Annabelle Christina (Haas) Shelite

ANNABELLE CHRISTINA  (HAAS) SHELITE , DAUGHTER OF C.F. “CHRIS”  AND KATIE ELIZABETH (MCBETH) HAAS, WAS BORN FEBRUARY 25, 1931, IN ELM MILLS TOWNSHIP, BARBER COUNTY KANSAS. SHE LEFT THIS EARTHLY LIFE AND ASCENDED INTO HEAVEN @ 11:49 ON NOVEMBER 5TH, 2018,  IN HER HOME, PEACEFULLY WITH HER FAMILY BY HER SIDE, AFTER AN ELEVEN YEAR BATTLE WITH ALZHEIMERS,  AT THE AGE OF 87.

SHE  MARRIED THE LOVE OF HER LIFE  ROBERT “BOB” SHELITE ON OCTOBER 7TH, 1947, IN ANTHONY, KANSAS & TO THIS UNION FOUR CHILDREN CAME. JUDY ANN, ROBERTA FAY, BOBBY LAVERN AND EDDIE LEE. ANNABELLE AND BOB LIVED IN VARIOUS LOCATIONS IN KANSAS ; DANVILLE, ARGONIA, PRETTY PRAIRIE AND SHARON, KANSAS, WHILE BOB WORKED ON THE RAILROAD. IN 1960 THEY SETTLE IN RURAL SHARON,  KANSAS WHERE THEY WOULD REMAIN UNTIL BOB’S PASSING IN 1988.

ANNABELLE WAS  A HOMEMAKER, AND RANCHERS WIFE  ENJOYED RIDING HORSES, GOING TO CAPRON DANCES, CATTLE AND HORSE SALES AND BEING THE BEST; GRAND, GREAT & GREAT GREAT GRANDMOTHER  TO HER “PRIDES & JOY.”..  UNPON BOB’S PASSING, ANNABELLE MOVED BACK TO TOWN (SHARON) AND RESIDED ON THE FAMILY PLACE UNTIL 1999 AT WHICH TIME SHE MOVED TO KIOWA, KANSAS TO HELP HER OLDEST DAUGHTER WITH GREAT GRANDCHILDREN. IN 2013  ANNABELLE WITH HER SECOND OLDEST DAUGHTER ROBERTA AND FAMILY VENTURED OUTSIDE OF BARBER/HARPER COUNTY AND STARTED A NEW CHAPTER IN LAWRENCE, KANSAS. BOY HOW ANNIE LOVED THOSE JAYHAWKS, NEVER MISSING A GAME WITH RON & BERT  FROM THE COMFORTS OF THEIR HOME.

SHE  LOVED BABYSITTING HER GRANDCHILDREN, ALWAYS HELPING OUT WHEN & WHEREVER SHE COULD , EVEN IN THE THE LATER STAGES OF ALZHEIMERS SHE LOVED HOLDING AND INTERACTING WITH HER GREAT GREAT GRANDSON BRALYNN AND GREAT GREAT GRANDDAUGHTER ALICE, FROM  GRAND TO GREAT GREAT HER CHILDREN  ALWAYS BRIGHTENED HER DAY AND COULD DRAW THAT “GRANNY ANN” SMILE FROM HER FACE.

ANNABELLE IS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY PARENTS C.F.  AND KATIE ELIZABETH (MCBETH)  HAAS,   HER HUSBAND ROBERT “BOB” SHELITE,  SONS; BOBBY LAVERN & EDDIE LEE SHELITE. GRAND-DAUGHTER HOPE NICOLE (LOEWENSTEIN) SCHMIDT. SON-IN-LAWS; ROBERT “BOB” LOEWENSTEIN & RONALD “RON” SWONGER. GRANDSONS-IN-LAW; JASON KAUMANS  AND JAMES “TUFFY” TALBOTT.  SISTERS; BABY GERTRUDE HAAS &  LOUISE VIOLA MANDEVILLE.  BROTHERS; FREDRICK LEE “LEE” HAAS &  WILLIAM CHARLES “W.C.” HAAS.

SHE IS SURVED BY HER DAUGHTERS; JUDY ANN (SHELITE) LOWENSTEIN OF KIOWA, KS. AND ROBERTA FAY “BERT” (SHELITE) SWONGER OF LAWRENCE, KS.,

TWELVE GRANDCHILDREN; RICHARD LOEWENSTEIN, STACY (LOEWENSTEIN) TALBOTT, CHRISTINA (LOEWENSTEIN) KAUMANS AND MATTHEW LOEWENSTEIN.  ROBERT “ROBBY” SWONGER AND KURT SWONGER.  WENDEL, LAUREL (SHELITE) REICHER and  THOMAS ROBERT SHELITE. KRISTOPHER, KODY & KIRBY SHELITE; 17 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN, 3 GREAT GREAT GRANDCHILDREN; SISTER MARY JANE (HAAS) CATLIN OF MEDICINE LODGE, KS, NUMEROUS NIECES AND NEPHEWS AND MANY MANY FRIENDS AND EXTENDED FAMILY.

AT ANNABELLE’S REQUEST, CREMATION HAS TAKEN PLACE AND A MEMORIAL/ CELEBRATION OF LIFE WILL BE PLANNED AT A LATER DATE WITH HER SON-IN-LAW RON SWONGER’S IN SHARON, KANSAS.

MEMORIALS MAY BE MADE TO THE ALZHEIMERS’ FONDAITON IN CARE OF RUMSEY-YOST FUNERAL HOME, 601 INDIANA STREET, LAWRENCE, KS 66044.

Messages & Condolences

From Melva Armbruster...

I remember when she lived just around the corner from us in Kiowa. She seemed to always have grandkids around sharing her love with them.

From Butch Shelite...

Love you Aunt Ann! Your humor was so important in my life! I know you will be surrounded by big sunflowers!

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