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Shirley Ann (Woolard) Swanson

August 21, 2020


Shirley Ann Swanson

Age 87 of Minneapolis

Passed away on August 21, 2020.  She was born to James and Sadie Woolard in Des Moines, Iowa.  She was also previously known as Shirley Harper.  Preceded in death by her dear stepmother, and beloved sister Marion.  Survived by longtime friend, Cecile Bellamy; cousin Eileen Woolard & family; her “best friend #1,” Justin Birkeli; son, David Rose; and grandson, Anthony.  Celebration of Life is being planned to be held at Johanna Shores in Arden Hills, Minnesota.  She worked for many years as a certified nursing assistant and had lived in Florida for a brief time.  Shirley will be remembered for her piano playing abilities, beautiful colorings, her love of playing card games, watching wrestling, listening to Tammy Wynette and for enjoying a good cheeseburger.  She had a truly captivating and spirited personality; Shirley will be missed by many.  A special thanks to her neighbors at Central Towers and to all the staff of Johanna Shores for their attentiveness and care during her final years.

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