Marcum Community Funeral Home
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1402 Audubon Rd. New Castle, IN 47362                                                                               765-529-7500
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Joann Shell age 89 a life long resident of New Castle passed away early Sunday morning, January 19, 2020 at Heritage House Nursing Home.
She was born March 19, 1930 in New Castle, IN the daughter of the late Wilbur and Ruth Pate Birsinger. Joann was a 1948 graduate of Spiceland High School. She retired from the New Castle State Developmental Center and also co-owned WJ Distributors. She was a member of the St. Annes Catholic Church, also the Henry County Historical Society, Business Professional Women, the Ladies Elks and VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She loved dogs, camping, fishing, bingo, traveling and The Colts.
She is survived by 1 daughter Doreen Shell of New Castle. 2 sons Rick Shell of Vincennes and David Shell (Annette) of Pendleton. 4 grandchildren Michael,
Steven, Joni and Josh. 3 great grandchild Nicholas, Zachary and Lily. 2 special friends Cheryl Tucker and Phylis Mcnelis.
Preceded in death by her husband Walter in 1999 and her parents.

Services will be Thursday 23rd, 2020 11AM at Marcum Community Funeral Home. Pastor Nathan Stevens will be officiating. Burial will follow in St. Annes Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday 22nd, 2020 4-8 PM at the funeral home. Special Thanks to the staff of Raintree Square and Heritage House Nursing Home. Online condolences may be expressed at Gary Marcum and staff are honored to serve the family of Joann Shell.

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