Robert B. (Bob) Shields, 90, passed away Friday, March 8, 2019. He was born December 29, 1928 in Wellington, to Sidney and Malinda (Shultz) Shields. Bob graduated from Wellington High School in 1946, spent two years in the US Navy then attended Fort Hays College earning his BS and Masters. Following college, sixteen years were spent in Ellsworth as teacher and principal of the Junior High, then nineteen years as principal in Salina.
Bob married Jean Manning on September, 1950. Together they had one son and two daughters. On August 31, 1974 he married Joyce Dutton. Survivors include his wife Joyce of the home, children David (Fiona) of Clunes, Australia, Barbara (Darrell) Rains of Garden City, and Mindy (David) Duran also of Garden City. Stepson Doug (Rebecca) Dutton of Virginia Beach, Virginia. Grandchildren include Andrew Shields, Simon Shields, Karisa White, Aubrey Spencer, Caine Duran, and Blaine Duran. Great-grandchildren Brooklyn White, Oliver Spencer, Ava Spencer, Julian Duran, and Bentley Novack.
Survivors also include three brothers, Russell (Helen) Shields, St. Clair Shores, MI, Max Shields, Wellington; Kenneth (Kathy) Shields, Sikeston, MO; two sisters, Dorothy Podschun, Wellington; Rose Marie Smith, Derby. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Georgia Meyer, and brother Sid Shields, Jr.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, 11:00am, March 14, 2019 at Roselawn Heights Memorial Chapel, 1920 E. Crawford, Salina.
Memorials may be made to
Presbyterian Manor or Belmont Blvd Christian Church in care of Roselawn Mortuary, PO Box 2322, Salina, 67402.
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