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Shirley Ann (Richie) Fort

September 1, 1941 ~ February 16, 2020 (age 78)


Shirley Ann Fort, 78, of La Porte, Indiana, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, February 16, 2020.

Shirley was born in Kentucky on September 1, 1941 to Henry and Ethel (Creech) Richie.  She moved to Indiana as a young child.  Shirley grew up in Starke County and graduated from North Judson High School in 1959. 

In 1976, she married the love of her life, John Fort.  Shirley is survived by her 4 children, Jonathan Fort of La Porte, Jeremy Fort of Michigan City, Don Marcum of Michigan City, and Veronica Lakewood of Florida; 4 grandchildren, Monica Marquis, Haley Ann Fort, Eric Lee Fort, and Jackson Taylor Fort; 2 great-grandchildren; and 3 brothers, Lavelle (Sandy) Richie of Knox, Vanis Richie of Mill Creek, and Ronnie (Shirley) Richie of La Porte.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sisters, Geraldine Brahsears and Laverlle Richie; and daughter, Melody Carter.

At Shirley’s request, her body was donated to the IU School of Medicine.

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Private family services at a future date.

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