Ronald L. Shivers

Ronald L. Shivers Ronald L. Shivers passed away Friday, November 23, 2018 in the Abilene Memorial Hospital. He was born December 13, 1937 in Abilene, Kansas, the son of Everett and Velma Shivers.
He was united in Marriage to Doris Monroe at the Manchester Methodist Church on November 10, 1972.
Ron worked various jobs in his youth and when he was 18, he drove his first semi. He drove for several years for Naturich Mills, Yellow Freight System, Dautel Truck Line, Woolco, J. Brannen Clothing and Woolworth Company. In 1982 Ron and his good friend Allyn Thompson went to auctioneer school in Kansas City, Missouri. In 1984 Ron got his Real Estate License and Brokers license in 1986. He opened his own Real Estate Office in 1991 and was certified to do Appraisals.
Ron was a member of the Talmage Lions Club, Dickinson County Sheriff’s Posse, the Eastern Kansas Horseman’s Association, the Sand Springs Saddle Club, a 50 year member of the Oakhill-Wakefield-Clay Center Blue Lodge, 50 years with the Oakhill-Wakefield Order of Eastern Star, Schottish Rites, and Isis Shrine Club os Salina, Kansas. He was a member of the Kansas Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, National Auctioneers Association, Kansas Auctioneers Association and was inducted into the Kansas Auctioneer Hall of Fame in 2005. He was a member of the Abilene Elks Lodge for 50 years and a member of the Chamber of Commerce, serving as vice-president and president. He was co-chairman of the Chamber AG-Committee and Chamber representative on the Central Kansas Free Fair Board holding the offices of vice-president and president. In 2010, Ron was inducted into the Fairs and Festivals Hall of Fame. He was named Distinguished Citizen of the year in 2001 by the Abilene Area Chamber of Commerce. He also helped the Dickinson County 4-H Horse Club raise funds. He was the Parade Marshall in 2018 at the Abilene Wild Bill Hickok Parade and was recognized as the Volunteer of the Year, 2018, by the Dickinson County Historical Society.

He is survived by his wife, Doris, of the home, a step-son Dennis Monroe and step-daughter, Cindy Monroe, granddaughters, Natalie Lober, Melissa Applebee (Monroe) and Alisha. His great-great grandchildren are Shiann Lober, Aiden Applebee and Breanna Applebee. His sisters, Evelyn Carter, Sharon Cramer, and Sandy Feighner. He had many nephews, nieces, and cousins. He was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Jackson and a brother Butch Shivers.
The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 6:30 PM Monday, November 26, 2018, at the Danner Funeral Home in Abilene.
The Funeral Service will be help at 2:00 PM Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at the Abilene First Baptist Church at 501 N. Spruce with Pastor Jack Gilstrap officiating. Interment will follow in the Prariedale Cemetery in Talmage.

The family suggests memorial contributions in his name be made to the Dickinson County Heritage Center, the Central Kansas Free Fair, The Shivers Foundation Kansas Auctioneer Association, First Baptist Church, or donation of Choice. They may be left at the church the day of the service or left at or sent in care of the Danner Funeral Home POB 758 Abilene, Kansas 67410.

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