She was born in Coal Bluff, Ind., May 26, 1937, to John and Margaret Marie (Bailey) Eveland. She attended Fontanet High School. In her younger years, she worked for Oehlers five and dime store and at the Rosedale IGA. She married William Starr May 10, 1963. Shirley was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker. She and her husband enjoyed traveling, camping and spending time out doors.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Fred "Peanut" Eveland and Bobby Eveland, and a sister Margie McMurray.
She is survived by her husband William Starr Sr., son William Starr Jr. and wife Dawn, Brazil, daughter Sue Ann Fitzpatrick, younger brother Darrell Eveland and wife Cathy, Vigo County, grandchildren Joshua Fitzpatrick, Samantha Starr, Jessica Starr and husband Ben Witt, all of Brazil, and great-granddaughter Kylee Witt, as well as a large extended family.
Services for Mrs. Starr will be at French Funeral Home, Brazil, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Tony Alstott officiating. Burial will follow at Bee Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home Wednesday, from 6-8 p.m.
Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in her memory.