A Service of Music and Gratitude Celebrating the life of Elaine Shakley will be April 14, 2018 at 11:00 a. m. in the Asbury United Methodist Church 404 E. Arch Street, Portland, Indiana. Calling at the church will begin at 10:00 A.M.
She had passed away December 3, 2017 in the Jay County Hospital. She was born in Boswell, Pennsylvania in 1922 the daughter of John and Beatrice Morrison. She was married in 1943 to Glenn Shakley and he died in 1993.
She was an accomplished musician for over 50 years in Cleveland, Ohio teaching music, starting a string program and was the first educational television teacher in the city of Cleveland. She was a church organist for over 50 years and a past president of the American Guide of Organists.
Surviving are three daughters Susan Lippert (tim) of Portland , Maine, Bonnie Maitlen (Gary) of Portland, Indiana and Pamela Van Siclen (The Rev. John) of Newcastle, Maine, one sister Rachel Jones (Milton) of Boulder, Colorado, Six grandsons and eight great grandchildren.
Memorials can be made to Asbury United Methodist Church or Music Works Scholarships at Arts Place in Portland.
Baird-Freeman Funeral Home are in charge of arrangements.