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Shelia Kay (Grider) McGaha, Adair Co., KY (1945-2014)

She was a graduate of Adair County High School. Her favorite times were spent back in her childhood home in Kentucky at the Shepherd Reunion visiting with her extended family.  She also loved going to lunch with her friends and coworkers.  Although unable to attend at times due to caring for her loved ones, she loved going to church.  She was very appreciative of all the prayers and phone calls from her church family.  She always loved to watch the recorded church services when she was unable to be there in person.  Above all, she loved spending time with her daughters, son-in- law, and, mostly, her grandchildren.
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Shelia Kay (Grider) McGaha 68, of Greenwood, passed away Sunday, January 25, 2014.

Services will be 1pmET, Friday, January 31 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main Street, Greenwood, IN, with visitation 4pm-8pmET, Thursday, January 30, 2014, at the funeral home. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery.


Shelia Kay (Grider) McGaha, Adair Co., KY (1945-2014)


She was born November 14, 1945 to the late Waldon and Hettie (Shepherd) Grider. She died Sunday, January 25, 2014, in Indiana, at the age of 68 years, 2 months, and 11 days.

Shelia graduated from Adair County High School.

She married Charles McGaha July 9, 1966 and he preceded her in death.

She was employed at Allison Coupon and later retired in 2005 from Southwest Elementary in Greenwood. Shelia was a member of Free Union Separate Baptist Church in Adair County, KY, and attended First Separate Baptist Church of Franklin.

Survivors include the following:
  • Daughters: Brenda “Jeannie” (Bryant) Burton of Franklin, IN; and Angela S. McGaha of Greenwood, IN

  • Brother: Everett “Bud” Grider of Trafalgar, IN

  • Sister: Flora Lee (Don) Denny of Bargersville, IN

  • Grandchildren: Corbin and Abby Burton

  • Sister's in-law: Della Fay (Arvil) Bryant and Flossie Grider;

  • Several nieces and nephews
Shelia was also preceded in death by a brother, J.B. Grider; sisters, Genevieve "Genny" Worsham, and Jean Grider.

Proverbs 31:20- "She stretcheth out her hand to the poor, yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy" was a perfect description of her life. No one ever left her without feeling richer than they were before. She spent her entire life caring for others. She gave up her life unselfishly to care for her husband, Mother, sister and others. She loved her family and friends. Her favorite times were spent back in her childhood home in Kentucky at the Shepherd Reunion visiting with her extended family. She also loved going to lunch with her friends and coworkers. Although unable to attend at times due to caring for her loved ones, she loved going to church. She was very appreciative of all the prayers and phone calls from her church family. She always loved to watch the recorded church services when she was unable to be there in person. Above all, she loved spending time with her daughters, son-in- law, and, mostly, her grandchildren. Corbin and Abby were always the twinkle in her eye.

Memorial contributions have been suggested to Central Indiana Separate Baptist Youth Group, 5187 W 700 South. Morgantown, IN 46160.

WilsonStPierre.com in charge of arrangements.


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