Shirley R. Ryan of Vincennes, IN passed away on Monday, June 15th, 2020. Born on October 18th, 1934, she was the daughter of Herman and Beulah Hawkins Smith.
Shirley had retired from Walgreens after thirty-five years of employment. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Parish and had enjoyed helping out with church activities. She had been a member of various ladies auxiliaries, VFW, K of C, Sacred Heart altar society and American Legion.
Shirley married Thomas D. Ryan on July 3, 1954 and he preceded her in death on November 11, 2000.
Surviving are her daughters, Rosalyn Snyder and her husband Perry, Renee Brasseur and her husband Tom, all of Vincennes; her grandchildren, Christopher Lavely and his wife Elaina of Vincennes, Travis Snyder of St. Louis, MO, Jordan Brasseur of Miami, FL and Calyssa Lankford and her husband, Tanner of Vincennes and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, son Tom Ryan Jr., sisters June Wheatley, Barbara Pyle, Donna Young and brothers Bill Smith and Herman Dale Smith.
Shirley never knew a stranger and would help anyone. She was funny and had a way with young children. She was a joy to be around.
The family would like to thank all those that looked after Shirley- her coworkers at Walgreens, neighbors, past and present, all her cousins, nieces and nephews, the Sixth Street McDonald’s staff that looked after her on her daily visits, Trent Auto, they went above and beyond, even going to Mc Donald’s to help her find her keys. And finally, Colonial Assisted Living, Good Samaritan Hospital and Gentle Care Nursing Home that helped her on her final days on earth. She will be missed but not forgotten.
Visitation is Friday, June 19th, from 9 am to 1100 am; funeral at 1100 am at Fredrick and Son Funeral Home, 313 Church St, Vincennes, IN.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Francis Xavier Parish, 100 S. Third St., Vincennes, IN 47591 Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fredrickandson.com
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