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Marcia K (Shaw) Junker

March 8, 1962 ~ October 7, 2020 (age 58)

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Marcia Kay (Shaw) Junker met her Heavenly Father, surrounded by her family, on October 7, 2020, at the age of 58 years and 7 months. She was born March 8, 1962, to Raymond and Darlene (Porter) Shaw. She grew up on the farm near Edgar, NE. She was baptized as a baby by her Uncle, Reverend Wayne Porter. She attended Edgar Elementary School and Sandy Creek Jr. /Sr. High School, where she excelled in athletics. She attended Nebraska Wesleyan University, where she earned her teaching degree in Elementary Education. Two children, Ashley and Nick, were born from Marcia’s marriage to Jerry Junker.

Marcia began her teaching career at the Santee Indian Reservation in Santee, NE, where she spent two years and started her family.  They then relocated to Fairbury to be closer to their families.  While in Fairbury, she had a brief stint in a one room schoolhouse outside of town.  After their time in Fairbury, the family then moved to Cuba, KS, where she went on to continue her teaching and coaching career at Hillcrest Public Schools.  The family was welcomed into the school and community with open arms. The relationships that were built were something she cherished until her passing. She continued coaching and working with students at Belleville until her health declined.

Throughout her career she enjoyed many successes in the classroom and on the court. Her greatest love in athletics was coaching volleyball. During her coaching career she always challenged her athletes to go above and beyond to reach their full potential. A highlight of her coaching career was her 2016 volleyball team, who placed third in the State. They were also program of the year recipients. She left an indelible mark on all who encountered her, whether as a teacher or a coach. Her legacy will live on for many generations. 

She was a member of the Edgar Church of the Plains while growing up. She transferred that membership to Cuba Presbyterian Church when she accepted a position at Hillcrest Public Schools. She enjoyed walking across the alley to attend church every Sunday with her children. She was actively involved in the church, whether it was teaching a Sunday School lesson or leading a Bible School Program. She was always willing to step up and lend a hand. 

Marcia is preceded in death by her father, Raymond Shaw, and sister-in-law, Kathy Shaw. 

She will forever be remembered by her children, daughter Ashley (Nathan) Nutsch of Narka, KS, and son Nick (Kelsey) Junker of Concordia, KS.   Marcia is also survived by her mother Darlene Shaw of Edgar, NE; her sister Cheryl (Steve) Brockman of Deweese, NE; brothers Dan (Jeanette) Shaw of Edgar, NE and Steve (Vicki) Shaw of Edgar, NE; four grandchildren: Korey, Kate, Cooper, and Carter (Nutsch) and numerous nieces, nephews, and many friends. 

Funeral services were Wednesday, October 14, 2020, at 9:30 a.m. at the Cuba City Park in Cuba, KS, with Pastor Ethan Feistner officiating. Interment was at Edgar Cemetery, Edgar, NE at 12:30 p.m.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Williams Funeral Home and directed to the Marcia Junker Memorial, to be determined by the family at a later date. 

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Services

Funeral Service
Wednesday
October 14, 2020

9:30 AM
Cuba City Park, Cuba, KS

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