Jannie M. Shisler, 94, Iola, passed away on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, at Windsor Place Nursing Home in Iola.
Jannie was the fourth of five children born to Frank and Mary (Kozubik) Machart. She was born on June 10, 1924, in Calliham, Texas. She attended high school in Calliham and graduated as valedictorian of her class. She was married to Rex Eldon Shisler on April 3, 1976, and they made their home in Gas City. She was preceded in death by her husband on Oct. 17, 2010.
Jannie was a devoted Jehovah’s Witness for 82 years, serving her last 45 years with the Iola congregation. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, sister, and friend and we will love and miss her always. Jannie was an avid gardener who loved to tend to her flowers and garden until moving to the nursing home. She was also an animal lover, but her greatest love was sharing the Bible with people.
She is survived by her devoted daughter, Margaret Lesher of Iola; beloved grandson, Jonathan Ratley of Yates Center; two beloved stepchildren, Kitty Chadwich of Henderson, Nev., and Adele Seleno of Huntington Beach, Calif.; and nieces and nephews, two of which were Gladys Hallman and Mary Nell Owens, who continued to write poetry and send to her and loved her to the very end.
Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Iola. Condolences may be left at www.feuerbornfuneral.com.