2017-06-06 / Obituaries

C. Shirley Birt, 79

C. Shirley Birt C. Shirley Birt C. Shirley Birt, age 79, of Greencastle, went to be with the Lord and reunite with the love of her life, Gordon R. Birt, on June 2, 2017.

Born September 27, 1937 to Ivan and Dewell (Davis) Clark, in Greencastle. She met Gordon as a teenager at the Putnam County Fair and they later married on November 23, 1955.

Together they were blessed with five children: Ronald (Mary Anne) Birt, Carolyn (Maurice) Butler, Gerald (Karen) Birt, Robert (Laura) Birt, and Glen (Paula) Birt. She is also survived by a beloved brother, Gerald Clark, and thirteen grandchildren she truly treasured: Kacie (Luke) Chase, Daniel (Lindsey) Birt, Miranda (Brent) Heavin, Kyle (Jill) Birt, Lesli (Lee) Fordice, Matthew (Ashton) Butler, Kayla (Chris) Flegal, Bailey (Kyle) Beaty, Aaron (Sarah) Birt, Luke Birt, Kara (Jordan) Brinkman, Brittany Birt, and Olivia Birt. Shirley found great joy spending time with her eleven great grandchildren: Sterling, Diakanua, Nelson, and Tariku Chase; Jaxon and Hallie Birt; Mackinley, Mason, and Makenna Heavin; Harper Fordice; and Mia Butler.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, sisters in-law, Betty Clark and Donna Clark, and one grandson, Mackinley Butler.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at the Greencastle Christian Church. Interment will follow at the Forest Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Friday, June 9th from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the Greencastle Christian Church.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Shirley’s memory to the Fillmore Alumni Assn or the Putnam County Fair Assn.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family c/o www.Hopkins-Rector.com

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