Age 81, passed away on August 4, 2016. She was born in Lansing on July 14, 1935 to Perry and Winifred (Leadley) Converse. She was a 1953 graduate of Lansing Eastern High School, and earned an Associate Degree in business from Lansing Community College in 1979. Shirley was a former long time member of Central United Methodist Church. She retired as Office Manager for Dr. R. D. Ghannan after 23 years of service, and was a former member of the Sparrow Auxiliary. Surviving are: daughters, Cynthia (Larry) Rogna and Barbara (Robert) Michelutti, and son, Steven (Colleen) Sharp; 4 grandchildren, Daniel (Elyse) Rogna, Angela (Christopher) McNicholas, Whitney and Molly Sharp; a great grandson, Russell McNicholas; 3 sisters, Karen (James) Pierson, Karol (Lance) Lynch, Kathleen (William) Prout; many loving and caring extended families. She was preceded in death by her parents, and a sister Marilyn Spindler. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 12, 2016 in the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, with The Rev. Linda Farmer-Lewis officiating. Her family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the memorial service. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.