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Eileen Shirey

Eileen Cecelia Shirey (Graftema)

December 15, 1926 - November 19, 2019
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Obituary

SHIREY – Eileen Cecelia (Graftema) Shirey, of Kent City, just days short of her 93rd birthday, was surrounded by the love of her family as she passed, Tuesday, November 19, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Harry; her son, Michael Shirey; brother, Merlin Graftema; sisters, Evelyn Herman and Bernice Nutt. Eileen is survived by her children, Connie (Jim) Schultz, Patti (Alan) Buff, Mark (Carol) Shirey, Nancy (Kevin) Shirey Denhof; daughter-in-law, Blythe Shirey; grandchildren, Ryan (Autumn) Schultz, Kevin (Michelle) Schultz, Scott (Molly) Schultz, Geori (Will) Snyder, Brent (Haleigh) Shirey, Joel Buff, Noah Buff, Kendra (Brad) Shirey Stein, Lauren Shirey, Alexa (Mike) Denhof Bovill and Nick Denhof; Six great grandchildren, brother-in-law, James Shirey. Eileen and Harry traveled the world as a successful Ford Motor Company dealer in Kent City. She was a life long member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Sparta and a member of St. Ann's Guild. Eileen will be remembered as a fun loving, energetic mom with a quick, warm smile. Eileen's family will receive friends and family at the Beuschel Funeral Home, 5018 Alpine Avenue, Comstock Park, on Friday, November 22, 2019 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., with a Vigil Service at 7:30 p.m., with Msgr. Terrance L. Stewart officiating. A Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate Eileen's life will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church, 425 South State Street, Sparta on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 11:00 a.m., with visitation one hour prior with Rev. Msgr. Terrence L. Stewart as celebrant. A private interment will be held in Idlewild Cemetery. In memory of Eileen, please consider donations to Kent City Tyrone Township Fire Rescue or Porter Hills Foundation (Meadowlark Memorial Garden).
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    November 22, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    November 22, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Beuschel Funeral Home
    Address
    5018 Alpine Avenue
    COMSTOCK PARK, MI 49321
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  • Second Visitation

    November 23, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    November 23, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Holy Family Catholic Church
    Address
    425 South State Street
    SPARTA, MI 49345
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  • Service

    November 23, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    November 23, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Holy Family Catholic Church
    Address
    425 South State Street
    SPARTA, MI 49345
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    Officiant
    Monsignor Terrence L. Stewart
  • Interment

    Location
    Idlewild Cemetery
    Address
    2175 18 Mile Road
    KENT CITY, MI 49330
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  • Reception

    Location
    Holy Family Catholic Church
    Address
    425 South State Street
    SPARTA, MI 49345
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Posted at 09:07pm
Sending so much love to Michigan & celebrating Eileen today with all of you. Alllll the hugs to Alexa, Nancy, Nick, Kevin & the entire Shirey family.
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Nancy, Kevin & Family, We are thinking of you and praying for your family. May the memories hold dear. Sincerely, Dave & Carol Van Andel
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Monica and Bob Sackett

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Prayers for your family during this difficult time. We will always remember and cherish our times spent with Eileen. She is truly loved!
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Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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