Kathryn Louise Edwards Shanks

Kathryn Louise (Kate) Edwards Shanks, 92, of Ash Grove, passed away on Jan. 3, 2020. She was born Feb. 2, 1927 in Hoopeston, Ill. to Harry and Edna (Johnson) Edwards. She was the last surviving sibling of two brothers and five sisters. In 1947 she married Robert Lee Shanks. He was the love of her life for 42 years before his passing in 1989.
She was saved as a young girl and attended church until her health failed. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. One of her greatest joys was having family stop in for lunch for her special salmon cakes and fried potatoes and playing Scrabble. She loved to crochet and quilt.
Shanks is survived by: her daughter, Betty (Dar- rell) Brewer of Everton; sons, Joe (Marti) Shanks of Willard, Mike (Brenda) Shanks of Lockwood and Jim (Amy) Shanks of Everton; 14 grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by: her parents; siblings; two infant grandchildren, Jenny and Jeremy; and her husband.
A graveside service was held Jan. 6, 2020 at the Lockwood Cemetery in Lockwood.
Arraignments were entrusted to Birch Funeral Home in Ash Grove.


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