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Shelia Kay (Grider) McGaha, 68, of Greenwood, passed away Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014.
She was born Nov. 14, 1945, to the late Waldon and Hettie (Shepherd) Grider. She graduated from Adair County High School in Kentucky.
She married Charles McGaha on July 9, 1966; and he preceded her in death.
She was employed at Allison Coupon and later retired in 2005 from Southwest Elementary School in Greenwood.
Shelia was a member of Free Union Separate Baptist Church and attended First Separate Baptist Church of Franklin.
Survivors include two daughters, Brenda “Jeannie” (Bryant) Burton of Franklin and Angela S. McGaha of Greenwood; a brother, Everett “Bud” Grider of Trafalgar; a sister, Flora Lee (Don) Denny of Bargersville; two grandchildren, Corbin and Abby Burton; sisters-in-law, Della Fay (Arvil) Bryant and Flossie Grider; and several nieces and nephews.
Shelia also was preceded in death by a brother, J.B. Grider; and sisters, Genevieve “Genny” Worsham and Jean Grider.
Proverbs 31:20 — “She stretcheth out her hand to the poor, yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.” — was a perfect description of her life. No one ever left her without feeling richer than they were before. She spent her entire life caring for others. She gave up her life unselfishly to care for her husband, mother, sister and others. She loved her family and friends.
Her favorite times were spent back in her childhood home in Kentucky at the Shepherd reunion, visiting with her extended family. She also loved going to lunch with her friends and co-workers. Although unable to attend at times due to caring for her loved ones, she loved going to church. She was very appreciative of all the prayers and phone calls from her church family. She always loved to watch the recorded church services when she was unable to be there in person.
Above all, she loved spending time with her daughters, son-in-law and, mostly, her grandchildren. Corbin and Abby were always the twinkle in her eye.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main St. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery.
Memorial contributions have been suggested to Central Indiana Separate Baptist Youth Group, 5187 W. County Road 700S, Morgantown, IN 46160.
You are invited to visit www.wilsonstpierre.com, where you may leave a message or order flowers for family.
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