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Richards, Shirley Ellen

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Last Name Richards
First Name Shirley
Middle Name Ellen
Maiden Name Shields
Death Date 05/25/2022
Birth Date 09/18/1935
Obituary Source The Martinsville Reporter, Martinsville, Indiana, 06/15/2022
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Cemetery Garland Brook Cemetery
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Spouse Richards, Jim
Survived By Husband, Jim; sons, Jef Richards and Mark (Shawn) Richards; grandchildren, Connor, Jake, Maggie and Kyle; her granddaughter-in-law, Annie Sturges Richards; her sister-in-law Janice (Steve) Abel; sister, Sharon Bolin; her brother, Robert Shields.
Other Daughter of Robert and Helen (Langdon) Shields, born in Laconia, Indiana. Her youth was spent in Laconia, Edinburgh, and mostly Martinsville. Married at the age of 18, moved to Columbus, and had two sons. She was a skilled pianist, loved music, and offered piano lessons. Started attending IU while raising children, graduated, and obtained a Master's degree. She first became a high school teacher at Columbus HS, then at Columbus East. She also loved books and reading. Preceded in death by her father in 1949.
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