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Edith "Evon" Shirley

July 25, 1941 ~ January 29, 2024 (age 82) 82 Years Old
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Edith "Evon" Shirley Obituary

Edith “Evon” Shirley, age 82, of Tipton, passed away Monday, January 29, 2024, surrounded by the love of her family. She was born on July 25, 1941, in Celina, Tennessee to her parents, Domer & Edith (Adams) Blakley. Evon shared 58 wonderful years with her husband, Rondal Shirley before his passing on February 1, 2018.   

Evon attended Tipton High School. Many will remember Evon from her years working alongside her family at Radio Shack. She had a meek, humble demeanor, yet knew the store like the back of her hand and was incredibly efficient. She had the most welcoming, friendly face and made sure to make every customer feel important. Through the years, Evon also worked for Overstreet Chiropractic and Lewis Chiropractic.  

Evon was a proud wife, mother and grandmother, and always considered it an honor to care for her family. Being a homemaker was a very natural role for Evon. She was selfless in many ways, and loved her family sacrificially. Evon was strong in her faith, and was a dedicated member of the Madison Street Church of Christ in Tipton. She was a Sunday school teacher, and volunteered many summers to work with the migrant children. Evon kept herself busy, but in her spare time she enjoyed crafting, quilting, and making stained glass. Evon was one of a kind; unique in many ways, and a true blessing to all who knew and loved her. She will be greatly missed!    

Those left to carry on Evon’s legacy of love are her children, Michele Russell (David), Tony Shirley (Margie), Greg Shirley (Laurie), Loretta Steffen; Debbie Shirley daughter-in-law, grandchildren, Nichole, Benjamin, Cynthia, Angela, Greg Jr., Samantha, Emily, Olivia, Colby, Conner; 13 great grandchildren; siblings, Raymond Blakley, Willie Blakley, sister-in-law, Sandy Blakley; many sisters and brothers-in-law, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.   

Evon was welcomed into Heaven by her husband, Rondal Shirley; parents, Domer & Edith Blakley; son, Chris Shirley; grandson Alex Steffen, grandson Tyler Steffen, and brother, Fred Blakley.    

A funeral service celebrating Evon’s life will take place on Friday, February 2, 2024, at 1:00 PM at Taylor & Cowan Funeral Home, located at 314 N. Main Street in Tipton, with Pastor Ronnie Whittemore officiating. Visitation for friends and family will be held before the service from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the funeral home. Burial will take place immediately following the service in Tipton’s Fairview Cemetery. 

Taylor & Cowan Funeral Home is honored to care for the Shirley family in their time of need. Please feel free to leave an online condolence or share a special memory of Evon with her family on her tribute wall.

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February 2, 2024

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Taylor & Cowan Funeral Home and Cremation Services
314 N Main Street
Tipton, IN 46072

February 2, 2024

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Taylor & Cowan Funeral Home and Cremation Services
314 N Main Street
Tipton, IN 46072


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