Shirley A. Nisley

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Shirley A. Nisley

June 19, 1931 - November 05, 2018

Shirley A. Nisley Shirley A. Nisley, 87, formerly of LaGrange County, died peacefully surrounded by family at 11:25 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5, at Orchard Pointe Health Campus, Kendallville.
She was born June 19, 1931, in Eureka, Illinois, to Frank and Ruth (Mishler) Ropp. She lived there for four years before moving to LaGrange County.
On Sept. 25, 1949, in LaGrange County, she married Vernon Nisley, who survives.
In addition to her husband, surviving are three daughters, Fern (Ralph) Miller, LaGrange, Karen Givens, Andover, New York, and Marilyn (Phil) Frye, Goshen; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; four step-great-great-grandchildren; three brothers, Bill (Carol) Ropp, Atlanta, Georgia, Bob (Janice) Ropp, Phoenix, Arizona, and Carl (Barb) Ropp, Sun City, Arizona.
She was preceded in death by her parents and son-in-law, Larry Givens.
Shirley faithfully attended LaGrange Missionary Church. She taught ladies Bible class for 40 years. She loved children and taught children at Maple Grove Church during their bus ministry. She also taught summer Bible school.
Shirley was a caregiver for both her and Vernon's parents. She was a homemaker and helped run the family farm, where she was often the tractor driver.
Visitation will be from 1-6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 S. Main St., Middlebury.
The family will have a private burial service prior to the 11 a.m. memorial service Friday, Nov. 9, also at the funeral home. Services will be conducted by Pastor Brent Danielson.
Burial will be at Forest Grove Cemetery, Middlebury.
Memorials may be given to LaGrange Missionary Church or Heartland Hospice.
Online condolences may be offered at
Published on November 6, 2018
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