Shirley K. Salmons


Shirley K. Salmons, 92, of Nashville, died at 4:25 a.m. Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at Brown County Health & Living Community.

Shirley was born September 1, 1922, in Howard County, Indiana, the daughter of Merle and Eunice Watson Lightfoot. She married Warren G. “Barney” Salmons January 11, 1941.

Shirley was an ordained deacon and elder of Crossroads Community Church. Because of her interest in missions, she was on the Mission Committee and took the Perspectives College Course on missions. Shirley also went on mission trips to both Haiti and Africa.

The funeral will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 2, 2015, at Crossroads Community Church, 9550 N. County Road 700W, Elizabethtown, Indiana, with Pastor Tracy McIntyre officiating. Calling will be from 9:00 a.m. until service time Thursday at the church. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads Community Church through the funeral home.

Survivors include her sons, Glen (Charlotte) Salmons of Columbus and Robert (Ellen) Salmons of Rutherfordton, North Carolina; a daughter, Kay (Don) Buzzard of Westport; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Phillip J. Salmons; one brother; three sisters; and one great-grandchild.

Services were entrusted to the Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home.

You are invited to view her video tribute after 9:00 a.m. Thursday, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the Internet.