Agnes Celestine Shirley, 81, of Floyds Knobs, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, February 6, 2020. Agnes grew up on a farm in Navilleton and was a 1957 graduate of Providence High School. Upon graduation she immediately went to work for the U.S. Army Field Safety Activity (Corps of Engineers) where she stayed for 37 years until her retirement. Agnes was known as the "Dimpled Darlin' of Greenville" on her 30-minute radio show that aired on WSLM Salem in the mid 1950s.
She was born on October 3, 1938, in New Albany, Indiana, to the late Louis and Lassetta (Coffman) Jacobi. Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by her sister, Ellen Bowe.
Agnes is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Jerry Shirley; son, Dale (Kathryn) Shirley; daughter, Geri (Erick Farr) Shirley; grandchildren, Curtis (Heather Hewitt) Shirley and Fox Farr; brother, Vincent (Nancy) Jacobi; and sister, Darlene (Ed) Stoeffler.
Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 13, 2020, at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany). Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Friday at St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Chapel (5719 St. Mary's Rd., Floyds Knobs, IN 47119) with burial to follow at the church cemetery.
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