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Nellie June Shain

Nellie June Shain
1923 – 2022
Trenton, MO: Nellie June Shain, 98, Trenton, MO (formerly of Blythedale and Bethany, MO) was
born on June 19, 1923. She lived in Missouri where she married George McQuerry and birthed her
first daughter, Joan McQuerry. Her husband, George, passed away in World War II. Afterwards,
Nellie June met Clarence Shain in 1945. They fell in love and got married to have a total of six
children; Joan McQuerry, Virginia, Hal, Linda, Doug, and Glenda Kay Shain .
They moved to San Bernardino, California approximately in 1962 then moved back to Missouri in
1985 where Clarence worked to finish their home in Blythedale before he passed on July 3, 1986.
Nellie June retired from Aetna where she sold insurance for more than 20 years. She proceeded to
live in Blythedale for years before finally moving to a care home in Bethany, Missouri then in
Trenton, Missouri. Nellie June was a devout Mormon who loved to play the piano and organ which
she received many awards and certificates. She also loved to garden and can food. She was always
in the kitchen baking something. She also loved to sew and make blankets and quilts usually doing
every stitch by hand. She was an early riser and would always have breakfast on the table for her
family ready to go and she made a mean batch of cheese gravy.  She loved living in Blythedale.
She loved to hang her laundry out on the line to dry and just loved the fresh smell, but music was her
life. She taught piano lessons to whom ever wanted to learn and loved doing it. Even at the age of
98, she would go play the piano for the other elders in her care home at lunchtime, around
Christmas and holiday times. She loved her family and her connection to her Heavenly Father. She
had a great sense of humor and love to make people laugh.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Owen William and Verda Ruth (Blessing) Estep. She
had five siblings Carolyn Frame, Marilyn Harper, Vodra Estep, little Billy Owen Estep and Mary Low.
Surviving are her children, 18 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.
Nellie June Shain past on Friday, January 7, 2022 after a long life. She was a great inspiration
and the backbone of the Shain family. She will be missed dearly by her family, but we know she’s in
a better place and she will never be forgotten and loved from the whole family.
Funeral Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at Roberson Funeral
Home, Bethany, MO. Burial will follow in the Cedar Hill Cemetery, Blythedale, MO. The family will
receive friends from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to
the Cedar Hill Cemetery in care of Roberson Funeral Home, P.O. box 46, Bethany, MO 64424.
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