Mary Shirley Brennan

November 19, 1921January 23, 2019

Mary “Shirley” Brennan, Kokomo, was called Home to Heaven on January 23, 2019 after a long and fulfilling life at the age of 97. She was born on November 19, 1921, in Windsor, Ontario Canada. Shirley graduated from Nursing School in 1943 and was proud to be a nurse at the Kokomo Chrysler plant for over 17 years. She gained her U.S. citizenship in 1981 and was a devout Catholic throughout her life, giving her family confidence and peace that she is now resting with Jesus.

Shirley is survived by brother John Hanrahan; Children, Thomas Brennan, Jane (Steve) Baker, Mary Brennan, Mike Brennan, Julie (Mike) McCool, and Sara Leonard. Grandchildren Michael McCool, Mary Graham, Katie Thatcher, Clare Schell, Sara Diehl, Mary Leonard and Joey Leonard; nine Great- Grandchildren with one in the way.

Shirley was preceded in death by her husband Thomas, parents, and two sisters.

The family is full of gratitude and thanksgiving for the staff at the Wellbrooke Center in Kokomo. Also, for the comfort care of Southerncare Hospice given to their Mother.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am on Saturday, February 2, 2019, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1229 North Washington Street, Kokomo, with Rev. Fr. Brian Dudzinski the celebrant. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Monastery of the Poor Clares.


  • Monastery of the Poor Clares


  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, February 2, 2019

Mary Shirley Brennan

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Michelle Sinnamon

February 1, 2019

Dear Julie and Family,

I am thinking of you during this tough time and am sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Michelle Sinnamon

Peggy Faulkner BSN RN Coordinator of the Nursing Honor Guard serving North Central Indiana

January 29, 2019

The Nursing Honor Guard serving North Central Indiana would like to express our heartfelt sympathy to the entire Brennan family. We are thankful for Shirley's strength, wisdom, soothing words, compassion, gentle healing hands and love of nursing. Please know that more than 90 nurses in North Central Indiana are praying for your family as you prepare to celebrate her life.

Rich and Kathy Betz

January 28, 2019

Julie and Mike,
No matter how ill or how old saying good bye is always tough.
We know you will remember the great memories. Rest assured she knew how much you loved her.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
The Betz Family

Mary Quiett

January 28, 2019

Dear Jane , Steve & Clare, May her soul & the souls of all the faithful departed Rest In Peace and may you smile every time you say her name. Much love & prayers.
Sincerely, Ed & Mary

Diana Hale

January 27, 2019

So sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. What a beautiful long life she had❤ It was so good to reconnect with you at Wellbrooke. My love and prayers are with you.
Diana Brooks Hale

Gary Loughridge

January 27, 2019

Dear Jane and Steve, We know that heaven has gained a bright shining star with your Mom’s presence. She has left a legacy of love & faithfulness with her beautiful family. God Bless all of you at this difficult time. Thinking of you, Gary & Kelly Loughridge

James Ruemler

January 27, 2019

Michael and family,
It has been many years but my first thoughts on learning of your mothers passing was that she was one of the sweetest women I have ever encountered. My condolences to your entire family.

Jim Ruemler

Susan Platt

January 27, 2019

Julie & family,

I am thinking of you and your family. May memories continue to make you smile and laugh as you think of your mother’s long life. What a gift!

Susan Platt