Esterline, Shirley Jeanne

SHIRLEY JEANNE ESTERLINE of Fort Wayne, Indiana, 84, mother to Gordon Esterline, Senior Pastor at Monrovia UMC, died Tuesday, June 9, 2020.

Visitation will be held 4:00-7:00 p.m., Friday, June 12 at Covington Memorial Funeral Home, 8408 Covington Road, Fort Wayne. A private family service with interment at Covington Memorial Gardens will be held at a later date.

Shirley is survived by her husband of 64 years, Meredith Eugene Esterline of Fort Wayne; children, Gordon (Linda) Esterline of Mooresville and Amy Mountz of Fort Wayne, and two grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Fairview Church of God, 5511 Yoder Road, Yoder, IN 46798 or to Sage Bluff Health and Rehab, 4180 Sage Bluff Crossing, Fort Wayne, IN 46804.

Condolences may be shared with Pastor Esterline and family at 314 Hobson Drive, Mooresville, IN 46158, or sent to

An obituary about Shirley’s life and legacy can be found at