Shirley Mae Jarratt

Monday, October 12, 2020

Shirley Mae Jarratt, 85, of Shell Knob, passed away on Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, at her home. She was born Feb. 6, 1935, in Knosaha, Wis., the daughter of Rudolph and Olga (Wesner) Krause.

She was a 1953 graduate of Vallejo High School in Vallejo, Calif., and was a member of the Shell Knob First Baptist Church. She was a Sunday school teacher for 60 years, a member of the Shell Knob VFW, liked to line dance at the Senior Center and play cards.

On Sept. 5, 1954, she married David Mitchel Jarratt, in Vallejo, Calif. He preceded her in death on March 20, 2000.

Survivors include: her two daughters, Quarlene House and her husband, Martin, and Darlene Jarratt, all of Shell Knob; four sisters, Joyce McCoy and her husband, Kenneth, of Mt. Vernon, Eunice Berry and her husband, Ed, and Carol Neely and her husband, Carlton, all of Hixson, Tenn., and Dorothy Smith of Napa, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, David, one son, Douglas Jarratt; two brothers, Jimmy, and Rudy Krause; and two sisters, Lois Williams and Elenor Burbrink.

A private burial will be held at the Mikeman Cemetery in Shell Knob, under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.