Fern Sheddrick

April 20, 1932 ~ June 16, 2021 (age 89)



Fern Sheddrick was born April 20, 1932 in Allendale, Missouri to Clifford and Mildred (Austin) Rinehart. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her children on June 16, 2021 at the Worth County Care and Rehabilitation Center in Grant City, Missouri at the age of 89.


Fern graduated from Grant City High School. She was united in marriage to Ralph Sheddrick on September 1, 1951 in Bethany, Missouri. Ralph preceded her in death. She was mom to Glenn, Lynn, Linda and Terry.


Fern owned and operated the popular Fern’s Drive-In for many years. She was known and beloved by the entire community. She was just like a mom to many children in town. Her smile would light up any room and her laugh was contagious. Fern loved spending time with her family and friends, and she enjoyed traveling with longtime companion Kenton Thompson.


Preceding Fern in death were son Lynn and her parents. Left to cherish her memory are children Glenn Sheddrick of Los Angeles, California, Linda Sheddrick of Grant City and Terry Sheddrick and his wife Haley of Grant City; sister Donna Richards; granddaughter Angie Michael; 3 step-grandchildren, 3 great-grandsons and 6 step-great-grandchildren as well as nieces, nephews and many friends.


Funeral Services will be 10:00 A.M. Saturday, June 19, 2021 at Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home in Grant City. Pastor Jeff Blaine will officiate. Burial will be in the Grant City Cemetery. Open visitation will be any time after 8:00 A.M. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to Worth County Care and Rehabilitation Center.

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