A funeral service was held for Jeanne Elizabeth Shinn, 84, of Gun Barrel City, Texas at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 9, 2021, at Eubank Funeral Home. Bro. Ed Schauer officiated.
Jeanne Elizabeth Clark was born to B. M. and Billie Clark on December 17, 1936, in the home of her grandparents, L C. and Com Jarvis, in Canton, Texas.
Jeanne grew up in Canton and graduated from Canton High School in 1955. She was a graduate of Tyler Commercial College and attended Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas.
Jeanne married Kenneth Ray Shinn in 1954.
While living in Canton, she worked for General Telephone Company, first as a telephone operator in the days before the town had dial telephones. Later, she worked in the business office. She also worked for Hilliard Clinic.
Jeanne and her family moved to Bandera, Texas, in 1972. While living there she was the first director of The Bandera County Helping Hand Center. She was a charter member of Tarpley Baptist Church.
Jeanne moved to Gun Barrel City in 1993.
Her interest included sewing and needlepoint. She spent many years sewing for the public.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Kenneth Shinn, who passed in 1995; and her son, Michael Shinn, who passed in 2017.
Jeanne is survived by her one beloved granddaughter, Sherri Shinn, and husband, Christopher Summers; daughter in law, Kelly Shinn; great grandchildren, Evan Summers and River Summers; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
“When I entire that beautiful city and the saints in glory draw near, I want someone to meet me and tell me it was you who invited me here” was written by a dear friend, Nettie Dean, at Kenneth Shinn’s service.
Editor’s Note: The concluding quotation is attributed to Corrie ten Boom.