Shirley M. Redden


Shirley Maxine Redden, 84 of Crawfordsville passed away December 3, 2019 at Ben Hur Health and Rehab. She was born on February 4, 1935 in Smartsburg to the late Omer Dale Elmore and Lucile Conrad Henry Elmore. She married Donald Eugene Redden on May 31, 1953 at Young’s Chapel Christian Church.  He survives.

Shirley graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 1953. She worked at the Elston Bank, Exchange National Bank in Colorado Springs, and retired as a bookkeeper of the Montgomery County Department of Welfare in 1988. She was a member of Browns Valley Christian Church, a 50 year member and Past Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star, Past Mother Advisor of Alamo Rainbow Girls, and honorary member of the Grand Cross of Colors. She was also a former Brownie Scout leader and Assistant 4-H leader. Shirley loved family history and enjoyed working on genealogy. She was also known among family and friends for her delicious pies.

She leaves behind five children: Ed (Catherine) Redden of Monte Vista, Colorado, Rochella (Jack) Leach of Crawfordsville, Roxana (Jeff) Silko of Clayton, Rhonda (Brian) Smith of Wingate, and Gale (Mary Beth) Redden of Crawfordsville. She had ten grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister Norma Kirts, and brothers Norris Henry and Ed Elmore.

Funeral service will be at 10:00 AM, Saturday, December 7, 2019, at Machledt & Servies Funeral Home, 301 E. Green Street, Waveland, IN 47989, with Pastor David Finch officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Hill South Cemetery. Friends can visit with the family at the funeral home on Friday, December 6, 2019 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM.  Memorials in Shirley’s memory may be made to Browns Valley Christian Church.

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