Fern Sheddrick

1932 - 2021

Grant City, MO



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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Gene snd Clauddea Austin

June 19, 2021 10:15 AM

Please accept our sincerest condolences in the loss of your mother, my cousin, Fern. I have so many good and happy memories of spending time at each other’s homes when we were growing up. When I was very young, Fern and Donna used to fight over who got to hold me (so Fern and my mom, Mildred used to tell me); then, over time, when Fern had her twins, Glenn and Lynn, I enjoyed going to Fern snd Ralph’s and spending time entertaining the boys allowing Fern to do other chores. As I grew older, we always kept in touch with Fern. One time, not too many years ago, Clauddea snd I took Fern and my Mom, Mildred, out to “The Nation” and spent hours driving around snd telling stories of years past. Fern will always hold a special place in all our hearts.
Love and prayers,
Gene and Clauddea Austin

John Patterson

June 18, 2021 5:53 PM

Glenn and Dario,

So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you.

John and Kevin
John Patterson

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Scott Wedlock

June 18, 2021 2:16 PM

Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. 

Jon Gilbert

June 18, 2021 1:02 AM

My good friend Glenn introduced me to his mom Fern many years ago when she was able to travel to California - such a lovely kind person, and she raised hardworking and devoted children. I know Glenn visited her twice a year and it brought such joy to her, and was able to be there again to say goodbye in person. Fern was a good person and mother and she was blessed with a long life well lived!

Tina Allen

June 18, 2021 12:03 AM

So sorry to hear of her passing. She was one of Grammie's(Arlene Smith) dearest friends. I remember spending lots of time with her & grammie when I was little & of course Fern hired me to work at her Drive-In when I was just 11 years old. She was a fun boss. My thoughts & prayers go out to her family.

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