Shirley A. Slusher

Jan. 22, 1952 — Oct. 6, 2020

On Oct. 6, Shirley A. Slusher, loving wife and mother of six daughters, passed away after a long illness, at the age of 68.

Shirley was born to Donald “Red” and M. Evone (Rose) Humes on Jan. 22, 1952, in Winamac. On May 16, 1969, she was married to Clifford Slusher in Knox, and spent her life as a homemaker, caring for her husband and raising her children.

Shirley loved to cook for people and would always ask if you wanted something to eat when you walked through her door. She also loved to plan family gatherings, go to craft shows, make crafts and decorate for holidays.

Shirley is survived by her loving husband Cliff; daughters: Shelli [John] Ringer, Cherie [Larry] Hendricks, Amy [Mike] Garland, Holly [Eric] Ragan, Misty [Jackson] Murphy and Melissa [Steven] Glass; 15 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents Donald “Red” and M. Evone (Rose) Humes; infant sister Penny; infant son Clifford Jr.; and her son-in-law Larry. 

A time of gathering with the family was held at the Odom Funeral Home, Culver, on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 4–8 p.m. Rev. Thomas Harzula officiated services at the Odom Funeral Home, Culver, on Sunday, Oct. 11, at 1 p.m. Burial followed at Culver Masonic Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 

Condolences may be sent via the obituary page at

(Pulaski County Journal — Oct. 14, 2020)

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