Shirley Ann Ellingwood



Shirley Ann (Walton) Ellingwood, 84, of Crawfordsville went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, at Wellbrooke of Crawfordsville.

She was born July 19, 1935, at Crawfordsville, to the late Kenneth C. and Frances (Meagher) Walton.

Shirley graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 1954 and later that year married the love of her life, Robert Eugene Ellingwood, who preceded her in death May 31, 2013. Shirley was a loving mother and homemaker to her 10 children. She enjoyed playing Bingo, listening to music, looking at Facebook and vacationing with her family. Family was her life; she loved spending time with them, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In 1988 her and Robert moved to Florida and spent many years there, before moving back to Indiana. While in Florida she worked at Cousin Corp in the packaging department and loved working there.

She is survived by seven sons, Robert Jr., Ronald (Deanna), Russell (Cathy), Randal, Richard, Rex (Cindy) and Rodney; three daughters, Sharon (Julie Jones) Ellingwood, Susan Ellingwood and Sherry (Barry) Lewis; two brothers, Darrell (Jack Morgan) Walton and Fred Walton; four sisters, Lois Evans, Jean Stamps, Darlene Clark and Carolyn Walton; 14 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert; brother Ronnie Dean Walton; sister Judy Oltman; and grandson Jason Charles Ellingwood.

Cremation services are being prepared by Sanders Priebe Funeral Care. The family will receive visitors 4:30–6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9 at Waynetown Christian Church, 101 W. Walnut St., Waynetown. A memorial service will follow at 6:30 p.m., with Pastor Bruce Jones officiating.

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