Shirley Y. (Penwell) McGrann, 76, of Pinedale, went home to be with the Lord on April 4. After a short battle with cancer, Shirley died at home surrounded by family and friends.
Shirley was born Jan. 11, 1937 in Cheyenne to the late Burleigh “Pete” and Elsie (Schliske) Penwell. She was the eldest of two children. She grew up in Carpenter and was married to Pete Illoway in 1963. They had two children together. They later divorced, and Shirley moved to Pinedale in 1980. She married the late Edward McGrann that same year.
Her pride and joy were her grandchildren Blake and McKenzie, with whom she felt fortunate to get to see daily and spoil often. Shirley is survived by her children Cindy Illoway and Stacy (Laila) Illoway, of Pinedale; her grandchildren Blake and McKenzie Illoway, of Pinedale; her sister Karen (Gary) Walden, of Carpenter; and many aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and second husband. A funeral will be held today at 4 p.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Pinedale with a reception to follow at Rendezvous Pointe. In addition, a memorial service will be held April 12 at 11 a.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Burns.
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