Carolyn Eileen Shank
Immaculate Heart of Marymember was homemaker
Carolyn Eileen Shank, 521 Delaware Road, Fredonia, passed away at 8:20 a.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010, in White-Cliff Nursing Home, Hempfield Township, after losing her brief battle against cancer. She was 72. Mrs. Shank was born March 11, 1938, in Marion, Ohio, to Charles and Lucille Theado Brown. Carolyn graduated from Central Catholic High School in Toledo, Ohio. A homemaker, she was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Mercer. Carolyn was known to her family and friends as “Grandma.” She loved to do crafts, make jewelry, read and collect Panda figurines, but most of all, loved being with her family. Surviving are: her former husband, Leon L. Shank, Monroeville, Pa.; two daughters, Laura L. Ryland and her husband D. Paul, Stoneboro; and Carolyn E. Gerrity, Fredonia; a son, Charles C. Shank and his wife Barbara, Indonesia; a sister, Dorothy Brown and her husband William, Ohio; a brother, John Brown, Toledo; her grandchildren, Christyna and her fiancé Jordan; and Rachel, Curtis and Rebekah; and her great-grandchildren, Kiara Brown and Cali Marie Henretty. She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter and son-in-law, Eileen M. and James T. Gerrity; a brother and sister-in-law, Charlie and Jeannie Brown; a great-grandson, Ethan Paul Ryland; and a sister-in-law, Flora Brown. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting memorial contributions be made to American Cancer Society, 3208 B Wilmington Road, Box 5037, New Castle, PA 16105.
Memorial Mass at 11 a.m. Saturday (11-13-10) in Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Mercer, with the Rev. James J. Kennelley, pastor, as celebrant.
Cremation in the funeral home crematory. Arrangements by JOHN FLYNN FUNERAL
HOME & CREMATORY Inc., 2630 E. State St., Hermitage.
Born: March 11, 1938
Place of Birth: Marion, OH
Death: November 10, 2010
Place of Death: Fredonia, PA
Leon L. Shank, Former Husband
Laura Ryland (D. Paul), Daughter
Carolyn Gerrity, Daughter
Charles Shank (Barbara), Son
Dorothy Brown (William), Sister
John Brown, Brother
Christyna (Jordan), Granddaughter
Kiara Brown, Great Granddaughter
Cali Marie Henretty, Great Granddaughter
Charles Brown, Father
Lucille (Theado) Brown, Mother
Eileen Gerrity, Daughter
James Gerrity, Son-In-Law
Charlie Brown, Brother
Jeannie Brown, Sister-In-Law
Ethan Paul Ryland, Great Grandson
Flora Brown, Sister-In-Law
Memorial donations may be made to:
American Cancer Society
This memorial provided by:
John Flynn Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc