Dewayne Beach Callahan

A Celebration of Life service for Dewayne Beach Callahan, 89, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at a later date.

Mr. Callahan passed away at 9:27 p.m., Sunday, October 11, 2020, at Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Missouri.

He was born December 29, 1930, at Pottersville, Missouri, to Edward Emmanuel Callahan and Vesta Lawing Callahan.  He was married to Shirley Hensley.  Mr. Callahan was a veteran, having served with the United States Marines during the Korean Conflict.  Before his retirement, he worked as a machinist, at Cloud Oak Flooring and at Southwest Truck Body, now known as DRS.  He loved to do woodworking.  Mr. Callahan was a member of Smith Chapel Church.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Callahan, of the family home; two children, Tansy Lindeman and husband, Michael, Springdale, Arkansas and Kevin Callahan and wife, Faunda Lee, Springfield, Missouri; four grandchildren, Jonathon Lindeman and wife, Melissa, Ian Lindeman, Joshua Callahan and wife, Lindsay and Jordan Cowherd and husband, Reece; two great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Verbal Callahan and wife, Laureen and Leolen Callahan and wife, Lisa, all of State of Nebraska; one sister, Loverne DeShazo and husband, Mike, West Plains, Missouri; and many nieces and nephews.

His parents, five brothers, Charles, Ermal, Larry, Fabin and Leon Callahan and three sisters, Vivian Robinson, Deloris Belt and Murline Peterson, preceded him in death.

Memorial contributions may be made to Kidney Foundation or American Heart Association and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO  65775.