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Shirley Fletcher

Shirley passed away on2/15/2021at Life Care Center of Plainwell. She was born on June 27, 1930 in Dunraven Kentucky, the only child of the late George and Dora(Fugate)Allen. At the start of the great depression. Growing up in the hills of Kentucky was hard and she learned at a young age it was not an easy life. With her mother passing away when she was only 11 years old, she was raised by a uncle and aunt. After attending school at Berea KY, Shirley moved to Stockbridge Michigan where she met and married Henry Fletcher in 1950. They were blessed with 5 daughters and eventually moved to the Plainwell area. Although Henry passed away in 1983, they shared 33 years of marriage. Shirley loved to sew, and enjoyed makings dresses for her girls and later for her granddaughters. She was always happy , smiling and singing. She worked as a nurses aid for many years and after retiring as an in home health care aid. She loved to talk and could strike up a conversation with anyone. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses Plainwell and active in her faith until she was confined to Life Care Center. She was proceeded in death by her husband Henry, and 3 daughters, Helen, and twins Joyce and Janet and granddaughter Stacey. Half brother Carlos Campbell. Surviving are Pauline Fletcher of Plainwell, Bonnie(John) Arms of Wayland, 7 grandchildren John, Brian, Jim, Brandy, Jody, Julie and Lindsey. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Her wishes are for cremation. Inurnment will take pace at Oak Hill Cemetery in the spring. While visiting Shirley’s webpage at www.mccowensecord.com please sign the guestbook by lighting a candle, and/or sharing a memory with the family. The family is being assisted by the McCowen & Secord Funeral Home; Marshall & Gren Chapel, 120 S. Woodhams St. Plainwell, MI 49080 (269-685-5881).

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To the family of Shirley: Were so sorry for your loss. We have many fond memories of Shirley and her infectious laughter & her big smile at the Kingdom Hall in Plainwell. She had a heart devoted to her God & showed a wonderful example of loyalty. Certainly He will follow through with his words in the Bible With someone loyal you (God) act in loyalty (2 Samuel 22:26)

Seckel Family Feb 24 2021 9:08 PM

Please accept my condolences. I'm so very sorry for your loss. She was an awesome lady. One of the sweetest women I've ever had the pleasure of knowing.

Cindy Tank Feb 20 2021 10:10 PM

Pauline and family. I'm so sorry to learn of your mother's passing. Keep the memories close to your heart.

Sandy Hughes Feb 20 2021 12:48 PM

Shirley's family I am very sorry for your loss. I enjoyed stopping by and visiting Shirley while she was still living on Marsh Rd. We used to joke and have a good time. Remember she is in the safest place she can be - sleeping while awaiting the resurrection. Gayle

Gayle Streeter Feb 19 2021 11:12 PM

Pauline and family, so sorry to hear of your Mothers passing. Peace to you all.

Loree Bagley Feb 19 2021 10:08 AM

Shirley was a sweet soul. May you as a family find comfort in your memories of her. - Herb Ayres

Herb Ayres Feb 19 2021 7:43 AM

Grandma taught me how to be a great cook, a caring man, and also let me drive her around when I was younger. Its never easy to lose someone that means the world to you, Im just glad that she was my grandmother and will cherish her memories for the rest of my life.

john swinehart Feb 18 2021 9:18 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Shirley Fletcher

Louise, Angie,& Dyer Feb 18 2021 5:55 PM

Im sorry to hear Shirley pass away. She always called me Jethro,and that always warned my heart. I will miss you mom Fletcher Rest In Peace. Love Mark DeBruyne

Mark DeBruyne Feb 17 2021 8:47 PM

Bonnie, Lindsey and Pauline, I'm so very sorry. Her smile was contagious and she was such a wonderful lady. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Love & Hugs, Mel, Chad, Trav & Tara <3

Mel Feb 17 2021 8:10 AM

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