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Mary Star (Morgan) "Star" Shive

Mary Star (Morgan) "Star" Shive
  • January 17, 1951 - January 9, 2018
  • Battle Creek, Michigan

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Mary Star (Morgan) "Star" Shive of Battle Creek, MI

Star, age 66, died Tuesday evening, January 9, 2018 at her residence and with her loving family at her side.

Star, the daughter of Charles Lowell and Constance Jean (Hicks) Morgan, was born in Albion, MI on January 17, 1951. She was a 1969 graduate of Albion High School; moved to Battle Creek in 1972 and was employed at the Coffee Cup and Denny's. Then, Star became a Nurses' Aide employed with the healthcare industry for Seniors. She enjoyed collecting antiques, nature and animals, but her passion in life was her family, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Star was united in marriage to Donald Wilson Shive in Albion on October 13, 1970 and he survives. Also surviving is her daughter, Renay Star (Sam) Creech of Battle Creek; two step sons, Donnie Shive and Mike Shive, both of Battle Creek; six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Star was preceded in death by her parents and her son, Scott Robert on September 30, 1994.

The Graveside Service to celebrate Star's life will be held on Friday, April 27thth at 2:00 p.m. at Fort Custer National Cemetery, with the Rev. Jake Affeldt, Pastor of the Andrus Street Church of God, officiating. Family and friends will continue Star's life celebration with a time of fellowship and light refreshments immediately following the committal service at the Andrus Street Church of God, 765 Andrus Street, Battle Creek, 49015. Star's family greeted friends on Friday, January 12th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Battle Creek. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Star's honor may be directed to Calhoun County Animal Center, 165 South Union Street, Battle Creek, MI 49014