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Shirley Ann (Winningham) Douglass

September 29, 1937 ~ June 14, 2022 (age 84)


Shirley Ann “Shaut” Douglass, 84, of Peru, Indiana, died peacefully Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at home with her family, as she wished. Shirley was born Sept. 29, 1937, in Denver, Indiana, the daughter of John and Beulah Winningham, who preceded her in death along with son William Scott Douglass of Marion, Indiana, and sister Elizabeth Howell of Swansboro, North Carolina. Shirley was a Jefferson Township School graduate and worked for many years at Delco in Kokomo, retiring in 1993 with a post-retirement goal of eating at every restaurant in Peru. Shirley traveled to Germany and worked at the Indy 500. Shirley was warm and funny, often sending family members hilarious homemade greeting cards that could put Hallmark to shame. She loved spending time with family, including grabbing a coffee at Hardee’s with her sisters and seeing the entire extended group at a family reunion every August at Mississinewa Reservoir. Shirly was always up for a trip to “the boat” in Michigan City for a few tries on the slot machines at the Blue Chip Casino. Shirley is survived by sons Brandon (Janis), Peru; Bryan (Tammy), Daleville; and daughter Anita Easterday (Jeff), Wabash. Also surviving are grandchildren Taylor Douglass (Katie), Peru; Daniel Douglass (Rose), Indianapolis; Matthew Goodman, Murfreesboro, Tennessee; Jennifer Nicosia, Denver, Colorado, Cody Douglass, Daleville, IN, Audrey Douglass, Daleville, IN; and Savannah Russell (fiancé Cody Sloan), Peru; and four great-grandchildren, Wren and Will Douglass of Peru, and Olive and Eloise Douglass of Indianapolis; and many nieces and nephews. Sisters Martha (Joe) Lavalley, Mexico; Rose Houk, Mexico; Carol Sue DePoy, Peru; and brother John Winningham, Indianapolis, also survive. Visitation takes place from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 17 at Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, 84 W. Main St., Peru, Indiana. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 18 at Chili Baptist Church, with burial at Chili Cemetery and a dinner to follow. Memorial contributions may be made in Shirley’s name to Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. Shirley was one of their first patients.

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June 17, 2022

4:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home
84 W. Main Street
Peru, IN 46970

Funeral Service
June 18, 2022

11:00 AM
Chili Baptist Church
2401 E. Broadway
Denver, IN 46926


Riley Children's Hospital
500 N. Meridian Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis IN 46204

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