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Galen Shields

Galen Shields Ins Agy Inc

1355 N Main St
Mc Pherson, KS 67460-2500

North Main Street on west side, just north of Casey's General Store in Fairmount Place Addition.

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8:30am - 5pm
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1355 N Main St
Mc Pherson, KS 67460-2500



Resident of McPherson since 1974 Agent since 1974 State Farm Claims Representative 5 years Graduate of Central Christian College and McPherson College with a BS degree in Business Administration. Happily married since 1967 and the first of two generations of State Farm Agents.

My interest in cars started while quite young. In fact perhaps prior to grade school. I can remember my first cars being packed in cereal boxes and I collected and altered by lowering and putting paper fender skirts on them. These cars were hot wheel size, plastic and the forerunner of things to come. The model car craze came along and I painted, altered and built many of them most notably a Corvette, Chrysler, Impala, Pontiac and others. That was during ages of Jr. High and early High School in the 50's and 60's. I loved cars and always yearned for the day I could have my own car to to drive, but that would not come during High School or even early college days, as our middle class family could not afford a car for the kids. Being an athlete, my after school hours were spent in practice rather than holding down a part time job to earn car purchase money. So no money meant no car for me. That didn't mean I no longer loved cars as the late 50's and early 60's meant the Tri-Five Chevies and early Impalas and GTO of the 60's were popular and seeing them on the street was torment to this young lad. I knew one day I could afford one of my own, but I had to prepare educationally to land a job that would make that possible.

My college days were in preparation for life ahead, but I had no idea what I wanted to do except it needed to involve cars some way. It's funny I never became a body repair tech, or mechanic or car salesman, but I didn't end doing that. Rather my degree in Business Administration opened doors to State Farm Insurance Company as an Office employee in the Auto Co. 1968 began my life long career with State Farm which is now in it's 53rd year. Little did I know I would work for the original company an entire career and although connected to the automobile, it became more administrative that hands on.

I still love the automobile and especially enjoy insuring and inspecting the classics that come my way. Oh and by the way, I do have a favorite car, that 1965 Buick Riviera Gran Sport, gold and white you see running around town on nice days. Yes, I owned some fun cars including a Corvette, GTO, El Camino SS, Silverado SS, Monte Carlo SS, other Rivieras in my day and I'll always wish for at least one more. That will never end.

Although cars have been my early love, I love my family, church, community, golf buddies, Jayhawks, Royals and Chiefs as well. I love the freedom enjoyed secured by the sacrifices of our military that has made us free.

Lastly, I love people and people have been what has kept me in the insurance business all these years. Relationships are very important to each of us in this office. My office provides insurance needs in McPherson, Canton, Elyria, Galva, Inman, Lindsborg, Roxbury, Windom, Little River, Moundridge, Marquette and surrounding counties.

Insurance Products Offered

Auto, Homeowners, Condo, Renters, Personal Articles, Business, Life, Health

Other Products

Banking, Mutual Funds, Annuities

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Our mission is to professionally and courteously help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected and realize their dreams.

My staff is very knowledgeable with over 60 years combined experience. They are caring, friendly, and eager to delight our customers with every contact. They are ready to help you with your insurance needs.

Keri L Fields State Farm Agent Team Member

Keri L Fields

Office Manager

Keri has worked for Galen Shields since June '94; is a lifelong resident of McPherson. She is a Central Christian College and Greenville College graduate with a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work. She is married since 1993 and has 3 kids. Keri is active in her kid's school environment. She also loves to explore new hiking trails, traveling, and playing a round of golf. She is licensed in Auto, Home, Life, & Health Insurance. Keri is very knowledgeable in these lines and can't wait to meet and assist you with your insurance needs.

Darla Williams State Farm Agent Team Member

Darla Williams

Office Representative

Darla has worked for Galen Shields since May '99 and has been a resident of McPherson since coming to town to attend Central College. She earned her Associates degree in General Studies, then married her husband and had one daughter who is now in college. Darla is licensed in Auto, Home, Life, and Health Insurance and is very personable and knowledgeable who eagerly looks forward to assisting you with your insurance needs.

Donna Shields State Farm Agent Team Member

Donna Shields

Office Representative

Donna is the wife of the agent and has worked in my office since July '95 on a part time basis. We have been married 52 years, have 3 kids, 6 grandkids and now one beautiful great grandchild. Donna is licensed in Auto and Home Insurance and handles much service work in the office. She can assist you with your auto and home applications and service work as well as she is very knowledgeable in those areas. Her friendly personality will draw you to her when you come into the office.