Agnes L. Shovan

March 8, 1933April 26, 2021

Agnes Louise Shovan, 88 of Westmoreland and formerly Keene, passed away on April 26, 2021 after a period of declining health.

She was born on March 8, 1933 in Norwalk, CT, the daughter of the late Gladys (Mather) and John Michealson.

Agnes called Connecticut home until 1961 when she relocated to Stoddard, NH. She was a long-time resident there as well as of Harrisville and later Keene.

On October 21, 1972 Agnes married Richard F. Shovan. They celebrated many wonderful years together before his passing in 2006.

Agnes had been employed by Cheshire Mills in Harrisville, Homestead Woolen Mills in Swanzey, and Milipore in Jaffrey from which she retired from in 1998.

Agnes had loved staying active, participating in swimming, ice-skating, and roller-skating. On weekends, she could be found hitting all the neighborhood yard sales. She cared greatly for animals and loved to be surrounded by children. She was a wonderful mother and was known as “Mom” to many children outside her family. Her house was always filled with her children’s friends.

Agnes will be dearly missed by her children: Babette vonStade of Dublin, NH, Joyce Davis of Keene, NH, Russell Miller, Jr. and his wife Marianne of Fitzwilliam, NH, Debbie Miller of Bridgton, ME, Phyllis Tarr and her husband Randy, Sr. of Harrisville, NH, Sandra Dane and her husband Timothy, Sr. of Harrisville, NH, and William Miller and his wife Amanda of Swanzey, NH; 20 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; six great great grandchildren; brother: Dennis Michaelson of Stratford, CT; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family members.

In addition to her husband, Agnes was predeceased by her son-in-law William vonStade, six brothers, and three sisters.

A private graveside service will be held for family at a later date at the Willard Hill Cemetery in Harrisville, NH.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are requested to be made in Agnes L. Shovan’s name to your favorite animal rescue or a charity of your choice.


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  • A private graveside service will be held at a later date


Agnes L. Shovan

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