Shirley J. NIxon

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Dawalt Funeral Home

Shirley J. Nixon, age 89 of Olive Branch, Mississippi, passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2019.

Born November 4, 1929 in Salem, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late James and Jossie (Baker) Shull.

Shirley was a 1948 graduate of Salem High School.  She retired from the CNA Insurance Company in 1994, was a former employee of the old Charlestown Ammunition Plant during the Vietnam Era, and also was a secretary for the old Dr. Episcopo Medical Office in Salem.

Having commuted from Salem to Louisville for a decade, Shirley moved to Louisville in 1976 to be closer to her work.   In 2011, she moved to Olive Branch to be closer to family. 

Survivors include:
2 Sons: Mark (Brenda) Nixon of Olive Branch, Mississippi and David (Meg) Nixon of West Lafayette, Indiana;  2 Sisters: Eva Colglazier of Salem and Ann Smith of Indianapolis; 1 Brother: Robert Shull of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma;  7 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by 3 brothers and 3 sisters.

Friends are invited to visit with the family at Dawalt Funeral Home on Sunday from 4 until 8 pm.

A private graveside service will be held at Crown Hill Cemetery.

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