SOUTH BEND - Shirley A. Dawson, 83 passed away at 10:38pm Tuesday, August 13, 2013 in Hospice House. Shirley was born on August 6, 1930 in South Bend to DeLoss and Edna (Kaiser) Walters. She was preceded in death by her husband James Dawson, daughter Shirley Hoffman, sister Dorothy Grams, her parents and step mother Tillie Walters. Surviving are her children Joe (Kathy) Dawson, Sharon Crabill, Theresa (Tom) Brandys, John (Carla) Dawson, Sally Bond, Jim (April) Dawson, Mark Dawson, and Julie (Jason) Banks; son-in-law Mike Hoffman; 19 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and brother Tom (Kay) Walters. Shirley was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Her faith and family came first in her life. Some of her joys were caring for her house plants, knitting and meeting with her friends for lunch and playing cards. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30am Saturday, August 24, 2013 in St. Joseph Catholic Church. Cremation has taken place and burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice Care, 111 Sunnybrook Ct. South Bend, IN 46637. To leave the family an online condolence or to share memories with the family, click "Leave a Condolence" below, or go to the Zahoran Funeral Home facebook page.
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