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Edith Mackey-Shields, 90, Bloomington
Edith Mackey-Shields, 90, of Bloomington passed away Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at Richland-Bean Blossom Health Care Center.

Born March 6, 1923, in Brown County, she was daughter of William Bryan White and Elfie (Day) White. She was later raised by her step-father, L.W. Sciscoe, and her mother. Edith graduated from Southport High School in 1941. In 1946, Edith and her husband, Herman E. Mackey Jr., moved to Bloomington and acquired Varsity Studios at 103 and a half W. Kirkwood Ave. from her father. Edith also worked for Sarkes Tarzian, sold Avon for 35 years and retired from the Indiana University printing plant.

Edith married Floyd Shields in Aug. 1961, who became “Dad” to her two sons. Edith and Floyd vacationed all over the U.S. and loved each other for over 34 years. Floyd preceded her in death in 1995.

She was also preceded in death by her sister, Betty Stokes-Jackson.

Edith loved the Lord and all His beautiful creations. She enjoyed planting flowers and decorating for the holidays, especially Christmas.

Edith is survived by her two sons and their wives, Herman E. Mackey Jr. II (Rose), Wilbur N. Mackey (Norma); and a step-daughter, Alice Shields  (husband, Mike). She was also blessed with several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

The family would like to thank the caring staff at Richland-Bean Blossom HCC for their dedication to their residents.

Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at Southside Christian Church, 500 E. Empire Mill Road, Bloomington.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11 at the church, with Pastor Craig Moore officiating. Burial will follow at Clover Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg.

The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third St. in Bloomington, is handling arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospice, P.O. Box 1149, Bloomington, IN 47402.

Online condolences can be made to the family at pdcfuneralchapel.com.

  • December 20
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 20
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 20
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 20
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 21
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 21
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains´╗┐
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 23
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 24
    Nashville government offices CLOSED
  • December 24
    Christmas Eve Communion service at Becks Grove church
    7 p.m. Becks Grove Christian Church, 8009 Becks Grove Road
  • December 24
    Candlelight service at Helmsburg church Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St., Helmsburg
  • December 24
    Candlelight service set for Christmas Eve
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • December 24
    Cordry church hosts candlelight service Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Church of the Lakes, 8844 Nineveh Road
  • December 25
    Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 26
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 26
    Brown County Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 27
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 27
    Live band at dance barn
    7:30 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 29
    Jackson Township Board
    7 p.m. Jackson Township Board, Trustee's Office, 5765 Carmel Ridge Road