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Shirla Henney

February 14, 1935 — August 24, 2022

Shirla Jean Henney, 87, of Columbia City, passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at her home with family by her side. Born February 14, 1935 in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of Fred and Berneice (Schlaudroff) Anderson.

She attended grade school through her Junior year at East Union Center in Wells County and graduated from Roanoke High School. On February 14, 1954, Shirla married Lawrence "Shorty" D. Henney in Columbia City and became a resident of Whitley County. Shirla owned Henney’s Ceramic Shop and also Henney’s Health Care Shop where she sold Nature’s Sunshine Products. She retired 1997 from Magnavox & Anderson Bindery in Fort Wayne. She was a member of Washington Center United Methodist Church.

Shirla is survived by her sons, Meredith (Cheryl) Henney and Walter Henney; daughters, Diana Tyrrell, Linda Henney and Debra Sulrzycki; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchilderen. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence "Shorty" Henney in 2013; daughter, Roberta Henney in 2015; sister, Dorothy Deese; brothers, James Anderson, Ray Anderson, J.C. Anderson and Carl Anderson; and son-in-law, Stanley Sulrzycki.

Funeral services will be 2 pm Saturday, September 10, 2022 at DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City with visitation one hour prior. A graveside service will take place where she will be laid to rest next to her husband and daughter at Broxon Cemetery, south of Columbia City. Memorial donations may be given in memory to American Diabetes Association. Visit to send Shirla's family online condolences or sign the online guest book.

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