Helen Jane Large Shriver
Helen Jane Large Shriver
June 5, 1924-Dec. 7, 2011
ARGOS — Helen Jane Large Shriver, 87, of 20912 Iris Road, Argos, passed away at 7:45 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 at her residence.
Jane was born in Fulton County June 5, 1924, the daughter of Emery Vernice and Clovie Annice Stayton Large. Growing up she was one of eight children, sharing her childhood with two sisters Juanita and Susan and five brothers Chester, Odd, Bee, Orville and Sam. With great pride she graduated with the class of 1942 from Leiter’s Ford High School.
Helen Jane and Jesse Floyd Shriver Sr. were married after repeating their wedding vows. From their union was born three sons Floyd Jr., Monte and Scott. Over the years the family tree grew to include five generations.
An accomplished seamstress, Jane worked at Topps, later she worked for Hart Schaffner Marx until her retirement after 35 years of dedicated service. A loyal and devoted member of the St. John Lutheran Church she was also a member of the Luther-Anns. More recently when she was unable to attend Sunday services she watched Worship for Shut - Ins sponsored by her church.
Driving a stick shift was Jane’s forte. She’s remembered as a bargain hunter, coupon cutter and being the glue of the family. An avid reader, she owned a vast collection of the Reader’s Digest condensed books.
Annually Jane would plant a garden. The bountiful harvest was canned enough for the entire year. Her green beans, tomatoes, peaches, peas and apricots were in high demand till the harvest of the next year’s yield. She also froze raspberries. Taking great pride in her yard, Jane planted flowers that embraced her home adding color throughout the summer.
Sundays were family days and Jane welcomed them with red carpet treatment. Her pies were second to none. The most requested were her apple, cherry, raspberry and graham cracker pies. She always prepared more than enough to eat, so she sent home extras for her kids to dine on. Jane especially enjoyed being with her family and heading up the culinary detail at the holidays.
Jane will be lovingly remembered by her three sons: Floyd Shriver Jr. of Argos, Monte L. Shriver and wife Sue of Plymouth, Roark Scott Shriver of Valparaiso, four grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, nine great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Floyd May 23, 1983, two sisters: Juanita Hicks and Susan Marie Kuiper and five brothers: Chester Large, Alfred Leroy “Odd” Large, Lester B. “Bee” Large, Orville Large, and Delbert E. “Sam” Large and a daughter-in-law Helen Faye Shriver.
A celebration of the life of Helen Jane Shriver will be at 1 p.m., Saturday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with Rev. Jim Wasmuth officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home. She will be laid to eternally rest next to her beloved husband Floyd in the Leiters Ford IOOF Cemetery. Her family requests memorial gifts may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church or Worship for Shut-Ins or to Hope Hospice of Fulton County. You may sign her guestbook or light a candle to honor her memory at www.goodfamilyfh.com.