July 4, 1951 - Dec. 26, 2012
ELKHART - Shirley A. Shaw, 61, residing in Elkhart, passed away at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, at Hospice House of Elkhart.
She was born in Caribou, Maine, on July 4, 1951, to the late Blynn and Lucille (Tozier) Shaw. She moved to the Elkhart area as a teenager and remained a lifelong area resident.
Shirley is survived by two daughters, Bernadette (Ben) Klemm of Elkhart and Jessica (Chad) Morlan of Argos; one son, William (Jen) Wargo of Goshen; the father of her children, William Wargo of Elkhart; 10 grandchildren, Cody, Jacob and Emily Wargo, Courtney and Ashley DeMont, David, Joseph and Isabella Klemm and Ryan and Jessica Bell; and two sisters, Terrie Lee (Joe) Patterson of Findley, Ohio, and Belinda Coots of Hartland, Maine.
Shirley was a phenomenal cook who always prepared for an army. She was also a master seamstress who enjoyed sewing for her family. Most important to Shirley was spending time with her grandchildren and family, by whom she will be dearly missed.
Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at Palmer Funeral Home, Hickey Chapel, 17131 Cleveland Road, South Bend. Funeral services for Shirley will be at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at the funeral home. Dr. William H. Hemmig of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Elkhart, will officiate.
Contributions in memory of Shirley may be given to IU Health Goshen Center for Cancer Care, 200 High Park Ave., Goshen, IN 46526, or Center for Hospice Care, 111 Sunnybrook Ave., South Bend, IN 46637. Online condolences may be left for the Shaw family at www.palmerfuneralhomes.com.