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.
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