Geraldine “Jerry” Shaw, age 86, passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at Sheridan County Health Complex, Long Term Care, Hoxie, Kansas. She was born September 27, 1931 in Quinter to M.A. and Osie (Stubbs) Gillespie.
Jerry was a 1949 graduate of Grainfield High School. She was united in marriage to Curtis Shaw on June 19, 1949 in Wichita. They were married for 51 years until his death on March 3, 2001. For 54 years, Jerry worked as a bookkeeper for Shaw Motor Company. She was a member of the Grainfield United Methodist Church and American Legion Auxiliary. She will be remembered for her kind spirit, quick wit, and sarcasm.
Survivors include a daughter, Jann (Herman) Zerr of Grainfield; a son, Gene Shaw of Grainfield; eight grandchildren, Brian (Silvia) Zerr of New York City, Brett Zerr of Chicago, Ryan Shaw of Oakley, Lee (Evan) Miller of Kansas City, Missouri, Miles (Tara) Shaw of Oakley, Dillon (Jamie) Shaw of Salina, Kyle Shaw of Grainfield, Dayna (Jonathan) Alexander of Garden City; and six great-grandchildren. She is also survived by sisters-in-law, Loretta Shaw and Beulah Gillespie. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three brothers, Jack, Bill, and Don Gillespie; and three sisters, Joy Coberly, Betty Priefert, and Shirley Verhoeff.
Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 10, 2018 at the United Methodist Church, Grainfield. Burial will be in the Grainfield Cemetery.
Visitation will be Friday evening, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Schmitt Funeral Home, Quinter.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Grainfield United Methodist Church, Grainfield American Legion, or Grainfield Opera House. Contributions made to the organization may be sent to Schmitt Funeral Home, 901 South Main, Quinter, KS 67752.
Condolences may be left online at www.schmittfuneral.com.