Shirley Church

May 4, 1945 ~ October 17, 2018 (age 73)

Shirley Marie Church, 93, of Indianapolis, died on October 17, 2018. She was born on May 4, 1925 in Aurora, IL to the late Camile and Bessie (Covalt) Bernard. She lived for several years in Osgood, IN. Shirley was a member of the St. Lawrence Catholic Community as well as the Daughters of the American Revolution. She is survived by her sons, Charles, James, Daniel and Joseph Church; daughters, Marie Church and Rebecca (Buzz) Church-Bodell; 4 grand-children; two sisters, Catherine Korra and Marion Pieczko. She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Edward A. Church and parents. Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 21 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services – Lawrence, 5215 N. Shadeland Ave., Indianapolis with a Prayer Vigil at 3:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will take place Monday, October 22 at 10:00 a.m. with visitation one-hour prior at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 4650 Shadeland Ave., Indianapolis. Burial will follow at St. John Cemetery in Osgood, IN with a 1:00 p.m. graveside service. Neal’s Funeral Home of Osgood will be in charge of the committal service. Memorial contributions in memory of Mrs. Church can be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society or for Masses. Envelopes will be available at both the funeral home and the church. To leave a condolence for the family please visit

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