OBITUARY

Lauren G Shire

July 4, 1990February 17, 2021
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Lauren Grace Shire, 30, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 17, with her mom and dad by her side.

Lauren’s sunny smile, sweet nature, and sense of humor were a blessing to those who knew her. She loved her family and friends, music, stories, eavesdropping on any conversations within earshot, and the color purple. Many people contributed to Lauren’s happiness as well--teachers, Sunday school teachers, caregivers, therapists, nurses, doctors and family friends.

Lauren is survived by her mother, Lynn Shire; her father, John Shire; stepfather, Rick Farrant; her grandfather, Robert Shire; and a wide circle of loving aunts, uncles, cousins and family friends.

A Celebration of Lauren's Life will be held from 2 to 5 pm, Sunday, February 28, 2021, at D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave, Fort Wayne. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Turnstone Center for Disabled Children and Adults. For online condolences please visit www.mccombandsons.com

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28 February

A Celebration of Lauren's Life

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Homes - Lakeside Park

1140 Lake Avenue
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

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Jeanne Koch

February 25, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of your loss of Lauren. She was such a precious and lovely young lady with a beautiful smile. And you were a wonderful mother, Lynn. Treasure all the good memories. You have my deepest sympathy and my prayers.
Jeanne Koch

Sandra Vance

February 25, 2021

Reading through several of these comments, I can clearly see that Lauren had a blessed life in which she radiated love through her smiles and personality and received so much love through her family and those who came to know her. I’ve not seen her/you since her preschool years at Turnstone. It warms my heart to see, through all written here, what a lovely woman she became. So sorry for your loss.

Paul & Sandy Lydy

February 24, 2021

May memories of Happy times shared help ease your loss and bring comfort to you now.
She was so fortunate to have such devoted parents.
Our deepest Sympathy!

Kathleen Vandermotten-Tulley

February 23, 2021

Thinking of you in your time of loss.

Renee Kent

February 21, 2021

Lauren was a delightful young lady! Her laugh always made me smile! I would look forward to going into work and reading a "Junie B" story to her!! Peace in heaven.

Gloria Beau

February 21, 2021

Lauren it was a honor to have been your caregiver even though it was only for a short time. I will remember your amazing smile. How you loved music and the color purple 💜. How you made me feel like a million bucks when I got you to smile 😃, and reminded me that I need to find joy in living everyday. RIP Lauren and look forward to seeing you again in Heaven.

Ruthanne Morentz

February 21, 2021

Dear Lynn, John, and all the family and friends who knew and loved Lauren:

Lauren was a warm, wonderful young woman who dealt with her circumstances in a way as to teach us all a lesson on perseverance. She gave love and was loved. I remember most Dad (trying) to sing to her and how his froggy voice delighted her. In my mind, I see Lauren, Grace, and Dad all together again singing at the top of their lungs. Then I see Dad and Grace walking hand in hand with Lauren, showing her Muir Woods for the first time.

You all have our deepest sympathy.
Love, Ruth and Doug

Tammy Richey

February 21, 2021

I love you and you was my best friend and you always put a smile on my face and you are very beautiful you are like a sister

Roxy Rockwell

February 20, 2021

Lauren was a light in the world to everyone who knew her. Her sense of humor was huge as was her stubborn streak. :-) She kept us on our toes and made our lives better. I loved her as a student and then just as a friend when she was grown up. May memories help ease the pain of her loss. Love to you, Lynn and John, and to other family members that I've never met. Lauren was a true star for this world.
peace be the journey......
rr

Jan Cox

February 20, 2021

I first met Lauren at her school when she was in kindergarten. I worked with her in various grades up through high school. She has also participated in the Friendship Class at Blackhawk Ministries. She "lit up the room" with her smile, especially as we sang joyful/"peppy" songs together. Her laughter (especially when I made a mistake!) was contagious. Her love for "purple," butterflies, and her family/friends is well known to all who know her. To know Lauren was to love her. (We still do.) I grieve over her passing and for her mom and dad in particular. I am so thankful for the promise we can see her again in heaven-able to walk, run, jump, speak, sing and dance. Even while grieving, I am so glad that God comforts us with the promise of heaven, when we trust in Him.

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Lauren and Aunt Jeanne

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Lauren and Aunt Deepali

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Lauren and Zoey

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Lauren with Grandma Grace, Aunt Debbie, and Mom

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Lauren and Dad

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Lauren at Christmas

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Lauren and Mom at Halloween Party

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Lauren, age 3

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Lauren and Bestie Vivian

Biography

Lauren Grace Shire, 30, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 17, with her mom and dad by her side.

Lauren’s sunny smile, sweet nature, and sense of humor were a blessing to those who knew her. She loved her family and friends, music, stories, eavesdropping on any conversations within earshot, and the color purple. Many people contributed to Lauren’s happiness as well--teachers, Sunday school teachers, caregivers, therapists, nurses, doctors and family friends.

Lauren is survived by her mother, Lynn Shire; her father, John Shire; stepfather, Rick Farrant; her grandfather, Robert Shire; and a wide circle of loving aunts, uncles, cousins and family friends.

A Celebration of Lauren's Life will be held from 2 to 5 pm, Sunday, February 28, 2021, at D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave, Fort Wayne. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Turnstone Center for Disabled Children and Adults. For online condolences please visit www.mccombandsons.com