Elden Taylor "Bill" Shaut, 83, Oak Grove, died at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, at Jennie Stuart Medical Center following a long illness.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Shaut farm Tuckaway Farms, Oak Grove, with the Rev. William Taylor officiating. Burial will be on the farm. Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. Friday at the residence. Maddux-Fuqua-Hinton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

A native of Mineola, N.Y., he was born May 16, 1918, the son of the late Robert and Florence Shaut. He owned and operated Tuckaway Farms and was a retired World War II Air Force veteran. He had been a special education teacher in New York, had served in the county legislature in New York and had been president of the Chamber of Commerce in Oak Grove and Clinton, N.Y.

He had also been president and founder of a Lions Club in Oak Grove and Clinton. He was active in the Christian County Republican Party and was a member of the Herndon United Methodist Church. A son, Robert Shaut, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife, Audrey Helen Shaut; eight sons, William Shaut, Cortland, N.Y., Jim Shaut, Glen Echo, Md., Mike Shaut, Cleveland Heights, Ohio, Patrick Shaut, Oak Grove, Steven Shaut, Utica, N.Y., Jeffery Shaut, Woodbridge, Va., Thomas Shaut, Charlottsville, N.C., Gregory Shaut, Phoenix, Ariz.; two daughters, Linda Mostafa, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Cindy McClain, Trenton; a stepdaughter, Monica Dreyfuss, California; 28 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Herndon United Methodist Church or to St. Michael's Catholic Church in Oak Grove.

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