|Birth: ||Feb. 21, 1912|
|Death: ||Apr. 2, 1999|
Clyde J. Shirely, 87, died Friday at Byron Health Center. Born in Allen County, he was a production worker for Essex Wire & Die. Surviving are several cousins, including Sheryl Daugherty, Shirley DeWitt and Barbara Heim, all of Fort Wayne. Maxine Brown of Elwood and Maurice Shirely of New Haven. Graveside services at 10:30 a.m. Monday at I.O.O.F. Cemetery, New Haven. No calling. Arrangements by Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.
Journal Gazette 4/3/1999
Clyde lived with his dad down the street from me where I grew up and was next door neighbors with my grandparents. He was a quiet man and kept a lot to himself but he was a very sweet man. He was kind of "slow" due to an accident he had when he was a small boy, a corn crib fell on top of him and he was hurt pretty bad. One story was the accident happened during a tornado but I can't substantiate this. My grandfather was good friends with Clyde's dad, George, so when he became ill he asked my grandfather to look after Clyde when he passed on. Clyde's mother had passed on years earlier. Before George died he gave my grandfather his and his wife Pearl's wedding rings which my uncle now has. My grandfather would continue to check on Clyde and help him out whenever he could and would bring us grandkids over to visit Clyde from time to time. My grandfather passed away and not too long after that, Clyde's cousins put him into a group home. Clyde is buried with his parents in an unmarked grave.
I will always remember Clyde as the quiet soul with a tobacco pipe.
George Washington Shirely (1890 - 1965)
Prudence Pearl Cowan Shirely (1889 - 1945)
Clyde J. Shirely (1912 - 1999)
Baby Shirely (1915 - 1915)*
Note: Grave Unmarked, buried next to his parents.
Plot: Section E. Grave 176A
Created by: Trina
Record added: Jan 04, 2009
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