Cedric E. “Keck” Shank, 78, an area resident most of his life, died, following an illness, at 12:35 a.m. on Tuesday, February 1, 2000, in St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, Plymouth. Keck lived on Vine St., in Tyner, Ind.
Born in Oceola, Ind., on July 5, 1921, he was the son of DeWitt E. and Era O’Blenis Shank. He graduated from Tyner High School with the class of 1939.
On August 30, 1941, Keck and Mavis Reid were married in the Tyner United Brethren Church.
He joined the United States Navy on November 23, 1943 and served with the Submarine Service during World War II. He was discharged on December 12, 1945.
A barber most of his life in the Plymouth area, Keck was owner of Keck’s Barber Shop, retiring in 1985.
He enjoyed time spent in Florida. He was an avid fisherman and loved to play shuffle board.
Keck was a lifetime member of the Tyner I.O.O.F. Lodge .
Mavis, his wife of fifty-eight years, a son and a daughter survive Keck’s death. They are: Gary and Marilyn Shank, South Bend, Ind., and Linda and Tony Underwood, Evansville, Ind.
Five grandchildren and two great-granddaughters survive as well.
A brother, Dalen and Marg Shank, Indianapolis, and three sisters also survive. They are: Phyllis and Bob Smith, Eustis, Fla., Janice and Robert Carrico, Elkhart, Ind., and Gloria and Eldon Clark, Goshen, Ind. A sister-in-law, Jean Shank, San Francisco, Calif., survives also.
Keck was preceded in death by his parents and Edwin Shank, a brother.
Friends may call at the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth, on Thursday, February 3, 2000, from 2 to 8 p.m., and for one hour prior to the service in the church on Friday
The Tyner I.O.O.F. Lodge will hold a memorial service at 8 p.m. in the funeral home on Thursday.
The Rev. Dave Inskeep, pastor of the Tyner United Methodist Church where Keck was a member, will officiate at his funeral on Friday, February 4, 2000, at 11 a.m. in the Tyner United Methodist Church, Tyner, Ind.
Interment will be in the Tyner Cemetery.
Memorial gifts in Keck’s memory may be made to the Tyner United Methodist Church.
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