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Shelby Cummings
November 21, 1944 - January 8, 2015

Shelby Cummings, 70, of Oelwein passed away on Thursday January 8, 2015 at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo.  Visitation will be from 5-7 PM on Friday January 9, 2015 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein.  Funeral services will be at 10:30 AM on Saturday January 10, 2015 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home with Rev. Connie Markle officiating.  He will be laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery at Oelwein. 

Shelby was born in Oelwein on November 21, 1944 to parents Huey and Evelyn (Payne) Cummings.  He graduated from Oelwein High School.  He then completed the Machinist program at Hawkeye Tech.  Shelby was a Machinist at Progressive Tool in Waterloo from June 25, 1979 until retiring 25 years later on June 25, 2004.  Shelby was a loyal Chicago Cubs fan.  He enjoyed fishing and reading.  He also enjoyed his many travels with his mother.

Left to celebrate Shelby’s life is his cousin Jeff (Bonnie) Payne of Des Moines; his friends Kent and Ann Orchard of Waterloo, Joshua Orchard of Clear Lake and Heidi Larson of Waterloo; his special friend Ann Clark of Oelwein; as well as many friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents. 


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Charline and Russell Schmitt on January 11, 2015 at 3:35 PM said:

Ann and family, So very sorry for your loss. May you take comfort in knowing that one day you will be reunited in God's heavenly kingdom. Take care and know we are thinking of you.
Annamae Miller & Annamae Michels on January 9, 2015 at 10:44 PM said:

Rip Shelby it was wonderful getting to know you through helping with Bingo at OHCC. our thoughts and prayers go out to Ann and all his family during this time.. Spread your wings and fly wonderful sir. Heaven gained another wonderful angel.
Collin Krebs on January 9, 2015 at 8:02 PM said:

TO my friend Shelby, I will miss you. I will always remember the fun times at OHCC
Howard Brooks on January 9, 2015 at 1:52 PM said:

Saddened to read of Lee's passing in today's paper. I enjoyed working with Lee for many years at PTC. Condolences to his many friends and family.
Gus and Joann Aubrey on January 9, 2015 at 8:59 AM said:

Ann,,,,Have you in our prayers,,,, deepest sympathies to you and your family....What a kind person Shelby was and will be missed by many....God Bless
Marge and Rupert on January 8, 2015 at 7:09 PM said:

Ann and family,
0ur love, prayers and sympathy to you and your family. Quite a shock about Shelby. God has a special plan for everyone. We will be thinking of you. You are very special to us.

Marge and Rupert
Maria Drilling on January 8, 2015 at 5:16 PM said:

Ann and family,
Thoughts and prayers for you during this difficult time. Gods speed for healing your heart. Cancer sucks!
Connie Bahe on January 8, 2015 at 4:14 PM said:

You'll be missed Shelby Cummings. I have lots of good memories of your volunteer years at Oelwein Care. We had some fun times! S'mores, outings, bingo, and all the updates on the Eagles to mention a few. The residents really enjoyed you. You're at peace now and no more pain. My heart goes out to all the friends and loved ones with whom you touched along your journey. Farewell to you my friend Shelby Lee Cummings.

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