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Edward Shearls

November 2, 1940 — November 19, 2022

Greenwood

Dr. Edward Allen Shearls, 82, passed away peacefully November 19th, 2022, in his home with his wife, Carol, at his side. He was born November 2nd, 1940, in Burkesville, Kentucky, to Clyde E. and Thelma B. (Blythe) Shearls.

Ed was raised in Indianapolis and graduated from Emmerich Manual High School. After serving in the Air Force, he became a serious student at Indiana Univeristy when he married Candace Cook. They had one daughter, Jaime Theresa Shearls.

He obtained his PhD in Environmental Sciences doing his field research in Lake Monroe. Ed worked in environmental research near Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. In Virginia, he researched oil spills. In 1981 he came to Greenwood where he began technical writing, much of it for the government.

He had a passion for sports, arts, music, and really enjoying writing various stories and articles. in 2020, Jaime published one of the childhood stories he wrote for her when she was a young girl, Jaime and the Golden Apple.

In 1986, Ed married Carol (McBride) Lewis and took on 4 more daughters. Ed and Carol were able to travel around the world and had many adventures with family or friends. Together they enjoyed much time taking in grandchildren's activities and dining at new places with friends. Ed found great peace and prosperity in his faith, providing guidance and acceptance to those in need. Ed is survived by his wife, Carol; his daughters, Jaime (Shearls) (husband John) Surenkamp, Susan Nair, Christine Curd, Catherine (husband Scott Freeland) Folger, Sherry (husband Matthew) Ross; 11 grandchildren, Courtney Folger-Wiese, John Curd II, Logan Ross, Alexa Quezada, Samuel Drake, Dalton Folger-Macy, Lily Nair, Hunter Ross, Monica Nair, Connor Ross, Peyton Ross; 2 great-grandchildren, Sonnet Farmer and Zeppelin Farmer. He was greatly loved by all the girls, their spouses, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He is also survived by 2 sisters, Gaye (Shearls) Gentry-Dickey and Teresa (Shearls) (husband John) Phillippe; nieces, nephews, many cousins, and his adored Aunt Christine Sharp.

A Celebration of his Life will be held Monday, December 19th, 2022 at Mt. Pleasant Christian Church in the Chapel, 381 N. Bluff Rd., Greenwood, IN 46142. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 6:00pm with the funeral service to start at 6:00pm.

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Monday, December 19, 2022

4:00 - 6:00pm (Eastern time)

Mount Pleasant Christian Church

381 N Bluff Rd, Greenwood, IN 46142

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Monday, December 19, 2022

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Mount Pleasant Christian Church

381 N Bluff Rd, Greenwood, IN 46142

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