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Shirley Jean (Johnston) Everroad

February 22, 1939 ~ July 28, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old


Shirley Jean Everroad, 84, of Columbus, passed away on Friday, July 28, 2023, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana in Columbus.

Born February 22, 1939, in Richland County, Illinois, she was the daughter of William Robert and Leona Martha (Gorrell) Johnston. She married James Linn Everroad on November 19, 1988, in Elizabethtown; he preceded her in death on October 11, 2010.

Shirley received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Indianapolis and her master’s degree from Ball State University.  She worked as a teacher for Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation until her retirement.  Shirley was a member of Sandy Hook United Methodist Church in Columbus. She enjoyed reading and working crossword puzzles and Sudoku. She loved playing the piano, singing in the choir, and listening to music.

Survivors include her daughters, Kimberly Sue (Lloyd) Miller of Columbus, Tamra (Philip) Lambert of Flower Mound, Texas, and Melissa (Nathan) Smurdon of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Amie (Chris) Jordan, Arika (Boone) Asher, Lilly Asher, Alyssa (Paul) Meek, Tyler Miller, Elaine Lambert, Lance (Savanna) Lambert, Nathaniel Spaugh, Nicholas Spaugh, Noah Jordan, Nora Spaugh, Luke Lambert, and Kendall Smurdon; great-grandchildren, Cyrus Lambert, Westyn Asher, Knox Asher, Aspyn Meek, Scarlett Meek, and Russell Meek; great-great-grandchild, Theodore Spaugh; step-children, Jeffrey (Carole) Everroad of Seymour, Becky (Larry) Blevins of Florida, and Cheryl (Jerry) Wilson of North Vernon; step grandchildren, Andy (Saranda) Blevins, Amy (Ryan) Loudermilch, Jeffrey (Bethany) Everroad, Wendy Wilson, Jeremy (Cassie) Owens, and Jacob (Sarah) Owens; step-great-grandchildren, Caleb Schryer, Peyton Napier, Dillion Napier, Michael Owens, and Charlotte Owens; brother, James R. (Mary) Johnston of West Virginia; sister, Carol Sue (John) Gifford of Cincinnati, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; baby sister, Elizabeth Johnston; brother, Fred Johnston; grandson Noah Smurdon; and step-granddaughter, Kristina Bauman.

The funeral service for Shirley will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 1, 2023, at the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Service in North Vernon. A visitation for family and friends will be from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service.  A burial will follow in the Vernon Cemetery in Vernon.

Memorials may be made in honor of Shirley through the funeral home to the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR); Riley Hospital for Children; Our Hospice of South Central Indiana; or Trisomy 18 Foundation.

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August 1, 2023

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
420 South State Street
North Vernon, IN 47265

Funeral Service
August 1, 2023

1:00 PM
Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
420 South State Street
North Vernon, IN 47265

Interment following service
August 1, 2023

Vernon Cemetery
Pike Street
Vernon, Indiana 47282


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