Dessa Claudette Shinn, 74, of West Lafayette died Monday, Nov. 30, 2009 at St. Elizabeth Central in Lafayette.
She was born Oct. 24, 1935, in Indianapolis to the late Claude Duncan and Margaret Woodson Duncan Bennett. She graduated from Greencastle High School in 1953. On June 4, 1955 she married Alvin Dean Shinn in Greencastle. He died February 21, 1992.
Mrs. Shinn worked as a bookkeeper for Irvine Travel for 38 years and then went to work for the John Purdue Club. She was a member Faith Presbyterian Church and enjoyed sports, traveling, reading and spending time with her family.
Surviving is daughter Tamara L. Guard and husband Rich of Zionsville; son Jeffrey K. Shinn of West Terre Haute; brothers Thomas Duncan of Greencastle and Timothy Duncan of Greencastle; sister Connie Hubble and husband David Greencastle; and three grandchildren, Courtney, Megan and Kathryn Guard.
Funeral Service at 10 a.m. Friday at Faith Presbyterian Church, 3318 St. Rd. 26 West, West Lafayette with Pastor David Horner officiating. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. Friday at Forest Hill Cemetery in Greencastle.
Calling will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Soller-Baker West Lafayette Chapel, 1184 Sagamore Parkway West, West Lafayette.
Those wishing may contribute to Traders Point Christian Academy Library, 6600 S. Indianapolis Rd., Whitestown, IN 46075.
Friends may offer condolences at www.soller-baker.com