Obituary for Barbara Theresa Ann Shawboose

Barbara Theresa Ann Shawboose

Birth Date: Nov. 30th, 1931
Date Passed: Oct. 6th, 2011


Her birth was joyfully celebrated on November 30, 1931 and on October 6, 2011 Barbara Theresa Ann Shawboose, age 79 was re-welcomed into Heaven with that same joyfulness into the loving arms of her family. She left this earthly plane knowing she was loved and would be sorely missed, but found that she could stay no longer. Her time here was well spent as she looked forward each day to the possibility of traveling with her family to see new places and old friends. Now she will travel with the rest of her family to see all those beautiful sights that Heaven has to offer. Barbara will be happy to visit with those dear friends she has missed all while feeling no more weariness and we know that there will be some sadness to be sure (as we will not be with her), but she will enjoy it. She often enjoyed writing poems and one-liners, and all who read her words of art knew that she was truly gifted. Although to her, her true works of art was her family. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, Peter-John Braspenning and Susan Anna Warmueskerken also her first husband, Arthur Flory and by her second husband Jonas Joseph Shawboose, six sisters and one brother and beloved grand-daughter Letta B. Shawboose. She leaves behind one sister and a very close long-time friend Josephine Smith otherwise known as “Flash” and her greatest legacy to this world; the loves of her life her 11 children. Theresa Flory from New York, Stephanie Flory, Merton (Lorraine) Flory, Thomasine Ruby Meshawboose, Pamela (Greg Douglas) Shawboose, Jovain Shawboose, Westbrook Shawboose, Robert Shawboose from California, Anita Shawboose, Vanyork (Amy) Shawboose and her 18 Grandchildren and 11 Great-Grandchildren. On Sunday, October 9, 2011 visitation will take place from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at the Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna at 3580 Thomas Street, Ravenna. On Monday October 10, 2011 Funeral Services will be held at Saint Catherine’s Catholic Church of Ravenna at 3376 Thomas street, Ravenna, with a 10:30am Mass with a One Hour visitation before service commences with Burial to follow at the Ravenna Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Heartland Hospice in Lieu of flowers. Go to: to sign the online guestbook. The Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna is in charge of funeral arrangements. 231-853-6511


2:00pm to 4:00pm and
6:00pm to 8:00pm on
Oct. 9th, 2011 at Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna
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10:30am on Oct. 10th, 2011 at St. Catherines Catholic Church
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11:30am on Oct. 10th, 2011 at
Ravenna Township Cemetery
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