Shirley Ann Meeker, age 80, of West Branch, MI died Friday, March 15, 2024, at Horizon Senior Living of West Branch. Shirley Ann Jessel was born May 29, 1943, in Goodison Twp., MI. She is the daughter of the late Carl William and the late Pauline Winnifred (Nutting) Jessel. She grew up in Capac, MI. She attended Capac Community Schools. Shirley married Mark Meeker on November 3, 1962 in Capac, MI. Mark Meeker died on August 26, 1995.

Shirley had been a teachers aid for the first and second grade classes at Weston Elementary School in the Imlay City School District for several years. Shirley was very involved with her children at their schools. When she moved up-north to be closer to her daughter, she worked as a nurses aid in Gaylord for a few years.

Shirley is survived by her daughter, Cassandra (Michael) Hickens of West Branch, MI; her son, Patrick (Penny) Meeker of Gladwin, MI; her brother, Larry Forton of Imlay City, MI; grand children Miranda (Justyn) Witzgall, Sarah (Woody) Krebaum, and Nick (Emily) Hickens; great-grandchildren Jensyn, Joslyn, and Christian; and brother-in-law, Jerry Black.

She was preceded in death by her husband Mark Meeker; her son, William ‘Bill’ Meeker; her parents; her brothers and sisters Joyce Black, Phyllis (Ted) Jarett, Lois (John) Donnelly, Vivian Jessel, Carl (Ruth) Jessel and Jerry (Lana) Jessel.

The funeral services will be held 12 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2024, at the Muir Brothers Funeral Home Of Imlay City, 225 N. Main Street, Imlay City, MI. A graveside service will be held on at Imlay Township Cemetery.

The family will be available for visiting hours from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2024 at Muir Brothers Funeral Home Of Imlay City, 225 N. Main Street, Imlay City, MI.

Those wishing to make memorial contributions may direct them to the Alzheimer’s Association–Greater Michigan Chapter, Southfield, MI.

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