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Shirley L. (Patterson) Chittum

May 2, 1953 ~ July 25, 2020 (age 67)


Shirley L. (Patterson) Chittum, age 67, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at Community Hospital South in Indianapolis. She was a resident of Coal City and a former resident of Brown County.

Shirley was born May 2, 1953 in Franklin to her parents, the late Frank and Bertha Lee (Bowling) Patterson.  She was a 1971 graduate of Indian Creek High School. Shirley was a loving wife and homemaker, and later worked in the Produce Department at the Linton Wal-Mart.

Shirley was a member of the Bean Blossom Baptist Church in Brown County and a former member of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Trafalgar. She enjoyed sewing, tending to her flower gardens, watching and feeding the birds and traveling to family reunions in Lexington, Virginia. Shirley also enjoyed sewing, spending time with her family, especially with her grandchildren, and caring for her dog, Brownie. She was a fan of Grey’s Anatomy television show.

Shirley was preceded in death on September 9, 2012 by her loving husband of 39 years, John M. Chittum, whom she married on December 3, 1972 in Martinsville.  She was also preceded in death by siblings, Bruce, Sherman, Donald and David Patterson.

Shirley is survived by her children, Robert (Mandy) Chittum of Morgantown, Bradley Chittum of Clay City and Travis Chittum of Morgantown; siblings, Patsy (Mickey) Derringer of Nineveh, Ola Patterson of Nashville, James (Nancy) Patterson of Greenwood, Evie Sue Patterson of Franklin and Linda Patterson of Franklin; grandchildren, Jonathan, Zachary, Gracie, Justin, Wesley, Renee, Victoria and Brooklyn; great grandchildren, Brandt, Jaxson, Sawyer and Emberlynn; and several nieces and nephews.

The Rev. James Brown will conduct a funeral service at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown. To reduce the spread of COVID-19 and follow the mandate by the State of Indiana, all visitors will be required to provide and wear their own face covering and maintain social distancing.

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Recording of Service


July 29, 2020

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center
179 E. Mulberry Street
Morgantown, IN 46160

Funeral Service
July 30, 2020

10:30 AM
Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center
179 E. Mulberry Street
Morgantown, IN 46160

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