Thursday, November 4, 2010
The Gerald and Ena Shriver Family
By Janette Shriver Barber
Gerald and Ena Shriver moved to Jerome in 1945. Gerald worked for the Swiss Company driving a truck. Later he worked for John Morrell's in Ottumwa. They had three girls. Kay (Doug) Butler lives in Bettendorf, Iowa; Darlene White lives in San Francisco, California; and Janette (Gary) Barber lives in Centerville, Iowa.
The girls attended the Jerome School until it consolidated with Seymour, where the girls all graduated from high school. The family moved to Ottumwa in 1966, where they lived until coming back to Centerville, where Janette has lived since 2000.
Gerald Shriver died in 2001 at the age of 78. Ena died in 2009 at the age of 89.
We all have great memories of Jerome. We had great times at the school and at the Methodist Church and hold fond memories of all the people who attended.
The editor sincerely appreciates the contribution of the above article to The Jerome Journal by Janette Shriver Barber of Centerville, IA.