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Shirley Gale Linder, 94, passed away Sunday, Sept. 24, at Greencroft Living Center.
She was born Sept. 27, 1922, in Elkhart, to the late David and Edna (Woodman) Harms.
On June 19, 1942, in Elkhart, she married the Rev. Lloyd Linder. He preceded her in death March 6, 1985, in Tucson, Arizona. She was also preceded in death by three siblings, Ward Harms, Jane Mishkin and Joanne Stephens.
Survivors include two children, Thomas (Vickie) Linder, Monument, Colorado, and Marcia (Ronald) Gall, North Port, Florida, and three grandchildren, Rhonda (Bruce) Chapman, Rick (Ami) Balding and Dain (Jenifer) Linder. Also surviving are six great-grandchildren and a sister Doris (Lee) Hoyt.
Shirley was employed at G.L. Perry Variety Stores as a clerk for many years. She was a proud wife of a minister, member of Northside Church of the Nazarene and "The Harmonica Band," which performed throughout the state. Shirley also volunteered at Greencroft and Elkhart General Hospital. In her spare time, she enjoyed reading, traveling, bowling and golfing.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the noon celebration of life service Saturday, Nov. 11, at Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers please send memorial contributions to Northside Church.
To send an online condolence please visit www.wmzfh.com.
Published on November 6, 2017
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