of Harrison, AR
July 25, 1927 - September 25, 2021
Donald Elvin Shorman, age 94, of Harrison, passed away at his home on Saturday, September 25, 2021. The son of William F. and Lauretta V. (Sumners) Shorman, he was born at home on July 25, 1927, in Manhattan, Kansas. Donald was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Betty Shorman; and his brother, Bill Shorman.While being a man of faith and farmer most of his life, Donald was an avid antique collector. He also believed in education and this belief led him to receive a BSE in Elementary Education from Kansas State University in 1955 and a Masters Degree in 1958 from Northern Colorado University. The degrees gave Donald the opportunity to serve 23 years as the principal at grade schools in the Chapman School District in Kansas. He spent a year in a one-room school in Green, Kansas before going into the Army from 1950 to 1952 where he was stationed in Germany during the Korean War. After the war he went to Keats, Kansas for one year, then Talmage, Kansas as a teacher, coach, and principal, then six years as principal of four schools, Upland, Talmage, Manchester, and Blue Ridge. He loved his family, students, and especially his 7th and 8th-grade basketball teams. Donald is survived by his wife, Barbara (Robinson) Shorman, whom he married April 14, 1990; his children and their spouses, Judy Shorman of Galveston, Texas, Martin and Belinda Shorman of Lawton, Iowa, Della (Shorman) and Mark Brower of Galveston, Texas, and Irven and Lulu Shorman of Wakefield Kansas; his step-sons, Ben Robinson of Harrison and Brian Robinson and wife Amanda of Fayetteville, Arkansas; his grandchildren, Jason, Jesus and Heidi Shorman, William and Wyatt Robinson, Dillon and Heidi Robinson and Shannon Stephens; his great-grandson, Dillon Shorman; his brother and sister-in-law, Dwaine and Rosalie Shorman, of Clay Center, Kansas; his sisters, Jane Arents of Clay Center, and Lalla Steenbock of Topeka, Kansas; the mother of his children, Marion Shorman; and a host of other family and friends.Visitation was Saturday, October 9, 2021, at Trinity Baptist Church, Capps, Arkansas. The funeral service followed at 11:00 AM, Saturday, October 9, 2021, at Trinity Baptist Church, with Bro. RJ Sweatman officiating.Interment was Monday, October 11, 2021, at Fairview Cemetery, Riley, Kansas, with Bro. Jerry Sharp officiating.Honorary pallbearers were Jason Shorman, Cliff Cottrell, Cocky Barrett, Myron Ledy, Verl Coup, and Mark Bray.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Baptist Church, 5580 Highway 392, Harrison, Arkansas 72601, or The Historical Society of Talmage, 2978 Main Street, Talmage, Kansas 67482.
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Barbara, I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.Shirley Richesin
Deepest sympathy to Judy and your family for the loss of your dad. You were a good daughter to him.
Thinking of you Judy and family as you lay your dad to rest. Thank you God for giving this man a long and rich life. Prayers and hugs.
Prayers and Love to Judy and Family. A Special place in Heaven for Mr. Shorman to enjoy his antiques. Till we all meet again.God Bless
Deepest condolences to the Shorman family. I never met Mr Shorman but I'm very impressed with the his daughters, Della, who I know personally, and Judy, who I know through social media and her business. Mr Shorman raised 2 very intelligent and independent thinking daughters. His legacy lives on through them. ❤
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God's love will remain with and Cary you all through!