Shirley Jean Fitzgerald, 82, Lyndon: July 30, 1939 – Jan. 27, 2022 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Shirley Jean Fitzgerald, 82, Lyndon: July 30, 1939 – Jan. 27, 2022

LYNDON, Kan. – Shirley Jean Fitzgerald, 82, passed away Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022, at her home near Lyndon, Kan. She was born July 30, 1939, in Topeka, Kan., the daughter of Clarence and Frances (Kraus) Flanagan.

Shirley had lived near Lyndon for more than 11 years, and she had lived in Carbondale, Kan., before that.

Shirley had worked at Woolworths and Mainline Printing, but she worked longest as a wife, mother and homemaker. She was an avid bowler, and enjoyed country dancing, even teaching dancing for the Topeka Recreation Department.

In October 1957, Shirley was united in marriage to Ed Fitzgerald, in Topeka, Kan. To this union three children were born, Jerry, Charles and Teresa.

Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Ed, on Jan. 9, 2009; her daughter, Teresa Ackerman; her parents, Clarence and Frances; and two sisters, Violet Moore and Janis Dickerson.

Shirley is survived by her two sons, Jerry Fitzgerald, Ozawkie, Kan., and Charles (DeAnna) Fitzgerald, Carbondale; her companion, Jim Snyder, Lyndon; two brothers, Dennis and Gary Flanagan; sister, Cleta Hopkins; eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

A visitation with family will be 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, at Feltner Funeral Chapel, Lyndon. Cremation will follow after visitation.

Memorial contributions can be made to Midland Hospice Care, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. Condolences can be left at

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