Everett M. Shaver, Jr., 87, a lifelong Liberty resident, died Saturday, June 12, 2021 at Liberty Hospital. He passed away peacefully with loved ones at his side.
Everett was born December 11, 1933, in Liberty, MO, the youngest of three children of Margaret (Burke) Shaver and Everett M. Shaver, Sr. He grew up in Liberty and graduated from Liberty High School in 1952. During high school, Everett joined the US Army Reserves, and would continue that career until receiving honorable discharge as a Command Sergeant Major in 1978.
Everett went to work for Consumers Cooperative Association (now Farmland Industries) in 1953 where he met his future wife, Ruby Mae McCullough. They were united in marriage on November 7, 1953 in King City, MO.
Everett later worked for Avon Products in Management for 30-plus years until retirement. He then worked for Evelyn Beauty Supply for another ten years.
Everett was a lifelong member of Liberty Christian Church, where he served as an Elder for many years. He loved camping, traveling to National parks, Branson and Silver Dollar City, and bluegrass music festivals. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
Along with his parents, Everett was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Elizabeth Duncan and Katie Votipka.
Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Ruby; five children, Martin Shaver (Marty), Becky Ehlers (Terry), Brenda Shaver, Brian Shaver (Patsy) and Jeff Shaver (Chris); twelve grandchildren, five great grandchildren and many cousins, nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
Private graveside services with military honors will be held at 10:00 am, Friday, June 18, at Glenridge Cemetery. A memorial visitation and service for friends and family will be announced at a later date at Liberty Christian Church, 427 East Kansas Street, Liberty, MO 64068.