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Shirley Hilbish

Shirley Hilbish

Shirley Hilbish

Shirley Hilbish

Shirley Hilbish

Profile Information

  • Maiden Name: (Salisbury)
  • Nickname:
  • Hometown: Goshen, IN (US)
  • Throwing Hand: Left
  • Batting Hand: Left
  • Born: May 22, 1934
  • Died: May 14, 2022

Shirley HilbishHistory

Team Position Uniform #
1953 South Bend Blue Sox Outfield 4

See Shirley's obituary.

Shirley Ann (Salisbury) Hilbish, 86, of Goshen, IN, formerly of CR 48, Syracuse, died at 4:26 p.m. Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Waterford Crossing, Goshen.

She was born July 4, 1935, in Goshen, to Howard E. & Geraldine L. (Twiford) Salisbury.

On November 28, 1958, in Syracuse, she married Homer D. Hilbish and he died November 4, 2005.

Surviving are a brother, two nephews, and cousins.

Preceding her in death are her parents and husband, Homer.

Shirley was a 1954 graduate of Goshen High School. After graduation, she was drafted by the South Bend Blue Sox of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League. She worked as a farmer and at Johnson Controls for more than 42 years. Shirley was also a member of LifePoint Church, Goshen.

Visitation was two hours prior to the 12 p.m. funeral service held on Friday, May 20, 2022, at Rieth Rohrer Ehret Funeral Home in Goshen. Burial followed at Solomon Creek Cemetery.

Memorial donations to LifePoint Church in Goshen were suggested. Online condolences were arranged at

Author: Unknown

Contributed By: Marilyn Thompson

Copyright: Adapted from Goshen News 05/17/2022.

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