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Lucille Shrimpton

November 20, 1929 — June 16, 2022

Lucille Shrimpton
Lucille Shrimpton, age 92, of Springfield, MO, went to her heavenly home on June 16, 2022. She was born in Farmersville, MO, but moved to the Chillicothe area as an infant, graduating from Chillicothe Business College in 1949.  Lucille was preceded in death by her loving husband of 64 years, Robert (Bob) F. Shrimpton, her parents, George and Burla June Baxter, and six siblings: Russell Baxter, Cuma Mumpower, Merle Miller, Barbara Owen, Eugene Baxter, and Doris Hendrix.  Lucille is survived by her four children and their spouses: Linda and Ron Springate, Jefferson City, TN; James and Rhonda Shrimpton, Kearney, MO; Stephen and Kelly Shrimpton, Springfield, MO; Jon and Lisa Shrimpton, Grafton, IL.  Additionally, Lucille leaves a legacy of 10 grandchildren: Amy Holder (Dax), Shelley Ball (Jeremy), Sean Shrimpton (Leslie), Brad Shrimpton (Ashley), Michael Shrimpton (Myleah), Joel Shrimpton (Micayla), Kyle Klunk (Ashley), Tanar Shrimpton (Grace), Mitchell Klunk, Stevi Kirby (Drew); 10 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson.
Lucille and Bob met at Grand Oaks Baptist Assembly near Chillicothe, and they were married on December 10, 1950.  After their marriage, Lucille and Bob were a team; Lucille teaching and volunteering in the many Missouri Baptist churches where Bob was on staff: King Hill in St. Joseph, MO; Hanley Road in Clayton, MO; Monroe Avenue in Kansas City, MO; Bethany Baptist in Kansas City, MO; and Fee Fee Baptist in Bridgeton, MO. Her life was lived ultimately as a commitment to her Savior, Jesus Christ. She and Bob, who was a Minister of Christian Education, integrated their faith into all that they did.
Lucille had a heart for people.  She loved inviting them into her home for meals and fellowship.  She was diligent about keeping in contact with family, long-time friends and new friends. While she had a part-time career as a Mary Kay Consultant, she approached it with a mindset of ministry to the whole person.
Lucille led conferences in training children's leaders in churches across the state of Missouri and was sent to Taiwan to share her expertise.  She always had a song in her heart and sang in her church choir, the Billy Graham Crusade Choirs, and the Missouri Baptist Women's Choir. She promoted prayer for missions abroad and did outreach with immigrants and international students here in the U.S.
After retirement, Lucille and Bob resided for many years at the Baptist Home in Ozark, MO, enjoying their time with close friends and several special caregivers.
The family would like to recognize the excellent care that Lucille received while at Cox South Hospital as well as James River Nursing Home during her rehabilitation.
Funeral services will be held at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri, on Monday, June 20, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. A scheduled visitation will be held at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri, on Monday, June 20, 2022, one hour prior to the service at 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Friends may call at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri, on Monday, June 20, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Burial will be held at Wheeling Cemetery, Wheeling, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be made to Charles Graham Ministries and may be left at or mailed to Lindley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, Missouri 64601. Online condolences may be made at www.lindleyfuneralhomes.com .
Arrangements are under the direction of Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri.
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