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Jeanne Shear

July 20, 1940 — August 12, 2020

J eanne Kay (Shaw) Shear, 80, of Sabetha, KS passed away on Wednesday, August 12, 2020.

She was born July 20, 1940, in Sabetha to Clarence “Higgins” and Marjorie “Marge” (Fouraker) Shaw. Jeanne graduated from Sabetha High School and married the late Roger Shear on June 8, 1958. They spent most of their life living in Sabetha. He preceded her in death in 2011.

Jeanne attended the First United Methodist Church in Sabetha her entire life and was a longtime member of the VFW Women’s Auxiliary and Gamma Omega sorority. She loved her close friends, traveling, reading, crafting, and bridge parties.

Jeanne is survived by two daughters, Peggy (Bob Martin) Shear-Martin of Spring Hill, KS and Sarah O’Sullivan of Oakland, CA, a granddaughter, Kayla Shear and great grandson, Easton Magee of Lawrence, KS, and a grandson, Jake Martin of Emporia, KS. She is also survived by her cousins, in-laws, nieces, and nephews.

Jeanne was a wonderful and much-loved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Family was the center of her life. She was very involved and always supported the interests and activities of her daughters and grandchildren. Her family cherishes the warm and funny memories they have of times spent together.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, August 17, at the First United Methodist Church in Sabetha, Kansas. Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 16, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Popkess Mortuary in Sabetha. Inurnment will be in the Albany Cemetery. In lieu of customary remembrances, the family requests, with gratitude, that memorial contributions in Jeanne’s name be made to the First United Methodist Church of Sabetha or the Nemaha County Home Health & Hospice, sent in care of Popkess Mortuary, 823 Virginia Street, Sabetha, KS 66534.

*KINDLY NOTE: Due to COVID, the family is taking additional safety measures. Please wear a face mask, and practice physical distancing.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Sunday, August 16, 2020

2:00 - 4:00 pm

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Celebration of Life

Monday, August 17, 2020

Starts at 10:30 am

First United Methodist Church

806 Main Street, Sabetha, KS 66534

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