Shelia Wireman, 68, of Medaryville, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 16. She passed away peacefully at her daughter’s home in rural Winamac after a short battle with leukemia.
Shelia was born on May 19, 1952, in Rensselaer, to Keith and Nellie Mae (Dulin) Burns. She married Cecil Ray Wireman on February 28, 1981, in Medaryville.
Shelia was a retired quality control inspector having worked at Rexam in Valparaiso for 35 years. She enjoyed bingo, crossword puzzles and reading. She also enjoyed going to flea markets and yard sales. Shelia was an avid country music fan and songwriter. She also was an avid fan of “The Price is Right” and “Wheel of Fortune”. Shelia loved scratch-off lotto tickets and was a former contestant on the “Hoosier Millionaire Show”.
Shelia loved her family very much. She was a loving and devoted wife, mom and granny. Shelia will be sadly missed.
She is survived by her husband Cecil Ray Wireman of Medaryville; daughters: Wendy [Jeremiah] Kopka of Winamac, Sandra Garling of Wheatfield, and Cindi [Jason] Grigsby of Wheatfield; sons: Gavin Wireman of Medaryville and Tony Wireman of Wheatfield; nine grandchildren: Gracie, Kole, Anna, Jena, Carly, Candice, Adam, Paige and Teal; six great-grandchildren; mother Nellie Mae (Dulin) Howard of Francesville; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father Keith Burns; brothers: Ronald Hendershot and Robert Burns; and sister Diana Wireman.
Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, July 19, at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Medaryville. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 20, at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Medaryville, with Pastor Tom Dewlen officiating. Burial will take place at White Post Cemetery in Medaryville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Medaryville Assembly of God Church or to the family.
Online tributes may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com.
In keeping with guidance from our local health department and out of an abundance of concern for everyone’s well-being, guests were encouraged to wash or sanitize their hands, maintain a social distance, and wear a mask (if able).
(Pulaski County Journal — July 22, 2020)