Shirley Ann (Degan) Robb age 77, of Lawrence passed away Friday March 8th at Baldwin Healthcare Center.
Shirley was born in Topeka, KS on Nov. 30, 1935 to her parents, John G. and Pearl C. (Baker) Degan in the Little Russia neighborhood.
Divorced from three husbands: Glenn Rosebrough, Robert Carter and Marvin Robb. Preceded in death by infant sister, Anna Marie and Anna Marie’s twin stillborn brother, parents, infant grandson Michael D. Lee, brothers John Degan, George Degan, sister Elizabeth (Degan, Merryman) Johnson.
Survived by children, Anita Marie Cannon and husband Richard, Sharon Stowe and husband Glen, Glenn Rosebrough, and Linda Carter; all of Lawrence. Grandchildren, Mekell Stowe, Jeremy Lee, Amy Benjamin, Joshua Rosebrough, Scott Adkins, Casey Vigil, Erin Carter; 9 great-grandchildren and 4 step great-grandchildren. Along with many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
At age 14 she worked at the A & W Root Beer stand in north Topeka. She moved to Lawrence in 1960. Mom was a loving mother and housewife. While raising children she also cleaned houses for 3 years. And babysat 6 years. Then worked at Bendix-King Radio 20 years until retirement.
Mom enjoyed cooking, gardening, animals, jokes, writing letters, playing cards, family, many relatives and friends.
Graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, March 14, 2013 at Memorial Park Cemetery in Lawrence. The family will greet friends noon until 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14, 2013 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer foundation and may be sent in care of the mortuary.