Shirley Lou Kreger, 84, of Pierceton, Ind., passed away at 2:40 a.m. Saturday, May 31, 2014, in Mason’s Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Warsaw, Ind.
On May 14, 1930, she was born in Pierceton to Lewis and Anna (Rhodes) Jones. A lifetime resident of Pierceton, Shirley was a graduate of Pierceton High School, class of 1948. Shirley was united in marriage to Lionel J. Kreger on Oct. 23, 1948, in Churubusco, Ind. He preceded her in death on Dec. 23, 1995.
She retired from Pierceton School and Whitko School Corporation with thirty years of service as school cafeteria manager. Shirley was a member and elder of Pierceton Presbyterian Church and also a choir member for many years. She also was chairperson for funeral dinners for the church. She was a member of the Senior Citizens Center, Pierceton, American Legion Auxiliary and Kosciusko County Historical Society. She enjoyed singing, sewing, cooking, praising and blessing others and serving at the church. In the last three years, she enjoyed the many activities and crafts at the Mason’s Healthcare Center.
She is survived by her two sons: L. Leslie (Elaine) Kreger, Warsaw; Lewis W. (Vida) Kreger, Grabill, Ind.; five grandchildren: Melissa (Chris) Long, Warsaw; Heather (Mike) Mielcarz, Robbinsville, N.J.; Courtney (Karena) Kreger, Jacksonville, Fla.; Adam (Sara) Kreger, Swartz Creek, Mich.; Ryan Kreger, Grabill; six great-grandchildren: Collin Parker, West Point, N.Y.; Lincoln and Landon Kreger, Swartz Creek; Whitney Long, Fort Wayne, Ind.; Trevor Long, Bakersfield, Calif.; Preston Long, Jacksonville; and one sister: Donna Hahn, Warsaw.
Shirley was preceded in death by seven sisters and one brother.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, June 6, at the funeral chapel. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 7, at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw, with Pastor Denny Bollenbacher officiating. Burial will be in Washington Union Cemetery, Pierceton.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mason’s Healthcare Activity Fund, 900 Provident Dr., Warsaw, IN 46580 or to Pierceton Presbyterian Church, 309 S. 1st St., Pierceton, IN 46562.
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