Of Chelsea, MI, formerly of Grass Lake, age 88, passed away Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at her home in Chelsea with her family. She was born April 19, 1932 at her home in Waterloo, MI, the daughter of Elmo L. & Zella B. (McConnell) LeVan.
Shirley graduated from Chelsea High School in 1950. She worked at Ford Motor Co. until the kids were born, then worked at H & H Distributing for many years until her retirement. Shirley was a lifetime member of Waterloo United Methodist Church, where she was a Sunday School teacher, lead the youth group, and taught VBS for many years. She enjoyed playing Bunco at the Pines. Shirley crocheted many afghans and played Euchre. The most important thing to her was her family.
On June 11, 1955, she married Cas A. Case and he preceded her in death on August 23, 2009. Survivors include a son, Paul (Sheila) Case of Conroe, TX; a daughter, Nancy Zander of Chelsea; two sisters, Virginia Harvey of Rochester, MI, Yvonne Adkins of Apache Junction, AZ; 11 grandchildren, Scott, Craig, Robert, Misty, Melynda, Nathan, Colleen, Nicole, Tonya, Josh, Talor; 14 great-grandchildren, Jackson, Penelope, Natalie, Dominic, Ryley, Wyatt, Mackenzie, Audrey, Matthew, Robyn, Davin, Jamare, Emily, CJ Jr.; 3 great-great-grandchildren, Bentley, Kennedy, Rylon; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one son, Eric S. Case in 1985; a daughter Betty Watts-Milutin in 2000, her 6 year old sister, Phyllis, a sister, June Stork in 1993 and two brothers, Duane LeVan, and Alan LeVan.
The family will receive friends at Cole Funeral Chapel on Sunday, November 15. Due to Covid restrictions, please call 475-1551 to schedule a time to greet the family. A private graveside service will be held Monday at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Waterloo, with Rev. Mary Barrett officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Waterloo United Methodist Church, 8110 Washington St, Grass Lake, MI 49240.
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