Shirley Jean Tap




Born: March 25, 1948
Death: March 4, 2016

Shirley Jean Tap, age 67 of Lowell, passed away Friday, March 4, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jules and Sarah Erler; sisters, Julie Lyon and Beulah Doyle. She is survived by, and was the loving and faithful wife to her husband of 47 years Kerry; children, Nick (Lesa) Tap, Heather (Brad) Sprague; grandchildren, Justin Corwin, Jacob, Zachary and Luke Sprague; brother and sister-in-law, Keith and Marlene Tap; niece, Bridget (Ron) Coe; nephews, Brion (Jen) Doyle, Kevin Doyle, Cameron and Vaughn Tap, and Dan Lyon. Shirley worked as a Licensed Nurse in Lowell for 35 years and built many lasting friendships with her many co-workers and doctors over the years. Her grandchildren brought such joy and delight to her life and she loved watching them grow up at each stage of their life. She was a very involved “Grandma Shirl”, as her grandchildren would affectionately refer to her, and will be greatly missed. Shirley also had many friends whom she loved to visit, go out to lunch and go shopping with. She also enjoyed daily morning mass followed by coffee with a special group of ladies. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday 11:00 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 4351 Parnell N.E., Ada. Rev. Mark Peacock presiding. Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery. Visitation Thursday 2-4:00 pm and 6-8:00 pm with vigil service at 7:30 pm at Roth-Gerst Chapel, 305 N. Hudson, Lowell. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Patrick Catholic Church.

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