Shirley Jeffers, 76

Shirley Ann Jeffers, 76, Wabash, died at 10:30 p.m., April 22, at her home. She was born Sept. 13, 1937 in Columbia City, to Isaac Franklin "Frank" and Clara Elizabeth (Murphy) Overholser.

Shirley graduated from Columbia City High School in 1955 and Fort Wayne Beauty College in 1958. She married Bruce Jeffers on July 27, 1958; he died in 2000. They were married for 43 years. She worked for several businesses in Wabash, including Wagner's, Clark's Finer Foods, The Curb-A-Teria, Larry's Bakery, and at Wabash Alloys, where she worked as a switchboard operator. She was a member of the First Church of God, Wabash. She enjoyed having coffee with friends and cherished those special friends and memories throughout the years. Shirley also enjoyed crafting. She was an avid Indiana Pacers and IU Basketball fan. A special "thank you" to Don Phillips, Don Sloan, and Terry Stewart for their help in her latter years. Shirley felt that her children and grandchildren were a special blessing from God. May He bless them all. 

She is survived by her two children, Steve Jeffers, Wabash, and Lisa (Scott) Harris, Newburgh; two grandchildren, Matthew Harris and Maria Harris, both of Newburgh; two sisters, Sharon (Richard) Brundige, Goodyear, Ariz., and Norma Keppler, Fort Wayne; and her sister-in-law, Connie Overholser Denihan, Whitley County. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a sister, Joann Tonkel Harmon, and a brother, Roger Overholser.

Funeral services will be held at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, on April 30, at 2:30 p.m. with Pastor Robb Rensberger officiating.  Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call Tuesday, April 29, from 2-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are the First Church of God Building Fund, Winchester Senior Center, or Wabash County Animal Shelter.

The memorial guest book for Shirley may be signed at

Posted on 2014 Apr 28