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Shirley Fay (Biddle) Brown

December 7, 1942 — April 18, 2021


Shirley Fay (Biddle) Brown, age 78 of Tangier, passed away about 8:30am on Sunday, April 18, 2021 at home. She was born in Clinton County on December 7, 1942 to the late Clark & Eva Mae (Zetterberg) Biddle.

She graduated from Tipton High School in 1960. She worked at R.R. Donnelley's for 40 years and retired in 2001. She cooked for the Tangier Community Center during the bridge festival for 16 years. She was a longtime member of the American Legion Auxiliary and Moose Lodge. She loved cooking, family gatherings, bingo, fishing, and taking short and long drives.

She is survived by her husband, Ralph, whom she married on August 7, 1988; a son, Terry (Janie) Norris of Waynetown; a daughter, Melinda Dugger of Terre Haute; two step-sons, Allen (Teresa) Brown of Kingman and Gene (Rajean) Brown of Bloomingdale; three brothers, James Briddle of Tipton, Clark (Wilma) Biddle of Lafayette, and Leon (Penny) Biddle of Cicero; one sister, Beulah (Phil) Baker of Arcadia; nine grandchildren; and twenty great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Robert and Dan Biddle; and two great grandchildren, Eric Patton Jr and William Brown.

Visitation will be at Sanders Funeral Care, 203 S 1st Street, in Kingman on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 from 4:00pm - 7:00pm. The funeral will be on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 12:00pm (noon) at the funeral home with Pastor Steve Crum officiating. The service will be live-streamed and recorded which can be viewed on Shirley's obituary page at Family request mask be worn and social distancing practiced. Burial will follow at Miller Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to Hospice of the Wabash Valley, 400 8th St, Terre Haute, IN 47804. Share memories and condolences online at

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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

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Thursday, April 22, 2021

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