Oklahoma Cemeteries Website
to break out of frames
This information is available for free.
If you paid money for a
subscription to get to this site, demand a refund.
Jack Wilson & Junarita Rachel "June" (May) Shinn
Washington County, Oklahoma
Obit for Junarita posted by Ann Weber
Jun 13, 1935 - Jul 5, 2020
STUMPFF FUNERAL HOME
Junarita Rachel May Shinn, 85, formerly of the Hogshooter area east of
Bartlesville, died on Sunday, July 5, 2020 at Willard, Missouri.
BARTLESVILLE, WASHINGTON CO, OK
Junarita was born in a small farmhouse in Centralia, OK June 13, 1935 to
Alexander May and Madge Stockton May. She received her diploma in 1953
at Centralia High School and moved to Bartlesville, OK in 1954, where
she began work at Phillips Petroleum as a file clerk. Soon after in that
same year, she met Jack Wilson Shinn, her one and only love, at a local
roller skating rink. They were married on March 04, 1955 by the Justice
of the Peace in Bartlesville. They bought their first home in Dewey, OK
and lived there until 1960, when the couple moved to the 26-acre
property east of Bartlesville on Hogshooter Creek. It was known to them
as Shinndell, a quiet little property of pasture and trees that became
their peaceful home for 57 years.
Junarita left her work at Phillips in 1959 to begin raising a family.
Her daughter, Paula, was born on May 17, 1959 and four years later, her
son, Kevin, was born on June 27, 1963. She and Jack raised their
children on the farm at Shinndell until they left the nest and moved
away to college.
In 1967, Junarita went to work at the Bartlesville Post Office as a
rural mail carrier. Many knew her as the MAILADY, the moniker imprinted
on her specialized Oklahoma license plate. She retired in 1995 after 27
years of service.
Known to many as Miss June or Mama Shinn, she is survived by daughter
Paula Pence of Willard, MO and son Kevin Shinn, of Lincoln, NE. She had
six surviving grandchildren, Sarah Walker and spouse (Dee) of Bella
Vista, AR, Mark Pence and spouse (Laramie) of Kansas City, MO, John
Pence of Tulsa, OK, Jackie Pence of Willard, MO, Luke Shinn and Claire
Shinn, both of Lincoln, NE. Her only great granddaughter is Elise Pence,
daughter of Mark and Laramie Pence. Her surviving sisters are Wilburta
Cullison of Bartlesville, OK and Lula Ann Looney of Arkansas City, KS.
She was preceded in death by Jack, her devoted husband of 50 years, her
parents, brother A.R. May and sister, Freida Lee.
Funeral services will be held at 2 P.M. on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at
the New Harmony Baptist Church with Pastor Lonnie Hoelscher officiating.
Interment will be in the Oglesby Cemetery directed by the Stumpff
Funeral Home & Crematory.
Memorial donations in Mrs. Shinn’s name may be made to the New Harmony
|Oglesby Cemetery Page| |Washington Cemetery Page| |Home|
This page was updated: Monday, 17-Aug-2020 10:29:31 CDT
This site may be freely linked, but not duplicated in any way without consent.
All rights reserved! Commercial use of material within this site is prohibited!
© 2000-2021 Oklahoma Cemeteries
The information on this site is provided free for the purpose of researching your genealogy. This material may be freely used by non-commercial entities, for your own research, as long as this message remains on all copied material. The information contained in this site may not be copied to any other site without written "snail-mail" permission. If you wish to have a copy of a donor's material, you must have their permission. All information found on these pages is under copyright of Oklahoma Cemeteries. This is to protect any and all information donated. The original submitter or source of the information will retain their copyright. Unless otherwise stated, any donated material is given to Oklahoma Cemeteries to make it available online. This material will always be available at no cost, it will always remain free to the researcher.