Obituary for Shirley A. Mahan

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Shirley A. Mahan

May 17, 1935 - November 27, 2016

Shirley A. (Miller) Mahan, age 81, passed away peacefully Sunday morning, November 27, 2016 at the Indiana Masonic Home in Franklin. She was a resident of Martinsville.


Shirley was born in Connersville on May 17, 1935 to the late, Charles E. and Anna Lucille (Lancaster) Miller. She was a 1954 graduate of Carmel High School and went on to marry Frank E. Mahan on July 30, 1955 in Royal Oak, Michigan.  He lovingly survives after 61 devoted years of marriage.


Shirley is also survived by her children, Mark Mahan of Martinsville, Randy (Leta) Mahan of Morgantown and Vance (Becky) Mahan of Martinsville; siblings, Dale (Mary Lou) Miller of Oregon, Barbara Lee Drye and Mary Hazel (Bob) Swan both of Iowa; grandchildren, Chad (Holly) Mahan and Nick (Molly) Mahan both of Morgantown, Benjamin (Brittany) Mahan and Leslie Allison (Steve) Jordan both of Martinsville, Keaton Mahan of Whiteland; great grandchildren, Becca, Bailey, Harper, Chloe, Memphis, Conrad and Morgan.


She was preceded in death by siblings, Richard Miller, Naomi Dorsey and Jean Chersin.


Shirley retired in 1985 as a secretary for AT&T in Morgantown after 13 years of service. She prided herself as a Domestic Engineer. She was a member of the York Street Church of Christ in Martinsville; 13 year member of the Communication Workers of America and the National Rifle Association. Shirley enjoyed reading suspense novels, working with wood crafts and playing computer games with her favorite being Ma Jong Tiles. She also enjoyed sewing and painting oil portraits. In her younger years, Shirley was a fan of horseback riding and often competed in exhibitions. She also competed on a bowling league in Indianapolis and bowled a perfect game in the early 1960’s.


Pastor Joe Hamm will conduct a funeral service on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from noon until service time on Wednesday at the funeral home. Entombment will be at Nebo Memorial Park Cemetery in Martinsville.


Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Shirley to WFYI Indianapolis Public Radio, 1630 N. Meridian St. Indianapolis, IN 46202.


Condolences may be made to the Mahan family at


Information: (812) 597-4670




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Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Meredith - Clark Funeral Home


179 E. Mulberry Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Service Information

Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Time: 2:00 pm

Meredith - Clark Funeral Home


179 E. Mulberry Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Born: May 17, 1935
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Condolences for Shirley Mahan

Joe Russell posted on 11/30/16

Randy, There’s a special place in all of our hearts for our mothers, just like there’s a special place in every mother’s heart for her children. You will continue to carry her memory in that special place in your heart. I am sincerely sorry for the loss of your mother. Prayers going up for you & your Family.


Mark S. McCormick posted on 11/30/16

Vance, So sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. I just lost my Mother in August so I know how tough it can be. Just know that I'll keep your Mom and your family in my prayers. Sincerely, Mark S. McCormick


Mary Suter posted on 11/28/16

I'm so sorry for you loss my prayers are with all of you


Larry Lowhorn posted on 11/27/16

Randy & Family, No matter how old we are, losing a mother is one of the deepest sorrows a heart can know. But her goodness, her caring, and her wisdom live on, like a legacy of love that will always be with you. John 16:22 English Standard Version (ESV) 22 So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you. Revelation 21:4 ESV He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” With deepest sympathy, Larry Lowhorn


Joe and Marge Hamm posted on 11/28/16

1TH 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 1TH 4:17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 1TH 4:18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.


Teresa Woods posted on 11/28/16

I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Mahan family. Teresa Woods


Davy Jones posted on 11/28/16

Wow! what a time we had at Morgantown so many years ago, I was assigned to drive her to Indianapolis when she had just started, in order to get training from the girls there. she always was laughing, and was a joy to be around may you rest in peace, good friend!!! davy jones