Gladis Irene Shewcraft
July 10, 1931 – November 10, 2020
Gladis Irene Shewcraft, age 89, passed away on November 10, 2020 in Katy, Texas. She was known as Irene by her friends and family. Irene was the daughter of the late Leonard Preston Barnes and Laura Meredith Barnes.
Irene married the love of her life, Chester W. Shewcraft, on May 10, 1950. They enjoyed 62 years of marriage before Chester’s passing on February 9, 2013. After the loss of her beloved husband, Irene relocated to Katy, Texas in 2015.
Irene will be remembered for her love of traveling with good friends Fred and Margaret Konig, playing games, shopping, her great chocolate cakes and her love for her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Irene is survived by her three children, Ronald (Dianne) Shewcraft of Pittsfield, Massachusetts; Darrell (Mary) Shewcraft, of Westland, Michigan and Donna (Randy) Ginnan of Katy, Texas; six grandchildren, Ryan Shewcraft, Sarah Richardson, Scott Shewcraft, Tim Shewcraft, Lauren Hollis and Gregory Ginnan. She also had seven great grandchildren, Will, Tucker, Hadley, Addie, Korrie, Jack Hollis and Lila Hollis. She is also survived by her sister, Patsy Wilson and brother, Ken (Dolores) Barnes, and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents and husband, Irene was predeceased by her brothers, J.T. Barnes and Herbert Barnes. A family memorial will be held at a later date.