Shirley Dean McQuaid

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August 15, 1935 - September 13, 2020
Born in Washington Park, IL
Resided in St. Charles, MO

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Shirley Dean McQuaid, of Saint Charles, MO, passed away Sunday, September 13, 2020 at the age of 85. Shirley is survived by her son, Ralph (Terri) McQuaid; and their children, Amanda McQuaid, Scott McQuaid, Rebecca Pipkins, Matthew McQuaid; and their children, Kylie Pipkins and Kaleb McQuaid; daughter, Karen (Dale) Schuette; and their children, Lori Clary, Carolyn Lowe, Libby Richter, and Greg Schuette; and their children, Shayne, Gabrielle, and Mason Larson, Logan Lowe, Claire and Ivy Richter, Chelsea Schuette; daughter, Janice (Steven) Eisenbath, and their children, Jason Eisenbath and Chad Eisenbath; and their children, Maebrie, Dakoda-Rose, and Teagan Eisenbath; daughter, Jennifer (the late Paul) Sweeney, and their children, Abigail Grethen, Christina Lewis, Phillip Sweeney; and their children, Devine, Zora, and Octavia Jokumsen, Taylor Lewis, Julia and Patrick Sweeney; sisters, Doris Crocker and Sarah Bouse.

Shirley is preceded in death by her husband Ralph Dean McQuaid; parents, Curtis and Larnie F. Chapman; brother, Robert Chapman; and sister, Beverly Gravot and one great-grandson, Grady Schuette.

Family was very important to Shirley. She cherished being a grandmother and she was very active in the lives of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Shirley was very involved in church and was a member of First Baptist St. Charles. She enjoyed working with her hands making quilts, embroidery, or digging in the dirt of her garden. She was a fabulous baker and was best known for her apple pastry square but had something special she made for each and every member of the family. She and Ralph camped together often, but she mostly loved to travel all over the United States, visiting family, and to Europe. Shirley was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Memorials may be made in Shirley 's name to American Heart Association or Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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Guestbook Entries

  1. Rebecca Pipkins September 13, 2020 at 3:36 pm - Reply

    candle 1We love you Grammy & miss you so much already!!!

  2. Mary Crocker September 13, 2020 at 5:20 pm - Reply

    candle 1We are grateful to God for the gift of loving (Dad’s) Aunt Shirley. She always knew how to grow love and laughter. We can just imagine all the joy she is stirring in heaven right now. Love, Mary and Theunis

  3. Judy September 13, 2020 at 5:58 pm - Reply

    candle 7Our deepest sympathy to all of the McQuaid family. I know Shirley (grandma) will be sorely missed.
    Judy & Kevin Dietrich

  4. Lanette Dietrich September 14, 2020 at 12:19 pm - Reply

    My sympathy to the McQuaid family.

    I had the pleasure of meeting Shirley at Paul Sweeney’s funeral. What a great lady! I also enjoyed the fantastic stories of the Jokumsen’s recent visit to Missouri. You are in my thoughts,
    Lanette Dietrich

  5. Pam and Jerry Cook September 14, 2020 at 6:23 pm - Reply

    candle 7Our Bible Study class will miss Shirley so much. She was such a sweet lady and we loved getting to know her on our trips.

  6. Lynne Allman September 15, 2020 at 8:00 am - Reply

    candle 5Our thoughts and prayers are with the McQuaid family. Shirley was my neighbor for 25 years. Loved talking and visiting with her every chance I got. Shirley you were very special to my son Gary and I, we will miss you so much…

  7. Doris Crocker September 15, 2020 at 9:02 pm - Reply

    Shirley is my sister iam the oldest of 4 sisters Will miss Shirley so much she traveled with me to my son and family in Dallas Tx we loved playing cards and visiting with each other on Sunday we called and talked a long time will miss that so much

  8. Emmerentie and Mona Oliphant September 17, 2020 at 5:02 pm - Reply

    candle 1We loved meeting and visiting with Shirley when she and Doris came to Texas for family events. She was so kind and welcomed us into the family. She had many beautiful stories to share. We are thankful that we got to know her. We are keeping all of her family in our prayers.

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