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Ronnie Lee Shutts

August 13, 1944 ~ May 12, 2021 (age 76)

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Ronnie Lee Shutts, age 76 of rural Virginia, died Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at his home.

He was born August 13, 1944 in Kansas City, MO the son of Albert and Mildred Hogdon Shutts. He married Carol Schroeder on November 10, 2012.

He is survived by his wife Carol Shutts of Virginia; a son Mark Shutts with his first wife Susan Mills, and a son Nick Shutts and a daughter Catherine (husband Derek) Mann with his second wife Patty Hibbeler; four grandchildren Abella, Laila, Elin, and Haley; and two stepsons Justin Savage of Virginia and Gary Savage of Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Ronnie graduated from Lincoln High School in the class of 1962. He joined the United States Marine Corp for six years and honorably served in Vietnam. He was a member of Guthrie-Pierce VFW Post #1239 and Beardstown Elks Lodge #1007. Ronnie worked communications for CIPS, later Ameren, and retired after 40 years. He enjoyed riding horses and rooting for the Chicago Cubs. Ronnie loved his daily routine of having a cold drink with his friends at the VFW and Elks Lodge.

Memorials services will be held at 11 AM Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at Colwell Memorial Home in Beardstown. The family will meet with friends one hour prior to the services at the memorial home on Tuesday. Burial will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 10 AM.

Due to the current health situation, face masks will be required and social distancing guidelines should be followed.

Memorials have been suggested to Guthrie-Pierce VFW Post #1239 Auxiliary or Elks Children’s Care. Condolences may be left online at or on Facebook at Colwell Memorial Home.


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May 18, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Colwell Memorial Home and Crematory
515 State Street
Beardstown, IL 62618

Memorial Service
May 18, 2021

11:00 AM
Colwell Memorial Home and Crematory
515 State Street
Beardstown, IL 62618

May 20, 2021

10:00 AM
Camp Butler National Cemetery
5063 Camp Butler Road
Springfield, IL 62707


Guthrie-PierceVFW Post #1239 Auxiliary
610 E. Fourth Street, Beardstown IL 62618
Tel: 1-217-323-2127

Illinois Elks Childrens Care
515 S. State Street, Beardstown IL 62618
Tel: 1-217-323-1100

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