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Mrs. Shirley L. DeShone

July 1, 1938 ~ February 5, 2024 (age 85) 85 Years Old

Mrs. Shirley DeShone Life Story

Shirley L. DeShone, 85, of Elkhart, passed away Monday morning, February 5, 2024 at Eastlake Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Shirley was born on July 1, 1938 in Elkhart to the late George and Zetta Marie Crofoot. Shirley graduated from Elkhart High School, and formerly worked at Bill’s Lumber Company, Whitehall Laboratories and then NIBCO. She was a member of St. Mary of the Annunciation Catholic Church.

She married her true love, Jack Lee DeShone. They built a wonderful life together with their three children, Randy (Tracey) DeShone, Scott (Kari) DeShone, Pamela (Jeff) Sutter; and twelve loving grandchildren; Craig Sutter, Ryan Sutter, Alyssa Dutton, Derrick DeShone, Brian DeShone, Sarah DeShone, Adam Deshone, Matt DeShone, Natalee DeShone, Jacquelyn DeShone, Rachel DeShone, Jake DeShone; and thirteen great grandchildren. Shirley truly excelled in her role of wife, mother, and grandma, and will be missed by her family and friends. She was sadly preceded in death by her husband Jack on December 29, 2020 and a grandson, Drew Sutter on May 22, 2019.

Family was everything to Shirley and she enjoyed all the activities her children and grandchildren were participating in. She also enjoyed time on the lake and river with friends and family.

Friends may visit with the family of Shirley on Monday, February 12, 2024 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm at St. Mary of the Annunciation Catholic Church, 411 W. Vistula, Bristol, IN 46507. A funeral mass will follow at 12:00 p.m. with Rev. Bob Van Kempen officiating. Cremation was chosen with Inurnment at Rice Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly request memorial donations to St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Arrangements are under the care of Billings Funeral Home where condolences may be sent to Shirley’s family at

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February 12, 2024

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
St. Mary of the Annunciation Catholic Church
411 West Vistula St.
Bristol, IN 46507

Funeral Mass
February 12, 2024

12:00 PM
St. Mary of the Annunciation Catholic Church
411 West Vistula St.
Bristol, IN 46507

Cremation will follow services

Inurnment at a later date

Rice Cemetery
400 James St.
Elkhart, Indiana 46516


St. Mary of the Annunciation Catholic Church
P.O.Box 245, Bristol IN 46507
Tel: 1-574-848-4305


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