Submitted by: John C. Monk

Submitted by: John C. Monk

 

Shirley J. Womer

 

April 24, 1919 - Dec. 11, 2009
MISHAWAKA - Shirley Jean Womer, 90, of Mishawaka, IN, formerly of South Bend, died at 7:25 p.m. Friday, December 11, 2009, in Rivercrest Specialty Hospital, Mishawaka. Mrs. Womer was born April 24, 1919, in Chicago, IL, to the late Howard and Edith (Wright) Hohmann, and had lived in South Bend since 1940. On August 31, 1940, in Chicago, she married Clyde Womer, who preceded her in death February 24, 2006. She was also preceded in death by her siblings, Nancy Saff and William Hohmann. She is survived by a daughter, Pamela J. Burton (Danny) of Connorsville, IN; three sons, William H. Womer of Hastings, MI, Peter C. Womer (Jean) of South Bend and David W. Womer (Connie) of Noblesville, IN; six grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, one great-grandchild and 11 step-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Schweitzer of Lafayette, CO. Mrs. Womer was an active member of Memorial Hospital Auxiliary for over 50 years, the Hearing and Speech Center Auxiliary, Ladies of the Elks and Clay Church. She also attended North Central College in Naperville, IL. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 16th, in Portage Prairie United Methodist Church, with Rev. O'Ryan Pickard and Rev. Herbert Buwalda of Clay Church officiating. Burial will follow at Portage Prairie Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, December 15th, in the Welsheimer Family Funeral Home North, 17033 Cleveland Road. Memorial contributions may be made to Clay Church, 17646 Ironwood Road, South Bend, IN, 46635. Family and friends may leave e-mail condolences at welshfh@yahoo.com.

Published in South Bend Tribune from December 13 to December 14, 2009