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Shelia Mae Reynolds

March 21, 1933 — September 24, 2023

French Lick


Shelia Mae Reynolds, 90, of French Lick, formerly of Orleans, Indiana, entered into eternal rest on September 24th, 2023 at Springs Valley Meadows in French Lick, Indiana.

She was born in Riddle, Indiana (Crawford County) on March 21st, 1933 to Ray and Etta (Long) Brown.

Shelia was married to Bill Shelton from 1948 to 1958 and then married John Reynolds in December 1960 and he preceded her in death on August 2nd, 1985.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; Infant Daughter – Rena Shelton; Son – Paul (Beanie) Shelton; 
Grandson – Matthew Stewart; Granddaughter – Misti Shelton; Brother – Robert Brown; Sister – Madge Highfill; 
and Companion – George McIver. 

Shelia attended Riddle Elementary and Leavenworth High School.

She was a homemaker and some of her favorite activities included playing slots, watching basketball, bluegrass music, traveling, camping, boating and mowing her yard.  She loved visiting with family and friends in person and on the phone.

During her lifetime, she loved spoiling numerous stray dogs and cats (especially cats) which somehow showed up at her house.  The staff at Springs Valley Meadows said Shelia could spot the resident cat when she couldn’t see anything else!  She collected many quilts that she gifted to her children and grandchildren.

Shelia is survived by:

Daughters – Rose (Wayman) Goldman of Paoli, Indiana
                      Lora Reynolds (James) Harris of Mesa, Arizona

Sons – Tim Shelton of Orleans, Indiana
             Joe (Amy) Reynolds of West Baden Springs, Indiana

Grandchildren – Scott (Maryann) Whalin, Jennifer Goldman Fox, Byron (Monica) Shelton, Sawyer Shelton,
Sable (Elijah) Godbey, Nikki Childers (Harold Kendall), Tyler (Yulia) Childers, Emily (Brent) Burger and Jake (Carrie) Reynolds.

(16) Great-Grandchildren    (5) Great-Great-Grandchildren

A Funeral Ceremony will be conducted by Rev. Doug Finney on Friday, September 29th, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home with burial to follow at Ames Chapel Cemetery.

Visitation will be on Friday, September 29th, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sheila’s memory to the Orange County Humane Society, 
856 N. Greenbriar Drive, Paoli, IN 47454.

Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home in French Lick, Indiana 47432. Condolences may be made on our Facebook page at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home or at our website –

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Friday, September 29, 2023

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Funeral Ceremony

Friday, September 29, 2023

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Friday, September 29, 2023

Ames Chapel Cemetery

5368 US-150, Paoli, IN 47454

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