Shirley A. VanHook

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Shirley A. VanHook, 77, of Russellville, passed away at Putnam County Hospital on Nov. 30, 2013.

She was born in Spartanburg, S.C., to Eugene and Ruby Mason Biggs on March 5, 1936.

Shirley graduated from Russellville High School and worked as a Matron at Putnam County Home.

She married Howard "Dick" VanHook on December 5, 1953 in Rockville. He preceded her in death in 2011.

Survivors include one son, Tony VanHook, and two daughters, Debbie Bartelt and Alice Morrell and husband Pat, all of Russellville; two grandchildren; and three brothers, Micheal Biggs and wife Karen of Russellville, Bob Biggs of Coatesville and Jerry Biggs and wife Carol of Darlington.

She was preceded by her parents and one grandson, Nathan Wagers.

Funeral Services are planned for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4 at Machledt & Servies Funeral Home in Waveland. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Rev. Kathy Elliott will officiate and burial will be at Russellville Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Russellville Community Center, P.O. Box 3, Russellville, IN 46175.

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