Shirley A. Fegan
July 21, 1937 – January 6, 2021
Shirley A. Fegan, age 83, of Strongsville, Ohio, passed away of Covid-19 complications and went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. Shirley was born July 21, 1937 in Cleveland, Ohio.
She was the daughter of August and Lena Zutz (nee Tober). She was loved by many. She was preceded in death by her husband Edward J. Fegan and daughter Patricia Pavlik, parents August and Lena Zutz, and sisters Delores Lane and Rev. Janet Ricketts. Surviving Shirley are her sons, Edward K. Fegan, Michael A. Fegan, John E. Fegan, and son-in-law James Pavlik. She believed her sons had married up in the world to their wonderful wives Deborah, Karen, and Kimberly respectively. Shirley was especially proud of her grandchildren Jennifer Birkett (husband Steve), William Fegan, James Fegan, Eric Fegan, Sarah Pavlik, Chelsea Pavlik, Patrick Pavlik, Jessica Rhoades (husband Adam), Matthew Fegan, Justin Fegan (wife Laura), Jordan Fegan (deceased), Mackenzie Fegan, and Kyle Fegan. She was delighted to be called GG as she was Great-Grandmother to Benjamin Birkett, Keira Birkett, Arabella Matteson, and Jackson Fegan. Shirley was a friend, devoted cousin, and aunt to too many to name.
Shirley and her husband Ed founded and operated Shirley’s Cards and Gifts for nearly 30 years in the Cleveland area. Shirley had been an active member of Strongsville United Methodist Church. Shirley volunteered at Southwest Hospice for over 10 years and continued to make afghans for their patients. In her own words she would like you to know: God has given me a very good life and all praise and glory should be given to Him. Death seems to be such a final thing for some people. In my case it’s the beginning of eternal life. I have been ready to be with my Lord and Savior for many years. I believe the best is yet to come. Thanks to all of my family and friends, you have been an important part of my life. I am happy for all the great times you have given me. I love you all.
The family has requested, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations to W.A.G.S. 4 Kids, 112 E. Center Rd., Berea, OH 44017 or Southwest Hospice Services, 18659 Drake Rd., Strongsville, OH 44136. The family plans a celebration of life later this year.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.craciunfuneralhome.com for the Fegan family.
- August Zutz, Father (deceased)
- Lena Tober Zutz, Mother (deceased)
- Edward J. Fegan, Husband (deceased)
- Edward K. Fegan, Son
- Michael A. Fegan, Son
- John E. Fegan, Son
- Patricia Pavlik, Daughter (deceased)
- James Pavlik, Son in Law
- Deborah, Karen, and Kimberly, Daughters in Law
- Jennifer Birkett (husband Steve), William Fegan, James Fegan, Eric Fegan, Sarah Pavlik, Chelsea Pavlik, Patrick Pavlik, Jessica Rhoades (husband Adam), Matthew Fegan, Justin Fegan (wife Laura), Jordan Fegan (deceased), Mackenzie Fegan, and Kyle Fegan, Grandchildren
- Benjamin Birkett, Keira Birkett, Arabella Matteson, and Jackson Fegan, Great Grandchildren
- Delores Lane, Sister (deceased)
- Rev. Janet Ricketts, Sister (deceased)
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Shirley A. Fegan
January 12, 2021
I knew Shirley best from the Olympia Bible Study. Her strong faith and trust in God was very evident as well as her friendliness and caring for others. She will be missed!
May God's love surround your family at this difficult time.
DON - RAY
January 10, 2021
OUR HEARTFELT SADDNESS IS SHARED WITH YOU AS NOT
ONLY HAVE YOU LOST A WONDERFUL LADY, THE WORLD HAS ALSO BEEN DEPRIVED OF HER CARING, GIVING, LOVING BEING. OUR THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU AS WELL AS OUR PRAYERS . MAY SHE REST IN HEAVEN & QUITE POSSIBLY SHE'LL FIND YOUR DAD & THEY CAN OPEN A GIFT SHOP. UP THERE. LOVE, DON RAY & PENNY .
January 10, 2021
For several years, Shirley was one of the first faces I would see upon entering Big Creek Animal Hospital, always smiling and welcoming the patients and their human counterparts. She was a fixture there, and was dearly missed when she decided to take a well deserved retirement. She was a wonderful, outgoing and compassionate person who will be missed in life too. My deepest sympathy to the entire Fegan family. Rest assured, Shirley has earned her angel’s wings. Debbie Hopp
January 10, 2021
My thoughts & prayers are with your Family especially during these difficult days. Loss is so difficult, even more during these Covid days. Shirley's Family was so important to her.
January 8, 2021
Aunt Shirley was the last matriarch and surviving member of the Sisters Zutz. We are blessed that she was with us for 83 years and with the wisdom she bestowed on all of her clan inclusive of nieces and nephews. You will be missed but I know that you can now rejoice with your sisters and other family members who proceeded you. We Love You and I promise we will remember you with laughter and stories for many years to come.
January 7, 2021
I called Shirley on Sunday, January 3rd. We kept in touch and talked every few weeks. Shirley always had words of wisdom and was a very kind woman who offered suggestions freely. The last thing she said to me on that date was that she loved me.
“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”
Winnie The Pooh
Shirley, I love you too.