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Annabell Rashid Shanbour

October 7, 1926 — April 8, 2021

Annabell Rashid Shanbour

Annabell Rashid Shanbour was born on October7, 1926 to George and Nabeeha Rashid in Fort Madison, Iowa. She passed away April 8, 2021. Annabell grew up in Fort Madison, Iowa and graduated from Fort Madison High School in 1944. She also graduated from Hills Business School in 1945. In 1948, Annabell married Farris S. Shanbour, of Oklahoma City. Together, they lived in Fort Madison with their two sons until they moved to Oklahoma City in 1955. Together with her husband, Farris, they owned Oklahoma Cinema Theaters. They opened and ran many movie theatres throughout Oklahoma City.Annabell has been a longtime member of Christ the King Catholic Church, where she remained devoted until her death. She was a member of the Equestrian Order of the Catholic Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem. She served as a volunteer for the Salvation Army, the Lyric Theatre, and the Christ the King Prayer list. Annabell was active in BFS bible study, the Woodlake and Green's County Club tennis group, the Putnam City Bridge Club, and the Nine Hole Ladies Golf Association. Annabell was also a life time member of the Bonne Here Club, where she made many close and lifetime friends. Annabell is preceded in death by her husband, Farris S. Shanbour; her son, Stephen F. Shanbour; and her parents, George and Nabeeha Rashid. She is survived by son and daughter in law, Greg and Stephanie Shanbour; Grandchildren, Noelle and Tyler Williams, Gregory Shanbour, Spencer Shanbour; and Great-grandsons, Christian Williams and Cameron Williams. She is also survived by her brothers and their wives, Jake and Rosie Rashid and George and Shirley Rashid; and her sisters, Florence Horn and Inez Pothitakis. She is also survived by her brother-in-law, Kamal Shanbour and numerous nieces and nephews who will miss her greatly.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Christ the King Catholic Church. Visitation will be at 2:00pm- 5:00pm Sunday, April 11 at Smith & Kernke North May. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00am Monday, April 12 at Christ the King Catholic Church with burial to follow at Rose Hill Burial Park. Annabell held our hands for a while, but will be in our hearts forever.
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