Maria L. Shidler

Aug. 7, 1947 — March 3, 2017

Maria L. Shidler, 69, of Bass Station (Knox), passed away peacefully at 8:20 p.m. Friday, March 3, at home surrounded by her family. Maria was born on Aug. 7, 1947, in Winamac, to the late Ray and Evelyn Weaver. As a child, she attended St. Peter’s Catholic School and later graduated from Winamac High School. 

On Dec. 23, 1970, Maria married Oren Shidler in Shawneetown, Illinois. He survives.

Maria was a lifetime member and past madam president of the Winamac Eagles Auxiliary #2580. She enjoyed bowling and was active in many bowling leagues and tournaments. Maria was a member of the WIBC and 300 Club. 

Maria enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening as well as canning, mushroom hunting, rabbit hunting, and trapping. She also enjoyed riding horses and motorcycles. 

Maria was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She will be sadly missed by those who knew and loved her. 

She is survived by her husband Oren Chris Shidler of Bass Station; sons: Timothy [Brenda] Shidler of Biloxi, Mississippi, and Oren Thomas “OT” Shidler of Bass Station; daughters: Charlotte Allen of Kewanna, and Kristy [Tom Weaver] Shidler of Winamac; grandchildren: Brian, Chris, Dustin, Panda, Chasity, Bud, Kenneth, Emily and Olivia; great-grandchildren: Taylor, Elizabeth and Caroline; brother Gary Weaver of Knightstown; sister Brenda Armstrong of Cincinnati, Ohio; sister-in-law Joann Weaver of Indianapolis; several nieces and nephews; and caregiver Rikki Norman of Bass Station. 

She was preceded in death by parents Ray and Evelyn Cannon Weaver; and brother Larry Weaver. 

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, at Frain Mortuary in Winamac. The Eagles Auxiliary Service will take place at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. at Frain Mortuary, with Mark Foreman officiating. Burial will take place at Mt. Zion-Franklin Township Cemetery in Winamac.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family. 

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at

(Pulaski County Journal — March 8, 2017)

Pulaski County Journal

114 W. Main Street
Winamac, IN 46996

Office Number: (574) 946-6628
Fax Number: (574) 946-7471

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