Shirley M. Baehl,
71, of Fort MyersFla., formally of FortBranch, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011 at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Ky.
She was born Feb. 3, 1940 in Gibson County, IN to Charles D. and Venita (McEllhiney) Ice.
Shirley was a member of the St. Columbkille Catholic Church in Fort Myers and formally belonged to Holy Cross Catholic Church
in FortBranch. She worked at Rheinharts,
taught music at St.JamesSchool and was choir director at HolyCrossChurch for 32 years. She was a special education
teacher’s aide at HolyCrossSchool for eight years and was parish secretary. She
was choir director at St Colunbkille Church in Fort Myers, volunteered at the hospital and church.
Shirley played in the “Spectratones” dance band for
She dated for four years and married after
high school, her husband of 53 years, Vincent A. Baehl
of Fort Myers, who survives. She is also survived by four children
Kent (Doris) Baehl of Fort Branch,
Alicia (Scott) Taylor of Evansville, StevenBaehl of Katy,
Texas, Michele (Thomas) Schmitt of Poseyville;
13 grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and
sister, Patricia McConnell.
A Mass of Christian burial will be at Friday, Sept. 16, 2011 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Ft.Branch, with Father Tony Ernst as the celebrant. Burial will
be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011 at Stodghill
Funeral Home on Ind. 168 West in FortBranch, and again from until the service time at the
church on Friday. A Rosary
will be recited at Thursday evening at the funeral home.