V. Donnell Shiflett, 76, of Oak Grove, MO passed away Sunday, November 12, 2017 at the Northcare Hospice House. A celebration of Donnell’s life will be held at 10:00 am Thursday at the First Baptist Church of Blue Springs, 4500 Little Blue Parkway, Independence, MO. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 pm Wednesday at the church. In lieu of flowers the family suggest donations to: Help Humane Society 17122 Bel-Ray Place, Belton, MO 64012 or KC Pet Project 4400 Raytown Rd., Kansas City, MO 64129. Online condolences in Donnell’s memory may be left at meyersfuneralchapel.com.
Donnell was born March 16, 1941 in Brookfield, MO the son of Ernie and Lillian (Sallee) Shiflett. He was owner of Donnell’s Motorcycles, Inc., which he opened in 1965. He was a lifetime member of the American Motorcyclist Association. He was a winner of multiple Suzuki Sales and Service Awards, and is in the Top five oldest Suzuki Dealerships in the nation. He was an AMA Grand National Rookie of the Year and was seventh in the nation in AMA Grand National Racing in 1963. He was preceded in death by his wife Nancy in 2002, his parents, brothers E.L., Bernie (Glennell), and Linnell, several nieces and nephews.
Survivors include his daughter Shelly Samenus (Jeff) of Kansas City, MO, son Bart Shiflett (Leigh Ann), of Grain Valley, MO., grandchildren Kelsey and Connor Samenus, Tallon and Taryn Shiflett, and Tyeson Humphrey, and a host of sister-in-laws, nieces, nephews , and many dear friends.