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Shirley Ann (Mills) Surface

February 29, 1936 ~ May 11, 2020 (age 84)


Shirley Ann (Mills) Surface, age 84, of Crawfordsville, passed away on Monday, May 11, 2020 at Ben Hur Health and Rehabilitation. She was born on February 29, 1936 to the late Ora Vern and Kitty Marie (Nichols) Mills.

Shirley graduated from Kingman High School in 1954. On June 4, 1955, she married Floyd “Doc” Lewis Surface Jr, who preceded her in death on August 25, 2006. After 25 years, she retired from Kroger in Crawfordsville, where she worked as a cashier. She was a member of Browns Valley Christian Church and Bunco Club. She loved all her Bunco Club friends. Shirley enjoyed embroidery, sewing, flowers, and square dancing. She loved going to church activities; her favorite activity being pie & tie night.

Shirley is survived by two sons, Randy (Jayne) Surface of Columbus and Rodney (Elisa) Surface of Darlington; two daughters, Rita (Gene) Starnes of Waveland and Regina Trent of Bainbridge; a brother, Ed (Judy) Mills of Crawfordsville; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, “Doc”, two brothers, Wayne and Wendall Mills; and a sister, Wanda Clawson.

There will be a Graveside Service at 11:00am on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at Indian Creek Hill Cemetery with Pastor David Finch officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to Browns Valley Christian Church, 9011 SR 47 S, Crawfordsville, IN 47933 or you may also donate online under the Donations Tab on Shirley’s obituary page at for which these donations will be used to buy local gift cards for the nursing staff working the COVID wing at Ben Hur Nursing Home. Sanders Priebe Funeral Care entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at

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Graveside Service
May 16, 2020

11:00 AM
Indian Creek Hill Cemetery
State Road 47 South
New Market, IN 47965

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