Georgia Pauline Shank
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West Des Moines
Georgia, 97, passed away at Mercy Hospice on Monday, July 7, 2014. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 9th at Brooks Funeral Care with burial to follow at Resthaven Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service, beginning at 1 p.m.
Georgia Pauline Shank was born February 22, 1917 in Allen, NE. She attended country school there and in Concord, NE. In 1930 the family moved to Lincoln, NE where she graduated from high school and attended the University of Nebraska.
On January 25, 1941 she married Lloyd W. Shank and they had two sons, Doug and Steve. She worked at a government small bomb parts factory while Lloyd was in the service in Europe. In 1946 they moved to Beatrice, NE for nine years, Lloyd returned to work for Armour and in 1954 he was transferred to West Des Moines, IA. In 1966 Georgia became manager of Des Moines Photo Copy for the next 20 years.
Georgia loved to cook, bake and can. She and Lloyd loved garage sales, flea markets and antique shows. They both acquired various collections. The family also enjoyed and loved many dogs over the years.
Georgia is survived by a niece and nephews in NE and AZ. She was preceded in death her husband of 69 years, Lloyd; sons, Doug and Steve and the last little dog, Fluffy.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested at Georgia's request, as a lymphoma survivor, to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or to the Animal Rescue League of Iowa.
Brooks Funeral Care-Cremation Society of Iowa - Clive
7975 University Blvd. Clive, IA 50325
Published in Des Moines Register from July 8 to July 9, 2014