Jeanne Shy

Jeanne Babb Shy, 98, of Greenville, S.C., and formerly of Paris, passed away at 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6, at Rolling Green Village, Greenville. She was formerly a bookkeeper for Edgar County Supply Company.

A graveside service is 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, in Fairview Cemetery, near Kansas, with the Rev. Jack Woods officiating. Stewart and Carroll Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements. 

Mrs. Shy was born March 22, 1920, at Isabel, the daughter of the late Archie O. and Grace Combs Babb.  She married Max Heltsley Shy Feb. 7, 1942, at St. Louis, Mo., and he passed away Dec. 24, 2001.

She is survived by two daughters, Jayne Ann (Mike) Anderson of Smolan, Kan., and Kathy Sue (Howie) Quackenbush of Moore, S.C.; two grandchildren, Greg (Heiké) Anderson of Smolan, Kan., and Valerie Anderson of Mission, Kan.; and one great-granddaughter, Desiree Harrison of Emporia, Kan.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Wayne Babb and Pfc. James Babb; two sisters, Neva Price and Patricia Wombacher; and one infant sibling.

Mrs. Shy was a member of Saint Matthew United Methodist Church in Greenville.

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