She was born May 25, 1923, in Greene County, the daughter of Leroy and Lillian Mae (Hall) Tolen.
She was a homemaker and a member of Nine Mile United Methodist Church of rural Linton.
She is survived by four daughters, Mary Fish of Clay City, Judy Barker of Jasonville, Carol Shilkett of Simi Valley, Calif., and Peggy Mullett of Ingleside, Ill., a sister, Lena Wilson of Satsuma, Ala., nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her step-mother, Pearl Tolen, her husband, Gerald W. Shilkett, a grandson, Steve Shilkett, two brothers, and three sisters.
Funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Thursday at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Linton. Burial will follow at Switz City Cemetery.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. on Thursday until the hour of the service.
Online condolences can be made at www.welchcornett.com.