two nephews: Doug Sloat and Paul Shore.



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