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Shirley Jane Shull

Shirley Jane Anderson DeLong Shull, 93, of St. Joe Indiana passed on Monday, December 21, 2020 at her daughter Martha’s residence. Born in Antwerp, Ohio, on June 1, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Nelson Anderson and Edith Catherine (Bickhard) Anderson. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Cleatus William DeLong (1955), second husband, Richard Charles Shull (2008), sister, Lois Fleck (2010) and daughter, Beth Keller (2016). She is survived by her children, Cleatus Catherine (Ivan) Sherman of Noblesville, Indiana and Martha Jane (Melvin) Steury of St. Joe, Indiana; seven grandchildren, Lonny (Shiryl) Meyer of Danville, Brian (Peggy) Meyer of New Haven, Scott Keller of Fort Wayne, Jan Keller (Zach) Hulbert of St. Joe, Megan Keller (Kurt) Lehman of Fort Wayne, Mark Steury of Fort Wayne, Ben Steury of St. Joe, and step-grandchildren Cyndi (Mike) Renn of Plain City, Ohio and Nancy (Mike) Ireland of Lafayette; 16 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. Shirley grew up in Antwerp and graduated from Antwerp High School. Her mother, Edith, worked at the Bee-Argus newspaper and Shirley could be found there helping with linotype. She also worked in Washington, DC as a file clerk, at GE and also Wayne Pumps in Fort Wayne, Indiana before she became a homemaker raising three daughters and helping her second husband, Richard, on the farm. In her spare time, Shirley was a voracious reader and accomplished bowler participating in dozens of leagues and tournaments. When she was no longer able to join her bowling pals at the allies, she became a master at Wii Bowling, rolling nearly 200 perfect games. She was an amazing seamstress and used her talents to sew anything from curtains to clothes, to stuffed animals, and in her later years she sewed clothes for missions in Africa and blankets for local charities. She loved watching sports, especially when it was one of her grandchildren or great-grandchildren at the local ball diamond, a nearby bowling tournament, volleyball, soccer, or basketball game. She was also passionate about the Indiana Hoosiers and Indianapolis Colts, and watched Jeopardy every chance she got. She received her 50 Year Member Pin in the Order of Eastern Star – Spencerville, IN Chapter. Per her wishes, there will not be a service or memorial. www.dooleyfuneralhome.com

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Thank you! She had a very long and productive life!

Cathy Jan 17 2021 12:00 AM

Thank you! She spoke of you several times. Hope you are all well.

Cathy Jan 17 2021 12:00 AM

When we lived in Antwerp, I would go to the Bee-Argus after school, when Grandma Edith was working and it seemed to me the entire building shook when the press was working! I played a lot with the colored paper scraps on the floor! What a place?
Thank you for your comments.

Cathy Jan 17 2021 12:00 AM

Loved your beautiful Mama, Marty she made me happy and I hope I shared some smiles with her as well. Much love to you

Bobbie Lee Jan 7 2021 12:00 AM

Mart, Cathy and Families
Sorry to hear of Aunt Shirley's passing, what a beautiful lady she was. Many fond memories of our family gatherings. RIP Aunt Shirley.

Bob and Gina (DeLong) Phlipot Dec 30 2020 12:00 AM

Martha and Cathy and Family
Saddened to see Your moms passing
She was a Beautiful Lady and very Talented.
She was always such enjoyable Lady to talk to.

Wendy Heisler Dec 26 2020 12:00 AM

Martha and Cathy, we loved your mom and will miss her but we know she is with the Lord. She lived a full life and was so good to others. Dont grieve too long knowing she is in a better place.

Dave & Shannon Dec 24 2020 12:00 AM

We remember Edith (Bickhard) fondly and she loved her family and spoke often of them. Our family bought the Bee-Argus from Ed Bickhard, Our mom and Marcia set type on the linotype. Sandy has a picture of D. C. (Pop, everyone in Antwerp called him that ) Bickhard Edith's dad, at the roll top desk at Bee-Argus office. God bless Shirley's family at this time and remember she will always be in your heart and guiding you

Marcia (Temple) Creelman, Rodger Temple, and Sandra Kay Temple.

Sandra. Temple Dec 23 2020 12:00 AM

Cathy, Marty and families, I am very saddened to read of the passing of your mom. What wonderful memories I have of the times we spent with her. She was the greatest! With Deepest Sympathy, Marlene Wolfrum

Marlene Wolfrum Dec 22 2020 12:00 AM