Shirley A. Priser — UPDATED
Shirley Ann Priser, 85, Warsaw, died peacefully Wednesday, Feb. 8 2023, at her home in Warsaw, surrounded by loved ones. She was under the care of Kosciusko Home Care and Hospice. Shirley was born Sept. 25, 1937, in Columbia City, to Maxine Bradbury Grimm and N. Ward Harmon. Ward died when Shirley was an infant, and she was adopted by Volentine “Tiny” Grimm.
Shirley attended Atwood schools. She married James Michael Priser on July 30, 1954, in Warsaw.
Shirley sold Avon for several years. She received many awards for being a top sales representative. She also worked in retail sales. She enjoyed the challenge of the work and loved connecting with other people.
Shirley kept busy with many hobbies. She enjoyed reading and would read several books a week. She was a very active member in a homemaker club. She loved to research and try new recipes. She was member of the Red Hat Society. She loved traveling with friends and family.
Shirley always had a smile on her face that could light up the world. She was very kind and always the first to help anyone in need. She loved her family dearly and treasured every moment she spent with them. She had a wicked sense of humor.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Maxine Grimm, Volentine Grimm and N. Ward Harmon; husband, James M. Priser; son, James A. Priser; and granddaughter, Stacy L. Priser.
Survivors include son, Jack (Joyce) Priser; daughter-in-law, Sally Priser; sister, Cindy Shelton; grandchildren, Sara (Richard) Larocque, Jennifer Priser, Matthew Priser, Keith (Heather) Priser, Ian Priser, Kari Priser and Michelle (Torren) Lewis; and several great-grandchildren, who she treasured dearly.
Titus Funeral Home is entrusted with Shirley’s care. Family and friends may gather at the funeral home, from 3-6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023, 2000 E. Sheridan Street, Warsaw. The funeral service for Shirley will take place at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb.13, 2023, with the door opening to the public an hour prior. Burial will immediately follow the service at Oakwood Cemetery.