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Emily Sue Alvis, 90, of Shelbyville

Emily Sue Alvis, 90, of Shelbyville passed away Friday, August 20, 2021, at her home.

She was born December 24, 1930, in Shelby County, the daughter of Dan and Camille (Whaley) Hey. On December 26, 1955, she married Warren Lee “Ted” Alvis, and he preceded her in death on August 10, 2001.

Emily is survived by her daughter, Carolyn Jo Oakley and husband, Harold, of Shelbyville; sons, Scott Alvis and wife, Chris, of North Vernon, and Kevin Leon Alvis of Indianapolis; her beloved yorkie, Samson; grandchildren, Tony Alvis and wife, Julie, of Shelbyville, Kevin M. Alvis and wife, Amy, of Indianapolis, Brandi Smith and husband, Jason, of Shelbyville, Craig Alvis and wife, Sherri, of Waldron, Patrick Alvis and wife, Nicole, of Shelbyville, Jeff Mohr of Texas, Chris Mohr and wife, Jamie, of Texas, Kelly Alvis of Iowa; numerous great-grandchildren; and great-step-grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews.

In addition to Ted, Emily was preceded in death by her parents; son, William Daniel “Bill” Alvis and wife, Barbara Alvis, of North Vernon; brother, Dan Hey Jr. and wife, Joyce, of Shelbyville; and sister, Ann Davis and husband Colonel retired RE Davis, of South Carolina; long-time family friend, Claudine Ellington; and her adored Westie, Bonnie.

Emily graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1948 and attended Indiana University.

She worked for Jesters Department Store in the administrative office for eight years before serving 25 years as a bookkeeper for Rodefelds, retiring in 1995. In addition, she worked for Freeman Family Funeral Homes from September 2001 to March 2008.

Emily was a very active member of the Purdue/Shelby County Extension Homemakers Club for 50 years. She served as the County president from 2001 to 2003 and was a member of the past presidents’ club of Shelby County. She also served on numerous committees during her 50-year membership. In addition, she was a member of the Women’s Business Professionals Association and was a court appointed special advocate for Shelby County CASA (Court and Child Advocacy Group) volunteer. Emily was also a member of the First Baptist Church.

She was very talented in crafts earning numerous awards at both, State and County fairs. Emily also enjoyed making floral arrangements for family and friends. She enjoyed planting flowers each year as well.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 25, 2021, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with Rev. Bill Horner officiating.

Interment will be at Miller Cemetery in Shelby County.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Welfare Fund, in care of, Blue River Community Foundation, 54 W. Broadway St., Suite 1, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176 or at

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