Shirley Jo (Egolf) Thrasher, 60

February 12, 1959 - December 1, 2019

Wife of Chuck Thrasher for 40 years, mother of twins Emily and Jennifer and son, Jack. Grandmother of Cole, Emma, Gretchen, Dominic, and Nora.

Surviving siblings are sisters, JoAnna and Diane; brother, Franklin Jr.; aunts, Annie and Eunice; niece, Abby; nephew, Marshall; and many beloved cousins.

She was preceded in death by parents, Franklin Sr. and Shirley Ann Egolf; grandparents, Earl and Gladys Vosberg and Charles and Pearl Egolf.

Jo graduated from South Central High School, Union Mills, Indiana, 1977. She attended Indiana University, Bloomington Campus, where she graduated with a BS in Nursing, 1982. While at IU, Jo met her future husband Chuck, whom she married June 2, 1979.

Jo had a natural calling to help others, to become the best nurse she could, serving a wide range of patients from newborns to adults. She spent the majority of her nursing career providing home health care and hospice services to patients across south-central Indiana. Her legacy reflected her commitment to helping heal both the physical as well as spiritual needs of each of her patients. Jo’s smile and humor often provided a much-needed lift to all those she met.

Once her children were born, she took time off to become a stay at home mom. Jo enjoyed spending time playing games, singing, playing the piano, and much more with her family. Once her children were grown, Jo returned to nursing. Unfortunately, after a few years, she became stricken with ill health and had to leave the field to nurture her own body.

During a recent trip in October, Jo suffered a severe blow to her health, one which she could not recover from despite her fighting spirit. When she found out the prognosis, she chose to go into hospice care where she passed surrounded by loved ones.

Celebration of Life will be December 21St 2-5 p.m. in the  Bryan Room of the Indiana Memorial Union for friends and family.

Donations may be made in remembrance of Jo to IU Hospice House, 2810 S. Deborah Dr, Bloomington, IN 47403.

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To Her Loved heartfelt condolences on Jo's passing. Her leaving was not of her choosing but that of her Lord's, take comfort that she is now at peace and no longer suffering.

Her cousin,

Michelle Rochon

I am so sorry to hear of Shirley Jo’s passing,. I won’t be able to make the Celebration of Life, but have all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

Elizabeth Davis (Buffy)