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  • Shayla AstonSept. 16, 2004 - May 8, 2009
    MISHAWAKA - Shayla M. Aston, 4, died May 8th at 11:15 a.m. in Memorial Hospital, South Bend. She was born on September 16, 2004, in Mishawaka, IN, to Shelly Aston, who survives along with a sister, Shianna Aston at home; four aunts, Linda Peffley, Betty Austin and Gwen Lower, all of Elkhart, and Diane (Bill) Riordan of Montgomery, IL; and an uncle, Kenneth (Deb) Lower of Aurora, IL. A memorial service for Shayla will be held at a later date. Stemm Lawson Peterson Funeral Home, 1521 Cobblestone Boulevard, Elkhart, is assisting the family with arrangements. Shayla loved to sing, dance and play with her friends. She was a wonderful daughter, fantastic sister, and a daredevil who loved to make people laugh. She loved chocolate milk, pizza, Sponge Bob and baby dolls. She will be a guardian angel. As an organ donor, she saved the lives of eight children. She attended the Growing Kids Learning Center. Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 6156 Lincoln Way West, Mishawaka, IN 46544. An online guestbook may be accessed at