Elizabeth Shearer

Elizabeth Shearer, age 97, of Wall, better known as "Gammies" to her family and friends, passed away Sunday, February 17, 2008, at Custer Regional Senior Care Center.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 20, at the Rush Funeral Chapel in Wall, and one hour preceding the services at the church on Thursday.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 21, at the Wall Methodist Church with Pastor Brad Kattelmann officiating.

Music will be provided by Dorothy Shearer, organist, and Elizabeth's grandchildren and great-grandchildren as vocalists. Ushers are Bill Leonard, Jerry Johannesen and Dean Patterson. Pallbearers are Elizabeth's grandchildren, Mitch Paulsen, Glendon Shearer, Greg Shearer, Grant Shearer, Dawn Williams, LaTonya Johnson, Tamarah Caster and DeAnna Kammerer.

Interment will be in the Wall Cemetery next to O.G.

Elizabeth Woolsey was born August 18, 1910, in Vernon, TX, the daughter of Luther and Zora (Towry) Woolsey. She received her education in Floydada, TX.

Elizabeth was united in marriage to Orvus "O.G." Shearer on December 14th, 1931, and to this union three children were born. In 1952, the family moved from Floydada to Quinn, SD. In 1969, O.G. and Elizabeth purchased some land south of Wall and built an antique shop and operated that until ill health of Orvus caused them to close the business.

Elizabeth was a member of the Methodist Church for the past 56 years. She was a member of Eastern Star for many years and the Cheerful Chum Homemakers Extension Club for many years.

Grateful for having shared her life include her two children, Lavon Shearer and his wife, Dorothy, of Wall and Juanice Paulsen and her husband, Gladwin, of Custer; her sister, Vonceil Colston of Floydada, TX; eight grandchildren and their spouses; 22 great-grandchildren; three great-great-granddaughters; and a host of other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband O.G., Elizabeth was preceded in death by a daughter, Winona Beth as an infant; a sister, Abbie Lee Woolsey; and her parents.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wall Methodist Church or Shriner's Children's Hospital.

Arrangements are with the Rush Funeral Chapel of Wall. Written tributes may be made at www.rushfuneralhome.com