Shirley Geraldine VanMeter, 88, of Walnut, Kan., died Wednesday morning, Nov. 4, 2009 at the Fort Scott Manor.
She was born November 11, 1920 in Redfield, Kansas the daughter of George Garfield and Clara Mae (McCollum) Neth.
She married Charles Francis VanMeter July 26, 1941 in Fort Scott. He preceded her in death April 24, 1979.
Shirley owned and operated the Porterville Upholstery Shop and the Porterville Machine Quilting Shop.
She loved her family, and loved to garden, fish, read, sew, and do needlework, as well as quilting. She enjoyed crafting and woodburning also.
She was the secretary/treasurer for the Porterville Community Center, and the Porterville Help-A-Hand Club. She also was on the board for Rosedale Cemetery Association as Secretary/Treasurer for many years.
She is survived by her children; Charles J. VanMeter and Marie of Walnut, Kan., Linda L. VanMeter, also of Walnut, Kan., and Judy Micus and Michael of Neodesha, Kan., six grandchildren; Jeffery Glen VanMeter of Morrow Bay, Calif., Christian Michael VanMeter of Joshua Tree, Calif., Katrina Marie Guindon of Riverside, Calif., Maria Christine Hailey of Lakeville, Minn., Amber Jean Billquist of Tonganoxie, Kan., and Amy Jo Marlow of Wichita, Kan., and 14 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, Charles, she was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters; Beulah N. Holt, Dora E. Hall, and Echo Mae Russell, one brother; Holland Neth, and a son; Tony Mack VanMeter.
Rev. Paul Babcock will conduct funeral services 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009 at the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home with burial following at the Rosedale Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday evening Nov. 6, 2009 at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association and may be left in the care of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall Street, P.O. Box 309, Fort Scott, Kansas, 66701.
Online condolences may be emailed to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.