GOSHEN — Shirley K. Poe, 76, passed away Saturday at Courtyard Healthcare Center in Goshen.
She was born Aug. 25, 1936 in Goshen, to Carl E. and Ruth L. (Lines) Miller.
On July 25, 1957, she married Clifford A. Poe in Elkhart. He preceded her in death June 21, 2009.
She is survived by three sons, Michael Weldy of Elkhart, Joseph (Lara) Miller of Warsaw and Carl (Beverly) Poe of Milford; daughter, Debra (Robert) Ryman of Bristol; fiance and dearest friend, Dick Klase of Goshen; sister, Esther (Rich) Yoder of Goshen; brother, Ret. Col. Ray E. Miller of Dayton, Ohio; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; six nieces and six nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Irene Wysong; and two brothers, H. DeFoe Miller and Charles D. Miller
Shirley and Clifford worked for several years in the RV transportation industry. She often enjoyed bowling, cooking and being with her family and friends.
The family will receive friends today from 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Billings Funeral Home, 812 Baldwin St., Elkhart, where funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Major Karen Hanton of the Goshen Salvation Army will officiate. Following the services, cremation will take place at Altera Cremation Services.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army of Goshen or Goshen Home Care and Hospice.
Online condolences may be given by visiting www.billingsfuneralhome.com.