|Birth: ||Jun. 12, 1910|
|Death: ||Feb. 12, 2007|
Anna Marie Shadid, 96, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, February 12, 2007 at a local hospital. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 17 at The Hamil Family Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Friday from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at the funeral home. Burial will be in McLean, Texas.
Anna was born on June 8, 1910 in Fort Towson, Oklahoma. Her parents were William and Shaawa Wehba. They died when Anna was two years old. She was reared in an orphanage until the age of nine, when she was adopted by a loving couple, Ed and Abreeza Wehba. She excelled in school, making straight A's, while she was a star basketball player at the same time. She was voted most popular girl in high school. Anna married William Shadid, the love of her life, and together they had five children. Anna was active as a room mother and as president of the PTA, while her children were in school. She was also active in the Eastern Star and held many numerous high offices in that organization. She had a deep faith and worked diligently in the First Presbyterian Church in McLean, Texas. She belonged to the Ladies Missionary Society and was the Lay Leader for many years. She cherished her family and was the matriarch who held them together. She insisted each of her children go to Sunday school, church, and that they excel in school and go to college. She also insisted that her children take piano lessons. She wanted them to love music as much as she did. Her home was always open to friends and neighbors, especially young people. She always cooked delicious meals for everyone and insisted they have second and third helpings. People will always remember her loving hospitality and delicious food. She loved life with a passion, as evidenced when she opened Lady Ann's Dress Shop on North 1st Street in Abilene. After many years in the dress business she retired to raise her two beloved grandchildren, Jerry and Annie. She loved going to the activities of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. During that time, she took up quilting and crocheting. She made quilts and afghans for her family and friends. Her passion for her family and friends, and her deep faith in God, is the legacy she has left us to pass on for years to come.
Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband William Shadid, two daughters, Willa Ann and LaWanda; a son, Jerry Bill Shadid; two sisters, Mae Shadid and Pauline Wehba; one brother, Neimer Wehba, and two grandsons, Shad Brooks and Bill Gray.
She is survived by two daughters, Darlene Carmack and her husband Earl of Abilene, and Patsy Heath of Colorado City; two granddaughters, Annie Shadid of Abilene and Kimberlie Stacy and her husband Ron; three grandsons, Jerry Shadid of Abilene, Don Gray and his wife LaHaunda of Ada, Oklahoma, and Joe Shannon Brooks and wife his wife Traci of Amarillo.
Also surviving are her great-grandchildren, Lance Gray and his wife Julie, Marcus Gray, Andrea Gray, Jack Shane Brooks and his wife Brie, AnnaLisa Brooks and Kyle Stacy; her great-great-grandchildren, Julie, Courtney, Kirsten, Mariah and Trey Gray. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
As the head of our family you were taught to laugh a lot, to live with God in mind and to love with God in our hearts, minds and souls. We know that we cannot fill your shoes but will try to carry on your beautiful legacy. We love you so very much and will miss the beautiful times we had a Memaw's house. You will always be in our hearts as we walk through each day. We will always miss our very special mother and grandmother.
Memorials may be made in honor of Anna Shadid to Hendrick Home For Children, 2758 Jeanette, Abilene, Texas 79602 or to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude's Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.
Online condolences may be sent to: www.HamilFamilyFuneralHome.com.
Created by: Kenneth D. Bogard
Record added: Feb 15, 2007
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