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Shirley A. Eyrich
Oct. 22, 1935-April 10, 2013
BOURBON â€” Shirley A. Eyrich, 77, a resident of Bourbon, passed away at 8:50 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at home in the care of her family.
Shirley was born the daughter of Ernest I. Dickey and Leota Velda Haney Dickey on Oct. 22, 1935 in Tippecanoe. She was a 1953 graduate of Tippecanoe High School and was a lifelong resident of the Bourbon area.
Shirley was a homemaker and a â€śfarmerâ€™s wifeâ€ť. She also worked numerous other places that included; Bourbon Dairy Queen, J. C. Penney, Bourbon Elevator and most recently alongside her son at Dougâ€™s Printing of Bourbon. She was very active as a member of the First United Church of Christ of Bourbon where she served in many capacities throughout the years. For many years she has been involved with the Marshall County 4-H program helping her children and grandchildren with their projects and she was a 4-H Leather leader. Shirley also was a member of the first Emergency Medical Service of Bourbon and served her community for several years; she was a Past President of the PTA at Triton School Corporation, a member of the Tippecanoe Home Ec. Club and the Former Betsy Ross Club. She enjoyed embroidery and her sewing club and watching her grandchildren in all their events.
On Sept. 12, 1954 at Tippecanoe she married Dale F. Eyrich who died Feb. 5, 1991. She is survived by five loving children; Marcia and husband Craig Spaid of Carmel, Ernest Eyrich of Omaha, Neb., twins Rebecca Carswell of Bourbon, Richard and wife Tina Eyrich of Bourbon and Douglas and wife Barb Eyrich also of Bourbon. She also leaves behind her grandchildren; Melissa Stallbaum, Daniel and wife Megumi Spaid, Riley Dale Carswell, Bryce Carswell, Tyson Horter, Tyra Eyrich, James Dale Eyrich, Olivia Eyrich and Chase Eyrich along with her great-grandchildren; Braxton, Mckinley, Kyleigh and Zagan. Shirley also leaves her two sisters; Esther and Raymond Morrison of Culver, Diane and Ned Crum of Scottsville, Ky. and her sister-in-law Sharon Dickey of Plymouth. Companion Bob Osburn of Akron.
Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, son-in-law Greg Carswell, sister Verna Faye Dickey and her brother James Dickey.
The family will welcome friends Saturday from 2 - 8 p.m. at Deaton-Clemens Funeral Home, 115 S. Main St., Bourbon, and again on Sunday at the church for one hour before her funeral services.
Funeral services will be Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 2 p.m. in the First United Church of Christ, 407 N. Main St., Bourbon with Susan Clark officiating.
Burial will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery at Bourbon.
The family asks that memorial contributions go to: For the benefit of the Marshall County Dairy Feeder Project (checks made payable to the Marshall County 4-H Dairy Club) or Marshall County Hospice and Palliative Care program in her memory.
Deaton-Clemens Funeral Home is privileged to be entrusted in arranging the services.
Condolences may be left at deatonclemensfh.com.