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Edena "Shirley" Nance
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    222 N. Kalamazoo Mall, Suite 100
    Kalamazoo, MI 49007

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“Brenda and family-So sorry to learn of your loss. I knew Shirley from Richland and we bowled on the same league many years. Anyone who ever knew...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Dottie Schallhorn - Delton, MI

“I knew both Dick and Shirley from the Richland Lanes. My late husband Mark worked there on and off and hung out there a lot. They were both always so...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Jeniene Nieboer - Delton, MI

“I loved her cutting wit, and also her no nonsense comments. I recall one special moment when she straight up told an ill mannered young man "you...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: James Dancy - Richland, MI

“We are sad to hear of Shirley's passing, but not surprised. She is with Dick, which is where we always saw them, together. Shirley and Dick were...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Richard and Mary Sutton - MI

“So sorry for your family's loss. Your mom was one of a kind. My son has a great story about Shirley. I know how hard it is to lose mom and dad so...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Dan and Theresa Syewart

“The Portage Central Class of 1976 sends their condolences to our passed classmate's family (Mick) on the loss of their loved one. ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Lori Slaughter - Portage, MI

“Thoughts and prayers are with the family. I enjoyed many nights visiting with her and Dick. Wonderful people. ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Rebecca (Gay) - Friend


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Edena "Shirley" Nance, age 76, of Richland passed away peacefully at her home on Friday afternoon, May 8, 2020. She was born in Kalamazoo on March 24, 1944, the daughter of Richard and Edena (Marston) Carrier. Shirley owned & operated "The Hair Affair" in Augusta then Galesburg for several decades.

Shirley married her beloved husband, Dick in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 30, 1971; he preceded her in death on March 12, 2020. She is survived by her children, Deb (Terry) Shields, Rick (Rana) Nance, Kim (Pat) Ferris, Scott (Joanna) McNees, Brenda McNees, Rick McNees, and Todd McNees; her grandchildren, Ryan, Shannon, Shaun, Ricky, Travis, Sam, Heather, Jake, Ally, Sarah, and Colin; five great-grandchildren; her brothers, Richard, Mike, Steve; and her sisters, Karen and Annie. Shirley was also preceded in death by a son, Mick Nance; her parents; and her brother, John "CJ" Carrier.

Shirley loved to be around people and enjoyed bowling, golfing, and playing Keno. She looked forward to spending time with her family and friends and was known for her "colorful speech".

Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Shirley's Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan, would be appreciated. Arrangements by Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel.