Animals Pets 13

Shirley Elaine Ashley

August 3, 1940 ~ January 4, 2022 (age 81)


Shirley Elaine Ashley of Eaton Rapids,

Passed away January 4, 2022, at the age of 81. Shirley was born in Windsor Twp., August 3, 1940, the daughter of Leo and Echo (Moore) Willcutt. She loved animals so much that she would take them in, especially if they were injured or sick, and nurse them to health and was a dog groomer for a short period of time. Shirley raised and raced pigeons, enjoyed cars, especially Monte Carlo’s, and had a huge collection of Boyd’s Bears. She ran a tight ship at her house and was very proud of the fact that she raised her children properly.

Shirley is survived by her husband, Ray Ashley; children, Richard (Terri) Vincent Jr of Dimondale, James (Deb) Vincent of Kalamazoo, Valerie (Barron) Anderson of Springport, William (Robyn) Ashley of Charlotte, Aaron Ashley of Saugatuck; 9 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; brothers, Ronald Willcutt, Daniel (Loraine) Willcutt; sister-in-law, Dianne Willcutt; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, William Cain and Jerry Willcutt.

Memorial services will take place at a later time. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association. Arrangements were entrusted to the Mills Funeral Home, Shelly-Odell Chapel in Eaton Rapids. Please visit our website to place online condolences,

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