Shirley Ann Williams, 85, North Manchester, passed away peacefully at her home on November 22, 2022. The daughter of the late Arlo Severence and Martha (Moog) Bowers, Shirley was born on September 23, 1937, in Bryan, Ohio.
Two years after graduating from New Haven High School in 1955, Shirley married the love of her life, Jack J. Williams, on February 9, 1957. During their beautiful sixty-five years together, the two were blessed with three daughters, Deborah, Pamela, and Amy. Shirley served her community by working for Wetzel Insurance for thirty years before retiring in 2000. She started as a secretary and then earned her insurance license, taking great pleasure in helping those around her with their insurance needs.
Strong in her faith, Shirley was an active member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in North Manchester as well as WELCA (Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church). She helped prepare funeral dinners and communion and embraced the ministries of the Lutheran Church. Shirley was also a member of Tri-Kappa, Bunco Bunch, and the Red Hat Society. She was always full of energy, fun, and loved to be social. Nothing made Shirley happier than being with her family. She delighted in playing games with her grandchildren and supporting them in their various events and activities. During the summer months she relished in her time spent swimming with her kids, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
The loving memory of Shirley Ann Williams will be forever cherished by her husband, Jack Williams, North Manchester; daughter, Deborah Condon, Plainfield, Illinois, Pamela Rhoades, North Manchester, and Amy (Jared) Robinson, Wabash; grandchildren, Kyle (Alexis) Condon, Katie Condon, Lindsay Condon, Leslie (Jake) Cerbone, Hayley (Blake) Hearn, Karyn (Chris) Jett, and Tanner (Shannon) Wilcox; nine great-grandchildren with one more due in January; brother, Kenny Bowers, Palm Beach, California; and sister, Barbara Kuntz, Oregon. Shirley was preceded in death by her father and stepmother, Arlo and Bertha “Peggy” Severence; mother and stepfather, Martha and Kenny Bowers; and son-in-law, Mike Condon.
Family and friends may call Saturday, November 26, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 113 West Main Street, North Manchester, Indiana. Funeral services will begin at the conclusion of calling with Rev. Judith A. Follis officiating.
For those who wish to honor the memory of Shirley Williams, memorial contribution may be made to the Manchester High School Athletic Department, 1 Squire Drive, North Manchester, Indiana 46962.
The family of Shirley Ann Williams has entrusted McKee Mortuary with care and final arrangements.
Manchester High School Athletic Department
1 Squire Drive, North Manchester IN 46962