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Shirley Ann Culver, age 79, of Lowell, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Tuesday June 27, 2017.  The daughter of Albert Charles & Anna (Hayes) Simmons, Sr., she was born on March 30, 1938 in Grand Rapids.

Shirley fought a courageous battle against cancer for over five years. But she didn't fight alone! With the support from Gilda's Club, the Pink Arrow Project , and her Church Family at Bible Belivers Church, and recently, the staff of Hospice of Michigan, she was rarely ever alone.

Surviving are her brother, Albert "Bud" Simmons;  her beloved “four-legged children", Raggs, Pepper, and Mopsy,;  her "two-legged children", Sue A. Rosenberger, Mary A.  & Jack Rosenberger-Yeaple, and Mark H. & Judy Rosenberger;  and a niece, Laurie Wheeler. She is also be missed by her dear friends Eunice, Tracy, Marlene, and her Church Family.

Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate Shirley's life at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 16, 2017 at the Bible Believers Church, 404 N. Hudson Street, Lowell.  Honoring her wishes, cremation has taken place.  Instead of flowers, Shirley would have appreciated contributions in her memory to the Pink Arrow Project, P.O. Box 246, Lowell, MI 49331 or Hospice of Michigan, 989 Spaulding S.E., Ada, MI 49301.

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Shirley's online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:  www.ChristiansenCares.com  Arrangements were entrusted to Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville. 

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  1. Guernsey and Thalison Family on July 10, 2017 at 12:00 am


  2. Guernsey and Thalison Family on July 10, 2017 at 12:00 am

    We dearly miss our beautiful Shirley but know she is no longer in pain. The love you gave to my family will never be forgotten. You will forever be in our hearts. Love, Courtney, Randy, Carter, Coleman, and Greta



  3. Fleszar Family on July 10, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Shirley was so kind and positive. My girls all had different experiences with her, and she was very patient with them if they were learning something new. She once ordered cookies from my daughter and in the conversation asked what her favorite was. She ordered some for her too, which wasn’t realized until they were delivered and Shirley handed them back as a gift. When they’d see her outside as they walked past, my girls would help her carry in groceries or help her in another way if needed. Much love and peace, Shirley.



  4. Sue "Rosie" Rosenberger on July 12, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Thank you for being there for my mom. I know she greatly appreciated the kindness and help given by her neighbors and friends and I was glad to hear she wasn’t always on her own. ~Sue



  5. Ethel Stears on July 16, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Shirley was the most authentic person I have ever known–no pretense–just pure love. I will miss her greatly. I am so impressed with the way in which she faced her life and her death and know that she is now home with the Lord she so dearly loved.



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