Monday, September 1, 2014

Laura Jane Shouse Passes Away

    Laura Jane Shouse, 75,  of Fayetteville, AR,  formerly of Davidsonville, Maryland, died July 12, 2014 in Fayetteville. Jane was born April 5, 1939 in Fayetteville , to Merle M. and Genevieve Hewitt Shouse. 
    Jane grew up in Harrison and graduate from Harrison High School in 1957. After graduating she moved with the family to the Washington DC area where she attended and graduated from George Washington University with a degree in political science. Her career spanned for over 30 years in several departments of the U S Government. Her specialty was with the programs for indians and the disadvantaged.  She retired from a position as a federal writer/analyst in 1995 and  then in  2005 she moved back to Arkansas and decided on Springdale where some of her family still remained.
    Since returning to Springdale, she became active with the National Association of Retired Federal Employers and the Fayetteville Senior Center activities. Jane travelled to Harrison frequently to reconnect and participate with the monthly activities of her high school graduating class.She was involved with local card groups, coin collecting and was interested in antique cars and the opera. Jane was also an avid NCAA college sports fan and followed the Razorback football and basket teams. Over the years she rescued, provided a home  and cared for many homeless cats. 
    She is survived by one brother: Larry Shouse of Longview, Texas, her uncle, Harold Dean Hewitt of Springdale as well as nieces, nephews and cousins.
    Graveside services were at 1:00 P.M. Friday July 18, 2014 at Maplewood Cemetery in Harrison.
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