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John M. Taylor Funeral Home

147 Duke OF Gloucester ST, Annapolis, MD

OBITUARY

Shirley Ann Sloan

September 23, 1942April 17, 2020
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Mom was welcomed into Eternity's Arms where Parkinson's and other earthly woes will touch her no more. She walked all her life in kindness and humility. To mom friendships were what made life so sweet and strangers were just friends waiting happen. Being a friend to others brought great joy to her and others throughout her Life. And what a gift she was to those who knew her. We are brokenhearted at her passing but so thankful for her time with us.

She was and still is very much loved and will be remembered sweetly by her family and friends....We will always remember her telling us how much she loved living in Florida and couldn't soak up enough sunshine! She was so grateful for the community of friends found at Jensens Beach, and loved going to the neighborhood clubhouse and playing Mahjong and Rummikub. She was grateful to help at the local foodbank, and was loved her church friends made in Delaware and Florida who will miss her dearly.

  • FAMILY

  • Christopher K. Sloan, Jr. (Julie), Son
  • Michael J. Sloan, Son
  • Thomas Sloan (Summer), Grandson
  • Kimberly Sloan, Granddaughter
  • Amanda Sloan (Levi), Granddaughter
  • Bonnie Guzic, Sister
  • Patrick Ganley, Brother
  • Rose Risban (Tucker), Sister
  • Pamela Ganley, Sister
  • Betty Chulick, Sister
  • James Ganley (Alice), Father (deceased)
  • Juanita Ganley, Sister (deceased)
  • Butch Ganley, Brother (deceased)
  • Jimmy Ganley, Brother (deceased)

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  • DONATIONS

  • The Jensen Beach Christian Church

Services

  • Memorial Gathering

    Saturday, August 8, 2020

  • Memorial Service and Celebration of Life

    Saturday, August 8, 2020

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Memories

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AnnaMarie Pepe

July 28, 2020

We are so sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing. She will be remembered with fondness & her kind heart. I’ll always remember enjoying her delicious pumpkin/cheesecake rolls & her carrot cake. She will be missed! RIP Shirley

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Biography

Shirley was born in the coal fields of Pennsylvania to a large family, 9 children in all, they were a poor family as were the times and her father James "Spider" Ganley worked in the coal mines, and later the VFW in town. Shirley left the town of Lilly, PA., just after graduation, and moved to New Jersey with a girlfriend, she was later introduced to her future husband Christopher K. Sloan, Sr. and had two boys (Chris and Michael.) The moved around a lot, from Dover, New Jersey, to Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey, Cresson, Pennsylvania, Bath, Pennsylvania, New Baltimore, Michigan, Stevensville, Maryland, Frederick, Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, Dover, Delaware, Altoona, Pennsylvania, and finally Jensen Beach, Florida.

All through those moves until the end of her marriage, she was the binder in the family, the one that made the holidays cheery, the gifts thoughtful and sweet. She did find love again in Maryland and also the joys of sailing, Harry Atherton, met my mother and fell head over heals, they had a great life in Baltimore until he passed. Shirley then moved to Dover to live with her son Christopher, to be near family, after the children were grown, she found her way to Altoona, and after her purchase in Jensen Beach became a snow bird for a few years, before finally moving full time to Florida.

Shirley found her new family in her friends and church, as mentions in the obituary, she enjoyed the games played and the people she now called friends.

When her sister had come to visit, Shirl was in need of more assistance, so Bonnie stayed as long as she could and after some convincing brought Shirley to her home in Pennsylvania. Shirl didn't do too well and was soon admitted to the hospital in Altoona, where they were convinced she had COVID 19, to the point of sedating her and intubating her. She never tested positive for COVID, and never woke up again, Shirley will be greatly missed.

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