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Shirley Ann Stowe of Crosslands, Kennett Square, PA died on October 31, 2008. She was born August 9, 1925 in Milford, CT the daughter of Albert P. and Matilda A. Stowe. She attended Milford public schools and was valedictorian of her Milford High School Class of 1943. She graduated from Radcliffe College in 1947 with a major in Far Eastern Languages. After graduation she married Michael Kahn and they worked at the Hedgerow Theatre in Media, PA. After the marriage ended in divorce Shirley attended Drexel University and received a Master's Degree in Library Science. She worked at Haverford College as a Humanities Bibliographer and Reference Librarian until her retirement in 1990. In her retirement she was an active volunteer at The Brandywine River Museum. Shirley traveled the world and was beloved by her family and dear friends. She is survived by her nephews and nieces, Pamela S. Wight of Phoenix, AZ, Albert P. Stowe, III of Rye, NH, Elizabeth Lasorso of Wallingford, CT and Arthur W. Stowe of Milford, CT. In addition she is survived by nine great nieces and nephews and twelve great-great nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one brother, Albert Page Stowe, Jr.. A memorial service will be held at Crosslands and contributions may be made in her name to The Brandywine River Museum, P. O. Box 141, Chadds Ford, PA 19317.
Arrangements by the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, Kennett Square, PA. Online condolences may be made by visiting