Harriet Ann Shackelford, age 78, of Aurora, Missouri, passed away at 9:15 p.m. on Saturday, May 22, 2021, at the Aurora Nursing Center. She was born February 2, 1943, in Fruita, Colorado, the daughter of Ralph and Alma (McLain) Downey.
Harriet was a 1961 graduate of Fruita High School in Fruita, Colorado. She has been an Independent Beauty Consultant for Mary Kay Cosmetics since 1987. Harriett was a member of Beta Sigma Phi International and attended the Aurora United Methodist Church.
On August 23, 1961, she married Ronald Keith Shackelford in Loma, Colorado.
Harriet is survived by her husband of 59 years, Ronald; two sons, Mike Shackelford and his wife, Adrian, of Keller, Texas and John Shackelford of Pittsburg, Kansas; three grandchildren, Samantha Shackelford, and Jordan Shackelford both of Dallas, Texas and Becca Shackelford of Pittsburg, Kansas; one great-grandson, Tai Shackelford; two brothers, Roy Downey of Grand Junction, Colorado and Tom Downey and his wife, Sue, of Fruita, Colorado.
Harriet was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph, and Alma, one brother, Ted Downey and one sister, Barbara Downey.
A visitation will be held from 5:00-6:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 27, 2021, at the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, in Aurora, with a memorial service to follow at 6:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. A private family burial will be held at a later date at the Maple Park Cemetery in Aurora.
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