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  • "May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow."
    - Becky Fitch (Gilbert)
  • "I used to work with Shirley at Byron. I couldn't have done..."
    - Sandy Morris
  • "We will all miss you, Shirley! Chrystal Dowty"
  • "Floyd, I am very sorry for your Loss. We went to school..."
    - Neva Caldwell Baker
  • "Shirley Lawson was my neighbor. She always had a smile and..."
    - Carol Coleman
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SHIRLEY R. LAWSON, 65, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home, Fort Wayne. Born in Hyden, Ky., Shirley work ed as a Dietary Manager Assistant with Byron Health Center for 38 years. She was a member of Certified Dietary Managers Association. She enjoyed camping, scrap booking and gambling at the casinos. Surviving are her spouse, Floyd D. Lawson; son, Douglas (Cassie) Lawson of Fort Wayne; daughter, Keisha (Bobby) Yarborough of Huntertown; grandchildren, Dillon and Mackenzie Lawson, and Callista and Sydney Yarborough; brothers, J.C. Back of Dayton, Ohio, William Riley (Wanda Sue) Back of Dunkirk, Ind. and Pearl (Gracie) Back of Mt. Sterling, Ky.; sisters, Hazel Lawson of Avilla, Betty Purvis of Fort Wayne and Wanda Fay (Bert) Gunell of Mt. Sterling, Ky.; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carlie and Lula Back; sisters, Margaret Shugg and Jeannette Riley. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Road, with calling one hour prior. The Rev. Matthias Snodderly officiating. Calling also from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at the funeral home. Burial in Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Memorials may be made to Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home or Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana. To sign the online guestbook, visit

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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Feb. 23, 2013
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