Shirley  Kinsella
A memorial service for Shirley Joan Kinsella (Glenn), 79, of Gainesville is set for 11:00 am, Saturday, October 26, 2019 at the First Presbyterian Church in Gainesville, with pastor Melinda Hunt officiating.
Shirley was called home by her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 after a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer. She was surrounded by her family.
Shirley was born on May 28, 1940 at home in Gainesville. She was a graduate of Gainesville High School in 1958 and attended North Central Texas College when it was Gainesville Jr. College. She was married in 1961 to Redmond James Kinsella, Jr.
She was retired from First State Bank in 2005, where she was working in the trust department. She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Gainesville. She loved playing cards at the Stanford House, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family.
Shirley is preceded in death by her parents, Noble Madison Glenn, Jr. and Frances Belle White. She is survived by her daughter, Cathy Kinsella of Gainesville; son, Michael and Brenda Kinsella of Fort Worth; brother, Jerry and Carol Glenn of Denton; Grandchildren: Candace and Larry Besse of Lafayette, Louisiana; Ryan Kinsella and Nicole Ghirardi of Patterson, Louisiana; Kayla and Alex Thomason of San Antonio, Texas,; Devin Guillotte of Houston, Texas and great-grandchildren: Camdyn Besse, Keagan Kinsella, Owen Thomason and Alexis Thomason; and many cousins, nieces and nephews and friends.
The family wishes to extend their love and gratitude to Shirley's lifetime friend, June Sherrill for her love and compassion shown to all of us.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Home Hospice of Cooke County, 316 S. Chestnut, Gainesville, Texas, 76240 or to the Stanford House at 401 W. Garnett St., Gainesville, Texas 76240.
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Published on September 27, 2019


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5 posts

Sep 30, 2019
So sorry for the passing of Shirley. She was a great person and not just people took notice, so did God. I'm sure when the final day arrives, her name will be called and we All be there to give Shirley a big welcome !!
John 5:28-29
Kanita Maxwell
Sep 28, 2019
Having known Shirley for several years, she was among many other friends in our younger group, she was a joy to be with. Her mother being a hair dresser , I got to knowing her more an more, until when she and I left Gainesville and travelled to other other parts of the world, I did lose contact with her, but friend June Sherrill was always a friend that would be there and let us know what was going on. Shirley, thank you for the years we did have visits. Another Angel has been welcomed. God Bless your family as they continue to carry on your beautiful spirit!
Joan Pulte
Sep 28, 2019
I worked with Shirley at NCTC and she was such a joy to be around. She was a fantastic cook and often shared her recipes with us. She always came in with a smile and sometimes donuts. Heaven just got another angel.
Derek Lemgruber
Sep 27, 2019
Peaceful White Lilies Basket was purchased for the family of Shirley Kinsella by Derek Lemgruber.  Send flowers
Bobbie Lawler (FSB)
Sep 27, 2019