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Betty J. Shanahan, 85, a life long Rushville resident, passed away August 23, 2107 at her home in Rushville. She was born March 3, 1932 in Connersville to Arthur M. & Elizabeth (Lucas) Walker. Betty was a 1950 graduate of Rushville High School. She married Gerald A. Shanahan on September 9, 1950 and he preceded her in death on June 19, 1990.
Betty was a long time member of St. Mary Catholic Church where she was active with the Fall Festival Committee and the St. Mary Belles. She was also a member of the Red Hat Society, Kappa Kappa Sigma and the United Fund in Rush County. Betty worked the last several years at the Senior Citizen's Center in Rushville.
She is survived by her sons, Steve (Emma) Shanahan of Cottageville, SC, Bill Shanahan of Rushville, Tom (Joyce) Shanahan of Clearwater, FL, Dan (Kim) Shanahan of Rushville, Pat (Amy) Shanahan of Naperville, IL and Brian (Janell) Shanahan of Martinsville, IN., daughters, Mary (Mark) Liggett of Rushville, Sharon (Dan) Olson of St. Jacob, IL and Colleen (Trisha Ostermeier) Shanahan of Arcata, CA, twin sister, Peggy (Bob) Gardner of Rushville, 22 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, Betty was preceded in death by a son, James Arthur and a daughter, Anne Marie.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 AM Monday, August 28, 2017 in St. Mary Catholic Church. Visitation will be held from 2-6 PM Sunday, August 27 at Moster Mortuary, Rushville. A Rosary will be recited at 1:45 PM on Sunday. Rev. Jeremy Gries will preside.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Mary School.
Published on August 24, 2017
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