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“Dear family of Shirley's, My daughter is writing this message in my behalf. I wanted to express my sympathy to Shirley's family. I have sat and...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Sarah Cowin - Ft. Wayne, IN

“My husband and I send our deepest sympathy to Susan, her family and the entire family of Shirley Keane. May you find comfort in wonderful memories. ...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Polly Fox - New Palestine, IN

“We, here at the New Palestine Press, wanted you to know our heart goes out to you and your family today. May God bring you comfort and friendship...Read More »
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“My thoughts and preayers are with you during this difficult time. ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Kent Miller - Fort Wayne, IN

“I will always have very sweet memories of Shirley from days at Shambaugh and at church. She was always so kind and caring. I am so sorry that I...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Marilyn Green McKee - Fort Wayne, IN

“What a dear and carrying lady always thinking of others. She always made me feel like family. My Christmas Eve's have always been special these past...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Laurie Wilson - Ft Wayne, IN

“Granny adopted me into her love and care 10 years ago. She never made me feel like I wasn't her own family. It has been an honor and privilege to...Read More »
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Shirley L. (Roessner) (Barnes) Keane, 85, passed peacefully on Thursday, August 30, 2012 surrounded by her family. She was born April 4, 1927 to Harvey and Francis Roessner and grew up in Whiting, IN. Shirley was a teacher with Fort Wayne Community Schools and taught kindergarten at Shambaugh Elementary for 27 years. She was a volunteer at Parkview Hospital for many years and loved going to Clear lake where she had a pontoon. Surviving are her children Daniel (Deborah) Barnes, Ronald (Barbara) Barnes, and Susan (Alex) Connett, 7 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren. Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Edmund Keane, sister, Nancy Griffith, and grand daughter Christina Harris. Service is 11a.m. Friday September 7, 2012 at First Wayne Street United Methodist Church, 300 E. Wayne Street with Rev. Greg Enstrom officiating, calling 1 hour prior. Calling also 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 E. Dupont Road. Memorials may be made to First Wayne Street United Methodist Church or The Literacy Alliance. To sign the online guest book, go to www.mccombandsons.com.