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Shirley (Dalton) Klebe

August 23, 1942 ~ May 20, 2019 (age 76)

 ST. JOE — Shirley Ann Klebe, 76, passed away on Monday, May 20, 2019, at Parkview Hospital Randallia Supportive Unit, surrounded by family and friends. Shirley received treatment for cancer for the past year.

Born Shirley Ann Dalton on Aug. 23, 1942, in Clay City, Indiana, the daughter of the Lucille (Lash) and John Jennings Dalton. They are now deceased.

Shirley had 10 siblings, Helen, Samuel, Dorothy, Lloyd, Rosie, Mary, Julia, Alice, and Johnny that preceded her in death. Lester, the youngest sibling is still living.

Shirley graduated from Clay City High School in 1960. She then married L. Douglas Crody in December 1961, until his death in 1995.

She had four children, David Crody (deceased), Ramona Crody, Lori Crody and Kristy Shay; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.

Shirley worked for more than 20 years for Harger’s Meats. She first started at the IGA store in Hamilton and then at several of the specialty meat locations in Bryan, Ohio, Angola and Auburn. She later worked at Kaiser’s Supermarket in Butler where she met Jack Klebe and the two married in November 1998.

Shirley retired soon after her marriage to Jack, and the two enjoyed traveling, fishing, and spent their winters in Florida, for 18 years where they loved to play cards, visit and host a ham and bean supper for the retirement park.

Shirley loved to sew and quilt. She also gardened and canned. She was a loving wife, supportive mother, and a hard worker. She will be missed at the scrabble games and the kitchen table visits. Love and praise you always, our mother, wife and grandmother.

Services will be at 2 p.m., Friday, May 24, 2019, at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 875 S. Wayne St., Waterloo, with Pastor Gene Thimlar officiating.

Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorials may be directed to Parkview Home Health and Hospice.

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