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Jeannette Nasser Shahadey, 86 years, of Terre Haute, died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, at 8:05 p.m., in Union Hospital, Inc. - emergency room after suffering a heart attack. She was born on Aug. 28, 1930, in Terre Haute to Essa Nasser Nasser and Tuffaha Nasser. She was a very loving, sweet and caring wife, mother, sister, aunt, animal lover and friend. She and her late husband, Sam Shahadey Jr., who preceded her in death, were married in Central Presbyterian Church on Oct. 23, 1955.
Ms. Shahadey was a graduate of the 1948 Wiley High School Class. Ms. Shahadey did not seek nor possess worldly possessions, but instead was proud of her most priceless possessions ... her children and her family.
In her early life, Ms. Shahadey was employed at Archer & Evinger as a secretary. After the birth of her children, she was a full-time loving mother and wife. Ms. Shahadey enjoyed exercising, walking, gardening, playing Bingo at the Wabash Valley Senior Center, sewing, cooking and watching the Indiana Pacers. Ms. Shahadey loved animals, especially her beloved cat - Maxx.
Survivors include three beloved children, Sam Shahadey III, from Terre Haute, Sherril Lynn Shahadey, from Fishers, and Stacey Louise Shahadey-Smith and her husband, Ty Detrick Smith, from Terre Haute; and her grand-animals, Juniper - the Parrot and Spike - an orange mackerel tabby. Also surviving is her brother, Frank E. Nasser, from Speedway; and several nieces and nephews including, Phyllis Nasser Kuchefski and her husband Steve, David Lee Nasser and his wife Linda, and Raymond Nasser and his wife Cheryl; Bruce Frye and Jim Frye; Jay Kirk and his wife Kathy, John Kirk, Jim Kirk, Janet Rae Kropp and her husband Chris, Jerry Kirk, Jaymie Kirk Duerlinger; Leslie Nasser Yewell and her husband, Robert, and Jay Nasser and his wife, Paula; Arthur Tres Menke III and his wife, Aimee; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. Also surviving are her husband's nieces and nephews, John Kersey, Linda Kersey Homel; Sam Boaz and his wife Sally, Tom Brown and his wife, Andrea; Angela "Angie" Shahadey Daughtery and her husband Dr. James Daugherty; Jill Shahadey Hayden; Joseph Shahadey, Jr. and his wife Debra Simmers Shahadey.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Sam, on Dec. 16, 2006; her daughter, Debbie Ann Shahadey; her siblings, David Nasser, Rachel Nasser Frye, Lillian Nasser Kirk; Mary Nasser Menke; and her brothers and sisters-in-law, Mary Lou Nasser, Dave Kirk, Bruce Frye, O.D., Marion Nasser, Arthur Menke; and son-in-law, Thomas Allen Goss.
Funeral will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, with the Rev. Dn. Elias Corey officiating. Burial will be at Roselawn Cemetery. A meal of mercy to follow. Pallbearers will by Ty Smith, Sam Boaz, Tom Brown, Jerry Kirk, James K. Ellis and Sam Shahadey III. Visitation will be held on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Greiner Funeral Home, located at 2005 N. 13th St., Terre Haute.
Donations may be made to Terre Haute Humane Society, 1811 S. Fruitridge Ave., Terre Haute, IN 47803 and/or St. George Orthodox Church, 1900 S. 4th St., Terre Haute, IN 47802, and envelopes will be available at the Greiner Funeral Home.
Published on August 14, 2017
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