GENEVIEVE MYRTLE MARTINIE Loving wife, mother, grandmother, great and great great grandmother and homemaker Genevieve Myrtle Martinie went to heaven to join her Lord and husband Samuel on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at Aberdeen Village in Olathe, KS. She went peacefully and surrounded by family. Genevieve was a person of devout faith and taught her children and many adults the tenants of her sincere belief in God and the promise of eternal life through the grace of Jesus Christ. She was a member of the First Baptist Church for 49 years. Funeral Services will be 11:00 am, Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at the First Baptist Church of Shawnee, 11400 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, KS. Burial will be at 2:30 pm Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, KS. Arrangements: Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS, 913-856-7111. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Heartland International Ministries, PO Box 23, Shawnee, KS 66201 or Odyssey Hospice, 8735 Rosehill Rd, Suite 200, Lenexa, KS 66215. Condolences may be sent to www.brucefuneralhome.com Genevieve was born June 13, 1920 near Eureka, KS, the fourth of seven children, to parents Homer and Rosa Belle Shaw. She was a member of the Piedmont High School class of 1938 where she was valedictorian. Genevieve married her soul mate, Samuel A. Martinie on June 1, 1941. She was married to him for 66 years. She attended Kansas State Teachers College, Emporia, KS, and taught in one room schools near Eureka. Genevieve always indicated that some of her best memories were of the times that she taught the adult Menninger Bible Classes. She took four classes entirely through the Bible four times (four years each for a total of 16 years). She began her Bible teaching with her three young sons at her knee. She was an accomplished artist of oil and water paintings. Additionally, she was a devoted student of calligraphy and practiced it on many projects. Genevieve played the piano and organ extensively. She had many private piano students during her years in addition to her own children. The positive affect her life had on a large number of students, adults and family is immeasurable.Genevieve was preceded in death by her parents, Homer and Rosa Belle Shaw, her brothers Harrel and Willard and her sisters Bernice and Mary. Survivors include sons: Lowell (Denise) of Olathe, Mike (Margaret) of Olathe and Dennis (Mary) of Overland Park. She is survived by eight grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters: Martha Francis of Eureka, KS and Anita Haesemeyer of Mesa, AZ.