Shirley Ann Glass, 86, North Manchester, passed away peacefully at her home on Oct. 14, 2022. The second of four children, Shirley was born on Dec. 16, 1935, in Huntington to Walter Ray and Clara Irene (Sorgen) Brubaker.
Shirley lost her father at the age of nine, at which time she made the decision to sacrifice for her family. She eventually declined the opportunity to attend college for free upon graduation from Huntington High School in 1953. Instead, she felt it was better to stay and help her family. Shortly after high school graduation, Shirley went on a double-blind date where she met B. DeWayne Glass. The two were wed on June 11, 1955. During their sixty-seven years of marriage, they were blessed with three children, William “Bill”, Eva, and Debra.To help support her family, Shirley worked at Heckman Bindery for over twenty years before retiring in 2000.
Shirley was outgoing and loved to help those around her. From preparing food at the Laketon American Legion to setting up and organizing the Laketon Days, Shirley was a caring person who could create a bond with anyone she met. Her kindness and caring nature didn’t stop with just people, though, as Shirley loved to watch and care for hummingbirds and her three grand-puppies. However, nothing compared to the joy of being with her family. Shirley relished in her time spent camping and going to farm shows with her husband DeWayne. She was also an active member of Congregational Christian Church in North Manchester.
The loving memory of Shirley Ann Glass will be forever cherished by her husband, B. DeWayne Glass, North Manchester; son, William E. “Bill” (Linda) Glass, North Manchester; daughters, Eva Glass and Debra (Tim) Bochard, both of North Manchester; sister, Mary Ellen (Doug) Davis, Defiance, Ohio; grandchildren, Scott Glass, Kyle (Britta) Glass, Bryce Bochard, and Natasha Bochard; and great-grandchildren, Ella and Miller Glass. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Dan Brubaker; and sister Linda DeHaven.
A celebration of Shirley’s life will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. with calling beginning at 12:00 noon at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, Indiana. Pastor J.P. Freeman will officiate.
For those who wish to honor the memory of Shirley Ann Glass, memorial contributions may be made to the Wabash County Animal Shelter, 810 Manchester Ave., Wabash, Indiana 46992. Or, for the North Manchester Dog Park, specify and donate to Wabash County Community Foundation, 220 East Main Street, North Manchester, Indiana 46962. Place the specification in the memo line.
The family of Shirley Ann Glass has entrusted McKee Mortuary with care and final arrangements.
Condolences may be emailed to mckeemortuary.com