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Sharlene Fitzgerald Drennan, 1926–2022

Thursday, October 20, 2022
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Sharlene Fitzgerald Drennan, aged 86, died Monday, October 17, 2022, in Jayton, Texas, at the Kent County Nursing Home.

Sharlene was born April 30, 1936, in Knox City, Texas. She married Billy George Drennan on March 15,1953. Together, they raised three children on the Pitchfork Ranch and provided the best upbringing any child could have ever wanted. When they first got married, she wasn’t very handy in the kitchen; however, she came to love cooking and creating great recipes. She had a wicked sense of humor, was an avid reader, and could work crossword puzzles in record time, using a pen. She retired from the United States Department of Agriculture in 2001, after many years of dedicated service both in Guthrie and Spur.

She was preceded in death by her father, Cecil Fitzgerald; her mother, Mildred Draper Fitzgerald; her sister Marquietta Ward; her brother, Billy Frank Fitzgerald; and her beloved husband, Billy George Drennan.

She is survived by her sister, Wynelle Craft; her children Steve (Donna) Drennan, Becky (Roy) Gibson, and Shelly (Kevin) Marshall; her grandchildren: Stefanie Drennan, Amanda (Travis) Lehman, Ty (Jennifer) Gibson, Kelsay Marshall, Dillon Marshall, Wyatt (Brittany) Marshall, Stonii Horton and Koki Horton; her great-grandchildren Ace Ericsson, Georgia Ericsson, Milli Holly, Trista Lehman, Austin Lehman, Brynlee Gibson, Emma Marshall and Weston Marshall; and a host of nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations in honor of the life of Sharlene Fitzgerald Drennan to one of the following organizations: Dickens Senior Citizens (P.O. Box 163, Dickens, TX 79229), American Lung Association (, or Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (

A graveside service will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, October 21, 2022 at the Dickens Cemetery in Dickens, Texas. A visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Zapata Funeral Home Spur, Texas.