Jeanette Shipps, 83, of Maryville, MO, passed away on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at Oak Pointe in Maryville.
Jeanette was born in Fairfax, MO, on January 12, 1934.  Her parents were Frank and Mildred (Burke) Stouffer. She graduated from Fairfax High School in 1952, then graduated from Northwest Missouri State Teachers College in 1956, and taught Kindergarten briefly in Kansas City, and she had spent time as a waitress in Colorado.
She met her future husband at a dance in Parnell, MO, and on July 25, 1957, in Fairfax, Jeanette was united in marriage to Garland N. Shipps.
She taught Kindergarten in Maryville, ushering many great students into grade school.  She retired from teaching in 1964 to raise Greg in 1964, then Gary came in 1968.  She proudly made a home for her family and worked with Garland at farming, raising cattle, hogs and crops and eventually working at their grain elevator.
Jeanette loved to garden and can, to host supper clubs, and even an occasional barn dance, enjoying antiquing and had a knack for finding the perfect gift.  Dogs had a special place in Jeanette’s heart.
Her greatest joy came from watching her grandkids grow.  She loved to entertain them and spoil them rotten, always ready to bake their favorite cookie, invite them to decorate for Christmas with the village, and later watch a game, whatever the sport, or attend their concerts.  Second only to her family was her love of bridge, and recently 5 Crowns with her friends at Oak Pointe.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her son Greg in 1997, her husband in 2005, and her brother-in-law in 2016.
Jeanette was a proud member of the First United Methodist Church, Maryville, and of many local bridge clubs.
Jeanette leaves behind a sister, Dolore Meyer; son, Gary (Mary Beth) Shipps; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and families, and many friends and neighbors.  She’ll keep a spot open at her table for us to join her.
Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at the Bram-Danfelt Funeral Home, Maryville.  The burial will follow in the Miriam Cemetery, also of Maryville.The family will receive friends for one hour prior to service on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the New Nodaway Humane Society, 829 S. Depot, Maryville, MO 64468.  For online condolences and guest book, visit