Goshen News, Goshen, IN

January 1, 2013

Shirley J. Grace


— MIDDLEBURY — Shirley J. Grace, 60, died unexpectedly Sunday morning at Parkview Hospital in Ft. Wayne following an auto accident.

She was born July 25, 1952 in Michigan City, to Hilbert and Rose (Migliore) Butts.

On Oct. 7, 1988, she married Claude Grace in Paris, Tenn. He survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Natalie Grace, Middlebury, and Nancy Grace, Westville; two sons, Keith Butts, Middlebury, and Tony (Trish) Grace, Bristol; 10 grandchildren, Ryan, Andrew, Tommy, Kyle, Laura, T.J., Cody, Mariane, Josh and Liliana; a great-granddaughter, AvaLynn; and two sisters, Carmella “Peanut” Weber, and Pat (Carl) Human, both of Michigan City.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Virginia “Puggie” Austin; and a brother, Samuel Lee Butts.

Shirley has been the lead laundry attendant at Greencroft for more than 20 years. She had many friends and co-workers. She loved spending time with family and friends. Everyone had a special place in her heart. She would do anything for anyone and always put others needs before her own. She will be greatly missed.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen.

A funeral Mass will take place Friday at 1 p.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Goshen, with the Rev. Father Anthony Steinacker officiating.

Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Bristol.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family for expenses.

Online condolences may be shared at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.