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myrtle m. shank

Posted on Jan. 25, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.

March 12, 1922 - Jan. 22, 2013

GOSHEN — Myrtle M. Shank, 90, of Goshen, passed away at 9:35 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, in her home.

She was born March 12, 1922, in Elkhart, to Donald V. and Bessie B. (Conley) Bowman.

Surviving are a daughter, Sandra Hoover Nusbaum of Sarasota, Fla.; a daughter-in-law, Margie Shank of Goshen; 11 grandchildren, Chuck Nusbaum, Tina Schultz, Robin Shank, Jackie Miller, Tammy Brown, Mary Jo Malloy, Brandi Shank, Martin Bohlmann, Walter Bohlmann Jr., Denise Johnson and Rhonda Cummings; 19 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Eileen Mast of Elkhart.

Myrtle was preceded in death by two sons, Ronald and Phillip Shank.

Myrtle retired from customer service in the bakery business and attended Northside Baptist Church. She enjoyed doing word searches, the Hallmark Channel and watching and listening to Jimmy Swaggart.

Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home, Elkhart, where services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28, 2013. Pastor Carl Henry will officiate. Burial will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be given to United Cancer Services of Elkhart County. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stemmlawsonpeterson.com.