Ila Kathryn Shinaut
Ila Kathryn Shinaut
  • January 11, 1926 - May 1, 2017
  • Phoenix, Arizona

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Ila Kathryn Shinaut, 91, passed away, May 1, 2017 in Phoenix, AZ with her family by her side. She was born, January 11, 1926 in Edison, NE to Clarence and Dorothy [White] Hemelstrand. Ila was married to William Everett Shinaut, and together they raised two children, Jerry and Donna; the family would spend many weekends together, waterskiing. During her life, Ila worked with Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Denver, working her way up to Director of Operations; she was the first woman to reach the highest executive position in the company. Ila had a passion for painting pictures and wanted every grandchild to have one of her paintings. She also loved to play word games on her computer and was always on Facebook following all of her grandkids. Ila was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband, William Everett Shinaut and her daughter, Donna Neill. She is survived by her son Jerry (Debbie) Shinaut; grandchildren, Marty (Heather) Nash, Brad (Marcia) Shinaut, Angie Neill and Julie Anderson; her great grandchildren, Clarissa (Stephen) Boorse, Dana (Brent) Richards, Logan Shinaut, Carter Anderson, Jordan Shinaut, Caden Anderson, and Kennedy Anderson; her great-great grandchild, Kaylin Richards, and one on the way, Emmet Boorse. A celebration of her life will be held at 4:00pm, Friday, May 12, 2017 at Mariposa gardens Cemetery Chapel, 6747 E. Broadway Rd, Mesa AZ 85206.