Shirley Ann Altman
August 1, 1937 – December 5, 2020
Shirley Ann (Lucas) Altman, 83, passed away at her home in Rosedale, Indiana, on December 5, 2020. Shirley was born on August 1, 1937, in Terre Haute, Indiana, to Willis and Opal Lucas.
On October 12, 1957, she married the love of her life, Duaine (Chief) Altman.
She was a member of the Friendly Grove Baptist Church in Rosedale, Auxiliary member of the American Legion Post 290 (president and treasurer), an Auxillary member of the AMVETS, and 8 & 40 of Rockville. She was known for her hard work helping with the military Christmas boxes, food share, and parties for children in Rosedale. Shirley was named the Rosedale Woman of the Year in 2002.
Shirley enjoyed her kids, grandkids, great-grandkids, and her dog Putter. She loved to garden, especially her flowers. She was known for being a loving and wonderful mom to everybody.
She is survived by her sister, Donna Huxford of Rosedale; daughters, Carol Lohse (Clark) of Clinton and Teri Altman of Rosedale; son, Michael Altman (Tracy Coonce) of Terre Haute; and John Bennett of Rosedale who thought of her as his mom. Also survived are grandchildren, Kayla, Willis, Ashley Elaine, Joel, Ashley Nicole; and great-grandchildren, Emma, Chloe, Gracie, Treyton, Brendon, Zoe, and Korben; along with several nieces and nephews.
Shirley is preceded in death by her parents; husband; and brother, Jimmy Lee; as well as her close friend, Myron Smith.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the ASPCA or Hospice.
Private service will be held at Mattox-Wood Funeral Home. Mattox-Wood Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.
Thursday, December 10, 2020
Shirley Ann Altman
December 13, 2020
I worked with Shirley at Dormyer in Rockville for a few years. She was such a kind, sweet woman to work with. She has been the first to send me a Christmas card for years!!!! We have been quarantined and I haven't got my cards done yet this year and I noticed hers was missing! I will always think of her at
Christmas and bridge festival (always saw her there too!!!) She was such a great person to know!!!! I feel blessed to have known her!!!!!
December 10, 2020
I have always admired Shirley for all the work that she and also her husband has done for our American Legion Post 290. My husband and I worked side by side with them and loved the friendship we shared. I know Shirley and I were always glad to see one another where ever we met. Also your family were right with her, helping her and so friendly with me. I love you all and so sorry for your loss, but I do know that you have alot of good memories.
December 9, 2020
CAROL TERRI MIKE YOUR MOTHER AND FATHER WERE VERY SPECIAL PEOPLE AND MOM WILL BE MISSED FOR ALL THE ALL THE THINGS SHE DID TO MAKE OTHER PEOPLES LIVE BETTER REMEMBERING YOU WITH PRAYERS
December 8, 2020
Prayers are going up for the family and all who knew and loved Shirley. She was always such a sweet lady and I know she'll be terribly missed. She is now preparing for her first Christmas with Jesus. What a day that will be!
Paul Capps III
December 8, 2020
Shirley you will be missed, you were like a second mom to me i have very fond memories of 4th of July celebrations at your house and visiting with you at church. I also thank you for the Care packages that i received from the Rosedale Legion Ladies Aux that i received when i was stationed overseas it was a little taste of home when i could not be there. I love you and will always remember you.
December 7, 2020
Shirley was one of the best women I've ever known. She will be greatly missed. Love, thoughts, and prayers go out to the family.