Shirley Anne Howlett, 74

Shirley Anne Howlett, 74, of Shelbyville, passed away at 10:17 A.M. on Friday, October 8, 2021 at Our Hospice in Columbus. She was born on December 18, 1946

in Danville, Illinois the daughter of Henry Milton & Stella Pearl (Curry) Bryant. Shirley lived the majority of her life in Columbus. She enjoyed flowers, gardening and spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by her son, Darren (Robin) Burch of Columbus; sisters, Linda Carole Fisher of Columbus and Elissa Louise (Keith) Keppel of Shelbyville; a brother, M. Brad (Jenny) Bryant of Shelby County; 5 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; 2 sons, Jeffery D. Burch and David Burch; a sister, Sandra Lee Westerfeld and her nephew, Brad A. Bryant. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at the Bass & Gasper Funeral Home in Westport with Pastor Janet Hodson officiating. Burial will follow at the Westport Cemetery. A time of visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 from 11:00 A.M. until time of service at 1:00 P.M. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society through the funeral home. We ask visitors to follow social distancing guidelines inside the funeral home and masks are recommended. Online condolences can be made to the family at

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