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Donald A. Shire, 79

Known for his strong Christian faith, musical talent, and great sense of humor, Donald Allen Shire, 79, of Mountain Home, AR passed away Christmas Eve. Formerly from Downers Grove, IL, Don's professions (veteran, postal worker, bus driver) was also venues for living out his faith.

He was a devoted husband to first Germaine (Bennett) Shire for 23 years who preceded him in death, and then to Donna (Spader) Shire for 30 years. He dearly loved his family. Son-Donald Shire (wife-Kathy, Andy, Julie and Katie), Daughter-Linda (Shire) Foster (husband-Glenn, Phillip, Jere and Renee), son-Ronald Shire, daughter-Susan (Shire) Austin (husband-Jon, Barak, Javan) and daughter-Charlene (Shire) Lauger (husband-Paul, Brian, Junrey, Emelita and Ashley), and his 12 great grandchildren. He valued the relationships he had with family as well as his very dear friends.

He is also survived by sisters Eunice Manley and Marion Kirkland and brothers Howard Shire and Larry Shire. Donald was a member of Mountain Home Bible Church and generously gave of his musical talent as well as his sense of humor.

The family strongly desires that no flowers be sent. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Don Shire Ministries for the purpose of ministering to widows and orphans. There will be a memorial service to celebrate God's goodness in Don's life on Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 at 6pm at Mountain Home Bible Church.

In order to honor Don's wishes, we ask that you bring a song in your heart, a smile on your face, and a desire to share the love of Christ.


Published in Baxter Bulletin on Dec. 26, 2011
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