Geneva Elizabeth (Woirhaye) Shulse


Geneva Elizabeth (Woirhaye) Shulse, age 95, died Saturday at Brookdale Senior Living in Overland Park, KS. 

Genny was born on May 4th, 1922 to Roy and Lena (Alberts) Woirhaye of Urich, MO.   She spent her childhood in Urich, Deepwater, Clinton, MO and in Oklahoma. During WWII, Genny worked at Pratt Whitney in Kansas City making airplane parts.  On August 1, 1945, she married Raymond Shulse while he was on a month’s leave from serving in the Army in Germany - he shipped back out 4 days after their wedding. 

After Pratt Whitney closed, Genny moved back to Clinton, MO until Raymond returned from serving in the Pacific.  The early days of their marriage were spent at “Shanky Pen Holler”.  A large tent where Raymond’s dad and uncle had set up a sawmill in a plot of timber near Stover, MO on the Missouri River.  She was very glad to see the last tree cut and move into their new house in Urich, MO.

In 1949, Raymond and his father bought the Hurley Lumber Yard and renamed it Urich Lumber Yard.  In addition to raising a family and keeping the books for the Lumber Yard, Genny was active in Urich community.  She was a member of the Urich Christian Church where she taught a Sunday school class for fifteen years.  She worked with many Reunion committees and on the board that built the local ball park where she coached the “little girls” baseball league for six years.

In 1990, Raymond and Genny built a new home in Clinton where she grew beautiful flowers and displayed her beloved antiques and Santa Clauses. She enjoyed traveling, golfing, crafts and visits with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She also kept up with her monthly WAGGSACK Bridge club meeting.  Organized in December of 1948, the club met continuously for more than 55 years with four of the original eight members.

Genny is survived by her husband, Raymond Shulse, her son, Donn Shulse, her half-sister Helen (Woirhaye) Gieselman, half-brother Paul Woirhaye, three grandchildren (Jon Foster, Rebecca Foster and Taylor Shulse) and two great-grandchildren (Sara and Syndie Foster). She was preceded in death by her daughter, Cindia (Shulse) Higney, her sister Lavaude (Woirhaye) Crocker and half-brother Charles Woirhaye.

The family will receive visitors at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, August 2nd at Consalus Funeral Home, Clinton.  A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 AM followed by interment at Urich Cemetery, Urich, MO.

The family has requested that memorial contributions be made to the Urich Historical Society/Museum and may be left in care of Consalus Funeral Home, 209 S. 2nd St., Clinton, MO 64735.

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Carol A Pulse

I loved Genny so much; she gave me a wedding shower in her lovely home in Urich when I married David Erwin; daughter, Cindy was a flower girl in our wedding. Several years later, when I married Dan Pulse, we bought that house from Raymond and Genny. She always had a smile on her face and she was so much the gentle, gracious lady. My and Dan's sympathy go out to the family and we will always remember Genny with love in our hearts.

 Posted August 2, 2017 - 12:47pm
Barbara Puckett

Genny was always such a joy to be around. Many memories of her when Cindy and I were neighbors and raising our kids. She left everyone with wonderful memories. Many thoughts and prayers are with her family.
Barbara Puckett

 Posted August 1, 2017 - 10:22pm
Terri Cornell

Raymond and family,
I remember Genny quite fondly. My dad, Ken Bruhn ran the Meadowlake Golf shop for several years and always thought of you both. I lost Dad and my brother a couple months ago so I sympathize with you very much in your time of sorrow. May you find solace in your fond memories of the wonderful woman she was.

 Posted August 1, 2017 - 3:36pm
Gary Smith

Genny was a great person. We will miss her here at Meadow Lake as she was a joy to be around. Our prayers go out to all the family.

 Posted August 1, 2017 - 10:39am
Kristi Kenney

Genny was a beautiful woman inside and out. I always considered her my second mom. Kurt and I spent many days at the house in Urich and I have fond memories of our time with Raymond and Genny and the family. Our prayers are with the family and may your memories be a comfort to you as they are to us.

 Posted July 31, 2017 - 7:38pm

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