She was a proud member of the Loyal Order of Moose in Anderson where she was known for having a quiet sweetness about her. Shirell had a big heart and would not hesitate to help a friend in need or provide a loving home to a stray animal. She loved gardening and spending time with her grandchildren. She was blessed with a “green-thumb” and cared for her plants as if they were members of her family.
Shirell is survived by her parents; two daughters, Stephanie (Gordon) Davis of Anderson and Amanda (J.D. Bathauer) Barnes of Anderson; one son, Scott Barnes of Anderson; three brothers, Shannon New of Muncie, Shelton (Gina) New of Elwood, and Chuck New of Muncie; as well as five grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her sister, Spring New.
A funeral service will be held at 1:00pm on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at the Greenbriar Community Church, 1602 Woodbine Drive in Anderson, IN with Pastor Brad Brizendine officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00am until the time of the service.
Cremation will follow.
Memorial contributions may be made to Shirell’s family c/o Keller Mortuary Services, PO Box 431, Lapel, IN 46051 to help defray funeral expenses.