EDNA RUTH JAENKE SHOUP
December 16, 1919 – March 11, 2018
Edna Ruth Jaenke Shoup passed away peacefully at her home in Kahalu’u. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, David, and her eldest son John. She is survived by her other three sons, Laurence, David Timothy, and Steven; their wives, Suzanne, Juvie and Lynne; three grandchildren, Daniel, Ashley and Shanah; two great grandchildren, Damien and Benjamin, and many nieces and nephews. Her family loved her deeply.
Edna was born in Illinois into the large farming family of Henry and Alta Jaenke. In Illinois she met and married David Shoup. They would be together for 70 years. They fell in love with Hawai’i and moved there in the mid-1960s. David soon started a successful jewelry business, while Edna earned an M.A. at the University of Hawai’i. Edna delighted in Hawaiian culture, learning hula and playing the ‘ukulele. She was also a dedicated craftsperson. Over the years, Edna was also committed to community involvement. She was a mainstay of the Outdoor Circle, and active in many other groups.
Edna was wonderful example of how to live and love. Her joyful spirit, warmth, generosity, and love of peace, truth, and justice will always remain as a gift of aloha in our hearts.
Celebration of Edna’s Life: 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, 2018 at Key Project, 47-200 Waihe’e Road, Kahalu’u.