Iva Pearl Shofstall

9 June 1926–30 October 2014 (Age 88)
Leonard, Shelby, Missouri, United States

The Life of Iva Pearl

When Iva Pearl Shofstall was born on 9 June 1926, in Leonard, Shelby, Missouri, United States, her father, Harold Raymond Shofstall Sr., was 20 and her mother, Nellie Mildred Forman, was 23. She married J. Edward von Thun on 7 May 1944, in Shelby, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Bourbon Township, Knox, Missouri, United States in 1930 and Black Creek Township, Shelby, Missouri, United States in 1940. She died on 30 October 2014, in Shelbina, Shelby, Missouri, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Black Creek Township, Shelby, Missouri, United States.

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J. Edward von Thun
Iva Pearl Shofstall
Marriage: 7 May 1944
Terry Blaine Von Thun

Spouse and Children

7 May 1944
Shelby, Missouri, United States


    Terry Blaine Von Thun


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 1

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1931 · The Bagnell Dam and Lake of the Ozarks

Age 5

The Bagnell Dam on the Osage River was completed in 1931. The dam was built to generate hydroelectric power to the Osage Power Plant. The building of the dam created Lake of the Ozarks, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, and over 1,000 miles of shoreline.
1949 · NATO is Established

Age 23

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an alliance between 29 North American and European countries. The agreement of the alliance is to help defend each other if attacked by an external country. The last country to enter was Montenegro in 2017.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Schafstall, an occupational name for a sheep breeder, from Middle High German schāf ‘sheep’ + stal ‘stable’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Iva Pearl Shofstall in household of Harold Shofstall, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Iva Pearl Shofstall in household of Harold Shofstall, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Iva Pearl Shoffstall Von Thun in entry for Terry Blaine Von Thun, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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