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Rupert-Durham Chapel
Friday January 8th, 2021
2:30pm - 3:30pm

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Celebration of Life

Rupert-Durham Chapel
Friday January 8th, 2021

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Ronald Sheely

Ronald E. Sheely, of Portage passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2021 at the age of 75. Ron was born on January 5, 1945 in Camp Shelby, MS. He was the son of Merritt and Viola (Carey) Sheely. Ron was a Road Inspector for the Michigan Department of Transportation. On June 6, 1987 he married his wife Betty. He enjoyed watching the Detroit Lions. He will be remembered by his family for having a generous heart, independent spirit, being strong-willed, and having a charitable heart. Ron is preceded in death by his wife Betty; and one granddaughter, Jennifer Hodgman. Ron is survived by his three children: Michael (Elizabeth) Sheely, of Otsego; Keith Sheely, of IL; and Anthony (Tina) Sheely), of Grand Rapids; four stepchildren: Marty O’Brien; Clark O’Brien; March Wegeler; and Doni Anderson; many grandchildren and great grandchildren. A funeral service will be held on Friday, January 8, 2021 at 3:30 at the McCowen & Secord Funeral Home, 409 South Main, Vicksburg. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service beginning at 2:30. In accordance to the State of Michigan guidelines 25 people will be allowed into the building at a time, and mask are required. Burial will be held at the Gourdneck Cemetery in Vicksburg. While at www.mccowensecord.com please take time to sign Ron’s guestbook by lighting a candle and/or sharing a memory with the family. The Sheely family is being cared for by the McCowen & Secord Funeral Home, 409 South Main, Vicksburg, MI 49097 (269) 649-1697.

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McCowen & Secord Family Funeral Homes Jan 8 2021 9:03 PM

We will miss Ron and his big heart, quick wit, sense of humor and dedication to us as neighbors. Fly high Ron, you will not be forgotten. Cathy & Ed Ware.

Cathy Ware Jan 8 2021 3:25 PM

Edward Jay sheely and family purchased the Simply Elegant Spathiphyllum for the family of Ronald Sheely.

Edward Jay sheely and family Jan 7 2021 6:36 PM

Simply Elegant Spathiphyllum was purchased for the family of Ronald Sheely.

Jan 6 2021 9:23 AM