John Franklin Shively was born on 13-October-1852 in Indiana and died on 3-August-1931. John was the son of John Shively (born 1820 in Germany died 19-March-1907 Schulyer Co., MO) and Anna Meliza (born 1814 Rockingham Co., VA died 29-March-1891 Schuyler Co., MO). John Franklin Shively was married 1st to Mary Ann Horton, daughter of James Horton and Sarah Jones. He was married 2nd to Rebecca “Becca” Horton, daughter of James Horton and Sarah Jones. (Lydia M. Shively, sister of John F. Shively, married Bazzell Horton who was the son of James Horton and Sarah Jones).
The following newspapers obituary for John F. Shively was located in The Moulton Weekly Tribune, Moulton, Iowa, Thursday, August 13, 1931, Page 6, Column 5: John Franklin Shively, Sr., was born October 31, 1852 in the state of Indiana and departed this life August 3, 1931, at the home of his daughter Mrs. John Henderson near Mark Iowa.
He was the youngest son of John and Anna Shively, who with one sister, Mrs. Lydia Horton and one brother George Shively have preceded him in death. Two brothers are yet living: Mike Shively of Harwood, Mo., and Jacob H. Shively of San Francisco, Calif.
He was united in marriage to Mary Ann Horton April 15, 1875, who preceded him in death May 25, 1890. To this union ten children were born, namely: Mrs. Rosetta Henderson of Bloomfield, Iowa; John Franklin Shively, Jr. who preceded him in death; Mrs. Lydia J. Starr who preceded him in death Sept. 26, 1906; Lena E. Williamson, of Kanopolis, Kans., Florence Avis, of Kanopolis, Kans.; Mary E. Mone, of Cody, Nebr.; Josephine Eveleigh, of Coffeyville, Kans.; and Clint Shively, of Kanopolis, Kans.
He was again united in marriage to Becca Jane Horton, March 23, 1902, who preceded him in death Dec. 15, 1928. To this union five children were born: James Thomas Shively, of Lancaster, Mo.; Louie Shively of near Coatsville, Mo.; George A. Shively, of near Queen City, Mo.; Leonard Shively, at home; and Gracie F. Shively who preceded him in death Jan. 26, 1894.
He was a kind and loving father, a good neighbor and a friend to all, ever lending a helping hand in time of need.Funeral services were conducted at Coatsville by Rev. Lester Burgher Wednesday afternoon and burial was made in the Coatsville cemetery. His five sons and a son-in-law Ed Eveleigh, of Coffeyville, Kans., acted as pall bearers.