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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#7 Diane O’Dell 2020-11-15 19:34
Mike and I are so sorry for your loss.
#6 Shirley Schneider 2020-11-15 10:03
Especially to Yvonne and Virginia but to the rest of the family also. She had to be a great sister because she was a great friend. Our families pretty much grew up together and she was always kind to me. Sorry for your loss but know she is in no more pain. Love to you all.
Don and Shirley
#5 Carol and Mike Vichi 2020-11-13 18:16
I've known Shirley all my life. I remember her singing in the church with her sister June and my Mother Mary Walz now Graham. She always reminded me of how she rocked me while my mother tended my brother Jim when we both contracted polio. Polio. She was a dear woman with a sweet heart who lived her religious beliefs. Taking many into her home and always lending a helping hand with the church. Too few who live their life as they know God wants us too. She certainly did. Will miss her greatly.
#4 Chris Adkins 2020-11-13 15:18
To all my family in Michigan. Im sorry to hear about aunt Shirley, my mother told me just yesterday(susan ). My prayers are with you all. Aunt Shirley, you will be missed by many. My greatest childhood memories are at you and uncle Cas' house over summer vacation spent with Nathan playing at your house and enjoying your amazing cooking. I love you aunt Shirley.

Until we meet again...
Rest peacefully
#3 The Weavers 2020-11-12 17:31
Dear Nancy & family,
We're saddened to hear of your Mom's passing. Shirley wore many "hats", a devoted Mom, grandma and a dear friend who will be greatly missed.
Your in our hearts & prayers!
#2 Tom Graber 2020-11-12 15:55
My heart goes out to the whole family, She will be missed very much. She loved her family very much. She had an awesome sense of humor. A funny memory; Shirley and Nancy were in the front of the car and the 3 of us were heading out to dinner somewhere and Shirley got on the subject of Hearing Aids, Well, Shirley said "those things (hearing aids) are such a huge pain in my rear!", And so I piped up and said "I think you are putting it in the wrong place." And Shirley just busted out laughing! Also, I will always cherish our trip to Alaska on the cruise, it was an AWESOME trip for all of us, and it was great that Shirley joined us on the trip, we all had an awesome trip.
#1 Donald Rowe 2020-11-12 13:07
Our deepest condolences to Case family RIP Shirly

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