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Barbara Jane Wilson Shirkey

Birth
Port Huron, St. Clair County, Michigan, USA
Death 1 Nov 2012 (aged 96)
Port Huron, St. Clair County, Michigan, USA
Burial Memphis, Macomb County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 100111949 · View Source
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Barbara Jane Shirkey, age 96 years, 10 months, 2 days, of Port Huron, formerly of Memphis, passed away Thursday, November 1, 2012, at Port Huron Hospital. She was born in Port Huron, December 30, 1915, the daughter of the late Fred and Mabel (Barrett) Wilson.

Her marriage to Willis Shirkey was June 14, 1941 at her parent's home in Port Huron. Willis passed away in March of 1988.

Barbara was a 1934 Port Huron High School graduate. She moved to her farm in Wales Township June 30, 1941 where she resided for 70 years. She attended the former Congressional Church, Memphis, was an Eastern Star Life Member and a former Girl Scout leader.

Barbara became a registered Nurse and worked at Port Huron Hospital and St. Joseph Hospital, Mt. Clemens before her retirement in 1975. She enjoyed traveling, visiting the senior center in Richmond and playing cards.

Surviving are:
…two sons,
……Richard Shirkey of West Virginia and
……George (Margaret) Shirkey of Memphis;
…daughter-in-law, Kathleen Esper;
…seven grandchildren,
……Robert Shirkey,
……Leonard Shirkey,
……Julie (Michael) Kirschling,
……Christine Shirkey,
……Georgia (Marc) Loosvelt,
……Jennifer (Jaret) Paltzer and
……Susan (Ryan) Black;
…five great-grandchildren,
……Theodore Robert Loosvelt,
……William George Loosvelt,
……Michael Benjamin Paltzer,
……Eleanor Grace Shirkey and
……Conner James Paltzer, as well as
…many nieces, nephews and
…friends.

She is preceded in death by:
…a son, Robert Shirkey (2006) and
…siblings,
……Thomas Wilson,
……Jerry Wilson,
……Robert Wilson and
……Ruth Fairman.


Her family honors the memory of Barbara and invite you to visit and share memories Saturday, November 24 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, Memphis.

Funeral services will follow at 11:30 a.m. Rev. (James Huff), will officiate.

Inurnment will be in Memphis Cemetery, Memphis.

Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children's Hospital.

Arrangements and obituary provided by the
Kaatz Funeral Directors - Richmond
71235 Memphis Ridge Road
Richmond Michigan 48062
http://www.kaatzfunerals.com/


Visitation and Services on Saturday, November 24th, 2012 at
…First United Methodist Church of Memphis
…81265 Church Street
…Memphis, Michigan 48041
…In-state at 10:00AM,
…Service at 11:30AM

Cemetery/Inurnment:
…Memphis Cemetery
…79500 Memphis Ridge Road
…Memphis, Michigan 48041


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  • Originally Created by: Robert Adrian
  • Added: 3 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100111949
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Barbara Jane Wilson Shirkey (30 Dec 1915–1 Nov 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100111949, citing Memphis Cemetery, Memphis, Macomb County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .