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Shirley Ann Donahue (Ann), 85, long-time resident of Kansas City MO, passed away December 30, 2013, at Rose Estates in Overland Park KS. After working for more than a year to recover from a spinal cord injury, she was diagnosed with cancer. Cancer proved an unbeatable foe. Ann was born in Maryville MO on October 11, 1928, to Roland and Leola Curnutt. She grew up in Kansas City and Maryville and graduated from Maryville High School in 1945. She went on to attend Northwest Missouri State College where she graduated with a degree in elementary education in 1949. In 1950 Ann married Donald Donahue who was her dance partner and the love of her life for 53 years until his untimely passing in 2003. Ann and Don spent the early years of their marriage living on various military bases while Don served as an officer and pilot in the United States Air Force. After his honorable discharge in 1953 Don accepted a position with TWA and the family settled in Kansas City. Ann is survived by her three children: Debra Donahue and husband C. L. Rawlins of Jelm WY; Cathy Donahue of Kansas City MO and Kevin Donahue and wife Patricia of Olathe KS. Also surviving are her three grandchildren: Andrew Donahue, Overland Park KS; Sean Donahue, Chicago IL and Blair Donahue, New York, NY, as well as her brother Robert Curnutt and wife Sally of Bellevue, WA; and several nieces and nephews. Ann spent many years as an elementary school teacher, beloved by her students. She retired from teaching to focus on raising her family and was a devoted mother and wife. After her children were grown and had left home Ann embarked on a career as a realtor in Kansas City North, during which time she made many lasting friendships. Ann was also a long-time lector and active member of St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church, where she had a large extended family who loved her dearly. She will be remembered as thoughtful and caring, a lover of dogs, and a great story teller with a wonderful sense of humor. She will be greatly missed. Visitation will begin at 9:30 AM on Thursday, January 2, 2014, at St. Andrew's, 6415 NE Antioch Road, Gladstone MO followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM. Interment will be immediately following in Resurrection Cemetery, 5001 NE Cookingham Drive. A lunch will be provided by St. Andrew's following the burial and all friends and family are invited. In lieu of flowers the family requests you consider a donation in her memory to Servants of Mary http://www.sisterservantsof mary.org/donate/) or the ASPCA (http://www.aspca.org/donate). Arr.s: McGilley Antioch Chapel, 3325 NE Vivion Rd, Kansas City, MO 64119 McGilley Antioch Chapel, 3325 NE Vivion Rd, Kansas city, MO 64119, 816-453-7700 www.mcgilleyantiochchapel.com
Published in Kansas City Star on Jan. 1, 2014
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