Wilma “Jean” Shingleton Harrell, 89, of Madison, Indiana, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.
She was born on May 16, 1932, in Madison, to Arie Otto and Elizabeth Melton Shingleton. She lived her entire life in the Madison community and was a 1950 graduate of North Madison High School. She married Billy D. Harrell on Dec. 25, 1953, and she was a wife and homemaker. She entered politics and served two terms as Jefferson County Treasurer and then began a long tenure with the City of Madison in the Water Department until 1984. She was a Christian and member of North Madison Baptist Church. She loved gardening, her flowers, socializing, working crossword puzzles, being with her family and friends and trips to Belterra Casino with friends. She served on the Fairmount Cemetery board for many years including as its treasurer, the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion Auxiliary and she was a member of the Jefferson County Women. She loved gathering at Hanover Beach with her family.
Survivors include her sister, Mildred “Millie” Shoots of Madison; her brother-in-law, Tony Harrell and his companion Ellen Eckert of Madison; her very close friends, Mary and Jim Rowlett of Madison; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 54 years on April 30, 2008; three sisters, Gladys E. Shingleton Morris on Dec. 23, 2005, Eleanor M. Shingleton Warren on May 8, 1987 and Edith May Shingleton on Dec. 26, 1918; her brothers, Roy Everett Shingleton, on Sept. 25, 1977, Wilbur Shingleton on Dec. 5, 1994, Russell “Deacon” Shingleton, on June 18, 1998, Charles “Hoot” Shingleton on Nov. 14, 2002, and Stanley Shingleton on March 4, 1923.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 17, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment will follow in the Fairmount Cemetery in Madison. Visitation is 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday. Nov. 16 and 10 a.m. until time of services on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the North Madison Baptist Church or the Madison Riverfront Development Project through the funeral home. Online condolences and memorials, www.morgan-nay.com.