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Shirley Ann Rivers

April 21, 1948 ~ October 3, 2022 (age 74) 74 Years Old

Obituary

Shirley Ann Rivers, 74, of Sarasota, Florida, passed away at 7:50 a.m. on Monday, October 3, 2022, at the home of her brother.

Born April 21, 1948, in North Vernon, she was the daughter of Leo and Flora (McNew) Hadley and adoptive daughter of Jack LeRoy and Estella Louise (Keuthan) Sullivan. She married Robert Ronald “Ron” Rivers on December 8, 1995; he preceded her in death.

Shirley was a 1966 graduate of Harry E. Woods High School and worked as a bank teller for Merchant Bank until her retirement in 1995. She enjoyed working puzzles, crocheting, playing blackjack, going to the beach and casinos, and flowers. Shirley love spending time with her family, she spent half of the year in Florida and the other half in Indiana. She had a love for animals especially dogs including her dogs, Barlow and Baxter, and her several grand dogs.

Survivors include her sons, Richard Heid of Columbus and Robert (Tonya) Heid Jr. of Indianapolis; daughters, Donna (Jerry) Erisman of Indianapolis and Susan (Lewis) Hirtzel of Sarasota, Florida; step-sons, Robert (Linda) Rivers and Dale (Melissa) Rivers, both of Indianapolis; step-daughter, Julie Sprinkle of Indianapolis; brother, Cecil (Joyce) Burge of North Vernon; sisters, Janet Murphy, Laura Brown, Sally Millwood, Janie Minks, Polly Ferguson, Patty, Cathy, Penny, and Chrissy; eighteen grandchildren; and sixteen great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; adoptive parents; husband; brothers, Melvin Hadley, Stanley, Billy and Ralph Leasure; and sister, Betty Elton.

A funeral service for Shirley will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 8, 2022, at the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Service in North Vernon. Visitation for family and friends will be at the funeral home on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service.  Burial will follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery in North Vernon.

Memorials may be made in honor of Shirley through the funeral home to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
October 8, 2022

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

Funeral Service
Saturday
October 8, 2022

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

Interment following service
Saturday
October 8, 2022

Hillcrest Cemetery
4th Street
North Vernon, Indiana 47265

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