On January 29th, 2022, Shirley Ward went to join her husband and sister, being peacefully welcomed into the arms of the Lord surrounded by the love of her family. She was born April 10th, 1935, in Noblesville, IN to Mark and Georgia Hodson. She was raised with her sister, Doris Jean.
Shirley met her loving husband, Russell, through friends and married in 1955. They welcomed their daughter, Kellie, in 1963. In 1972 after the passing of her sister and brother-in-law, she and Russell welcomed her niece, Sharon and nephew, Michael into their home, raising them as their own.
Shirley was a Member of Refuge Christian Church for 55 years. There she was president of the Christian Women’s Circle where she oversaw many of the church’s charity dinners. She was a member of the Extension Homemakers and Hamilton Centers Auxiliary, as well as a Girl Scout troop leader for many years.
Shirley enjoyed spending her time lovingly sewing quilts for babies and friends, and aprons for servers of Rosie’s Place Noblesville. She loved volunteering her time to help with Good Samaritan Network. Her true happy place was with her family every summer on the beaches of South Carolina.
Shirley is survived by daughter, Kellie (Terry) Deppert; granddaughter, Shelbie (Brandon) Taylor; great-granddaughters, Josephine and Carsen; niece, Sharon Cook; nephew, Michael Cook; grandson, Chris Peters and family; sister-in-law, Marilyn Gentry and son, Dan; nephew, Steve (Judi) Kerr; and niece, Debbie Johnson and family.
Family would like to thank Riverview Health and Suburban Health for their love and care. Family and friends who have given support during this journey, she is now resting on the beaches of Heaven.
Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, February 4, 2022 at Randall & Roberts Funeral Home, 1150 Logan Street, in Noblesville. Services will be held at 11:00 am, with an additional visitation beginning at 10:00 am at the church, on Saturday, February 5, 2022 at Refuge Christian Church, 11772 East 196th Street in Noblesville, with Rev. Stanley R. Sutton officiating. Burial will be at Crownland Cemetery in Noblesville.
Family asks that you wear a mask to protect yourself and others when attending visitation and services.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Refuge Christian Church, 11772 E. 196th Street, Noblesville, IN 46060; or Good Samaritan Network, 12933 Parkside Drive, Fishers, IN 46038; or Humane Society of Hamilton County, 10501 Hague Road, Fishers, IN 46038.