Barbara Ann Shinn

Barbara Ann Shinn, 85, of Merryville, LA, passed from this life on December 13, 2017.


Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Frank Shinn of Merryville, LA; son, Frank Shinn, Jr. “Skipper” and wife Terry of Benton, LA; two grandchildren, Amber Shinn Rivers & Chris of Galena, IL and Darla Gaydos of Bossier City, LA; six great grandchildren, Logan Westbrook, Logan Gaydos, J.T. Gaydos, Kyler Westbrook, Greyson Westbrook and Macy Rivers; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family, and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence & Alva Collins; her sister, Alva Joyce Collins Klare; and her son Eddie Lee Shinn.


Visitation will be held on Friday, December 15, 2017 from 5:00-8:00PM at Bilbo Church of Christ in DeRidder, LA. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 10:00AM, also at Bilbo Church of Christ. Wayne Farris will officiate.  Pallbearers will be Joe Ewing, Stoney Doyle, Jon Eaves, David Castle, Ernie Cole and Larry Cooley.  Burial will follow at Rose-Neath Cemetery in Bossier City, LA at 3:00PM.


Anyone who knew Ms. Shinn would know, without a doubt, that she was an avid Merryville Panther fan! She loved her sports! She served as the 4-H leader for nearly 40 years, helping the students and serving her community. She was an active member of her church and gladly served in any area she was needed.  She will truly be missed, and her memory forever treasured in our hearts, by all who knew and loved her.

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