Shirley Manning, 73, of Versailles passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Tuesday, December 10, 2019. Shirley, a small but mighty lady, fought a brave, courageous six year battle with Neuroendocrine cancer of the lung.
In April of this year she was given only a couple of months to live, but her family said she was one of the bravest fighters they had ever seen. She was born at Dunville in Newfoundland, Canada the daughter of William and Hazel Abbott Elliott.
She is survived by her daughter Fern (John) Baumer of Batesville; one son Brad (Becky) Walker of Louisville; grandchildren Jake, Olivia, and Katie Baumer of Batesville, and Molly and Owen Walker of Louisville; three brothers Irving Elliott and Bill (Kathleen) Elliott, and Ed (Gloria) Elliott all of Newfoundland; three sisters Alma Elliott of Nova Scotia, Elaine (Frank) Sullivan of Allenstown, New Hampshire, and Christine (Jon) Walton of Ontario. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband Donald Manning who passed away in 2004.
Shirley moved to the United States 50 years ago after marrying US sailor from Batesville. After being a homemaker for many years, she was an assistant manager at the Batesville Hardees. Her and Don traveled the US in their RV and also traveled back to her homeland Newfoundland, Canada. She moved back to Versailles to be closer to family and began a part time job at Butternut Bread in Versailles. She would always love to bring her family hostess treats, especially her son-in-law Hunk. She was an avid card player and belonged to a senior card club and enjoyed the many friends she met while living in the senior housing at Versailles. Most of all she adored her children and grandchildren and would always try to make it to all of their events. Family was a priority and taking a trip back to Newfoundland for a family reunion was a highlight. She was truly a loyal friend and a woman of integrity. She was also a woman of great faith and was a member of the New Testament Christian Church in Osgood.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, December 14 at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Bro. Irvin Hart officiating. Burial will be in the Old Salem Cemetery near Batesville. Visitation will be on Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Memorials may be given to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana or the Old Salem Cemetery in care of the funeral home.