Sidney Sinclair Shouse, age 89, Joplin, Mo. passed away Monday, November 20, 2017 at Mercy Hospital after a short illness.
Sidney was born Dec. 25, 1927 in Baxter Springs, Kan., son of the late Sidney Davon Shouse and Lucille Harmon Shouse. He graduated Baxter Springs High School in 1945. He then attended NEO A&M College. He received his BA from Missouri Southern State College and received his MBA from Drury College.
Sidney worked for Eagle Picher as an accountant and in 1968 went to work for Missouri Southern State College retiring in the mid 90’s. He held the position of Controller and Assistant Vice President with the university. He was very proud of his work in helping Missouri Southern receive their “University” status.
Sidney married Ethelreda York in Baxter Springs, Kan. in 1951. To this union was born five sons, David, Mark, Mike, Kevin and Kenneth. Ethelreda passed away in 2006. He then married Florene Hessee Easley in 2008.
Survivors include three sons, Mark Shouse and wife Machelle, Grove, Okla., Michael Shouse and wife Lynne, Leawood, Kan., Kevin Shouse and wife Jennifer, Neosho, Mo., one daughter-in-law, Patti Shouse, Arvada, Colo., one step-son, Harold Easley and wife Elaine, Woodbury, Minn., twelve grandchildren, Jayna Shouse Randall and husband Grant, Dublin, Ohio, Eric Shouse and wife Anita, Riverton, Kan., Jesse Kratz and husband Andrew, Bend, Ore., Brianna Wessinger and husband Greg, Kansas City, Mo., Jeff Shouse and wife Sheila, Kansas City, Kan., Stephanie Claar and husband Ben, Manhattan, Kan., Carrie Larson, Overland Park, Kan., Erica Larson and husband Michel Chambon, South Bend, Ind., Jesse Bruce and wife Karen, Neosho, Mo., Ryan Baillie and wife Nikki, Cambodia, Courtney Osborn and husband Dustin, Arvada, Colo., Chad Baillie and wife Natalie, Arvada, Colo., twenty great-grandchildren Kerrington Watkins, Ty Shouse, Trenton Shouse, Brayden Wessinger, Dean Wessinger, Owen Shouse, James Claar, Melody Claar, Joel Claar, Willow Claar, Simon Claar, Mason Bruce, Zeb Baillie, Jaya Baillie, Asher Baillie, Eden Baillie, Hudson Osborn, Beckett Osborn, Alana Baillie and Davis Baillie.
Additional survivors include one sister Johanne Cooper and husband Eddy, Grove, Okla., and one brother Howard Shouse and wife Cheryl, Girard, Pa., and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Sidney was preceded in death by two wives, Ethelreda “Corky” Shouse and Florene Easley Shouse, two sons, David Shouse and Kenneth Shouse.
Sidney “Grampy” enjoyed traveling, fishing and trips with his grandkids. He especially enjoyed his fishing trips with his sons and a special friend Steve Earney.
Later in life, Sidney joined Faith Assembly of God, Joplin, Mo., and was privileged to help Pastor Larry Griffin and his wife Iva with the church accounting.
Special thanks to the staff at Oak Pointe, Neosho, Mo., and Joplin Gardens, Joplin Mo. Your care for our Dad was exceptional. We are blessed beyond measure for your kindness.
A visitation is planned for Saturday, November 25, 2017 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Derfelt’s Baxter Chapel, Baxter Springs, Kan. Private family burial will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, contribution may be made to “Friends of David” thru ALS-Rocky Mountain Chapter, 10855 Dover Street, Brookfield, CO 80021 or in care of the funeral home.