Elsie (Shields) Strauser, 101, of Rensselaer and formerly of Bloomfield, passed away at 12:45 a.m. on Tuesday, June 21, 2005 at her residence.
Born May 7, 1904 in Center Township, Greene County, she was the daughter of James H. and Florence (Bough) Shields. She had been married to Raleigh E. Strauser, who passed away Dec. 19, 1985.
She had worked in the shoe department at Emery Sparks store in Bloomfield and was a member of the Bloomfield United Methodist Church.
Survivors include: a son James W. Strauser and his wife Linda of Noblesville; a daughter Katheryn Herod of Rensselaer; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Raleigh E. Strauser, two brothers, Roy and Lee Shields, and two sisters, Gladys Ellis and Blanche Hardesty.
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Friday at Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home, Bloomfield, with the Rev. Lynn Snyder officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery, Bloomfield.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the hour of service Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Jasper County Hospital Home Health & Hospice, 1104 E. Grace Street, Rensselaer, Ind., 47978 in care of Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home.