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Services for Patsy Dean Shires, 84, of Allen are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Allen First Baptist Church. The Revs. Chad Kaminski and Coy Howry will officiate. Burial will follow at Allen Cemetery.
Family and friends may call at the Allen Chapel from 4 p.m. today until service time.
Mrs. Shires died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, at a local nursing home. She was born Sept. 12, 1932, in Pottsboro, Texas, to Frank and Myrtle Goodale Cockburn. The Shires family came to Allen in 1958 from the Pottsboro and Denison, Texas, area.
She married Joe Shires on July 4, 1952. He preceded her in death on Feb. 1, 2015. She was a homemaker and a active member of the Allen First Baptist Church.
Survivors include three sons, Kenny Shires and wife, Johnna, of Allen, Terry Shires and wife, Janet, of Tioga, Texas, and Randy Shires and Becky of White Settlement, Texas; one sister, Barbara Wilson of Weatherford, Texas; a niece, Darlene Davis and husband, Jim of Pottsboro, Texas; grandchildren, Russhel Chancey and husband Phillip, Chance Shires and wife, Jerrica, Tracy Shires and wife, Marcia, Alicia Cole and husband, Hunter, and Scotty Shires; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a sister, Bobbye Dooley; and a granddaughter, Beth Brosz.
Bearers will be Jearl Knighten, Donny Johnson, Wally Lewis, Fred Barrett, Donnie Pipkin and H. C. Spain.
Published on January 4, 2017
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