Obit: Shanbarker, Clifford W. #2 (1894 - 1960)




Surnames: Shanbarker, Hoey, Elkins, Paull


----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 05/26/1960


Shanbarker, Clifford W. #2 (21 SEP 1894 - 18 MAY 1960)


Clifford W. Shanbarker, 45, who retired as supervisor of the Two Rivers, Wis., General Telephone Co. Exchange, died suddenly Wednesday morning, May 18th, 1960 at the Bethesda Hospital, Maryland, of coronary thrombosis.


Masonic rites were held at the graveside by the Beloit Masonic Lodge, in addition to military rites being held by the South Beloit Legion Post, of which he was a charter member.


Mr. Shanbarker, a native of Gettesburg, S.D., was born Sept. 21, 1894.  He came to Thorp a year and a half ago and was a member of the Thorp Legion Post, Eagle River Masonic Lodge and Two Rivers Elks Club.


In 1919, he married the former Ehtel Hoey at Beloit, who preceded him in death in July 1958.


A veteran of World War I, he served in France with the U.S. Army Military Police Corps and following his discharge was a member of the South Beloit Police Department.  He was an original member at that time of the nationally known Beloit American Legion Drum and bugle Corps.


Since 1933 Mr. Shanbarker had been employed by the Commonwealth Telephone Co., which was later purchased by the General Telephone Co., forst as a lineman, later as manager and finally as supervisor at Beloit, Prairie du Chien, Dodgeville, Eagle River and Two Rivers.


Following his retirement, a little over a year ago, he made his home with his daughter in Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.) and spent part of the year traveling and visiting his son in Kensington, Md.


Survivors include his son, Richard, Kensington, Md.; one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Shirley) Elkins, Thorp, Wis.; one brother, Roy, Grand Rapids, Mich.; and one sister, Mrs. Clara Paul, Grand Rapids, Mich.; and four grandchildren.


Those who served as pallbearers were: George Hoey, Duane Shanbarker, Fay Hansen, all of Beloit, Ed Bowles and Tom Terrill of South Beloit, Ill, and Walter Burtch or Rockford, Ill.




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