Anita Sue Shuey, 93 of St. Louis, Missouri passed away on July 17, 2023 at deGreeﬀ Hospice House is St. Louis, Missouri. Memorial service scheduled for July 24 at Jay B. Smith Funeral Home in Fenton, Missouri with internment at Lake Charles Memorial Park in St. Louis.
Anita was born March 13,1930 in Portia, Arkansas to Beulah Land (Roberts) and Elba Rainey. Her early years were in Muscatine and Burlington, Iowa but the family moved to Owensville, Missouri during her high school years, and graduated from Owensville High School in 1948.
She was proud to have petitioned the school board to have a prom dance and she also was instrumental in getting a yearbook started.
She married August Frank Latall in 1950 and had 2 children, Randolph Allan and Denise Lynn. Together they bought their first home on the GI bill in Florissant, Missouri. Anita went back to school while she worked as a waitress/ hostess and learned teletype which prepared her to work at the Federal Records Center on Page Avenue.
She moved to Cuba, Missouri in 1967 and drove to Fort Leonard Wood to continue as a clerk- stenographer for the Army.
In 1969 she married Claude Shuey where they resided until their move to Marianna, Florida in October 1979. She remained there after his death in 1984 until 2018 when she returned to Fenton, Missouri to be near family.
Anita enjoyed sewing, crafting, and being a homemaker. Her homes and later her apartment reflected her taste of antiques she had collected for years. After moving to Marianna, she and Claude called Bingo games and after she retired at age 71 as a secretary for the Board of Realtors, she enjoyed social gatherings at First United Methodist Church in Marianna and at the Senior Center. Her dear friend Leola Vlieg bought her car prior to the move and was faithful in keeping her up to date on all the happenings in town as well as family.
She was proud that both her children finished college and had life-long service in their churches. She simply prayed that “they would grow in the nurture and admonition of the Lord”. It continued to be her prayer for her 6 grandsons and her 8 great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her son Randy Latall (Patty) of Springfield, Missouri and Denise Pyles (Clif) of Fenton, Missouri. and grands, greats, nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Kenneth, Gary and Donald.
Anita enjoyed her independence and was blessed by those who knew her. She will
be missed by her “new” family at First Baptist Church in Fenton and her family and friends.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers you consider a donation to Habitat for Humanity or either First United Methodist Church, 2901 Caledonia, Marianna, Florida 32446 or First Baptist Church of Fenton, 650 Oakwood, Fenton, Missouri 63026.