Today, the Killen family will lay to rest Shirley, wife, mother and grandmother. Shirley died of Alzheimer's after many years of declining health in which her husband of 60 years cared for her.
Shirley's daughter is my friend and I have been honored to listen and learn about Shirley over the past few years. Shirley's stage in the disease was more advanced than Lyn's and I've been able to learn from those who go before me.
The path has been long and, at times, very hard. Shirley was well cared for and deeply loved along the way. She can rest now. May her family find comfort in the care they gave her and may her memories bring them smiles in the days to come.