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Shayne Kohout

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KOHOUT, Shayne SHAYNE ANN KOHOUT Shayne Ann Kohout, 33, Atlanta area actor, died suddenly Thursday, May 13. Born in Midland, Texas on June 9, 1976, Shayne grew up in Lubbock where she graduated from Texas Tech University with degrees in music education and English. Shayne traveled to Japan to teach her native language from 1999-2000. In 2001, she moved to Atlanta where she found a home in theatre. Over the next decade she had lead, principal and supporting roles in numerous film, television and stage productions. Shayne was a member of the Screen Actors Guild, and had recently completed filming the second "Mandie" movie, Mandie and the Cherokee Treasure, where she reprised her comedic role of Mrs. Snow. Her passions were music and acting, and she loved her many friends in the theatre, at Temple Emanu-El where she worked to supplement her income, and throughout Atlanta and Texas. Shayne is survived by her mother Sharon Leach Kohout of Washington, D.C.; her father Wayne Joseph Kohout of Lubbock, Texas; sister Paige Marie Kohout of Lubbock; brother Britt Joseph Kohout of Round Rock, Texas; stepmother Lequice Kohout; stepfather Joe Froelich; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins throughout Texas and Illinois. A memorial service is planned for Monday, May 17 at 6:30 pm at Temple Emanu-El in Atlanta. Contributions in Shayne's memory may be made to the Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund, www.metroatlantaartsfund.org, 404-688-5525. A second memorial is being planned at the First Christian Church in Lubbock on Friday, May 21 at 4pm. Shayne's ashes will be placed next to her beloved maternal grandmother at the family gravesite in Mineola, Texas. Atlanta Mortuary Service 404-355-6908.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on May 17, 2010
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