December 6, 1934 - April 7, 2022
Beverly G. Shirley, Beverly G. Shirley passed away at her home on Thursday April 7th at the age of 87 years. She was so young at heart, in mind and spirit but her body had other plans. She was cracking jokes and making others laugh right up to the end. She never really embraced the geriatric way of life. She canceled her AARP subscription early on, said it was boring. Swore she’d never live in assisted living, and did whatever she could to avoid doctors, prescription pills and the need to ask for help from pretty much anybody. She was Wonder Woman disguised as an 87-year-old beautiful lady. She had the voice of an Angel and performed at Starlight Musicals at Butler University where she attended college. She sang regularly on Sundays at Church of the Savior in Indianapolis and volunteered at Central State Hospital. Her journey was filled with love, service to others and friends of all kinds. Her four kids loved her beyond words and her grandchildren loved and listened to every word spoken as if they were a lesson in life. She loved fiercely as her kids and friends will tell you. She believed God was Love and that Love was God and taught her kids that it was as simple as that. Don’t complicate things. She saw the beauty in all the little things. The birds that she fed year-round, the squirrels and ducks that had names and would come to her patio. Flowers were her passion in summertime, and she loved nothing more than to sit on her patio among pots of beautiful flowers soaking up the sun’s warmth. She tended to them so that each stem and blossom was perfect and just so. There is no scale, no device known that could measure her love for her children, Grandchildren and those who were her friends, Donna and Judy, Karen, Teresa, Betty and Joyce. She loved them beyond words. We rejoice knowing she is having a party somewhere with her friends who passed before her Larry, Carol, Carlene, Anne, Jeannette, Patsy and all of her other pals. Beverly (Bee Gee, Bev) was born on December 6th 1934 to Harry and Mona Weevie who she is preceded by. She is survived by her children, Julie Shirley Lavinder (husband Jim), Bryan (wife Jeanne), Jennifer (Jenny) Shirley (husband Clay), Paul (wife Kris), grandchildren, Dallas (wife Samantha, stepson Atticus and soon to be daughter/Great Granddaughter), Weston (wife Makaila) and Trevor (partner Nicole); sister Joyce Roden; niece, Melinda Roden Barthol (husband Jim); and her two nephews, Dan (wife Carole) and Andy. As she wished there will be no funeral, no eulogies but a celebration of life (Party!) at a later date. For those who feel compelled, donations will gladly be accepted in her name at INDYHUMANE.ORG.
Beverly G. Shirley, Beverly G. Shirley passed away at her home on Thursday April 7th at the age of 87 years. She was so young at heart, in mind and spirit but her body had other plans. She was cracking jokes and making others laugh right up... View Obituary & Service Information
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