Samantha K. 'Sammie' Shively

Samantha K. “Sammie” Shively, 31, of Mt. Etna, IN, died Wednesday, July 4, 2018, at 1:49 a.m. at her home.

Mrs. Shively graduated from Huntington North High School in 2005 and was attending Colorado Technical Institute studying criminal justice. She had worked for the United Way and Huntington County Community Foundation.  
She was born Feb. 17, 1987, in Grand Rapids, MI, to Samuel Leroy and Carman Rae Ruse Shively. They survive in Mt. Etna.  She married Christopher Tackett on May 7, 2016, in Huntington, and he also survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Gabriel Crago and Kamdyn Shively, both of Mt. Etna; and five sisters, Candy (Shay) Brickley, Betty Leon, Sherry (Leigh) Shively-Walden, Sabrina (Andrew) Gilbert and Sarah Tome, all of Huntington.

Calling is Monday, July 9, 2018, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Deal-Rice Funeral Home-Huntington Chapel, 338 E. Washington St., Huntinton, preceding the 7 p.m. funeral at the funeral home.

Memorials are to the family to assist with funeral expenses in care of Deal-Rice Funeral Home.
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