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“Dear Jim and Family, Our upmost condolences. You are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: Linda & Lou Drawdy - Owensboro, KY

“Lynn and Family, My deepest sympathies on the loss of your Grandmother. She must have been an amzaing woman and what a long and mostly healthy...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Michael Miranda - NY

“I never had the opportunity to meet Mrs. Shahan, but I work closely with her great grandson, Ross Martin. My thoughts and prayers are with the...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Mark and Jennifer Landry - IL

“Thoughts and prayers are with the Shahan family during this time. Prayers are also with our grandmother, Rose Johnson on the loss of her beloved...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Chris & Tammy Johnson - Stow, OH

“Lynn, Dee and Rick: Our heartfelt sympathy and our prayers for your loss. Your grandmother was a truly delightful and gracious woman. She will be...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Connolly - Ballston Lake, NY

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow. ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Welborn Floral Co - Owensboro, KY

“My prayers and thoughts are with my cousins stay strong. Pam ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Pamela Bryant - Catlett, VA

“My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the entire family.I had the honor of knowing Eva and I grew to love her as though she were my own grandmother, in...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Lynn D'Alessandris - Schenectady, NY

“Sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family. ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: marcia greenlee - owensboro, KY

“Dee I am so sorry for your loss. Take care if I can do anything please let me know Judy ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Judy Riemenschneider - NY

“Dee I am so sorry for your loss. Take care if I can do anything please let me know Judy ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Judy Riemenschneider - NY

“Dee I am so sorry for your loss. Take care if I can do anything please let me know Judy ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Judy Riemenschneider - NY


Eva A. Shahan, 104, passed peacefully to the arms of the Lord, with her beloved grandson, Jim, and her friend in Christ, Sister Anna, by her side. Born November 20, 1908 to the late William and Marietta Saltsman, Eva remained an Owensboro native most of her life. Most recently residing at the Roosevelt House since 2003, where she lived independently until March of this year. Eva was a lifelong homemaker who devoted her life to taking care of her family, keeping an impeccable home and tending to her roses. She was a devout Roman Catholic and a member of Parish of the Immaculate and the Legion of Mary. She enjoyed reading, gardening and needlepoint. She was preceded in death by her husband, William E. Shahan; her son, James R. Shahan and her daughter, Barbara S. Verruto. She is survived by four grandchildren, James Shahan (Marie Vowels) of Owensboro, Lynn Verruto-Martin, Deidre Struffolino and Richard Verruto, Jr. all of Schenectady, NY; five great grandchildren, Ross Martin of Indianapolis, IN and Erika Martin, Kara, Kayla and Vincent Struffolino all of Rotterdam, NY; one great-great grandchild, Zachary, who was born on her 101st birthday; a sister, Rose L. Johnson of Barberton, OH; and a son-in-law, Richard Verruto. Eva's family would like to thank the staff and residents of Roosevelt House and the staff of Kindred Transitional Care-Hillcrest for the care and kindness shown to Eva. Services are 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 20, 2013, at Parish of the Immaculate in Owensboro. Burial is in Mater Dolorosa Cemetery in Owensboro. Visitation is from 3:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday and from 9:00-9:30 a.m. on Saturday at James H. Davis Funeral Home & Crematory in Owensboro, where prayers will be said at 6:00 p.m. on Friday. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Parish of the Immaculate, 2516 Christie Place, Owensboro, KY 42301.

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