FLOYDS KNOBS - AEMMER, MARGARET "ELISE" SHIRLEY, 85, passed away.
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She was born June 20, 1925 to Curtis and Selene Shirley. A native of Floyd Knobs, Elise graduated from New Albany High School in 1943 and retired from Silver Fleet Mason Dixon in 1983 after 35 years of service. She was a member of St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church and the American Legion Post 42 Ladies Auxiliary.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years , Frederick James Aemmer Sr.; and her parents, Curtis and Selene Shirley.
Survivors include, children, Janet Davis (Scott), Sharon Peay (Virgil II), Sandy Whalen (Tom), Fred Aemmer Jr. (Julie); 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; six siblings.
Visitation will be from noon-7 p.m. Monday at Kraft Funeral Service, 708 E. Spring Street, New Albany. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church, with burial to follow in St. Mary of the Knobs Cemetery. A prayer service will be held 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
The family has asked that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to St. Mary of the Knobs Church or the American Legion post 42 Ladies Auxiliary in Floyd Knobs.
Published in The Courier-Journal on Aug. 22, 2010