Age 90, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 with family by her side. She was born in Oak Lawn, IL on May 24, 1921, one of three daughters and a son of Harry Martin and Mary Kasik.
Shirley was a proud Veteran of WWII, serving in the Pacific Theater, New Guinea and the Philippines as a member of the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) and Women’s Army Corps (WAC) from 1943-1945. Her area of service was in special intelligence where she achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant. Her many decorations include: Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with 3 Bronze Stars; Philippine Liberation Ribbon with 1 Bronze Star; and 2 Army Overseas Service Bars. She was a member and a national officer for many years of the Women’s Overseas Service League. Shirley had a great passion for genealogy and was a proud member as well as a national officer of the Daughters of the American Colonists, serving many terms. She loved to travel, but her greatest comfort was her home and gardens.
Shirley was preceded in death by her husbands, George C. Marvin (1984) and Dr. Philip J. Schaible (1971). She is survived by her five children, David E.S. (Mary Anne) Marvin of East Lansing, Paul C.S. Marvin of White Lake, Diane (Gary) Bash of Montrose, Colorado, Janet (Eddie) Hrostowski of Stanwood, and Betty (Patrick) McNerney of Holt; 7 grandchildren; a great-grandson; and sister, Helen Highland of Worth, IL.
The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 9, 2012, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, with interment to follow in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, April 7th and one hour prior to the funeral service on Monday.