Beatrice Anne Stires


Beatrice Anne Stires, age 83, of Greenfield, passed away on May 21, 2011, at Hancock Regional Hospital. Born on April 28, 1928, in Detroit, Mich., she was the daughter of Edmund A. Belisle and Irene E. Nitsche.

Mrs. Stires worked for Western Electric for thirty five years before retiring in 1985. She then worked at Target until retiring at age 70.

 Surviving her are her daughter, Anna Morgan of Greenfield; sister, Mildred Sipes of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; grandchildren, Beth Ann (Kerry) Grass, Adam Morgan, and Levi Stires; great-grandchildren, Sean and Jacob; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Jack Stires; son, Neil Stires of Nashville, Tenn.; brothers Martin Belisle and Robert Belisle; and a sister, Mary Salvaterra.

 Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at Erlewein Mortuary in Greenfield. Funeral Mass will take place at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 26, 2011, at St. Michael’s Church in Greenfield. Father Stephen Giannini will be officiating. Burial will follow at Washington Park East Cemetery in Indianapolis.

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