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Shirley Sutton-Herrin

November 8, 1933 ~ October 20, 2017 (age 83)
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Shirley Sutton Herrin, age 83, a resident of Portland, passed away on Friday, October 20, 2017 at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie.  

            Shirley was born on November 8, 1933, in Jay County, the daughter of Everett and Carrie (Rees) Sutton.  She graduated from Dunkirk High School and was married on June 15, 1952 to John Herrin who passed away in 1994.  She was a homemaker most of her life and worked for the Jay School Corporation as an Instructional Aid helping kids with reading.  She was a member of the Plymouth United Church of Christ in Dunkirk. She actively attended the Trinity United Methodist Church in Portland where she taught Sunday School and played piano.  

Other memberships include: Portland Evening Optimist Club, Silver Sneakers at the Jay County Community Center and Jay County Republican Women.  Shirley volunteered for many organizations including the Jay County Hospital Auxiliary, American Red Cross where she helped with local blood drives and the Jay County Public Library where she helped during book sales.  Shirley was an avid reader of mystery books and enjoyed playing the piano.  Most of all she loved spending time with her family and many friends.  She was a faithful cheerleader for her grandkids’ numerous events and activities and the life of every party!

            Survivors include:

            1 daughter:  Carolyn Johnson (husband Doug) – Portland, Indiana

           4 grandchildren:  Alyssa Ralston (husband Robert)

                                       Amanda Schortgen (husband James)

                                       Patrick Johnson (wife Joni)

                                      Abigail Scott (husband Darren)


            2 great grandsons:  Max Robert and Hunter Rees Ralston


            She was preceded in death by her husband John Herrin, 3 children, Linda Susan Herrin, Elizabeth Ann Herrin and Jayne Kathryn Herrin and 2 sisters, Janice Sutton and Marianna Kirkham.  

             Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Westchester United Methodist Church, 4487 E. 400 N., Portland.  Funeral services will follow at 12 p.m. on Tuesday at the Church.  Pastor Darrell Borders will officiate and burial will follow in the Dunkirk IOOF Cemetery.  

             Memorials may be directed towards the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or Westchester United Methodist Church.  

             Arrangements are entrusted to the Williamson and Spencer Funeral Home in Portland.  


 Service Information

October 24, 2017

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Westchester United Methodist Church
4487 E. 400 N.
Portland, Indiana 47371

Funeral Service
October 24, 2017

12:00 PM
Westchester United Methodist Church
4487 E. 400 N.
Portland, Indiana 47371

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