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Shirley Virginia Johnson, age 86, of Greenville, passed away Friday, November 8, 2019 under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Michigan at her son's home at Bass Lake, Gowen.  The daughter of Gilbert Eugene & Alberta Virginia (Moyer) Sherrick, she was born on January 9, 1933 in Greenville. 

Shirley retired from the former Electrolux Home Products after 31 years of service and enjoyed cooking for family and friends and trips to the casino. 

She was preceded in death by her parents;  her husband, Gerald Johnson;  a sister, Joetta M. Kern Thome;  three brothers, John Gilbert Sherrick, Eugene B. "Gene" Sherrick and Donovan W. "Don" Sherrick;  a granddaughter, Marian "Beth" Rood;  and a daughter-in-law, Sharon Ciganik.

Surviving are her children, Victoria & James Schultz of Gowen, Rebecca & Joel Wright of Stanton, Mary Beth Hampton & Leroy Wireman of Greenville, Julie & Gerald Rood of Ocala, Florida, and Kevin Ciganik of Gowen;  nine grandchildren;  fifteen great-grandchildren; three sisters, Glennis Jensen of Harrison, Sandra Quist of Greenville, and Jennifer & Arnold "Buster" Vasher of Harrison;  her "soul sister", Phyllis Maine;  her extended family at The Cedar Cafe in Cedar Springs;  and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The family wishes to extend their special thanks and appreciation to the entire team of caregivers at Hospice of Michigan.

Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate Shirley's life from 2-6 p.m.  on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at the Greenville Moose Lodge,  5649 S. Greenville Road, Greenville.  Burial will take place privately at St. Charles Catholic Cemetery, Greenville.

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Shirley's online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:  Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Christiansen's Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville, (616) 754-5638.


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  1. Shelly Clements on November 17, 2019 at 12:00 am

    So very sorry! Prayers to the family.One thing I do remember is how good she could cook. An vey nice to everyone

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