Shirley J. Zartman, 92, passed away peacefully on Tuesday night, March 23, 2021 at the St. Joseph Health System in Plymouth.
Shirley was born on August 11, 1928 to Dolph and Lila (Miller) Strang.
It was in Tyner schools that she met her one true love, Carroll “Jerry” Emerson Zartman. The two graduated from Tyner High School and became bride and groom in the Tyner United Methodist Church on June 12, 1949 and celebrated 67 years together.
Shirley taught Title I reading and math for 18 ½ years at Urey and Walkerton Elementary.
She enjoyed sewing, quilting, gardening and baking.
She was a lifetime member of Tyner United Methodist Church and a 72-year member of the Tyner Rebekah Lodge No. 865.
Shirley loved being involved in and supporting her children’s lives and many activities. Her dear family includes daughter Susan (Greg) Doll of Lawton, MI and children: Alex (Jessica) Doll and Sarah (Ed) Rudell; son Randy (Julie) Zartman of Indianapolis and children: Austin and Jackson; daughter Lisa Paczkowski of Brownsburg and children: Hannah and Lucy; and son Cary Zartman of Chicago, Ill. Her four great-grandchildren include: Hudson, Hatcher, Addison and Emerson Grace. One sister-in-law survives, Jane Zartman of Ft. Wayne, along with many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carroll in 2016; her parents; and brothers, Durwood and Earl Strang.
Graveside services will be held on Monday, March 29, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Tyner Cemetery, Tyner with Pastor Dennis Soule officiating. A memorial rite will be provided at 2 p.m. by members of the Rebekah Lodge No. 865.
Memorial contributions can be made to Tyner United Methodist Church, 4501 French Street, IN 46572.
PLEASE NOTE: For your protection, the entire funeral home staff will wear masks. It is mandated that family members and their guests do so as well at the cemetery.