Shirley Anne Patterson, 83, of Dunkirk, IN passed away early Monday morning, February 22, 2021 at Albany Healthcare of Albany, Indiana. She was born February 27, 1937 in Portland, IN the daughter of Eugene and Cecile (Coulson) Towne. She was a 1955 graduate of Dunkirk High School.
Shirley retired in 1994 as a Nurse Aide with Miller Merry Manor and had previously retired in 1988 following her cafeteria work at Jay School Corporation. She is a member of Faith Evangelical Church.
She leaves to cherish her memory a loving husband of 66 years, Howard A. Patterson; a daughter, Marita S. Workman (husband, Ted) of Dunkirk, IN; four sons, Rocky A. Patterson of Dunkirk, IN, Monty A. Patterson (wife, Deneen) of Dallas, TX, Bradley D. Patterson (wife, Jackie) of Dunkirk, IN and B. Shannon Patterson of Dunkirk, IN; a brother, Donald K. Towne of Indianapolis, IN; nine grandchildren; and eleven great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Leon V., Robert E. and Calvin O. Towne; and a sister, Carolyn S. Towne.
A service to celebrate Shirley’s life will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, February 25, 2021 at Wilson Shook Funeral Home, Dunkirk Memorial Chapel of Dunkirk IN. Burial will follow in Dunkirk IOOF Cemetery. Family and friends may gather to share and remember from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wilsonshookfh.com.
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