Chesterton Tribune

Shirley Ann Coslet dies at 71

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Shirley Ann Coslet, of Chesterton, passed away Saturday, May 3, 2008 following a 5 1/2 year illness with ovarian cancer. She passed away at her home with her children at her side. She was 71.

She was born Dec. 20, 1936 in Michigan City, the daughter of Clarence G. and Elizabeth A. (Bush) Lindstedt, both of whom preceded her in death.

She married her high school sweetheart, Bob (Robert) L. Coslet, who preceded her in death on June 17, 2001.

She is survived by a son, Timothy R. (Lori) Coslet, of Morris, Ill., grandchildren, Autumn (Mathew) Perkins and Elizabeth; a son, Scott (Helen) L. Coslet, of Chesterton and grandchildren Douglas and Holly; a daughter, Velvet L. (Andrew) Imre of Chesterton and grandchildren, Gregory S. Gambill and Mandy (Imre) Thornburg; a sister, Carol (Gilbert) Campbell of Chesterton; long time friend, Carol (Richard) Selle, N.Y.; and many other cherished friends.

Shirley graduated from Chesterton High School in 1954. She worked as an emergency room registrar for 33 years at Saint Anthony’s Hospital in Michigan City. She also worked the last three years at the Art Barn in Valparaiso, where she especially enjoyed helping with the workshops and watching the artists at work. She also was involved with the Westchester Historical Society.

She attended Swedish Methodist Church as a child and afterwards attended many different churches in the area. She was a devoted Christian and greatly influenced the faith of her children. She cherished her family and friends. Her grandchildren were the love of her life. She loved the outdoors, the dunes, gardening and family get togethers, especially on the holidays.

Her selflessness, compassion and unconditional love were a blessing to her family and friends. Her indomitable spirit and zeal for life were an inspiration to everyone who knew her. She was one of a kind.

Funeral services, Dr. Chuck Richardson officiating, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 10 at White-Love Funeral Home, 525 S. 2nd St., Chesterton. Interment will follow at Carter Cemetery, Jackson Twp.

The family will receive friends from 3-8 p.m. Friday, May 9 at White-Love Funeral Home.


Posted 5/7/2008