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Debra Shirar

Debra Diane Shirar, 55, Howe, died Monday, February 3, 2014 at her residence.

    She was born January 10, 1959, in Clinton, Ind., to Earl and Louise (Blankenship) Shirar.

    Living most of her lifetime in LaGrange and Steuben counties, she moved to the area from Marshall, Ind., in 1969. She was a graduate of Prairie Heights High School, Indiana State University and Indiana University.  She was a school teacher for seven years on the San Carlos Indian Reservation near Globe, Ariz. After returning back to LaGrange, she became the head librarian at the LaGrange County Library for four years and then the media specialist with Central Noble School Corporation in Albion, Ind., for the last 20 years.

    Surviving are her parents, Earl and Louise Shirar, Angola, Ind.; one sister and brother-in-law, Pam and Mark Thompson, Ft. Wayne, Ind.; and two nieces, Emily and Claire Thompson, both at home.

    She was preceded in death by one brother, Mike Shirar.

    Memorial service will be held at a later date at Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange.

    Memorials may be directed to donor’s choice.

    Online condolences may be sent at www.fruripmayfuneral

    Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange is in charge of arrangements.