Mary Jayne Shurr, 76, of Valparaiso passed away Wednesday, April 26, 2023. She was born October 4, 1946 to Chester & Ruby (Melton) Nix, and graduated from Portage High School in 1964. Mary Jayne's career took her to Bethlehem Steel where she would meet Michael Shurr before settling in at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles in Valparaiso for 25 years as their Employee Trainer. She was a long-time member of First Presbyterian Church in Valparaiso. Mary Jayne & Mike embarked on a multi-year travel plan designed to take them to all 50 U.S. States and were nearly able to complete task. Only Nevada remained unvisited when health issues interrupted their mission.
On May 25, 1968 she married Michael Shurr who survives along with their twin daughters; Susan (Chris) Nannenga of Valparaiso & Barbara Shurr of Danville, IN, grandsons; Justin (Traci) Williams, Alex Williams, Stephen Williams & Robert Shurr, great-granddaughters; Addison Carol Williams & Charlotte Mary Jayne Williams, and brothers, Chuck (Jackie) Nix & Michael Nix. She was preceded in death by her parents.
A visitation will be held Sunday, April 30, 2023 from 12:00 – 4:00 PM at Moeller Funeral Home, Valparaiso. The funeral service will begin at 10:30 AM Monday at the funeral home, Rev. Kimber-lee Adams officiating with burial to follow at Graceland Cemetery.
So sorry for your loss of your mother and wife of Michael. Take care!!!! Mary Jo Haley Bryan, class mate, friend and your travel agent for many years. Will be greatly missed, -Mary Jo Bryan
Mary Jayne sat next to me in Bible Study on Wednesday afternoon. She and I had a common interest in quilts. She delighted in making them for her cherished family and showing them when one was completed. It seemed her life was all about our Lord, Jesus and her family. I would like to share Proverbs 31 vs 25-30. That, in my opinion, is Mary Jayne. To her family, my deepest and sincere condolences during this time of grief. She will be missed here on earth, but I believe Mary Jayne is playing bells in heaven. -Stevie Hogg