John W. Shively was born ca.1850 in Hocking County, Ohio and died 10-December-1917 in Washington County, Arkansas. He was the son of David Shively and Rachel Amy Bell who can be found on the census records of Vinton County, Ohio. John was married, this being possibly a second marriage, on 23-January-1883 in Caldwell County, Missouri to Addah A Karns. (On the 1910 Washington County, Arkansas census John is listed with Addia as his second marriage, her first). Ada Armenta Karns was born 10-January-1867 in McArthur, Vinton County, Ohio and died 7-August-1956 in Harrisonville, Cass County, Missouri. She was the daughter of Nicholas Karns and Mary Louise Dennison. Listed on the 1900 Gomer Township, Caldwell County, Missouri census is the household of John Shively born April 1850, wife Adda A born January 1867, son Arthur N born October 1883, son Lawrence D born February 1885, daughter Daisy I born February 1888, daughter Nellie L born May 1894, son John M born May 1896, grandfather James M Dennison born March 1817 and servant Perry Green born November 1873.
Located in The Fayetteville Democrat, Fayetteville, Arkansas, Thursday, December 13, 1917, Page 2, Column 4:
J. W. Shivley
Funeral services fro J. W. Shivley, aged 67, who died late Monday night at the Peel place, the family residence north of City Park, were held at the residence Wednesday morning at ten o'clock with the Rev. Ashley Chappell officiating. Interment was made in Evergreen Cemetery. Bruce Holcomb, Clyde Walters, Dr. J. R. Southworth, C. C. Yarrington, Best Lewis and Art Lewis served as pallbearers.
Mr. Shively and his family had resided here since October, coming here from Harris, where they had lived twelve years. The deceased was well known all over the county.
Deceased is survived by his widow and seven children, Mrs. Daisy Gaines of Lennox, Iowa; Lawrence, who has been away and unheard from for a few months and Arthur, Nellie, John, William and Clyde, who are at home.
The notice of the passing of the wife of John W. Shively was extracted from The Kansas City Star, Kansas City, Missouri, Thursday, August 9, 1956, Page 23:
SHIVELY--Mrs. Ada Armenta, age 89, passed away Aug. 7, at Harrisonville, Mo. Survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. R. D. Gaines, Lenox, Ia., and Mrs. R. N. Duncan, Cleveland, Mo.; 4 sons, John M. Shively, Warrensburg, Mo., A. N. Shively, Fayetteville, Ark., William R. Shively, Braymer, Mo., and Clyde F. Shively, 1103 E. 30th, K. C., Mo. Services 10 a.m. Thursday at the Methodist church, Braymer, Mo. Interment Evergreen cemetery, Fayetteville, Ark., 11 a.m. Friday. Geo. E. Myers Funeral Home, Cleveland, Mo.