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4/27/2017 5:00:00 AM
Shirley A. Vanata Watrous
May 26, 1941 - April 25, 2017
Shirley Watrous
Shirley Watrous

Shirley A. Vanata Watrous, 75, Plymouth, died on April 25, 2017, at 10:40 a.m. at Miller's Merry Manor, Plymouth, where she had been in declining health over the past couple of years. She was born on May 26, 1941, in Rochester, to Loftlee B. Vanata and Violet D. (Milliser) Vanata. She had lived all of her life in the Marshall and Fulton county areas.

In July 1961, she married Roger Thayer; they later divorced. She then married Emory D. Watrous on Sept. 23, 2012, in Argos. Emory preceded her in death on Feb. 20, 2016.

Shirley was a homemaker and housewife and had worked at Ristance Corp. in Argos. Later, she ran Shirley's Day Care in Rochester.

She was a graduate of Argos High School with the Class of 1959 and a past member of the Walnut Ruralettes Home Ec. Club.

Shirley is survived by her sons, Todd A. Thayer and wife Tawnya, Argos, and Tracy Thayer and wife Marilyn, Argos; her daughter, Janelle Thayer and partner Sherri Walker, Indianapolis; three grandchildren, Michael Thayer and wife Ashley, Argos, Tucker Thayer and wife Alyssa, Argos, and Brooke Kraemer and husband Cody, Clay City; two great-grandchildren, Kyndra Thayer and Duncan Thayer; her sister, Joyce Thomas and husband Pat, Etna Green; and her brother-in-law, Loren Voreis, Culver.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister Bonnie Voreis.

Friends may visit with the family on Friday, April 28, 2017, from 5-8 p.m. at the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, 208 N. Michigan St., Argos. Her funeral service will be on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at 10 a.m. at the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, with the Rev. Robert E. Rice Jr. of the Walnut Church of the Brethren, Argos, officiating. Burial will follow at the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Center for Hospice and Palliative Care, 112 S. Center St., Suite C., Plymouth, IN 46563, or Prevent Child Abuse Indiana; 3833 N. Meridian St., Suite 101, Indianapolis, IN 46208.

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