Shirley Ann Surface

Shirley Ann (Mills) Surface, 84, of Crawfordsville passed away Monday, May 11, 2020, at Ben Hur Health and Rehabilitation.

She was born Feb. 29, 1936, to the late Ora Vern and Kitty Marie (Nichols) Mills.

Shirley graduated from Kingman High School in 1954. On June 4, 1955, she married Floyd “Doc” Lewis Surface Jr., who preceded her in death Aug. 25, 2006. After 25 years, she retired from Kroger in Crawfordsville, where she worked as a cashier. She was a member of Browns Valley Christian Church and Bunco Club. She loved all her Bunco Club friends. Shirley enjoyed embroidery, sewing, flowers and square dancing. She loved going to church activities; her favorite activity being pie and tie night.

Shirley is survived by two sons, Randy (Jayne) Surface of Columbus and Rodney (Elisa) Surface of Darlington; two daughters, Rita (Gene) Starnes of Waveland and Regina Trent of Bainbridge; brother Ed (Judy) Mills of Crawfordsville; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband “Doc”; two brothers, Wayne and Wendall Mills; and sister Wanda Clawson.

There will be a graveside service at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 16, 2020, at Indian Creek Hill Cemetery, with Pastor David Finch officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Browns Valley Christian Church, 9011 S. State Road 47, Crawfordsville, IN 47933, or you may also donate online under the donations tab on Shirley’s obituary page at for which these donations will be used to buy local gift cards for the nursing staff working the COVID wing at Ben Hur Nursing Home. Sanders Priebe Funeral Care entrusted with care.

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