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Shirley K. Myers

September 18, 1927 — November 18, 2020

Shirley K. Myers, 93, of Shelbyville, formerly of Wabash and North Webster passed away Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at Ashford Place Health Campus in Shelbyville. She was born September 18, 1927, and raised in Elwood, the daughter of Melvin H. and Lucile (Davis) King. She married Dr. Donald Myers on November 4, 1950, and he preceded her in death on October 17, 1963. Shirley is survived by her sons, Dr. John Myers and wife, JoEllen, and Dr. William Myers and wife, Jane; daughters, Betsy (Myers) Plymate and husband, Todd, and Ginny (Myers) Shaffer and husband, Wayne; her cherished thirteen grandchildren, Josh Myers, Emily (Myers) Royle, Nathan Myers, John Myers, Dan Myers, Anne (Plymate) Field, Sarah (Plymate) Lofton, Jen (Plymate) Zoller, Katie (Shaffer) Missey, Natalie (Shaffer) Govert, Dr. Philip Shaffer, Marina (Myers) Small and Kensea Myers; twenty-eight great-grandchildren; nieces, Leslie King, Janice Todd, Nancy Amburn and Marilyn Borchardt; and nephew, Mel King. In addition to Donald, Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Pauline; and brother, Bill. Shirley graduated in 1945 from Elwood High School and from Indiana University in 1949. She had a life-long love of Lake Tippecanoe and the family log cabin. In 1988, Shirley moved to Shelbyville where she worked in the laboratory for Shelby County Family Medicine. She retired in 2002 and moved to North Webster. Shirley returned to Shelbyville in 2013. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi, Tri Kappa, PEO Sisterhood, and was a dedicated volunteer at the North Webster library. Shirley was a life-long active Methodist. A celebration of Shirley’s life will occur in the summer of 2021 in Wabash with burial following at Memorial Lawns Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Pi Beta Phi Fraternity at; Wabash First United Methodist Church at or North Webster Community Public Library at Online condolences may be shared with Shirley’s family at
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