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Shirley Ann Schaeffer, age 84, of Coldwater, passed away on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at home surrounded by family. 

The daughter of Cecil & Myrtle (Nickerson) Shipe, she was born on September 21, 1932 in Kendallville, Indiana. 

Shirley is preceded in passing by her parents; husbands, Henry William Clevenger, and Wayne D. Schaeffer; siblings, Helen Lucille Shipe, Selma Ruth Shipe, Mary Joan Shipe, Donald Lorne Shipe, Richard Rex Shipe, Eugene Ray Shipe, and Norma Lee Shipe. 

She is survived by her children, Melinda & William Snyder, Rebecca & Dennis Cox, Karen Shirk, Sheila & Frank Beery, and Charles Clevenger; Brother, Sheryl Allen Shipe, as well as several grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

Honoring her wishes, cremation has taken place.  To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Shirley’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:

Arrangements were entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids. 


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  1. Karen Shirk on January 31, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    Mom i love you and miss u.

  2. Travis Henson on January 31, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    Thoughts and prayers to the family, from the Henson’s

  3. Amber Rodgers on January 31, 2017 at 11:44 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. Warm thoughts and prayers for you all. God Bless.

  4. Penny Erickson James on February 1, 2017 at 12:19 am

    My prayers are with the family. I wish I could be with you all. Aunt Shirley is a special Aunt to me. I will miss her. Love to you all.

  5. Sara lshnum on February 1, 2017 at 3:52 am

    you have been a awsome step mom. I will miss you dearly. Love you

  6. Rebecca alger on February 2, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    I love you Grandma… gonna miss you dearly…

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