Shirley E. Hoelscher, age 81, of Celina, passed away Saturday, August 5, 2017 at her residence.


Born February 26, 1936 in Mendon, she was the daughter of the late H. Glenn & Evelyn Rexroth Sheets.


Shirley is survived by her husband, Michael F. Hoelscher, whom she married on January 27, 1960. Shirley and Mike spent 57 wonderful years together.   


She is also survived by 5 children: Sheryl (Phil) Borger of Franklin; Tonita (Bob) Phipps, Mary Lynn (Kevin) Meyer and Kurt Hoelscher, all of Celina; and Bill (Amy) Hoelscher of Walla Walla, Washington; 11 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren; and a lifelong friend, Shirley Roebuck of Celina.      


Preceding her in death were 2 brothers: Rex (Marilyn) Sheets and Gary Sheets, and 2 granddaughters.


Shirley was a wonderful woman and homemaker. An animal lover, Shirley had many pets over the years, but had a particularly strong bond with her dog, "Rocky".  


Shirley and Mike enjoyed traveling together, especially trips on their Harley-Davidson. For two weeks every year, they traveled by motorcycle making trips to nearly every state. 


An avid Bingo player, Shirley also enjoyed a variety of cards and games, and was fond of completing difficult jigsaw puzzles.  As a past member of the Mercer County Genealogical Society, she had served as an at-large board member for the group. 


She had attended Mendon-Union High School, and worked at Huffy Bicycles in Celina, and then the Leshner Corp. Cotton Mill in St. Marys. Shirley was co-founder, along with her husband Mike, of H&S Company, Inc. of Celina, serving as the financial officer.


Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM Wednesday, August 9 at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home in Celina.  Pastors Randy Christian and Debra Domeier will officiate. Burial will follow at Neptune Cemetery. 


Calling Hours are 2-4 & 6-8:00 PM, Tuesday, August 8 at the Funeral Home.  


Memorial Contributions may be made to The Animal Protective League of Mercer County,  Open Arms Rescue, or State of the Heart Care.


Condolences may be expressed to the family online at dickandsonshellwarthfh.com





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