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Shirley Propes July 13, 1943 - October 19, 2021


Shirley Ann Propes
July 13, 1943 – October 19, 2021

Meyers Funeral Home is assisting the Family

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Shirley Ann (Marie Antoinette Cecilia) Golden Mitchell Propes was born on July 13, 1943 to William “Willy” Golden and Frances Loretta Burdge Golden at St. Mary’s Hospital in Cincinnati. (Her father named her “Shirley” after Shirley Temple.) Her mother divorced Shirley’s father and later met and married Robert Mitchell. Shirley felt blessed to have two fathers in her life. She loved them both (notice the names Golden and Mitchell in her name). Shirley attended school at St. Monica’s and St. George in Clifton Heights, Ohio, and attended high school at Our Lady of Angels (OLA) in St. Bernard. In 1961 she began working at Industrial Processing.

At age 17 Shirley married 21-year-old Andrew Clinton Propes on January 6, 1962. They stayed in the Cincinnati area and had 3 children – Diana, Deborah, and Andrew. She stayed home to raise their children while her husband, Andrew, ran a construction/contracting business. In 1982, Shirley began work as an insurance agent for Western Southern Life Insurance – during which time she attended 30 hours of college courses per year, being trained in selling, psychology, annuities, mortgages, insurance, etc. She worked there for 15 years, then at Furniture Fair for 5 years, and then in Private Home Care until she retired. 

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents – Frances & Robert Mitchell and William Golden; her sister – Charlene Chase; her husband – Andrew Clinton Propes, and her daughter – Diana Marie Propes.

She is survived by brother, Robert Theodore (Patricia) Mitchell; Children- Deborah Ann (the late Gary) Dunhoft, Andrew Christopher (Tina) Propes, and Patrick Maloney; 9 grandchildren – Tenise Propes, Elias Propes, Nathaniel Propes, Stacey (Kyle) Rudolph, Anthony Thor, Melissa (Trent) Finke, David (Amanda) Thor, Jessie Propes, Joshua Propes; 16 great-grandchildren – Neveah Propes, Christopher Griffin, Kirea Propes, Nathaniel Propes, Kirsten Propes, Andy Propes, Aubreanna Shirley Propes, Kylee Stamper, Harmony Propes, Haley Rudolph, Tyler Rudolph, Lauryn Rudolph, Ethan Thor, Cole Johnson, Payten Finke, Parker Finke and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Monday, October 25, 2021 from 10-11am followed by 11:00am Funeral Services at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Batesville Ward. Directly after the service the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be providing a luncheon. Burial will be at 3:00pm in Arlington Memorial Gardens in Mt. Healthy.

Memorials may be given to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in honor of Shirley. They may be brought to services or mailed to: Meyers Funeral Home, P.O. Box 202, Batesville, IN 47006.

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    Cathy Hall says

    I am so sorry for your loss. I loved her dearly. I will miss her so very much. We could talk about anything and she was always so fiesty and encouraging. She will be greatly missed and always loved.

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