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Shirley Ann PinnickPassing: February 5, 2022


Mitchell Wesleyan Church

Funeral Service

Thursday, February 10th @ 2:00 p.m.


Mitchell Wesleyan Church

Thursday, February 10th @ 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Cresthaven Memory Gardens

Thursday, February 11th

BEDF0RD – Shirley Ann Pinnick, 73, passed away Saturday, February 5, 2022, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born March 18, 1948, in Champaign, Illinois, she was the daughter of George A. and Shirley Elizabeth (Sego) Gilstrap.  She married Thomas Walter Pinnick August 19, 1967.

Shirley retired from Travelplex SATO at NSWC—Crane.  She was a talented cake decorator and created silk wreaths.  Shirley was an avid reader and loved nothing more than family gatherings.  She was a member of the Mitchell Wesleyan Church and a 1967 graduate of Bedford High School.

Surviving:             husband, Thomas Pinnick of Bedford

                                  sons,  Thomas Scott (Lana) Pinnick of Bloomfield

                                            Bradley Dean (Angye) Pinnick of Mitchell

                               mother, Shirley Gilstrap of Bedford

                    grandchildren, Britney Nicole, Kayla Jean, Marrissa Jo, Thomas Keith,

                                             Wesley Dean, Brooke Lee-Anna, and Justin (Carrie) Bennett

            great grandchildren, Jeremiah, Harper, Atlas, Luke, and Hannah

                                  sister, Ruthie Gilstrap of Mitchell

                   brother-in-law, Mike Tanksley of Bedford

                                            blessed with several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great

                                            nephews, and several cousins

Her father and twin sister, Sharon Lee Tanksley (8-4-2020), preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 10, at the Mitchell Wesleyan Church with Reverend Steve Jones officiating.  Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the church.

Memorial Gifts: Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services or Mitchell Wesleyan Church

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20 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Larry D. Bennett | Mitchell, IN
    Date: February 20, 2022
    Just a note to say how sorry I was to hear of Shirley's passing.
  2. Guest: Judy Cummings Scruggs | Mesa, AZ
    Date: February 16, 2022
    Shirley was very talented. She made a wreath for my door at the rehab center when I was recovering from a broken leg. It was admired by all and was so professionally done that they thought it had been purchased from a specialty store. I remember visiting with her at my brother's memorial and how kind and gracious she was. I knew Shirley through her sister, Ruthie, and I know she'll be remembered and missed by all who knew her. My condolences to her family. I hope the memories you have of Shirley will help you through your grief.
  3. Guest: David and Terri Brown | Oolitic, Indiana
    Date: February 9, 2022
    I'll never forget the great times at the Moose lodge in Washington and the memories at Crane World. She will be missed. Terri and my prayers are with you Tom and the kids.
  4. Guest: Krystal Shetler | Mitchell, IN
    Date: February 9, 2022
    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Pinnick, Tanksley and Gilstrap families during this difficult time. Shirley was such a joy to be around, full of grace and love for all who knew her. It was our greatest pleasure to have known both Shirley and Sharon. All of our love to you all during this difficult time. May your memories of Shirley carry you through the tough days ahead. ~ Henry and Krystal
  5. Guest: Jeff Rainey | Bedford, IN
    Date: February 8, 2022
    So very sorry for your loss. We know it's not easy when you lose a loved one, but she is in Heaven now. God has a plan for all of us. We are continually praying for your family. The Rainey's, Jeff, Melanie, Brackon, and Sue.
  6. Guest: Bill Hudson | Bloomfield, IN
    Date: February 8, 2022
    Tom, Scott and family; Sorry to hear of your loss of your wife/mother/grandmother. Words cannot express the feeling of loss you now hold in your hearts. May God bring you consolation in this time of grief and may He hold you in His arms. I keep you in my prayers. Sincerely, Bill Hudson
  7. Guest: Linda (Steele) Jones | Shoals, Indiana
    Date: February 8, 2022
    Tom, my Sister Gaye (Sorrells) and I are the daughters of Claude and Lillian Steele. We are so deeply sorry that you have lost your beautiful Shirley. Our parents loved you both. Gaye and I remember Shirley’s light, good humor and wonderful cakes. We remember your friendship with our dad and your love of trains! Those years were a golden time for us. We will never forget. May God bless and comfort you.
  8. Guest: June Floyd | Nashville, IN
    Date: February 7, 2022
    I was sorry to learn of Shirley's passing. I always looked forward to talking with her when she and Tom would come past the optical, we always had a few comments to share....one of mine and Andrew's favorites ! I pray you have wonderful memories of a dear lady. I certainly remember the good times ! May God bless you as you celebrate her life!
  9. Guest: Wanda & Merian Jones | Osteen, FL
    Date: February 7, 2022
    Our deepest sympathy, Tom and family. We had some fun times when you attended First Christian Church in Bedford. We always enjoyed being around you and treasured our friendship.
  10. Guest: Rita | Bedford, IN
    Date: February 7, 2022
    Ruthie and all the family, we are so sorry about Shirley, but we know she n Sharon are back together. Remember taking travel orders to her at Crane back in the day. Love and prayers Mike and Rita Ramey
  11. Guest: Tony & Diane Nugent | Mitchell
    Date: February 7, 2022
    Brad, Angye and Stephanie. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you all.
  12. Guest: Michele Tanksley Super | Bedford, IN
    Date: February 7, 2022
    I'm going to miss you Aunt Shirley. I wish there had been more time...more travels, nail appointments, phone calls and visits. Thank you for praying for me and my kiddos...and for filling in as my momma. I know you are together with your other half and your Jesus. That makes my heart a little less broken. I'll see you again.
  13. Guest: Gene Ray | Springville
    Date: February 7, 2022
    Tom, Scott & Brad so sorry for your loss. Gene Ray
  14. Guest: Glennda GilstrapIsom | Riverside, California
    Date: February 7, 2022
    I will always cherish the memories of visiting my cousins, the twins and Ruthie. I can’t remember how we got any sleep because all 5 of us would sleep in a double bed. When my parents moved to California, I missed them. They were the only cousins my age. Their pictures hung outside my bedroom so I saw them daily. Sharon and Shirley will live in my heart till I see them again.
  15. Guest: Brenda Mckain | Brownstown , Ind
    Date: February 7, 2022
    All volunteers of Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services are so sorry for your loss.
  16. Guest: Thomas Vett | Midlothian, VA
    Date: February 7, 2022
    I didn't know Shirley personally but served with Tom in the Navy. I knew through correspondence that Tom was devoted to Shirley and they had a true bond of love for each other. My condolences, Tom, to you for being the man and husband you always were. You will see Shirley again. Your friend, Tom
  17. Guest: Vicki Capshew | Indianapolis, Indiana
    Date: February 6, 2022
    What a wonderful, wonderful friend Shirley was to me. We met on her cancer journey. I was blessed to be her nurse. We hit it off instantly & she became one of my dearest friends. She gave me so much more than I could ever have given her. She was such a blessing to everyone she met! I’m so glad you’re not suffering any longer Shirley but I am sure going to miss you and our talks and prayers. I love you so much! God Bless You Tom & the rest of your family!!!!
  18. Guest: Niki Armstrong Richards | Clearwater, FL
    Date: February 6, 2022
    We are so sorry for your loss and pray for His loving peace for you and your family.
  19. Guest: Ruthie Gilstrap | Mitchell, IN
    Date: February 6, 2022
    She and Sharon were my first friends, playmates and general mischief makers! They turned into beautiful daughters, sisters, wives, grandmothers and great grandmothers. The world would be a better place if there were more like them. I will miss Shirley Ann dearly as I have Sharon Lee but my wish is that they are together again. Love you Sis!
  20. Guest: Cheryl Peyton | Heltonville, IN
    Date: February 6, 2022
    Praying for you, Tom and you family🙏