February 24, 1934 - December 16, 2019
FORTVILLE - Shirley “Darlene” (Gaultney) Roach, age 85, of Fortville, passed away on Monday, December 16, 2019 at Greenfield Healthcare Center. She was born in Elnora, Indiana on February 24, 1934 to Jack and Georgia Iris (Wilken) Gaultney. She graduated from Elnora High School in 1952. Darlene married Norman D. Roach on January 24, 1953 in Bedford, Indiana. She worked for Brookside in McCordsville as a punch press operator for 30 plus years and also worked at Tuttle Orchards for 10 plus years. Darlene was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Lapel. She liked cooking, baking, crocheting, and planting flowers. Darlene most of all loved spending time with her grandchildren. Shirley is survived by her children, Carla Egerton of Anderson, Marla Roach of Fortville, and Steven (Jennifer) Roach of Fortville; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 7 great great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Sandy Gaultney of Washington, IN. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Georgia Gaultney; husband, Norman Roach; sister, Ladonna Johnson; and a brother, Jackie Gaultney. Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 19, 2019, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory, 124 E. Staat Street, Fortville, IN 46040. A funeral service will take place immediately following the visitation at 7:00 p.m. A graveside service will be held on Friday, December 20, 2019, at 12:00 p.m. at Fairview Cemetery in Elnora, Indiana. The family would like to thank all the nursing staff at Greenfield Healthcare in the Brookshire Unit. Memorial contributions may be made by mail to Hancock County Humane Society, 214 E. Main Street, Greenfield, IN 46140 or envelopes will be available at the mortuary. Friends may share a memory or condolence at www.erleweinmortuary.com.
FORTVILLE - Shirley “Darlene” (Gaultney) Roach, age 85, of Fortville, passed away on Monday, December 16, 2019 at Greenfield Healthcare Center. She was born in Elnora, Indiana on February 24, 1934 to Jack and Georgia Iris (Wilken)... View Obituary & Service Information
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