Janice Carol Shaw, 77, of Naponee, died Feb. 2, 2019, at Mt. Carmel Home in Kearney, Nebraska.
Jan was born Nov. 28, 1941 in Clark, South Dakota to Harold and Verna (Garey) Wahl. She graduated from Huron High School in South Dakota and attended Miltonvale Wesleyan College in Kansas.
She married Larry R. Shaw on Nov. 30, 1963 in Huron, South Dakota, and they made their home in Naponee.
Jan was a member of the Naponee Wesleyan Church, Imperial Wesleyan Church, and the Wesleyan Women. Jan was a pastor’s wife, farmer’s wife and mother. She also enjoyed selling Avon for over 50 years. Jan enjoyed crafting, anything purple, decorating for each season and entertaining guests in her home.
They accepted a call to pastor Imperial Wesleyan Church in Imperial from 1981 through 1997 and they pastored Englewood Wesleyan Church in rural Kansas 1997 through 2005. Upon retiring from the ministry, they returned to their home in Naponee. In December 2017, Jan moved to Brookdale Kearney Northridge Senior Living.
Jan was preceded in death by her husband, Larry; son, Ronald; granddaughter, Taylor; and brother, Darrel Eugene (Gene) Wahl.
Surviving relatives include her son, Richard (Karen) Shaw, their children, Madison and Parker of Wilsonville, Oregon; son, Robert (Trina) Shaw of Kearney their children, Marissa of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Bethany and Jordan of Kearney; daughter, Robin (Blaine) Spady, their children Eleanor and Silas of Lincoln; sisters-in-law, Sharon Wahl of Lawrence, Kansas and Linda (Ray) Schluntz of Naponee; and many other extended family and friends.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. CT, Feb. 7, at Naponee Wesleyan Church in Naponee with Rev. Jay Brandon and Scott Randall officiating. Burial will be at the Naponee Cemetery. Visitation was Feb. 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. CT at Naponee Wesleyan Church and one hour prior to the service Thursday at the church.
Memorials are suggested to the family for future designation.
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Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services in Kearney are in charge of arrangements.