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Shirley M. (Stevens) Gerking, 74, of Spencer, passed away on Monday, November 19, 2018 at the I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital. Shirley was born in Norfolk, England, on November 17, 1944 to Clinton C. Stevens, Sr. and Joyce Rose (Loveday) Stevens. Shirley was a member of the Spencer First Christian Church. She retired as the mail room manager from The Principal Financial Group in Indianapolis. Shirley had a generous and caring heart and was a friend to everyone she met. She was "Momma" to so many and always took care of those in need. Her smile would light up a room and her hugs were never ending. She will be missed by all.
Shirley is survived by her daughters, Laura and husband Rick Gray of Crestwood, Kentucky, Marlene Gerking and spouse Angela Begley of Noblesville, Indiana, grandchildren, Chelsea Hassell, Tyler Gray, Morgan Gray, siblings, Clinton C. Stevens, Jr. of Freedom, Carol Ridge of Freedom, Nathan Stevens of Indianapolis and several nieces and nephews.
Shirley was preceded in death by her parents.
A memorial service will be at 4:00 PM on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at the West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home, 105 North Montgomery Street, Spencer, Indiana. Dr. Allan Lewis will officiate.
Visitation will be 12:00 PM until the time of service on Saturday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation at www.macular.org or the American Heart Association at www2.heart.org, or through the funeral home.