Shirley was born the daughter of Ernest I. Dickey and Leota Velda Haney Dickey on Oct. 22, 1935, in Tippecanoe, Ind. She was a 1953 Graduate of Tippecanoe High School and was a lifelong resident
of the Bourbon area.
Shirley was a homemaker and a “farmer’s wife.” She also worked numerous other places that included Bourbon Dairy Queen, J.C. Penney’s, Bourbon Elevator and most recently alongside her son at Doug’s Printing of Bourbon.
She was a very active as a member of the First United Church of Christ of Bourbon where she served in many capacities throughout the years. For many years she has been involved with the Marshall County 4-H program helping her children and grandchildren with their projects and she was a
4-H Leather leader.
Shirley also was a member of the first Emergency Medical Service of Bourbon and served her community for several years, she was a past president of the PTA at Triton School Corporation, a member of the Tippecanoe Home Ec. Club and the Former Betsy Ross Club. She enjoyed embroidery and her sewing club and watching her grandchildren in all their events.
On Sept. 12, 1954, at Tippecanoe, Ind., she married Dale F. Eyrich, who died Feb. 5, 1991.
She is survived by five loving children: Marcia (Craig) Spaid, Carmel, Ind.; Ernest Eyrich, Omaha, Neb.; twins: Rebecca Carswell, Bourbon; and Richard (Tina) Eyrich, Bourbon; and Douglas (Barb) Eyrich, Bourbon; grandchildren; Melissa Stallbaum, Daniel (Megumi) Spaid, Riley Dale Carswell, Bryce Carswell, Tyson Horter, Tyra Eyrich, James Dale Eyrich, Olivia Eyrich and Chase Eyrich; along with her great-grandchildren: Braxton, Mckinley, Kyleigh and Zagan; two sisters: Esther (Raymond) Morrison, Culver, Ind.; and Diane (Ned) Crum, Scottsville, Ky.; her sister-in-law: Sharon Dickey, Plymouth; and companion: Bob Osburn, Akron, Ind.
Shirley was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; a son-in-law: Greg Carswell; sister: Verna Faye Dickey; and a brother: James Dickey.
The family will welcome friends from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at Deaton-Clemens Funeral Home 115 S. Main St., Bourbon, and again on Sunday at the church for one hour before her funeral services. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 14, in the First United Church of Christ, 407 N. Main St, Bourbon, with Susan Clark officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery at Bourbon.
The family asks that memorial contributions to Marshall County Dairy Feeder Project (checks made payable to the Marshall County 4-H Dairy Club) or Marshall County Hospice and Palliative Care program in her memory.