Shelia Callaway

Dawalt Funeral Home

Shelia Callaway, 89, of Salem, Indiana passed away March 6, 2024 surrounded by family in Bloomington.

Shelia was born September 16, 1934 in London, Kentucky to Andy and Minnie (Black) Moore. She and her family moved to Dayton, Ohio when she was 18. She met and married her husband of 59 years, Paul Callaway. She and Paul moved to Washington County where they bought a small farm from his dad, Clark Callaway. She was a stay at home wife and mother untill her son started elementary school. She then began a lengthy employment at Bata Shoe Company in Salem.

She and Paul early on joined Crossroads Baptist Church were she was a Sunday school teacher. Over the years she was called upon to sing at many weddings and funerals. In the 1980s they moved their membership to Tampico Baptist Church and eventually made their final church home at the First Baptist Church of Salem. In 1978, Shelia was elected Monroe Township Trustee and was elected to that office three times. Shela and Paul were active members of the Monroe Township Farmer's Club for many years. Shelia very much valued her neighbors throughout Monroe Township as well as her fellow church members from all three churches she had belonged to.

She is survived by her son, Chris Callaway of Bloomington, grandson Shawn (Ashley) Callaway, great grandchildren Mason and Elizabeth Callaway. She is also survived by her sisters Marjorie (Carter) Rucker of Florida, Glenda (Joe) Snyder of Ohio, many nieces and nephews, as well as great nieces and nephews, all of whom she loved dearly. Her caretakers, Travis Bland, Brandt Walls and Ben Betsworth who gave her the best possible care in her final years, as well as Heart to Heart Hospice of Bloomington.

Her funeral service will be at the First Baptist Church of Salem at 1:30 pm Thursday, March 14.

A committal service will follow at Winslow Cemetery with a reception at the church afterwards.

Dawalt Funeral Home in Salem will be handling the arrangements. Please send flowers to Dawalt at 204 East Market St. Salem, Indiana 47167 or at


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