Obituary: Jo Ann Shields

August 9, 1933 – May 29, 2022

Jo Ann Shields, age 88, of Bedford, passed away on May 29, 2022, at 10:00 p.m. at Westview Manor in Bedford.

She was born on August 9, 1933, in Bedford to Opal Girdley and Clara Evelyn (Morris) Girdley. Jo Ann married Roscoe Shields and he preceded her in death in 1989. She retired from RCA in Bloomington and from the Teamsters Union in Indianapolis. Jo Ann was an avid quilter and enjoyed puzzles. and loved to drive, especially to quilt shops or cool restaurants. She was very kind and loving to her family and would do anything for them.

Survivors include her daughter, Jo Evelyn (Rex) Porter of Bedford, one grandson, Michael (Jacki) Porter of Bloomington, two great-granddaughters, Alexandra Porter of Bloomington and Samantha (Michael) Porter Fitzpatrick of Bloomington, one great-great-grandson, Oliver Porter, one nephew, and several nieces.

Jo Ann was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Roscoe Shields; one brother, Frank Girdley; and two sisters, Bessie Heimann and Frances Lentz.

Cremation was chosen, with burial in Valhalla Memory Gardens in Bloomington at a later date. Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with her care. There will be a celebration of Jo Ann’s life on Saturday, June 7th at her daughter’s home, 1214 13th Street, Bedford, Indiana beginning at noon.