Elmer "Gene" Sholly

Born: Sun., Feb. 8, 1925
Died: Sun., Jan. 8, 2012


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wed., Jan. 11, 2012
Location: River Park

Funeral Service

1:30 PM Thu., Jan. 12, 2012
Location: River Park

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Elmer “Gene” E. Sholly
February 8, 1925 – January 8, 2012
Gene Sholly, 86, residing in South Bend, IN passed away at 12:41 AM Sunday, January 8, 2012 at the Miller’s Merry Manor, Walkerton, IN. He previously worked at the Studebaker Corporation, the Bendix Corporation, and retired from the Bayer Corporation in 1981 after working there for over 11 years. 
Gene was born on February 8, 1925 in Osceola, IN to the late Elmer H. and Commilla E. (Forsyth) Sholly and has been a lifelong resident of this area. On December 21, 1946 in South Bend, IN he was united in marriage to Lea Beth (Sharp) Sholly, who survives. They celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary this past December. 
Along with his loving wife Lea Beth, Gene is survived by his son, David E. Sholly of Aurora, CO and his sons, Adam R. Sholly and Matthew D. Sholly, both of Colorado; his son, Bryan L. (Lynda) Sholly of El Paso, TX and their daughter, Whitney Rea (Jack Hightshoe) Sholly of Mishawaka; his son, Bruce Allen Sholly of South Bend and his two daughters, Danielle M. Sholly, PhD of Rockville, MD and Erin E. Sholly of Mishawaka, and great-grandson, Micah Allan Sholly.  He is also survived by his sister, Darlene Carlton of South Bend; nephew, Dale Carlton of Mishawaka; and niece, Terri Woodruff of Mishawaka. Gene was preceded in death by his baby sister and a nephew.
Gene proudly served our country in the United States Navy in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. He enjoyed helping others and loved working in the garden. Following his retirement, he mowed lawns for over 15 years for many of his neighbors and friends. He was also a member of the VFW Post.
Funeral Services will be held at 1:30 PM on Thursday, January 12, 2012 at the Palmer Funeral Home – River Park Chapel, 2528 Mishawaka Ave., South Bend. Chaplain Robert Puhr will officiate. Military graveside services will follow in Southlawn Cemetery, South Bend. Friends may visit with the family from  4:00 PM –7:00 PM on Wednesday in the funeral home.
Contributions in memory of Gene Sholly may be offered to Harbor Light Hospice,  1608 E. Day Road, Mishawaka, IN 46545. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.palmerfuneralhomes.com.

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Billye Purdy
   Posted Mon January 09, 2012
My deepest sympathy to all of you in your loss. Gene was a wonderful man and I know he will be missed but I know too he is at peace now. May God give each of you your own peace in knowing that He has taken him home.


Chris Forsyth
   Posted Mon January 09, 2012
Words of sympathy and sincere condolences to the entire Sholly family. Thoughts and prayers are with each one of you at this sad and mournful time.
With loving thoughts,

Kathryn (Kathy) Rowe
   Posted Tue January 10, 2012
My deepest sympathies on the loss of your Father. You had kind words for me with my loss a year ago, I am expressing those same kinds words now to you.

Bob and Irene Brancheau
   Posted Tue January 10, 2012
Bryan and Lynda, our deepest sympathies on your loss.

Your father was a good looking man. And Whitney looks just like your mother.

Penny Bell
   Posted Tue January 10, 2012
Leah Beth and family, not sure if you will remember me or not. I worked at Miller's as a nurse and had the pleasure of caring for both of you. I am so sorry for your loss. May God be with you and your family.

Walter Jasiewicz
   Posted Tue January 10, 2012
I was so sorry to hear about Gene. I saw Lea and David at my wife's funeral in November. I have been friends with the family most of my adult life. I saw Gene many times when I was delivering mail; he was always working hard doing yard work. May he enjoy God's garden. Walt

Michael D. Pease
   Posted Tue January 10, 2012
Wanted to let Bryan, his Mother and the rest of the family know that they are in the thoughts and prayers of the Pease Family (Celia, Michael, James and Mike) in this time of their loss.

It is a very sad time for all of you right now but know that Gene is with our Heavenly Father and his son Jesus Christ in heaven. We know that this may not be much comfort right now but Gene is at peace and no longer feels any pain.

May God Bless You All,

The Pease Family of El Paso, TX

Marilyn & Dale Dutoi
   Posted Wed January 11, 2012
Our deepest sympathy to the family
We enjoyed visits at our home and Elmers doing
genealogy on the Steele Family.Our prayes go out
to all of you.

Marilyn and Dale

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