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Service set for Shirley Greer

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Chesterton resident Shirley E. Greer (nee Raines) passed away Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010. She was 65.

Shirley was born on Jan. 14, 1945 in Jefferson City, Tenn. to Howard and Mary Raines. Shirley’s family moved to Porter County, and she had been a Chesterton area resident for 60 years. She was a member of Portage High School graduating class of 1963. On Saturday, Nov. 21, 1964, she married Donald Greer at the Valparaiso Baptist Church, and the couple just celebrated 46 years of marriage.

Shirley is survived by her loving husband Donald; son John Greer (wife Leanne) of Valparaiso; brother James Raines of Union Mills, Ind.; sisters, Anna Bell of LaPorte, Dorothy Krause (husband Les) of Oakwood, Ga., Helen Ackley of Westville, Linda Davis (George) of Chesterton; six grandchildren; one great grandchild; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She is preceded in death by parents Howard and Mary Raines, son Mark, sister Agnes Papaioannou and brothers Harold and David Raines.

Shirley was an employee of Porter Memorial Hospital in medical records and a CNA for a few years. She was also a cook at Duneland School Corporation cafeteria for 20 years and worked for Carson Pierre Scott as a salesperson for almost five years. She was a member of the Red Hatter’s, Sisters of Christ Ministry and Advanced Master Gardeners of Porter County. She was an active member of the Valparaiso Baptist Church and was a Sunday school teacher for 30 years. Shirley loved her church, gardening, family and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister and will be missed by all.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Valparaiso Baptist Church or to the family.

Funeral service will be on Friday, Dec. 3 at noon from Rees Funeral Home, 600 W. Old Ridge Road, Hobart, with Rev. Robert D. Liedtke and Rev. Kenneth Gamblin officiating. Burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery, Valparaiso. Visitation for Shirley will be on Thursday, Dec. 2, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. at Rees Funeral Home, Hobart Chapel. For information, call 219-942-2109 or visit



Posted 12/1/2010