Jane Smith Shapleigh

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Shapleigh, Jane Smith Jane Smith Shapleigh passed away on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at the age of 97. She was born in St. Louis, MO and was a graduate of Mary Institute and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in the History of Art from Bryn Mawr College. She served with the American Red Cross during World War II at the U.S. Army Ninth Station Hospital in the South Pacific. After the announcement of VJ Day in 1945, she and Warren McKinney Shapleigh were married in the Red Cross Chapel on Okinawa. Mrs. Shapleigh was very active in the St. Louis Community. Her interests were in education in the St. Louis City Schools and the visual arts. She served on the Boards of the St. Louis Art Museum, The Forum for Contemporary Art, The Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park, The Victorian Society of America, The Urban League of St. Louis, The Harris-Stowe College, The National Council for the School of Art at Washington University, Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School, The Saint Louis Chapter of the American Red Cross, and Planned Parenthood of Saint Louis. She also served on the Missouri Committee for the Humanities and the Missouri Council on Economic Education. In 1984, she traveled with the International Red Cross Task Force to Study Hunger in Africa. She was a St. Louis Globe Democrat Woman of Achievement in 1969 and received the Urban League of St. Louis Award of Merit in 1986. Mrs. Shapleigh enjoyed spending time with family, sailing, skiing, tennis, bridge, and summering in Mishaum Point, Massachusetts. She was the wife of the late Warren McKinney Shapleigh; mother of Jane Shapleigh Mackey and Christine Shapleigh Schmid; grandmother of Alexander McKinney Mackey (Alexandra), John Wells Mackey and Jane Mackey Foster (Zachary), Celeste Schmid Prothro (Randell) and Paul Albert Schmid IV (Margaret); great-grandmother of Baker McKinney Mackey, Walker Rolla Mackey, John Fulton Mackey, Jane Sidney Foster, Eloise Shapleigh Foster, Eleanor Wilde Prothro, Maren Wells Prothro and Paul Albert Schmid V; mother-in-law of Paul Albert Schmid III and the late John Eugene Mackey; and sister of Celeste Smith Penney and the late Tom K. Smith, Jr. and Henry Parker Smith. Services: A Memorial Service will be conducted at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Ladue, 110 N. Warson Rd. at Ladue Road on Friday, February 9 at 2:00 p.m. A reception will follow in the Church Undercroft. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Saint Louis Art Museum, One Fine Arts Drive, Saint Louis, MO 63110. A Service of The Lupton Chapel

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Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch from Feb. 4 to Feb. 8, 2018
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