Shellie June Eitel
Shellie June Eitel, age 55, of Hamilton, MO, passed away on Dec. 28, 2017, at the Cameron Regional Medical Center in Cameron. She previously lived in Wheeling, before moving to Hamilton in 1994.
Shellie was born on June 24, 1962, in Kirksville, to Wendell Leroy and Joyce June (Floyd) Curtis. She was raised on the family farm at Yarrow, and graduated from the Kirksville High School in 1980. She married Todd Eitel on June 11, 1982, in La Plata. Shellie worked for 18 years for the Hamilton School District as an assistant kitchen manager and cook, and then became the manager and maintenance director for the Rosewood apartments in Hamilton in the summer of 2012.
Shellie was a board member for the Caldwell County Health Department, board member of the Caldwell County Foundation Cancer Assistance Fund, and board member of the Caldwell County Fair. She was baptized in the Methodist church as a child and occasionally attended the Methodist church in Hamilton. She was very passionate about teaching her children how to show cattle and participate in FFA, 4-H, and Missouri State Fair competitions. Her family received the Caldwell County Farm Family of the Year honor at the Missouri State Fair in 2016.
Shellie enjoyed picking up and spending time with Gage and Bailey and would often spoil them with Pepsi, trips to get ice cream, Cheetos, and lottery tickets.
Survivors include her husband, Todd, of the home; children, Heather June (Matthew) Miller of Hamilton and Kyle Todd (Megan) Eitel of Hamilton; grandchildren, Gage and Bailey June Miller; sisters, Cindy Smith of Sumner and Lindy (Jeff) Gray of Green City; brother, Gail (Lynette) Curtis of La Plata; in-laws, Lavon and Jacquline Eitel of La Plata; brothers-in-law, Andy (Rhonda) Eitel of Hannibal and Sheldon (Lynn) Eitel of Las Vegas, NV; sister-in-law, Vonna (Brian) Scholzen of Olathe, KS; nieces, Ashley Smith, Whitney Sayre, Natalie Patterson, Athena Clubine, and Ashlyn and Elena Scholzen; and nephews, Matt Smith, Aaron Brantner, Colton and Logan Curtis, and Gavis Scholzen.
Shellie was preceded in death by her parents and numerous other family members, aunts and uncles.
A visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 2, at the Hamilton United Methodist Church Family Life Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, at the Hamilton United Methodist Church Family Life Center. Interment will be at Highland Cemetery in Hamilton. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Shellie’s memory to the Caldwell County Fair Board or to the Caldwell County Foundation Cancer Assistance Fund.
Arrangements are under the direction of Bram Funeral Home in Hamilton. www.bramfuneralservices.com.