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Shelly Ann (Vogan) Marsh, 59, passed away early Friday morning, January 25, 2019, at her home under the care of Hospice of Holland with her family at her side. She has now passed from this earth and entered her eternal home, where she will be in the presence of Jesus forever. She is now beholding His glory and singing praises before Him. 
Shelly was born November 6, 1959, in Dover, Delaware. She and her husband Bill celebrated 35 years of marriage this past October. They were blessed with four beautiful children, and this past summer welcomed two more children into their loving arms through marriage.
Shelly is survived by her husband Bill Marsh, children Nathan Marsh, Andrew and Brittany (Kaminsky) Marsh, Hannah and Kevin Slagh, Mary Marsh, her mother Diana (Rouhana) Vogan, siblings Mark and Amy Vogan, Jim and Alicia Vogan, Tim and Laura Marsh, David and Christi Marsh, and Maria (Marsh) and Jason Kober, and many nieces and nephews. In the past two years, God brought a very special family and relationship into her and Bill’s life, which helped to fulfill Shelly’s desire to be a grandmother. In death, Shelly was preceded by her father, Jerry Vogan.
Shelly’s goals in life were to be a wonderful wife, mother, and follower of Jesus. In this she succeeded, and she surpassed. Everywhere she went, Shelly radiated the light of Christ, surrounding those around her with positivity and love.

Shelly found joy in playing long nights of Monopoly with her family, engaging in water fights with whoever happened to be at their home, and most importantly living with and sharing the power and love of Jesus. She loved snowmen—of all shapes and sizes—which was evident throughout her home during the Christmas season. She loved getting lost in a book and was passionate about nature, especially birds. Her sidekick puppy Josie brought much joy to her as well. 
She did not give up on her fight with cancer. She fought to the very end—until God was ready for her to join Him. She leaves behind memories that will be cherished forever by those who love her, until those who believe in Him are reunited with her. She is now using her beautiful voice to worship the Lord and is free from pain for eternity. Shelly is a role model for how to live and how to leave our lives.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the following organizations:

   Wings of Mercy – 100 Pine St #393 Zeeland, MI, 49464
   Ridgepoint Community Church – 340 104th Ave Holland, MI 49423

To honor Shelly’s wishes, a cremation has taken place. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Shelly’s online guestbook or share a favorite memory, please visit:
Arrangements are entrusted to Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids. 


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  1. Dee on January 28, 2019 at 8:40 am

    Shelly was an inspirational woman. God sent Shelly to set the example of how our life on earth should be lived. Spreading the word, loving each other and keeping the faith. Great job Shelly. God is proud of you and so are we. Comfort and prayers to Bill and family

  2. Lynn and Connie Barkel on January 28, 2019 at 9:36 am

    Shelley we will miss your smile and love for us. We will miss seeing you at church. Thankful for your example of being a godly woman. I loved being in your presence. I was in one of your Bible studies once and learned so much for you and you and I were I many other Bible studies together. I loved that. Now you are in Jesus presence and asking Him all the questions we had about things. You are truly healed! See you again someday my sister in Christ. To the family, you have our prayers for peace and comfort.
    Love and sympathy, your friends and sisters,
    Lynn and Connie Barkel

  3. Jory Grooters on January 28, 2019 at 11:18 am


    I am so sorry for your loss. I didn’t know your mom but I know how much you loved her. I mourn with you as you miss her, but I rejoice knowing that she is pain free and we will all meet up in heaven someday. I’ll be praying for you and your family.


  4. MaryEllen Sheil on January 29, 2019 at 6:27 pm

    I never met Shelley. I am a friend of Diana Vogan(her mother) and I wish to send all of you my sympathies. I’m sorry you all are having to go through this loss. God’s peace to all of you.

  5. Sandy VanDenBrand Kaufman on January 29, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    I have many wonderful memories of Shelly from High School and College. Rest in peace Shelly.

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