Shirley Anne Effinger

  • Died: October 25, 2017
  • Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

D O McComb and Sons - Lakeside Park

1140 Lake Ave
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Tel. (260) 426-9494

Tribute & Message From The Family

Shirley Anne (Meharry) Effinger passed away October 25 ,2017 at St. Anne Retirement Center in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born on October 20, 1934, Anne was the beloved only child of Frank and Bernadean (Pate) Meharry. She attended Central Catholic High School and Indiana University. She met Ed Effinger while at IU, they married in 1953. They later welcomed four children into the world. Anne was a homemaker and mother until the late 70's. She joined her mother in the family business and excelled with her fiery personality at Anthony Wayne Credit Adjusters until the late 90's, when she opted for winters in Fort Myers, FL and summers at the lake. Ed preceded her in death, April, 2011. She spent the rest of her days enjoying her children and grandchildren while missing her life mate of over 50 years. Anne was a great wife, mother and grandma. She lead her family with a unique flare, loving, living and fining moments to laugh and cry with her loved ones. Anne enjoyed life and made evryone around her enjoy it as well. She will be missed here on earth but happy to be back with Ed. She is survived by her children, Don (Lisa) Effinger, Sue (Bob) Ueber, Christy Reichert, and Cathy (Greg) Koehlinger. In addition 10 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren which all brought her great joy. She was predeceased by her parents, Frank and Bernadean Meharry, her husband Ed Effinger, and her son-in-law, Brent Reichert. Funeral mass is 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 30, at St. Anne Home Chapel, 1900 Randallia Drive with calling one hour prior. Burial is at Catholic Cemetery , Fort Wayne, Indiana. Memorials may be made to the St. Anne Retirement Home. To sign the online guest book, go to