The Washington Times-Herald


January 30, 2014

Shirley Miles

Jan. 5, 1918 - Jan. 28, 2014

Shirley J. Miles, 96, of Washington, died Tuesday at Daviess Community Hospital.

Born Jan. 5, 1918, in Washington, she was the daughter of Castle E. and Carroll Gladys (Morgan) Myers.

A 1936 graduate of Plainville High School, she was a homemaker and member of Bethel United Methodist Church. She enjoyed cooking and fellowship with her family. She was a wonderful seamstress and was always willing to hem, mend and make things for her family.

She is survived by her daughter, Carol J. Hinkle of Washington; grandchildren, Debbie (Bryan) Fisher, Rhonda (Max) Ramsey, Diane Garland, Michelle (Mark) Richardville, Dana (Scott) Matteson, Alan (Patty) Garland, Kelly (Stephanie) Garland, Travis (Carrie) Miles, and Michael (Janna) Miles; 20 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; several stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Phylis Tolbert.

Her husband, William Robert Miles, whom she married April 19, 1936, died Jan. 6, 2004. Her parents; one son, Robert A. Miles; one son-in-law, Bernard Hinkle; and one sister, Marjorie Colbert, are also deceased.

Private funeral services will be held at Gill Funeral Home, with Rev. Steve Dayton officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery.

Preferred memorials are to Bethel United Methodist Church and may be sent in care of Gill Funeral Home, 308 E. Walnut St., Washington, IN 47501

Condolences may be made to the family online at

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