In Memory

Martha Shimeall (Crenshaw)

Martha Shimeall (Crenshaw)

TOPEKA, KANSAS - Mrs. Martha Sue "Marty" Schimeall Crenshaw, 43, Topeka died Friday October 23, 1987, at a Topeka hospital.  She had cancer.  She was born July 31, 1944, in Topeka, the daughter of David Chester and Helen Marie Tener Shimeall, and lived in Topeka all of her life.

She attended Highland Park Elementary School and was graduated from Highland Park High School in 1962 where she was president of Y-Teens.  She later received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washburn University.

Mrs. Crenshaw was a teacher at Northern Hills Junior High School until she retired in May 1987 for health reasons.  She formerly worked in the Alco Store in Highland Crest and for Blue Cross-Blue Shield.  She was nominated for Teacher of the Year at Northern Hills Junior High School for the year 1987-1988.

Mrs. Crenshaw was a member of East Side Baptist Church, secretary of the Junior High Sunday School Department and member of AWANA.  She also was a member of Girl Scout Troop No. 170 and had received the Curbed Bar award.  She was active in the Highlander 4-H Club.  She was a member of Kansas Alpha Nu Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa sorority and Kappa Mu Epsilon honorary math society.  She was a former member of Pioneer Girls at Topeka Bible Church.

She was married to Donald E. Crenshaw September 17, 1965, in Topeka.  He survives.  Other survivors include two sons, Greg Lewis Crenshaw and Jason Scott Crenshaw, both of Topeka; her parents, David and Helen Shimeall, Topeka; a sister, Mrs. Shirley Anne Mahner, Topeka; three brothers, the Rev. David Chester Shimeall, Seattle, Washington, Dr. William Michael Shimeall, Milford, Nebraska, and Mark Alan Shimeall, Topeka; and a grandmother, Mrs. Emma Tener, Fresno, California.

Services were held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday October 28, at East Side Baptist Church.  Burial was in West Lawn Memorial Gardens.  Memorial contributions were made to the American Cancer Society or the Family Center of East Side Baptist Church.

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03/14/12 07:03 PM #1    

Jennie Kistler (Nixon)

What a great friend!   She was one of the nicest people I have ever met.  I was so grieved over her death and her suffering during her illness.  Jennie Kistler-Nixon.

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