Shirley Mae Workman 85, a long-time Frankfort resident, passed away on February 20, 2010, in Manassas, VA. She was born on January 1, 1925 in Gibson County, IN, and grew up in Worthington, IN. The daughter of William and Alice Herman, she graduated from Worthington High School in 1942. Following graduation, she moved to Indianapolis where she studied violin with noted Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra violinist and assistant conductor Renato Pacini and worked as a secretary at RCA supporting the war effort. She married Robert C. Workman of Bloomfield, IN, on October 11, 1946, and they moved to Frankfort, IN, in 1948. After her husband passed away on March 7, 1991, she remained in Frankfort until August 2004 when she moved to Annandale, VA, to live with her son and his family.
Throughout her 57 years living in Frankfort, she was actively involved in the community. In her younger years, she helped organize and lead the Clinton County Easter Seals Campaign of the National Society for Crippled Children. She was active in the Clinton County Republican Party, serving as precinct committee woman on numerous occasions. She was also a member of the Women of the Moose and the American Legion Auxiliary. After she retired, she volunteered for many years at Woodside Elementary School and later at Sun Crest Elementary School, assisting third graders with reading and math. She was also a dedicated member of the Grace Baptist Church for 35 years. She worked as a legal secretary, as a court reporter for the Indiana State Industrial Board, and as a freelance court reporter in Frankfort and central Indiana. She worked briefly at Wesley Manor before going to work as a customer service representative at Federal Mogul in 1980. She retired from there in 1987.
Visitation and Services
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 25, 2010 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at 12 Noon prior to the service. Burial will follow at Bunnell Cemetery. Pastor Kevin Alber will preside. The family requests that memorial contributions be made in Shirley's name to the Alzheimer's Association (www.alz.org) or the AARP Foundation (www.aarp.org].
She is survived by her son, Randall ‘Boe’ (Wife Carol) Workman and two grandchildren, Stephen R. and Margaret S. ‘Maggie’ Workman all of Annandale, VA.
She is preceded in death by her son, Gregory Robert Workman in 1974; her husband; one sister, Leah Jane Chambers; and two brothers, Joseph Zachary and Kenneth Zachary.