Shirley Mae Ravenscroft, 86

Shirley Mae Ravenscroft, 86, of Wabash, died at 3:45 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, at her home.  She was born Dec. 18, 1928, in Wabash, to Fred and Marguerite (Rhoads) Lundquist.

Shirley was a 1946 graduate of Linlawn High School.  She married Earl Henry Ravenscroft in Indianapolis, on Dec. 26, 1946; he died Jan. 9, 2010.  She retired from Wabash Magnetics and attended the Wabash Friends Church.  Shirley enjoyed traveling with her husband Earl, visiting 49 states and being a grandma.

She is survived by three children, Tim (Jocelyn) Ravenscroft, Jeff Ravenscroft, and Suzie (Dave) Metz, all of Wabash, five grandchildren, Mike (Kara) Ravenscroft of Macy, Jon Ravenscroft of Chicago, Megan (Jerry) Vandeveer of Fort Wayne, Mindy Metz and Steven Metz, both of Wabash, three great-grandchildren, Emilee and Henry Vandeveer of Fort Wayne, and Daisy Ravenscroft of Macy, and her brother, Robert (Margaret) Lundquist of Wabash.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, sister, Charlene "Chuckie" Carlton, and her granddaughter, Nicole Ravenscroft.

Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with David Phillips officiating.  Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 1-3 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Wabash-Miami Home Healthcare and Hospice.

The memorial guest book for Shirley may be signed at


Posted on 2015 Feb 25