Shirley Jeanne Venable-Harr
1922 - 2019
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November 2, 1922
September 27, 2019
On Friday September 27th, 2019, Shirley Jeanne Venable-Harr, loved by many, passed away in Colorado Springs at the age of 96.
Shirley was born to Marion Thomas Venable and Bertha Grace Wood-Venable in Linneus, Missouri, on November 2nd, 1922. She is the sister of, Bessie Mae Venable, Edward Earl Venable, Augusta June Venable-Kinkade, Jim M. Venable and Beulah C Guyton of Rosenberg, TX.
Shirley was a beloved Daughter, Sister, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and Friend.
In 1945, at the age of 23, Shirley was wed to David Crosby Harr. She became a Mother at the age of 27, and together they loved and raised 2 sons, John and Mark Harr.
Shirley was a noble woman. She lived a quiet and peaceful life. Throughout her lifetime she was always willing and eager to graciously give out of authentic care and pure intentions. She will always be remembered for her Spirit of love and kindness. Her love for life and her family was expressed in countless ways, although her beautiful art of gardening is remembered to reflect her love for those closest to her heart.
Later in life, (the past 9 years) she chose to become more secluded, and it was during that time when her son, Mark, made the commitment and took the time to care for and support her, as her mind, memories and body began to fade. He spent most of his days tending to her needs as well as growing and strengthening their relationship. Looking back, he remembers her to have a great sense of humor. During the time they had together, they shared special conversations and moments of laughter that will be treasured for a lifetime.
Although Shirley's time here on Earth has ended, her Spirit will live on and always be felt, embraced and cherished.
There will be a Celebration of Life gathering on Friday, November 29th @ 1:00 pm at the Pikes Peak United Methodist Church. If you are moved to attend and would like to celebrate and honor Shirley's life with us, we would love to have you!

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Published in The Gazette on Nov. 29, 2019.
Celebration of Life
01:00 PM
Pikes Peak United Methodist Church
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December 29, 2019
Thank you Grandma Shirley for all your love, thoughts, prayers and support throughout the many years we shared life's experiences together. I have taken some time and many moments to slow down and be in gratitude for your continued love and support on the other side. I feel your Spirit, just as I have felt Grandpa David's gentle Spirit with me over all these years.
I know your reunion was beautiful.
Thank you for allowing my family to be safe within these walls that you spent so long building a home and living life in. We are deeply grateful.
There are many times I wish to hear your voices emerge from the silence once again, but instead I will close my eyes and feel your essence just as I know it to be.
In honor of you both, Shirley & David Harr, I light this candle as a reflection of the Light that you both are, illuminating that which is dark and guiding us along the way.
The Light in me, honors the Light in you.
I Love You.
Kaila, Jason, Casey & Lilly Dunn
December 2, 2019
We're so sorry - didn't know we had lost Shirley. She and Dave were so much a part of our lives at PPUMC. After Dave died, one day at their house she gave me a small plant from their bedroom. That plant has grown to 15' and we see it every day, and it brings memories of those two. They were so special to us. Dave's train was so much fun to ride, and our grandkids loved it, too. Thanks for sharing those two with us. With love and special blessings. Irv and Joyce Johnson
Joyce and Irving Johnson
November 29, 2019
John and Mark, I just saw your mom's obituary. I am sorry to hear this. My sympathies
Randy Harr
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