The Duncan Banner


October 9, 2013

Joyce Shahan

Dec. 25, 1933 — Oct. 8, 2013

Lake Coleman, TX — Joyce Shahan, 79, of Lake Coleman, Texas, died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at Coleman County Medical Center.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, in Stevens Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Daniel Stovall officiating. Burial will follow in the Coleman City Cemetery under direction of Stevens Funeral Home.

She was born Loretta Joyce Brown on Dec. 25, 1933, in Murchison, Texas, a daughter of Clebern Brown and Velma Mewbourn Brown. She grew up most of her young life in east Texas and then graduated from Doyle High School in Foster, in 1951.

On Sept. 19, 1952, she married Jack Shahan in Doyle. They lived in Eunice, N.M., for 16 years and retired in Lake Coleman in 1990.

He preceded her in death June 5, 2008. Joyce was a bookkeeper for Chaparral Services in Eunice, N.M. She was a Baptist.

Survivors include two sons: Ron Shahan and wife Terrie of Lake Coleman, and Keith Shahan and wife Sue Zann of Burlington; a daughter, Denise Mohar and husband Michael of Midland; four grandchildren: Kristopher Rouse and wife Melissa of Pennsylvania, Brandi Hughes and husband Kenny of Eunice, N.M., Robin Anastasio and husband Chris of Midland, Lance Shahan of Burlington; four great-grandchildren: Kadin and Alyssa Hughes, Natalie and Ashlyn Anastasio; a sister, Carolyn Whaley of Duncan; nephews and nieces she loved very much; and cousins.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Annette Young.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time Friday at Stevens Funeral Home, 400 W. Pecan Street, Coleman, Texas 76834.

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