Peggy Ann Shane - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Peggy Ann Shane

January 27, 1946 - May 5, 2022

Peggy Ann Shane departed this life on the morning of May 5, 2022. Born in New York City, she was the daughter of the late Thomas James Bradley and Cleo Thurman Bradley.

Peggy graduated from Commerce High School and went on to achieve a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Psychology from Bernard Baruch College of the City University of New York. She was Salutatorian of her graduating class. It was during her student tenure at Baruch that she met Ronald Shane whom she married on November 21, 1976. They relocated to Delaware in 1977 when Ronald’s employer offered a promotion.

Peggy achieved a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management from Widener University in Pennsylvania where she subsequently became an adjunct professor. She also earned certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources from the Society of Human Resource Management. Peggy spent many years as a human resource professional most notably with Independence Blue Cross in Philadelphia from which she retired.

It seemed that some of the happiest days of her life were when she and her husband became congregants of The Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew (SsAM).  She immediately got involved in several ministries, viz., as secretary to the Episcopal Church Women of SsAM; member of the vestry as Junior Warden; and as chairperson and organizer of a street fair sponsored by SsAM and The Christina Cultural Arts Center. She also enjoyed being a participant in the book club and particularly enjoyed hosting the members. She especially enjoyed hosting family and friends for Thanksgiving dinner and female family members who also celebrated their birthday in January (“The Birthday Divas”).

Peggy enjoyed traveling. She and her sister Carolyn went to London England, Paris France, and Belgium; and with her husband, Ron, to Barbados, Bermuda, Mexico, St. Croix, Alaska, France, Monaco, China, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, and Cuba.

Peggy was predeceased by her parents and is survived by her forever grateful loving husband, Ronald; her devoted sister, Carolyn Bradley; step daughters, Cynthia Etheridge and Lisa (Darrion) Eshmon; step grandchildren, Marlena and Michael Eshmon; great grandson, Anthony McGown III; and cousins, Michael Webb and Gina Spencer.

A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, October 1, 2022, at The Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew, 719 North Shipley Street, Wilmington, DE 19801. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, friends wishing to make donations in her memory may make them to The Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew by visiting



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8 Condolences for Peggy Ann Shane

  • Roger and I have wonderful memories of you and Ron. Our trips to MV will always bring a smile to our face. We miss you but know that we will see you again.
    Rest well in the arms of Jesus.
    Roger and Gertrude

  • Our beautiful and loving sister-in-law was the most thoughtful and caring person. Peggy always put others first. Peggy will always be remembered for her kindness, patience and dedication to my brother Ron.
    Rest in peace our dear Peggy.

  • My dear beautiful friend, my elegant, smart sister Peggy, whom I’ve been blessed to know for over 40 years, R. I.P. An earthly life well lived. We met as co- workers at Drexel University, where she impacted and supported so many young engineering students with the same fervor and commitment she brought to her Christian Life. All is well with her soul, an Angel gone home to be with our Lord.

  • Ron, Gladys and I would like to express our sincere condolences to you and your family. We enjoyed every one of the gatherings and dinners that we attended over the years.

    Please know that her ever present smile will missed by us.

    Peace and Blessings,

    Dennis & Gladys Thomas

  • Ron it was such a pleasure to witness the love and compassion that you and Peggy shared with one another. My condolences Cliff and Tracie

  • I’ve known Peggy since the 1960’s. Although we didn’t see other very often after she relocated to Delaware, whenever we talked, we always picked up where we’d left off. We talked about everything under the sun and shared many laughs over the years. Peggy was smart, kind, humble and a dear friend. Rest In Peace, Peggy.

    Yvonne Harris-Jones

  • Dearest Ron- you and Peggy were friends, mentors, neighbors and so much more. She was my Go-To for all things HR or DE and she never failed me with a suggestion or some advice. I mostly will miss the adventures Peggy and I would take to museums and interesting little places around the area. Her drop in visits after we left River Ridge were a treat and seeing her with my kids warmed my heart. I’m sad but moreso happy to have called such a fantastic lady my friend. She left an impact on me and so many others and for that I will rejoice and thank our Lord for her life. Stay strong my friend.

  • My sincerest condolences to Ron Shane and family. For only three (3) short years, I got to be blessed with the friendship of Peggy, she made me feel like I’ve known her all my life. We met in Spanish class at UD-OLLI, and bonded instantly. I miss our luncheon dates catching up with each other’s lives like two giggly school girls. Rest well my dearest friend, God has called one of his angels home only to give you eternal comfort and care.